41 Self Motivation Quotes

Let these self motivation quotes be ones that inspire you to be the best you can be, to achieve your dreams. We can look to other people to motivate us but the best motivation comes from self - from within you!

To accomplish what you desire you must be self motivated. Others can influence us and encourage us but we are the ones that must make the choice. We are the ones who must take the action.

When you have self motivation you get up a bit earlier, you go the extra mile, you have determination and perseverance. And you will find success!




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



  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
  4. 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
    Effort



  5. 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
    Determination



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



  7. 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
    Feeling



  8. 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
  9. 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
    Famous



  10. 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
    Change



  11. 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
    Accomplishment



  12. 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
    Patience



  13. 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
  14. 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
    Be Yourself



  15. 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
    Words of Encouragement



  16. 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
    Believe



  17. 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
    Peace



  18. 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
    Happiness



  19. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp
  20. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp
    Inspirational



  21. 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
    Judgemental



  22. 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
    Optimistic



  23. ...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
    Knowledge



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



  25. 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
  26. 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
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  27. 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
    Life



  28. "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
    Encouraging



  29. "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
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  30. The secret to beating procrastination is that we need
 to keep motivated. Priyanka Tripathi
  31. 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
    Procrastination



  32. ... 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
    Focus



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



  34. 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
    Goal Setting



  35. 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
    Listening



  36. 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
  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
    Giving



  38. 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
    Anxiety



  39. ... 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
    Habit



  40. 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
    Overcoming Obstacles



  41. 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
    Passion



  42. 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
    Positive



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



  45. ... 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
    Learning



  46. 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
    Adversity



  47. 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 People Change



  48. 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
    Action



  49. Doing a little bit every day has a greater impact than doing a lot on one day.
 Stephen Guise
  50. 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
    Make A Difference


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We hope these quotations have shown you how self motivation can be a success factor in life. Being self motivated can also be an inspiration to others. They see your determination and your actions, sometimes against all odds, yet you go on to achieve that which you set out to do.

Share these self motivation quotes with others to give them food for thought. We all control "self" - we choose!


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