All The Inspiration You’ll Ever Need To Get Motivated

Motivation is that critical spark we all need – it’s the difference between leaping out of bed to start the day or sitting on the couch doing nothing. It’s the gap between winning and placing, the thing that turns dreams into reality and the drive behind all great achievements.

Motivation is a crucial element in any successful life.

Yet sometimes that fantastical little spark can be a bit elusive. Happily, research has shown that you can influence your own level of motivation, so we’re here to help with that so you can start being the person you want to be right now.

First, it is vitally important that we connect with this simple truth…

What we think matters.


The thoughts that you allow to run through your head on a daily basis will have an enormous impact on your life and the lives of others.

If you’re striving for success, inspiration and motivation you will have to think those types of thoughts. So, to help you start creating your own motivation and fill your mind with thoughts that will have a positive impact, we’ve made a list of fantastic quotes…

Feel free to share them around to keep yourself, and maybe even your friends, motivated!

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. Anonymous

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.  John Wooden

To live a successful and creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.  Anonymous

IMG - Jim RohnIf you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn

Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.  Anonymous

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. Swami Vivekananda

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them. Anonymous

If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.  Anonymous

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.  Proverb

Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.  Anonymous

Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.  Vaibhav Shah

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.  Chris Grosser

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.  Albert Einstein

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.  Eleanor Roosevelt

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.  Thomas A. Edison

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If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents – start charging for it.  Kim Garst

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.  David Brinkley

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  Eleanor Roosevelt

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.  Henry Ford

If you’re going through hell keep going.  Winston Churchill

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.  Anonymous

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.  Oscar Wilde

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

IMG - OprahI believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.  Oprah Winfrey

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.  Anonymous

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.  Albert Einstein

Do one thing every day that scares you.  Anonymous

What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.  Anonymous

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

Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.  Anonymous

Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.  Anonymous

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.  Steve Jobs

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.  Ray Goforth

Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.  A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.  Thomas Jefferson

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.  Robert Collier

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.  Thomas J. Watson

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.  Michael John Bobak

IMG - Mark TwainCourage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.  Mark Twain

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.  Pablo Picasso





IMG - Zig ZiglarPeople often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.  Zig Ziglar

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.  Earl Nightingale

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.  Anonymous

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.  Les Brown

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.  Colin R. Davis

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.  Maya Angelou

IMG - Bill GatesAs we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.  Bill Gates

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.  Henry Kravis

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

You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say, “I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that has ever been built.” You don’t start there. You say, “I’m gonna lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.” You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall. Will Smith 

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Tony Robbins

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.  Audre Lorde

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.  Mark Twain

IMG - Bruce LeeThe successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.  Bruce Lee

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.  Roger Staubach





IMG - Dale CarnegieDevelop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.  Dale Carnegie

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.  Jim Rohn

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.  Gurbaksh Chahal


Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.  Robert Kiyosaki

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!  T. Harv Eker

IMG - Steve JobsYou can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.  Steve Jobs

The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.  Napoleon Hill

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. Denis Waitley

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

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.  George Bernard Shaw

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.  Diane Ackerman

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.  Michael Jordan

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

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People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.  Dale Carnegie

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.  Francis Chan

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.  George Lorimer

Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.  John C. Maxwell

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.  Wayne Dyer

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

IMG - Dale CarnegieMost of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.  Dale Carnegie

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?  Spencer Johnson

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.  Washington Irving

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.  Truman Capote

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  John R. Wooden

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.  Margaret Thatcher

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.  Vince Lombardi

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.  Florence Nightingale

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  Robert Frost

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.  Wayne Gretzky

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.  Amelia Earhart

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.  Babe Ruth

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

The mind is everything. What you think you become.  Buddha

An unexamined life is not worth living.  Socrates

Eighty percent of success is showing up.  Woody Allen

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.  Stephen Covey

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You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.  Vincent Van Gogh

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.  Erma Bombeck

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.  Arthur Ashe

IMG - Anne FrankHow wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  Anne Frank

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  Lao Tzu

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.  Sheryl Sandberg

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.  Latin Proverb

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.  Leonardo da Vinci

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.   Albert Einstein

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.  Jesse Owens

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.  Rosa Parks

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.  Confucius

IMG - Dalai LamaRemember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.  Dalai Lama

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.  Beverly Sills

Change your thoughts and you change your world.  Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”  Audrey Hepburn

Do or do not. There is no try.  Yoda

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.  Aristotle Onassis

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.  Farrah Gray

Nothing will work unless you do.  Maya Angelou

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.  Mother Teresa

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.  Steve Jobs

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.   Mahatma Gandhi