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40 Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

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Sometimes you just have those days when you don’t feel motivated or inspired to work, exercise or whatever you need to do. Here are 40 quotes to inspire and motivate you.

1. You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. —Woodrow Wilson

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2. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. —Carol Burnett

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3. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. —Marianne Williamson

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

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5. Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. — Eileen Caddy

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6. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right. —Unknown

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7. You 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

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

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9. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes. — Unknown

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10. Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. —Chantal Sutherland

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11. We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us. —A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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12. Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. —Bo Jackson

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13. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit. —Unknown

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14. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear. —Unknown

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15. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. —Robert H. Schuller

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16. Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. —Zig Ziglar

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17. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. —Dale Carnegie

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18. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill

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

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20. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. —Harriet Beecher Stowe

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21. Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. —Lao Tzu

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22. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. —Jimmy Dean

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

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24. Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what. —Spryte Loriano

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25. 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

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26. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.—Joshua J. Marine

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27. 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

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28. I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish. —Chuck Norris

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29. 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

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30. Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. —George Herbert

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31. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. —Michael Phelps

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32. If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. —Les Brown

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33. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. —Brian Tracy

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34. How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? —Seth Godin

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35. Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless. —Kevin Ngo

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36. You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character. —Unknown

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37. We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way. —Les Brown

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38. You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own. —Mark Victor Hansen

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39. The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on. —Barack Obama

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40. Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. —Gail Devers

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Final note Whether you feel unmotivated or looking for inspiration, I hope these quotes helped you in some way! 🙂


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