232 Motivational Quotes

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    Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Your Best

  1. Have you ever noticed how positive people are happy people and negative people are miserable? Riley Stevens, 50 Ways to Change Your Life in 50 Minutes

  2. Just doing as well as you did last time is not good enough. Michael Jackson

  3. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That's in your power. John Wooden

  4. By being the best you can be, the most skilful in your endeavour and by loving yourself, your life and what you do with it, you'll happily begin every new day with a spring in your step. Ross Wilson, The Happy Agent

  5. To be your best for your career, job, home business, volunteer work or whatever service you provide, there must be some 'down' time. Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration

  6. I always wanted to be the best and to get the most out of myself. Sidney Crosby

  7. Winning is important, but only the kind where every player feels that he or she is putting in the best effort. Jame Wilson, How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days

  8. Your story is your memory of those life experiences that made you who you are today. It consists of "the best of times and the worst of times." Bill DeFoore, Anger: Deal With It, Heal With It, Stop It From Killing You

  9. If you have the right mind-set, you can be just as happy on Monday as you are on Friday. Joel Osteen, Every Day a Friday

  10. People with a passion for a certain thing are most likely to put more time and effort in it than those who don't. Barbara Geer, Am I My Sister's Keeper?

  11. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. Author Unknown
  12. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. Author Unknown

  13. When people are looking down the barrel of failure in their lives, they will do whatever it takes to get themselves moving, something, anything, to start climbing upward toward the point of survival. Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

  14. Everyone's definition of a "life triumphant" will be different, according to the desires you have for yourself, but I think we can all agree that when you feel a sense of triumph, it means you're enjoying the bounty of a life that is satisfying and fulfilling. Evelyn Roberts Brooks, You Were Born to Triumph

  15. Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse

  16. You can easily develop a habit if you so wish to do so and that habit can be formed by something you do over and over again until it becomes second nature. Catherine Pulsifer

  17. ... the life we are living today is defined by the thoughts in one's mind and the action implemented on the outside to be who we are. Alexander Chase, Positive Thinking

  18. Possible actions and choices can be limited by fear, so be thoughtful, but also be fearless. Fran Curcio, Simple Life Lessons from a Soul Sister now Grown

  19. I might live for the future and the achievement of the "When I ," but I can't really live in any other time than now. Kirsten Wreggitt, Before I Let You Go

  20. "Adversity is the catalyst that forces us to stretch. It propels us to find solutions to problems ..." Catherine Pulsifer, Adversity An Advantage

  21. Those who are grateful have more blessings and fulfillment in life than those who do not. John F DeMartini, The Breakthrough Experience

  22. Positive attitude comes with motivation that something can be done anyway despite the prevailing circumstances. Dan Miller
  23. Positive attitude comes with motivation that something can be done anyway despite the prevailing circumstances. Dan Miller, Positive Attitude - Key to Success

  24. We all need someone or something to give us our own "I can do it" moment to keep us moving forward. Doretha Dingler, In Pink

  25. I believe that nothing in life is unimportant
    Every moment can be a beginning
    And a time for decision
    John McLeod, I Believe

  26. He is able who thinks he is able. Buddha

  27. Always pass on what you have learned. Yoda

  28. Gratitude is an attitude. Feelings are not a prerequisite. Our thankfulness should be present no matter how we feel. Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings

  29. Motivation is the reason you do something. It's a force that compels you. Motivation is your incentive and your inspiration. Erica Hudson, How To Achieve Your Goals

  30. Motivation can play a great rule in helping you manage your day by setting priorities. Frank Mullani, Discover the Magic of Motivation Now

  31. This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before. Maya Angelou
  32. This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before. Maya Angelou

  33. One of the most efficient ways you can improve your life is by simply thinking in a more positive way. Robert Norman, Positive Thinking: 30 Days Of Motivation And Affirmations

  34. "There are those who hate to see their birthday arrive. Ah, but not I. For each year is a gift, each day is a gift. I am thankful and am grateful for this day of my birth. I find motivation within to live this year so let it begin!" Theodore W. Higginsworth

  35. A book will come to a person when he or she is ready for its message, and often it will come in an amazing way. Gerald G.Jampolsky, Love Is Letting Go of Fear

  36. As individuals we are sometimes as nothing, but we can influence, and be influenced by, something much more significant. Simon Bell, A Kinship of Purpose

  37. see also: Best Quotes   |   Best Motivational Quotes   |   Inspirational Quotes   |   Greatness Quotes  |   Motivational Poems   |   Adversity An Advantage

    Short Motivational Quotes

  38. "Confidence is the mother of incentive." Greg Henry Quinn

  39. Be yourself, who else is better qualified. Frank J. Giblin
  40. Be yourself, who else is better qualified. Frank J. Giblin

  41. Our world would look very different if each of us would be passionately pursuing our life's purpose. Munmi Sarma, The Obstacle Is You

  42. Never stop believing in yourself.
    When others doubt, don't you. Catherine Pulsifer, Believing in You

  43. In life, you need to find a purpose that's larger than yourself and then dedicate your life to it. Munmi Sarma, The Obstacle Is You

  44. Peak performance occurs because of the demanding nature of the situation, not in spite of it. Martin Turner, Jamie Barker, What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology

  45. Find your passion and you are halfway through achieving your purpose in life Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win

  46. In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. Jane Smiley

  47. Being motivated is a vital aspect in wanting to work well. Kate Keenan, Motivate

  48. Optimism and positivity keep your goals moving forward. Renil M. George, Focus

  49. In reality, the richness of our lives is often equal to the risks we are courageous enough to take. Sue Patton Thoele

  50. When you become certain that nothing is impossible for you, you'll attain everything you desire. Wayne W. Dyer, Everyday Wisdom For Success

  51. Motivators are not born - they are made. And they are almost always self-made. Alan Loy Mcginnis, Bringing Out Best in People

  52. I also believe mental preparation goes hand-in-hand with setting goals and hard work. Alex Rodriguez

  53. Purpose is a complicated concept. To start with, it is about meaning and motivation. Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement

  54. True resilience fosters well-being, an underlying sense of happiness, love, and peace. Rick Hanson, Resilient

  55. Preoccupation is the most common form of failure. Harry Emerson Fosdick, Twelve Tests of Character

  56. May we all become teachers of peace, and teach in the only way possible: by example. Max Strom, A Life Worth Breathing

  57. A big part of what makes a story enjoyable is that it is worthwhile, and to that end, meaningful. Joel Emmett, Star Wars Wisdom

  58. The way we talk to ourselves greatly influences our actions. Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Every Day a Friday

  59. Everyone gets powerfully motivated to make a significant change in their life from time to time. David Fairweather, Winning Mindset

  60. Creativity is the catalyst for brilliant accomplishments, but it is also the greatest obstacle. Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen

  61. Our hard work rewards us financially and builds our business skills and experience. But if internal motivation is not there, a rude awakening awaits when we realize what we're missing: passion. Joanna Barsh, Grow Wherever You Work

  62. Leading any sort of creative pursuit requires an overhaul of how we motivate others and ourselves. Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen

  63. "... determination is the impetus for persistence and perseverance for taking action. Dorothy Wehunt, Rise Up to Yourself

  64. Gratitude and humility ... are critical in developing a successful mindset. Paul Brodie, Champion

  65. Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future. Melanie Gustafson

  66. Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. Magic Johnson

  67. Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning. Catherine Pulsifer

  68. Personal freedom means choosing our own behavior; it means acting rather than reacting. Karen Casey, Each Day a New Beginning

  69. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. John Burroughs

  70. Violence is a dark contrast to what so many of us still believe in - love. Robi Ludwig

  71. What motivates people to act kindly to family and strangers? Gerald Campbell, Kindness: The 8 Laws of Kindness

  72. see also: Short Quotes   |   Short Inspirational Quotes   |   Short Graduation Quotes   |   Short Positive Quotes   |   Positive Quotes   |   Words of Encouragement  |  

    Motivational Quotes for Success

  1. "If you don't love something, you're not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much." Steve Jobs

  2. Passion and perseverance, it turns out, matter more than talent or intelligence when it comes to being successful. Linda Kaplan Thaler, Grit to Great

  3. A lack of motivation is the number one killer of success. Philip Vang
  4. A lack of motivation is the number one killer of success. Philip Vang, Master Learning Box: You Are Smart

  5. ... resilient people are able to derive meaning from failure, and they use this knowledge to climb higher than they otherwise would. Karen Reivich, The Resilience Factor

  6. In increasing your motivation, it's often helpful to clarify what you want for the future. If you know your desired outcome, that positive vision of the future can give you the energy that spurs you along on your journey to success." James Adler

  7. Once you learn how to focus on the most important goals in your life, it becomes much easier to develop the strategies and the skills needed to accomplish them, and to see them become a reality. David James, Focus: The Key to Success

  8. Many people tend to view uncertainty as a reason to shy away from making major, and sometimes even minor, decisions. When they do this, they aren't protecting themselves from uncertainty, instead they are shielding themselves from success. Dave O'Brian, 7 Life Changing Lessons

  9. Confidence is the belief that you can accomplish something successfully and that you have the resources to do it. It is seen as one of the most important factors in performance. Rhonda Cohen, Sport Psychology

  10. ... success is not just about how creative or smart or driven you are, but how well you are able to connect with, contribute to, and benefit from the ecosystem of people around you. Shawn Achor, Big Potential

  11. From what I have learnt, one of the most important keys to succeed, one common denominator to get what you want - absolutely everything you want - in life is to "dare". Paul David Brand, Living Well, Learning Life Lessons

  12. "Anyone can launch a new company, but it takes patience, hard work, and commitment to make any new project a success." Warren Philip Gates, Success and the Powerful Introvert

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

  14. Music can inspire creativity ... whether it triggers a subtle tap of our foot, a clap of our hands, or a dance involving our whole body, music physically moves us. Quite simply, music is transformational. Brett Blumenthal, 52 Small Changes for the Mind

  15. Creating any habit can be exciting if you treat it with adventure and innovation. Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings

  16. Without the confidence to act, few will venture down a new path, no matter how clear the road map. W. Chan Kim, Blue Ocean Shift

  17. Aversion to failure motivates us to take necessary precautions and to work harder to achieve success. By contrast, intense fear of failure often handicaps us, making us reject failure so vigorously that we cannot take the risks that are necessary for growth. Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy

  18. In order to actually obtain the real meaning of success in life, we must begin by working towards the things we love, and by acquiring the motivation and inspiration to take our lives where we want them to go. Brianna Forbes, 2017 Bonar Law Memorial High School Valedictorian

  19. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. Anthony St. Maarten

  20. The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made of ourselves on the other. H. G. Wells

  21. If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach. Larry Page

  22. Setting goals allows you to have drive and motivation and is where a lot of your hard work will pay off. Denzel J. Wellington, Goal Setting

  23. With the right attitudes and a bit of practice, we can learn to harness the power of patience in our lives... M. J. Ryan, The Power of Patience

  24. As a coach, you have to be the first one to believe that the person you are coaching has the potential to be great. You have to be an outstanding motivating force. Brad Peterson, Coaching: 7 Key Principles To Coach And Make Champions Out Of Ordinary People

  25. Remember, it is not about the absence of the fear but the courage to take action anyway that determines success. Madyson Taylor

  26. ... to lead a life that is both successful and fulfilling, our standards of success must be realistic, and we must be able to enjoy, and be grateful for, our achievements. Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy

  27. Joy is a state of heart and is the only one of these three states - happiness, peace, and joy - that you and you alone can control. No one can mess with your joy unless you let them. Ellen Miller, The One Year Book of Inspiration for Girlfriends

  28. Rather than make mountains out of molehills, I've discovered that it's best to tackle any challenge one step at a time - even when it seems there may be one too many rocks in our backpack. Catherine DeVrye, The Gift of Nature

  29. Successful people always follow through on their ideas. When they have something brilliant in their mind, they never let it go. Penelope Holmes, How Successful People Think Differently

  30. see also: Success Quotes   |   Successful Quotes   |   Life Quotes   |   Success Poem   |   Poems about Life   |   Success One Word   |  

    Motivational Quotes for Students

  31. Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Nick Vujicic, Stand Strong

  32. . . .  humiliation that comes from such a failure can be a huge motivator to get better. Jonathan Harnum
  33. Failure does not occur until I quit trying. Creed McGregor, Daily Affirmations for Success and Happiness

  34. Words can hold such power,
    Especially if we allow them to.
    Julie Hebert, The Power of Words

  35. We need a clear purpose and vision that help us to make stepwise progress to a thoughtfully chosen goal - one that isn't simply represented by a dollar figure. Bernadette Jiwa, Story Driven

  36. Be grateful for everything. The good, the bad, the ugly. Our entire life is a precious gift. It's all part of our path. Dawn Gluskin

  37. There's no reason to fear (temporary) failure. What others may call a failure is only a temporary set back if you really believe in your dreams. Kory Livingstone

  38. We often face hardships we can't endure on our own and need patience to abide. Like passing through a long tunnel, we have no choice but to be patient until we reach the end. Joshua Choonmin Kang, Spirituality of Gratitude

  39. Making a point of acknowledging another and letting them know they've made a difference in your life will not only uplift them, but also reinforce the goodness available to you. Brenda Shoshanna, Everyday Gratitude

  40. We all have special talents. We should all appreciate each other for our special talents and the services we provide each other with. Amy, All Good Things Take Time

  41. Its been called different names and all these names rightly describe the age in which we live in, I call this era the age of possibility. Okorote Emmanuel, Don't Take Care; Take The Chance!

  42. With patience there is less of a chance of giving up prematurely and it provides a sense of ease and fluidity to your change experience. Rebecca Jane, Mindfulness My Way

  43. Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell

  44. If you want to feel more motivated, more alive, and more fulfilled, find someone who needs your help and inspire and motivate them. Shawn Doyle, Two Months to Motivation

  45. Decide what it is you really want. And it has to be what you want. It's not what your parents want, or your teacher wants or what your partner or your kids want, but what you want. It has to be something that inspires and motivates you, something that makes you tick. Jack Warren, How to Find Your Dream Job

  46. Constantly learn new things, develop your skills and learn new ones, more knowledge equals more motivation. Frank Mullani, Discover the Magic of Motivation Now

  47. The important thing is that when you come to understand something you act on it, no matter how small that act is. Eventually it will take you where you need to go. Sister Helen Prejean

  48. Reading inspirational and motivational material is going to assist you focus on what's essential to you in your life. It can be an excellent way to begin and end the day Michael Welton, Be Your Best

  49. There is no prescription for finding moments of gratitude in every day; there is simply the choice. Gillian Deacon

  50. The best way to deal with this negativity is to be extra optimistic and never losing sight of your goal. Penelope Holmes, How Successful People Think Differently

  51. Ultimately, I realized that while happiness is a choice, it is not just an individual choice; it is an interconnected one. Shawn Achor, Big Potential

  52. At its core, resilience is about being capable and strong enough to persevere in adverse or stressful conditions-and to take away positive meaning from that experience. Zelana Montminy, 21 Days to Resilience

  53. We don't live in the feeling of our circumstances. We live in the feeling of our thinking, and our thinking is always in flux. Garret Kramer, The Path of No Resistance

  54. A bully is one person. There are lots of great people out there in the world for you to meet. Don't let one bad egg, or a few bad eggs, spoil the bunch. Jeff Davis, The Power of Authentic Leadership

  55. Why should you be optimistic?... The biggest reason is that attitude is the most impactful differentiator in business and personal progress. If you are able to maintain an optimistic, positive attitude, you can win the game you are playing. Michael Dunar, Optimism

  56. Remain humble and grateful for all your accomplishments, and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work in your life. Wayne Dyer, The Invisible Force

  57. You are a unique individual and have a purpose in life. Robert Rain, Dealing With Jealousy, Insecurity and Trust Issues

  58. The better students we are in life, the better teachers we can eventually become, as we gain knowledge through life's experiences. Ken Poirot, Mentor Me

  59. If you want to be happier at work, choose to be happy first and then look for a new job or start your own business. Vicki Morris, Create Work You Love in 8 Weeks

  60. see also: Inspirational Quotes for Kids   |   Inspirational Quotes for Students   |   Graduation Quotes  |   Believe In Yourself Quotes   |   Change The World Quotes   |   College Graduation Quotes   |   Adventure Quotes   |   Graduation Poems  |  

    Self Motivation Quotes to Inspire You

  1. "You'll achieve far more personal satisfaction trying to impress yourself than you will trying to impress someone else." Kory Livingstone, Quiet Determination

  2. Why do you want to achieve your goals? The answer to that question has power. It's what motivates you. Michael S. Dobson. Goal Setting

  3. Small daily efforts multiply into weeks, months and years of effort. Change takes time but does happen over the course of time. Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration

  4. Don't waste time bathing in the negative experience. Spin your energy and focus your attention on moving on. Take the lesson from the hardship, and use it in the future. Les Brown

  5. Nothing or nobody can make you feel something you don't think. Your thinking, and only your thinking, creates your feelings. Garret Kramer, The Path of No Resistance

  6. Doing a little bit every day has a greater impact than doing a lot on one day. How much greater? Profoundly so, because a little bit every day is enough to grow into a lifelong foundational habit, and those are a big deal, as you'll see. Stephen Guise, Mini Habits

  7. If you want to truly improve your life and have the natural motivation you see other people enjoy, you really have little choice; but to start making some type of changes. Start attacking the things that zap your motivation. Dr. Phillip Terrance, Tips & Tricks To Increasing Motivation

  8. If you ever need to find motivation to accomplish something, try telling a few people what you are planning to do. Aaron P. Taylor, Be Thankful

  9. When the times are not right, understand that life is testing your levels of patience, tolerance and perseverance. Amit Ahlawat, How to build a never-say-die attitude

  10. The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what's popular. Wiz Khalifa

  11. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp
  12. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp

  13. Being proactive means that, instead of merely reacting to things that occur around you, you consciously take action and engineer your own events. Peter van Geest, New Job

  14. Talk to yourself like talking to a friend; encourage yourself, praise yourself and always remind yourself that you are powerful enough to overcome all the challenges that you will encounter in the future. Matt Morris, CPCC, Positive Thinking

  15. The truth is, you can change what you believe. You change your beliefs all the time in response to new information and experiences. Mali Apple, The Soulmate Experience

  16. Morning positive thoughts will motivate you, inspire you and give you a sense of peace as you start your day. Sumit Gautam, Ways to start your day positively

  17. If you want to get motivated, then read motivational and inspirational quotes from successful people. Even if you do this 2-3 minutes every morning, it will have a great impact on your peace of mind, happiness, positive attitude for the rest of the day. Andrian Teodoro, The Power of Positive Life

  18. Don't judge yourself by other's standards, develop your own. Don't get caught in the trap of changing yourself to fit the world. The world has to change to fit you. Barry Gordy

  19. Whether your day was full of progress or crushing setbacks, optimism is the choice to value experiences and continue believing better will come. Zander Tsadwa, 13 Months of Sunshine

  20. ...all lasting education is self-motivated. We cannot compel a person to learn anything. Children who are forced to learn undesired information will allow it to slip from their memory, if they ever learned it at all. Connor Boyack, Passion-Driven Education

  21. By cheering up someone else, you actually minimize and lighten some of your own burdens. You'll feel a lot better when you share you happiness with someone else. Catherine Pulsifer

  22. Most humans sit around, waiting to be inspired. The reality is, there is a whole domain out there filled with countless things that may motivate you to be awesome. Dr. Silva Green, Future Proof Your Career

  23. If you find that you have very little time to engage in creating your own destiny, or self-development, or for spending with your family and friends, or for dedicating a portion to help others in need, then you may wish to revisit your priorities in life." Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible

  24. Motivation can be found in many different ways, if you can focus on your determination to overcome the odds, rather than how easy it is to quit... Dr. Phillip Terrance, Tips & Tricks To Increasing Motivation

  25. Remember - our experience is not what happened to us but how we react to that happening. Rajneesh Chaturvedi, Taming Mind

  26. "If you set your goals, you are setting expectations for yourself. Improving, learning, and encouraging your own self. Rather than staying where you are, your goals are the encouragement, the motivation, and the sense of purpose that will propel you to success! Catherine Pulsifer

  27. "The embarrassment of admitting you haven't been sticking to your goals is often enough to motivate you to continue." Richard D. Rawlings, End Bad Habits

  28. ... importance is still a key variable in where we focus our effort, but it's kept in check by another factor: interest... It doesn't matter if you're the most disciplined person on earth. If you're not enjoying life and doing things that are interesting to you, you will become bored, disengaged and unhappy. Alykhan Gulamali, The Effort Matrix

  29. "...there are those people who only live. These people have mundane lives that lack excitement or motivation." Ryanne Knight, Success

  30. Another advantage of setting long-term goals is that they distract you from the short-term and keep you motivated in the midst of setbacks. Rand Bennett, Retire Early

  31. Listening to someone talk about the toughest parts of his or her life triggers an internal barometer of truth in us, a part of the soul that resonates only with genuineness. Keith Ablow, Living the Truth

  32. The secret to beating procrastination is that we need to keep motivated. Every day we must motivate ourselves because when we are motivated we have energy. Priyanka Tripathi, Practice like a champion

  33. To be fair, anxiety does serve a positive purpose in our lives. It can be motivating, helping us maintain peak performance. Tanya J Peterson, The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety

  34. ... habits can be built from scratch, replaced, tweaked, or dumped... you can shape your automated behaviours the way you want. Joanna Jast, Hack Your Habits

  35. Each time, especially on a daily basis, that you read an inspirational story, or several quotes or a motivational article that talks about overcoming stumbling blocks or overcoming obstacles in one's life the more your subconscious assimilates the meaning. Catherine Pulsifer, Thinking Positive

  36. Working in an area that is your passion, or more trying to make your passion your work, inspirational quotes can help you keep going when you feel you might quit. Jonny Fox

  37. Take some moments to give to others this next week. Take the focus off yourself and why people are not doing things for you. Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration

  38. Together, self-awareness and a positive relation to yourself create a powerful force, a combination I call compassionate self-awareness. Blended properly, they are like Miracle-Gro for the soul. Leslie Becker-Phelps, Insecure in Love

  39. Having goals means you have a dream and something you want to work toward, and something that you deem valuable. Ryan Help

  40. ... our ... tendency to disengage from tedious activities isn't a bug in our mental makeup, it's a feature. It's our body's way of telling us that we were designed do better things. To keep exploring and learning. Daniel M. Cable, Alive at Work

  41. Whatever your age, whatever your game, you can learn how to use your mind more constructively. You can learn how to stay focused. You can learn to deal with adversity. Stay motivated during difficult times. Gary Mack, Mind Gym

  42. I have found, however, that pessimism is escapable. Pessimists can in fact learn to be optimists, and not through mindless devices like whistling a happy tune or mouthing platitudes... but by learning a new set of cognitive skills. Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism

  43. see also: Self Esteem Quotes  |   Self Worth Quotes   |   Responsiblity Quotes   |   Accountability Quotes   |   Personal Development Quotes  |   Inspirational Sayings  |   Meaningful Quotes   |   Inspirational Poems   |  

    Funny Motivational Quotes To Make You Smile

  44. As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal; keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole. Irish Saying

  45. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted. David Bly

  46. The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come. Nicky Gumbel

  47. Like the first crocus stubbornly blooming amidst the winter snow, may you be blessed with determination. Joanne Kaattari, Sister Soups

  48. Our work as citizens is a lot like housework: It never ends. We can either wring our hands in despair or use them to roll up our shirtsleeves and try to find new ways to make a difference. Pat Schroeder

  49. Over the years, I have discovered that there are two groups of people: those who are ready to work for change and those who want a quick fix. Ben Bernstein, Stressed Out!

  50. Much like yawning, no one can withstand the sight or sound of another's laughter without succumbing to the impulse himself. Clayton Geoffreys, How to be Witty

  51. None of us gets up in the morning and says, "You know, today I really want to do worse than I did yesterday!" Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Become a Better You

  52. If there is a day you have eaten until you were full; if there is a time of joy you can recall; if you have escaped even once the clutches of death; if you can remember one or all of the above, then you have something to be grateful for. Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today!

  53. see also: Funny Quotes  |   Funny Quotes about Life  |   Cute Quotes  |   Cute Life Quotes  |   Smile Quotes  |   Irish Quotes and Sayings  |   Funny Poems  |  

    Christian Motivational Quotes

  54. When you see your situation the same way you would if you were still an unbeliever, you are failing to realize what a great gift God has given you. Wayne A. Mack, Courage

  55. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  56. God breaks into lives and changes trajectories in a heartbeat. He never destroys history, though. He redeems it. Luke Burgis, Unrepeatable

  57. The Bible says that "faith comes from hearing" (Romans 10:17). The reason faith increases from what we hear is that what we hear changes the focus of what we see. Kevin Gerald, Good Things

  58. Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. C. S. Lewis

  59. So in times of trouble, don't give in to your natural reflex of worry. Instead, condition your reflex to pray. Greg Laurie

  60. God can do wonderful things right here, in this place, if we take the risk. If we allow him to, and then if we move. Joshua DuBois, The President's Devotional

  61. God has a purpose in shaping us to be like Jesus. We become His influence - His hands and heart - for everyone around us. Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge

  62. I expect the best and with God's help will attain the best. Norman Vincent Peale

  63. God intervenes in people's lives all the time. But we seldom document these special, faith-building events. I think we should write them down so we will remember them and can pass them on. Steve Saint, Walking His Trail

  64. Numerous examples have convinced me that God ultimately saves him whose motive is pure. Gandhi

  65. Great wisdom is often birthed from tragedy. It seems that God allows us to learn His most precious truths only from the depths of our own personal despair. Rev. Colin McCartney

  66. I was never concerned with personal records. Playing to the best of my God-given ability was my attitude and motivation. Pete Maravich, Basketball Player

  67. When we allow bad times to linger too long in our minds, they become more than just a feeling of defeat. They become a season of discouragement. Jerry Grillo, 7 Strategic Prayers You Should Pray When Feeling Discouraged

  68. Through prayer, we remember that we are God's children, and we are called to hold ourselves to His standards (not the standards of the world). Sumit Gautam, Ways to start your day positively

  69. I can't see what God's plan is. I just know I've got to live with it. Muhammad Ali

  70. To believe that God can reach us and bless us in the ordinary junctures of daily life is the stuff of prayer. Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

  71. Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor. James 3:17-18 (MSG)

  72. When trouble comes, focus on GOD'S ABILITY to care for you. Charles Stanley

  73. The right way to pray is by saying, "God, this is what I want. This is what I'm believing for, but God, You know what's best for me. I trust You." Joel Osteen, Blessed in the Darkness

  74. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  75. When we fear God, which means respecting God, obeying God, loving God and trusting God, we have confidence. Confidence in God. Julia Audrina Carrington, Comfort for Today

  76. Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. Augusta E. Rundell

  77. Therefore, a leader must learn how to inspire and motivate a person to do well; most often this will come as a person has a desire to do right and please God. Shannon Scott, Influence

  78. Yet when we know how to cultivate the seeds of love, compassion, and understanding in us every day, those seeds will become stronger, and the seeds of violence and hatred will become weaker and weaker. Thich Nhat Hanh, Creating True Peace

  79. see also: Christian Quotes about Life   |   Quotes about God   |   Encouraging Bible Verses  |   Spiritual Quotes  |   Prayer Quotes and Sayings   |   Christian Poems   |   Poems about Faith  |   Jesus Poems  |   Prayer Poems   |   Words of Faith

    Famous Quotes To Motivate

  1. It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are. Elvis Presley

  2. Two factors have always motivated my great interest in sports. First, sports have provided necessary relief from the heavy burdens of work and study that I have assumed at every stage of my life. Second, I have a highly competitive instinct... Richard Nixon , RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

  3. Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda

  4. True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. C. S. Lewis

  5. To watch the corn grow, or the blossoms set; to draw hard breath over the plough or spade; to read, to think, to love, to pray, are the things that make men happy. John Ruskin

  6. What counts can't always be counted; what can be counted doesn't always count. Albert Einstein

  7. Sometimes it's wiser to be right in silence. Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman

  8. Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system. Elllen DeGeneres

  9. You can't just sit around. Don't expect anybody to come and hand you anything. It doesn't work that way. Michelle Obama

  10. That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe

  11. Trust turns rejection, abandonment, disappointment, and loneliness into motivations rather than a deterrents. Iyanla Vanzant, Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts

  12. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Confucius

  13. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay. Dalai Lama

  14. May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. Nelson Mandela

  15. Make the right decision even when nobody's looking and you will always turn out okay. Oprah Winfrey
  16. Make the right decision even when nobody's looking and you will always turn out okay. Oprah Winfrey

  17. The question is not, 'Do you have a problem?' The question is, 'Does the problem have you?' Joel Osteen

  18. Time and money spent in helping people to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. Henry Ford

  19. People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

  20. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller

  21. Enthusiasm is the dynamic motivator that keeps one persistently working toward his goal. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Enthusiasm Makes the Difference

  22. When people have that kind of motivation, when obstacles are not a factor, when only the dream matters, they MAKE things happen.
    Les Brown

  23. We realized that motivation (inspiration to action) is like a fire: the flames will be extinguished unless the fire is refueled. W. Clement Stone

  24. "There is always a place in the world for those who are willing to give of their time, energy, capital, creativity, and commitment." Tony Robbins

  25. "Failing is a judgment that we humans place on a given action. Rather than judgment, substitute this attitude: You cannot fail, you can only produce results." Wayne Dyer, Wisdom of the Ages

  26. "There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do." Vince Lombardi

  27. "Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody exactly like you; and never again throughout all the ages to come will there ever be anybody exactly like you again." Dale Carnegie, How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job

  28. Selling is the art of planting in the mind of another a motive that will induce favorable action. Napoleon Hill, Selling You!

  29. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. George Eliot

  30. To unlock and unleash your full potential, you should make a habit of daily goal setting and achieving for the rest of your life. Brian Tracy, Goals!

  31. I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. Walt Disney

  32. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. Denis Waitley
  33. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. Denis Waitley

  34. Inspiration, from whatever the source, arouses feelings within us that rekindle hope, ambition, and determination. It is a momentary whisper of encouragement and reassurance that causes us to become aware of our potential. Jim Rohn, The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle

  35. I'm interested in making a path instead of following a trail. Michael Jackson

  36. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell

  37. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  38. see also: Famous Quotes   |   Famous Quotes about Life   |   Famous Love Quotes

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