465 Motivational Quotes to Keep the Fire Burning
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Don't look back -- you're not going that way.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. That sounds goody two-shoes, I know, but I believe that a diamond is the result of extreme pressure and time. Less time is crystal. Less than that is coal. Less than that is fossilized leaves. Less than that it's just plain dirt. In all my work, in the movies I write, the lyrics the poetry, the prose, the essays, I am saying that we may encounter many defeats -- maybe it's imperative that we encounter the defeats -- but we are much stronger than we appear to be and maybe much better than we allow ourselves to be.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Do or do not. There is no try.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.
The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm.
You are capable of amazing things.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.
The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing;
and dream while others are wishing.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.
The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.
Light tomorrow with today.
Light tomorrow with today!
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
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.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
There's a way to do it better -- find it.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
Leap, and the net will appear.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Only the educated are free.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Enthusiasm moves the world.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
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.
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.
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is.
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.
A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame.
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't.
You promote yourself every time you take on a new responsibility.
People spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives.
Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.
Choice, not chance, determines human destiny.
Life without risk is not worth living.
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.
If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
Each man is the architect of his own fortune.
Motivate yourself and commit to being better as each decade of your life passes by; Live what you teach; do what you promise to do.
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
You are what you think about all day.
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.
I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.
Just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up.
The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're no longer willing to stay where you are.
If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.
Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.
Success isn't given. It's earned. In the kitchen, in the gym, in the workout, all day. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.
Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
I wasn't there to compete. I was there to win.
Good ideas are common -- what's uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them about.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
When one must, one can.
If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
I am not talented. I am obsessed.
There is always room at the top.
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 really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
Grind Hard, Shine Hard.
Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.
Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.
Motivated people always find a way. Unmotivated people will always find a way not to.
It's not the moutain we conquer but ourselves.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you.
Stop whining, start grinding.
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.
Your focus determines your reality.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
Nobody but you have to believe in your dreams to make them a reality.
Though no one can backtrack and create a brand new start, Everyone is capable of taking their life in a brand new direction.
Seven Ways To Get Ahead in Business:
1. Be forward thinking
2. Be inventive, and daring
3. Do the right thing
4. Be honest and straight forward
5. Be willing to change, to learn, to grow
6. Work hard and be yourself
7. Lead by example.
Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.
Stand for something. Make your life mean something. Start where you are with what you have. You are enough.
Everyday presents a new opportunity to grow and press forward to your success. Stay the course believing that where you are right now doesn't matter, as long as you are moving in the right direction.
The 7 Steps to Transformation:
1. Dream it.
2. Envision it.
3. Think it.
4. Grow it.
5. Become it.
6. Live it.
7. OWN it.
You have to know what you want to get it.
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
Never give in and never give up.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
Most people think they lack motivation when they really lack clarity.
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That's how you know you're still alive.
You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won't sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
If you think you can do it, you can.
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that's good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.
If you continue to think they way you've always thought, you'll continue to get what you've always got.
Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself.
Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
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.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun.
Living well is the best revenge. If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.
Show them what crazy dreams can do.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
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.
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.