Motivation Quotes

These motivation quotes will help you accomplish success in your personal and career lives. Use them to develop your goals. When you have positive motivation, you enjoy the things you do. Positive motivation is linked to positive self esteem.

 

The more you are motivated to do things that help you grow and develop, the higher your self esteem. For more self esteem quotations, have a look at —

The Quotes

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” “Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.” Peter Davies

“Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.” Vince Poscente

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

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” Pat Riley

“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.” Lee Iacocca

“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.” Mario Andretti

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Use these motivation quotes as journal writing prompts.

“You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. But both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.” Homer Rice

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation / it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” Les Brown

“Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.” Wayne Dyer

“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” Les Brown

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.” John C. Maxwell

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” Steven Covey

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” Bo Bennett

“You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can't have it.” Dr. Robert Anthony

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Think about these motivation quotes. Try to act on them. You can get more energy and motivation just by doing a little more minute by minute. Even start walking 10-15 minutes a day. That will give you a boost. Use motivation quotes in speeches.

“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.” Woody Allen

“Trying is failing with honor.” James Arthur Ray

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” Confucious

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen

“It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison

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Post these motivation quotes where you can see them several times a day. They will prompt your decision making.

“Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to start where he was.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... . Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Hoping and dreaming of a better world are not enough if we are unwilling to work - but when we work towards our dreams, wonderful things can happen.” Lloyd Newell

“Don't wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” Dr. David M. Burns

“Anything can be achieved in small, deliberate steps. But there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.” David Lloyd George

“The wisest follow their own direction.” Euripides

Change the posted motivation quotes from time to time. Little by little they will begin to sink in and you will start incorporating the ideas into your life.

Find your successful future in these motivation quotes.

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“Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” James R. Cook

“I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach.” Wayne Gretzky

“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 the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.”Dorthea Brande

“Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?” Anonymous

“You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can't have it.” Dr. Robert Anthony

“And as we let our 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.” Nelson Mandela

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” Confucious

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“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen

“It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Stop sitting there with your hands folded looking on, doing nothing; Get into action and live this full and glorious life. Now. You have to do it.” Eileen Caddy

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?” Jimmy Johnson


Use these motivation quotes to jump start your self esteem. A little effort at a time will keep you moving forward. 


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