Apr 022014

Every once in a while our level of motivation is pretty non-existent and when that is the case for you, reading the below quotes is just what you need to get them back up again!

1. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

2. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague

3. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

5. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

6. “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

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

8. “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

9. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

10. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

11. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

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

13. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

14. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

15. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

16. “Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

17. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

18. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

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

20. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

21. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the gaming winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

22. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

23. “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

24. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

25. “The best time to plan a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

26. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

27. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

28. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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

30. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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

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

33.  “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do Nothing, Say Nothing, and Be Nothing.” – Aristotle

34. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

36. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

37. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

38. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I want to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

39. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” – Unknown

40. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

41. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

42. “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

43. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

44. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

45. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

46. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

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

48. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

49. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

50. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

51. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

52. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

53. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

54. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Unknown

55. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

56. “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

57. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Unknown

58. “If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” – Unknown

59. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

62. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

63. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

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

65. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Unknown

66. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein

67. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

68. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” – Unknown

69. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Lolly Daskal

70. “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

71. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

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

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

74. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

75. “The first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

76. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

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

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

79. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

82. “Most 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

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

84. “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

85. “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

86. “Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

87. “Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.” – Unknown

88. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

89. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

90. “People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” – Norman Vincent Peale

91. “Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant

92. “Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.” – Dr. Phil

93. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Dr Denis Waitley

94. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

95. “There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.” – Mario Cuomo

96. “Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” – Matthew Keith Groves

97. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

98. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

99. “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” – Katharine Hepburn

100. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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