Motivational Quotes

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.

If you continue to think they way you’ve always thought, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears.

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Your focus determines your reality.

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.

Whether you think you can, or you can’t – either way you’re right

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination

There is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

There are two kinds of people in this world; those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.

There are two kinds of people in this world; those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.

The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents- start charging for it.

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Every now and then it’s good to stop climbing and appreciate the view from right where you are.

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everyone else.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.

Nothing will work unless you do.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Find a victory in every defeat to remain hopeful, and find a defeat in every victory to remain humble.

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There is no such thing as life in-between.

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

You don’t drown by falling in water; you drown by staying there.

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!

When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

The individual who says it is not possible should get out of the way of those doing it.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Do or do not. There is no try.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

The best way out is always through.

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Fortune sides with him who dares.

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

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Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Enthusiasm moves the world.

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you

We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.

Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but all that had gone before.

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.

Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.

I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.