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465 Motivational Quotes to Keep the Fire Burning

Hang tough! Herein we present 450+ of the best motivational quotes out there. May these quotes prove helpful and worthy. If they do, please share widely. And may you kick butt and take names on all the obstacles you encounter today. Wishing you a productive, happy, and successful day!

Quote: Don't look back -- you're not going that way. by author Mary Engelbreit overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of books
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Don't look back -- you're not going that way.


Quote: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of person holding light bulb
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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.


Quote: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. by author Herman Melville overlaid on photo of purple and black skies
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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.


Quote: Change your thoughts and you change your world. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
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Change your thoughts and you change your world.


Quote: Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
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Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


Quote: 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. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
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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.


Quote: A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. by author David Brinkley overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.


Quote: A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
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A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.


Quote: We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. by author Joe Paterno overlaid on photo of pink concrete wall during daytime
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The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.


Quote: Do or do not. There is no try. by author Yoda (Star Wars) overlaid on photo of person holding light bulb
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Do or do not. There is no try.


Quote: All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. by author Walt Disney overlaid on photo of blue sky
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All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.


Quote: Fortune sides with him who dares. by author Publius Vergilius Maro overlaid on photo of photo of author Publius Vergilius Maro with quote

Fortune sides with him who dares.


Quote: Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. by author Truman Capote overlaid on photo of rainbow
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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.


Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.


Quote: What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? by author Robert H. Schuller overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
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What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?


Quote: You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.


Quote: Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. by author Hal Borland overlaid on photo of brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
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Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.


Quote: It is never too late to be what you might have been. by author George Eliot overlaid on photo of landscape photography of forest

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


Quote: When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. by author Elon Musk overlaid on photo of sunset
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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.


Quote: Successful people are simply those with successful habits. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of grey cliff near body of water
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Successful people are simply those with successful habits.


Quote: Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. by author Bernard Williams overlaid on photo of selective photography of dried leaf
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Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.


Quote: Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. by author Babe Ruth overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly on white wall
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Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.


Quote: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. by author Christopher Morley overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person
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Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.


Quote: Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out. by author Christopher Reeve overlaid on photo of red and white heart balloons
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Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.


Quote: The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm. by author Malcolm Forbes overlaid on photo of man holding his black suit
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The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm.


Quote: You are capable of amazing things. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of sunset
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You are capable of amazing things.


Quote: It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. by author George Herman overlaid on photo of green
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It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.


Quote: Either I will find a way, or I will make one. by author Philip Sidney overlaid on photo of brown and white dog in close-up photography
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Either I will find a way, or I will make one.


Quote: Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. by author Ted Williams overlaid on photo of woman in gray knit sweater covering her face with her hand
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Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.


Quote: What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time. by author Don Zimmer overlaid on photo of two white flowers
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What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.


Quote: The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of purple and white petaled flower
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The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.


Quote: The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of green and red flowers
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The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.


Quote: Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. by author Coco Chanel overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on persons hand
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Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.


Quote: Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. by author Satchel Paige overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water
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Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.


Quote: What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. by author Dean Smith overlaid on photo of white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
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What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.


Quote: A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of sunset
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A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.


Quote: Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. by author John C. Maxwell overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.


Quote: Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. by author Dale Carnegie overlaid on photo of rolls royce car wallpaper
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Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.


Quote: If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man and woman standing outside during winter
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If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.


Quote: I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing against windowpane
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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.


Quote: Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing;
and dream while others are wishing. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of galaxy
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Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing;
and dream while others are wishing.


Quote: When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. by author Viktor Frankl overlaid on photo of brown leaf tree facing the lake
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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.


Quote: Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement. by author Bill Gates overlaid on photo of person carrying yellow and black backpack walking between green plants
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Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.


Quote: The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot. by author Benny Lewis overlaid on photo of pink and yellow flower painting
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The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.


Quote: Light tomorrow with today. by author Elizabeth Barrett Browning overlaid on photo of donkey
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Light tomorrow with today.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Light tomorrow with today!


Quote: The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. by author Herbert Kaufman overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
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The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.


Quote: Make each day your masterpiece. by author John Wooden overlaid on photo of white and tan dog laying on floor
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Make each day your masterpiece.


Quote: Fall seven times, stand up eight. by author Japanese Proverb overlaid on photo of sunset
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Fall seven times, stand up eight.


Quote: 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. by author Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey overlaid on photo of Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún
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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.


Quote: If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. by author Ronnie Lott overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person
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If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.


Quote: Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of purple, white, and pink floral painting
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Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.


Quote: People do not lack strength; they lack will. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of worm's eye view of trees during night time
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People do not lack strength; they lack will.


Quote: Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. by author William James overlaid on photo of sunset dirt road
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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.


Quote: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. by author Will Durant overlaid on photo of pot on window with flowers
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.


Every exit is an entry somewhere else.


Quote: The path to success is to take massive, determined action. by author Tony Robbins overlaid on photo of black and silver laptop computer
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The path to success is to take massive, determined action.


Quote: There's a way to do it better -- find it. by author Thomas Edison overlaid on photo of circular light bokei wallpaper
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There's a way to do it better -- find it.


Quote: With self-discipline most anything is possible. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
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With self-discipline most anything is possible.


Quote: Believe you can and you're halfway there. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of clear liquid on leaf
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Believe you can and you're halfway there.


Quote: Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. by author Sivananda Saraswati overlaid on photo of pink tulip flower
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Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.


Quote: Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. by author Saint Teresa of Avila overlaid on photo of sunset
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Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.


Quote: Every artist was first an amateur. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
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Every artist was first an amateur.


Quote: Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. by author Og Mandino overlaid on photo of laptop computer beside coffee mug
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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.


Quote: The best way to predict the future is to create it. by author Peter Drucker overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
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The best way to predict the future is to create it.


Quote: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of silhouette of woman during sunset
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Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. by author Neale Donald Walsch overlaid on photo of Eiffel Tower under blue sky during daytime
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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Quote: A goal is a dream with a deadline. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of pink tree
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A goal is a dream with a deadline.


Quote: 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. by author Lou Holtz overlaid on photo of sealion surrounded by rocks during daytime
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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.


Quote: I have had all of the disadvantages required for success. by author Larry Ellison overlaid on photo of person holding silver iPhone 6
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I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.


Quote: In a gentle way, you can shake the world. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person wearing suit reading business newspaper
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In a gentle way, you can shake the world.


Quote: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. by author Joseph P. Kennedy overlaid on photo of green bird perching on stem
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going.


Quote: Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. by author Julie Andrews overlaid on photo of four men sitting beside table
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Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.


Quote: True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. by author John W. Gardner overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.


Quote: Leap, and the net will appear. by author John Burroughs overlaid on photo of cup of latte on table
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Leap, and the net will appear.


Quote: If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. by author John D. Rockefeller overlaid on photo of green and white painted wall
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If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.


Quote: Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. by author Harriet Beecher Stowe overlaid on photo of clear hour glass
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Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.


Quote: Only the educated are free. by author Epictetus overlaid on photo of man in blue dress shirt holding white ceramic mug
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Only the educated are free.


Quote: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.


Quote: If you can dream it, you can do it. by author Enzo Ferrari overlaid on photo of brown and gray stick
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If you can dream it, you can do it.


Quote: Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. by author Carol Burnett overlaid on photo of yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor
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Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.


Quote: The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. by author Bruce Feirstein overlaid on photo of black fawn pug playing with plush toy
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

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


Quote: As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. by author Bill Gates overlaid on photo of high-angle photography of mountain at sunset
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As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.


Quote: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.


Quote: Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. by author Benjamin Disraeli overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.


Quote: Enthusiasm moves the world. by author Arthur Balfour overlaid on photo of three boys running on field
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Enthusiasm moves the world.


Quote: Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. by author Arnold Palmer overlaid on photo of long-coated brown puppy inside room
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Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.


Quote: 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. by author Arnold J. Toynbee overlaid on photo of white rock formation on sea during daytime
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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.


Quote: It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of mountains under starry sky during nighttime
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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.


Quote: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of person getting 1 U.S. dollar banknote in wallet
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Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.


Quote: That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of yellow flower in green grass field
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That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.


Quote: 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. by author Denis Watiley overlaid on photo of Denis Watiley quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Ray Goforth overlaid on photo of bombay cat beside white iMac
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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.


Quote: The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. by author Stephen McCranie overlaid on photo of low angle view of blue clouds
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The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.


Quote: Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is. by author Dragos Roua overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
Photo Credit: Ira Ostafiichuk

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


Quote: 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. by author Vince McConnell overlaid on photo of pink and white clouds
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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.


Quote: 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. by author Mildred Struven overlaid on photo of stars across the sky view at the desert
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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.


Quote: Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. by author George Adair overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
Photo Credit: Ira Ostafiichuk

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


Quote: 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. by author Ray Bourque overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of black and white bird on stem
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

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.


Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. by author Tim Notke overlaid on photo of man wearing black jacket standing on street
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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.


Quote: I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't. by author Neila Rey overlaid on photo of gray elephant
Photo Credit: Eric Heininger

I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't.


Quote: You promote yourself every time you take on a new responsibility. by author William Gore overlaid on photo of library shelf near black wooden ladder
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You promote yourself every time you take on a new responsibility.


Quote: People spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives. by author Sir Richard Steele overlaid on photo of clear wine glass with red wine
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People spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives.


Quote: Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. by author Joann Thomas overlaid on photo of low angle photo of starry night
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Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.


Quote: Choice, not chance, determines human destiny. by author Robert W. Ellis overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
Photo Credit: Ira Ostafiichuk

Choice, not chance, determines human destiny.


Quote: Life without risk is not worth living. by author Chuck Lindbergh overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
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Life without risk is not worth living.


Quote: To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like. by author Mike Kafka overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.


Quote: If you don't run your own life, somebody else will. by author John Atkinson overlaid on photo of blue mountains at daytime
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If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.


Quote: Each man is the architect of his own fortune. by author Appius Claudius Caecus overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of a bunch of metal tools
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Each man is the architect of his own fortune.


Quote: 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. by author Alan Maiccon overlaid on photo of adult black puppy in yellow raincoat
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

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.


Quote: The shell must break before the bird can fly. by author Alfred, Lord Tennyson overlaid on photo of gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower
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The shell must break before the bird can fly.


Quote: You are what you think about all day. by author Allen Ginsberg overlaid on photo of photo of author Allen Ginsberg with quote

You are what you think about all day.


Quote: Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. by author Allen Ginsberg overlaid on photo of photo of author Allen Ginsberg with quote

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.


Quote: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. by author Anatole France overlaid on photo of photo of author Anatole France with quote

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


Quote: Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
Photo Credit: Ira Ostafiichuk

Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.




Quote: I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of four handheld gardening tools on rack
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.


Quote: Just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of brown chopped logs
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Just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up.


Quote: The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're no longer willing to stay where you are. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
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The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're no longer willing to stay where you are.


Quote: If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of low angle photography of gray concrete building
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If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.


Quote: Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of raccoon walking on lawn grass
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Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.


Quote: 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. by author Arnold Schwarzenegger overlaid on photo of woman holding her hair near on trees
Photo Credit: Matheus Ferrero

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.


Quote: Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations. by author Arnold Schwarzenegger overlaid on photo of red rose
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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.


Quote: Good ideas are common -- what's uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them about. by author Ashleigh Brilliant overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Photo Credit: Vincent Chin

Good ideas are common -- what's uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them about.


Quote: Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable. by author B. C. Forbes overlaid on photo of photo of author B. C. Forbes with quote

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.


Quote: The wise does at once what the fool does at last. by author Baltasar Gracian overlaid on photo of photo of author Baltasar Gracian with quote

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.


Quote: Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl. by author Benjamin Jowett overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Jowett with quote

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.


Quote: I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up. by author Beverly Sills overlaid on photo of photo of author Beverly Sills with quote

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.


Quote: If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win. by author Carl Lewis overlaid on photo of photo of author Carl Lewis with quote

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.


Quote: Needing motivation is a sign of your goals lacking meaning. by author Carlos Del Valle overlaid on photo of photo of author Carlos Del Valle with quote

Needing motivation is a sign of your goals lacking meaning.


Quote: When one must, one can. by author Charlotte Whitton overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of persons raising hands while standing on island
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

When one must, one can.




Quote: If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out. by author Chuck Noll overlaid on photo of photo of author Chuck Noll with quote

If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.


Quote: Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. by author Conan O'Brien overlaid on photo of feet in stream
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Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.


Quote: I am not talented. I am obsessed. by author Conor McGregor overlaid on photo of person holding 100 euro bill
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

I am not talented. I am obsessed.


Quote: There is always room at the top. by author Daniel Webster overlaid on photo of photo of author Daniel Webster with quote

There is always room at the top.


Quote: 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. by author David Allen overlaid on photo of red strawberry fruit on red surface
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

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.


Quote: I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. by author Dean Koontz overlaid on photo of pink rose
Photo Credit: Kaishin | OneLushLife

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.


Quote: There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. by author Derek Jeter overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on flower at daytime
Photo Credit: Boris Smokrovic

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.


Quote: Grind Hard, Shine Hard. by author Dwayne Johnson overlaid on photo of grassland
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Grind Hard, Shine Hard.


Quote: Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied. by author Dwayne Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.


Quote: Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn. by author Dwayne Johnson overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountains during starry night
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.


Quote: Motivated people always find a way. Unmotivated people will always find a way not to. by author Ed Latimore overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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Motivated people always find a way. Unmotivated people will always find a way not to.


Quote: It's not the moutain we conquer but ourselves. by author Edmund Hillary overlaid on photo of green-leafed trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Joey Banks

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.




Quote: Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you. by author Eric Thomas overlaid on photo of telescope
Photo Credit: Diogo Brandao

Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you.


Quote: Stop whining, start grinding. by author Eric Thomas overlaid on photo of black and silver laptop computer
Photo Credit: Markus Winkler

Stop whining, start grinding.


Quote: 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. by author George Herbert overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of wavy ocean
Photo Credit: Roberto Catarinicchia

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.


Quote: Your focus determines your reality. by author George Lucas overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Phillip Larking

Your focus determines your reality.


Quote: You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. by author George Lucas overlaid on photo of white and black cat on green grass field
Photo Credit: Kanashi

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.


Quote: Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. by author George Sand overlaid on photo of photo of author George Sand with quote

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.


Quote: Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. by author George Whitefield overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.


Quote: Nobody but you have to believe in your dreams to make them a reality. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of low angle view of blue clouds
Photo Credit: Matthew McBrayer

Nobody but you have to believe in your dreams to make them a reality.


Quote: Though no one can backtrack and create a brand new start, Everyone is capable of taking their life in a brand new direction. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of man and woman in wedding dress walking on brown grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Vadim Paripa

Though no one can backtrack and create a brand new start, Everyone is capable of taking their life in a brand new direction.


Quote: 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. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of photo of author Germany Kent with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of photo of author Germany Kent with quote

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.


Quote: Stand for something. Make your life mean something. Start where you are with what you have. You are enough. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of city lights from hill
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

Stand for something. Make your life mean something. Start where you are with what you have. You are enough.


Quote: 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. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of photo of author Germany Kent with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Germany Kent overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of mountain during night time
Photo Credit: Vincentiu Solomon

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.


Quote: You have to know what you want to get it. by author Gertrude Stein overlaid on photo of grey chain body armor
Photo Credit: Martin Zaenkert

You have to know what you want to get it.


Quote: Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. by author Greg Anderson overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in glass vase
Photo Credit: Cath Smith

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


Quote: You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of lion on green grass during golden hour
Photo Credit: Keyur Nandaniya

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.


Quote: Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there. by author Haile Gebrselassie overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: Huang Eugene

Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.


Quote: The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. by author Harry Golden overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
Photo Credit: Ira Ostafiichuk

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.


Quote: Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. by author Helen Hayes overlaid on photo of couple hugging on high ground overlooking the sea
Photo Credit: Chermiti Mohamed

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.


Quote: Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. by author Helena Rubinstein overlaid on photo of white wooden hut during daytime
Photo Credit: Luca R

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.


Quote: Never give in and never give up. by author Hubert Humphrey overlaid on photo of 100 US dollar banknote
Photo Credit: Jp Valery

Never give in and never give up.


Quote: You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. by author Jack London overlaid on photo of man in white suit standing beside woman in white dress on rock during daytime
Photo Credit: Allison Heine

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.


Quote: Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation. by author Jack Nicklaus overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing under starry night
Photo Credit: Bent Hertema

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.


Quote: You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That's how you know you're still alive. by author Jerry Seinfeld overlaid on photo of white analog wall clock at 11 00
Photo Credit: Akram Huseyn

You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That's how you know you're still alive.


Quote: 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. by author Jillian Michaels overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of woman taking selfie
Photo Credit: Tess

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.


Quote: Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. by author Jim Ryun overlaid on photo of water color palette on white surface
Photo Credit: Elena Mozhvilo

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


Quote: Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. by author Jimmy Buffett overlaid on photo of sunset dirt road
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.


Quote: If you aren't going all the way, why go at all? by author Joe Namath overlaid on photo of black dog sitting on grass
Photo Credit: Ben Hanson

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?


Quote: If you think you can do it, you can. by author John Burroughs overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
Photo Credit: Omar Lopez

If you think you can do it, you can.


Quote: A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. by author John Burroughs overlaid on photo of men walking on road
Photo Credit: Vishnu Prasad

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.


Quote: 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. by author Julia Roberts overlaid on photo of Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah
Photo Credit: Zhanjiang Chen

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.


Quote: What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself. by author Karen Salmansohn overlaid on photo of green plants beside brown wooden door
Photo Credit: Pedro Ramos

What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.


Quote: If you continue to think they way you've always thought, you'll continue to get what you've always got. by author Kevin Trudeau overlaid on photo of red metal bridge over river
Photo Credit: J. Balla Photography

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


Quote: Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself. by author Knute Rockne overlaid on photo of airplane wing above body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Kirill

Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself.


Quote: Nothing is given. Everything is earned. by author LeBron James overlaid on photo of right arrow sign on wall
Photo Credit: Hello I'm Nik

Nothing is given. Everything is earned.


Quote: 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. by author Lee Iacocca overlaid on photo of brown and black long coated small dog lying on white textile
Photo Credit: Shaq Hossain

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.


Quote: Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. by author Lolly Daskal overlaid on photo of brown and gray mountains during daytime
Photo Credit: Damon Lam

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


Quote: Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. by author Marilyn vos Savant overlaid on photo of beige concrete wall
Photo Credit: Lysander Yuen

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.


Quote: 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. by author Mario Andretti overlaid on photo of purple and white light illustration
Photo Credit: Gradienta

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.


Quote: The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. by author Mark Caine overlaid on photo of time lapse photography body of water
Photo Credit: JanFillem

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.


Quote: Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. by author Mary Lou Retton overlaid on photo of couple hugging each other during sunset
Photo Credit: Anastasia Sklyar

Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun.


Quote: Living well is the best revenge. If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. by author Max Eastman overlaid on photo of black and pink heart print textile
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Living well is the best revenge. If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.


Quote: 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. by author Michael Phelps overlaid on photo of man standing outdoors
Photo Credit: VAISHNAV MUNDA

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.


Quote: Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. by author Miguel de Cervantes overlaid on photo of man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.


Quote: Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible. by author Miguel de Unamuno overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Sagar Kulkarni

Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.


Quote: Show them what crazy dreams can do. by author Nike overlaid on photo of black and silver laptop computer
Photo Credit: Markus Winkler

Show them what crazy dreams can do.


Quote: Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. by author Norman Ralph Augustine overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
Photo Credit: Ira Ostafiichuk

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.


Quote: 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. by author Paul J. Meyer overlaid on photo of three boys running on field
Photo Credit: Jordan Whitt

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.


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