Here are some motivational quotes that I've chosen out of thousands. Some will resonate with you, while some won't. When you find one that does, remember to write it down. More importantly, use its effect that it has on you to take action. Without action, these motivation quotes or any other tools on this site for that matter, will be absolutely useless.
With anything on this site, once you get that motivational feeling, use it. If you have any you'd like to add, let me know on the contact me page. As I find more, I will add them to the list from time to time. Enjoy!
Let me start with one of my favorite inspirational quotes.
Our Deepest Fear By Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking So that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.
List of Motivational Quotes:
"You can have everything you want in life, if you just help enough people get what they want in life." - Zig Ziglar
"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." - Gandhi
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." - E. E. Cummings
"Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them." - Washington Irving
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." - Bill Cosby
"The start is what stops most people." - Don Shula
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn
"A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve." - John Maxwell (Psycho-Cybernetics)
"I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you." - Harrison Ford
"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." - Jesse Owens
"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." - Elbert Hubbard
"Show me a person who doesn't make mistakes and I’ll show you a person who doesn't do anything." - Leonard Rubino
"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't." - Jerry Rice
"Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they ought to just water the grass they are standing on." - Amar Dave
"The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become." - Heraclitus
"Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future." - Denis Waitley
"Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had." - Unknown
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Maxwell Maltz
"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat." - Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich)
"Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." - Mary Manin Morrissey
"When the world says, 'Give up', Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'" - Anonymous
"I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties." - James Cash Penney
"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." - Richard L. Evans
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie
"Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances."- Bruce Barton
"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." - Robert Anthony
"The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you're certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself." - Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else." - Les Brown (Live Your Dreams)
"You can't just sit and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself." - Diana Ross
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs
"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again." - James R. Cook
"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today." - Dale Carnegie
"You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." - Jim Rohn
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
"We have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here." - Mildred Taylor
"Make sure that your actions and behaviors live up to and reflect the words and ideas, promises and commitments that come out of your mouth." - Steve Farber
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." - Bertie Charles Forbes
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain
"The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are." - Jim Henson
"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about." - Dale Carnegie
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman
"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible." - Orison Swett Marden
"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it." - David Guy Powers
"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France
"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be." - Grandma Moses
"Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined." - Richard Koch
"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself." - Jim Rohn
The great thing about these inspirational quotations is that they can help you increase your motivation in order for you to take action and accomplish your goals. The hardest part about obtaining any goal is to get yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them. Anyone can take action when they feel like it. If you can motivate yourself to do what needs to be done even when you would rather do something else like procrastinate, you will be ahead of the majority of people.
These inspiring quotes can help you remember the reasons why you are pursuing your goals in the first place. It's easy to forget the point of our dreams when we are met with difficulty and setbacks. When you feel like giving up the most, these inspirational proverbs can help you stand back up and keep moving forward.
Sharing these quotes with a team is a great way to increase their motivation as well. Whether it's a business setting or a sports setting, these phrases of wisdom can help energize your team and help them step up their game.