Over 150 Great Motivational Quotes to Get You Going

Motivational quote - believe you can

I got up this morning and it was one of those days.  You know the ones.  They are just tough to get going, but you know you need to do it.  So I thought to myself I need a little motivation to get me going.  I decided to look up some great motivational quotes to help me get started with my day.  Here are over 150 great motivational quotes I found.


  1. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt

  2. Who you spend your time with will have a great impact on what kind of life you live. Spend time with the right people. – Joel Osteen

  3. Done is better than perfect. -Sheryl Sandberg

  4. The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  5. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Addair

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

  7. 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

  8. Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. ― Roy T. Bennett

  9. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

  10. You can’t litter negativity everywhere and then wonder why you’ve got a trashy life. – Unknown

  11. We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis

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

  13. You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. – Joel Osteen

  14. When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar

  15. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar

  16. People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do. – Rob Siltanen

  17. Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. -Travis Bradberry

  18. Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today. – Will Rogers

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

  20. What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time. – Don Zimmer

  21. It is less about becoming a better person, and more of being better, as a person. ― J.R. Rim

  22. By making yourself a life-long learner you’ll keep discovering new and exciting things about yourself and others. ― Rachel Robins

  23. The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing. – Walt Disney

  24. Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. -Andy Warhol

  25. There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more. – Robert M. Hensel

  26. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. – Denis Waitley

  27. In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. — Dalai Lama

  28. If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar

  29. If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. -Bob Hooey

  30. It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up. – Vince Lombardi

  31. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  32. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

  33. Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle

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

  35. Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. -Abraham Lincoln

  36. No matter how hard times may get, always hold your head up and be strong; show them you’re not as weak as they think you are. – Unknown

  37. Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion. -Simon Sinek

  38. Things Work Out Best For Those Who Make The Best Of How Things Work Out. – John Wooden

  39. The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place. -Orison Swett Marden

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

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

  42. Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. -Mary Kay Ash

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

  44. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone

  45. You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream. – C.S. Lewis

  46. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. – Unknown

  47. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou

  48. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. ― Jim Rohn

  49. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

  50. Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality. – Brian Tracy

  51. Experience is the teacher of all things. – Julius Caesar

  52. The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. -Pearl Buck

  53. The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand

  54. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. — Vince Lombardi

  55. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. —Dalai Lama

  56. 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

  57. Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ― Roy T. Bennett

  58. Reading Is To The Mind, As Exercise Is To The Body. – Brian Tracy

  59. In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. – Tony Robbins

  60. Someday is not a day of the week. -Denise Brennan-Nelson

  61. Action is the foundational key to all success. -Pablo Picasso

  62. Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and enjoying it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale

  63. Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are. – Theodore Roosevelt

  64. I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. -Estée Lauder

  65. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino

  66. Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. -J.M. Barrie

  67. Develop An ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. Say Thank You To Everyone You Meet For Everything They Do For You. – Brian Tracy

  68. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius

  69. The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others. – Hasidic Proverb

  70. Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right. – Henry Ford

  71. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect. -W. Clement Stone

  72. When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it. – Jim Rohn

  73. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. -Tim Notke

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

  75. The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. – Swati Sharma

  76. It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person. -Kenneth J Hutchins

  77. A Room Without Books Is Like A Body Without A Soul. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  78. Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities. – Robert H. Schuller

  79. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -Vince Lombardi

  80. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. ― Paulo Coelho

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

  82. 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

  83. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. – Mark Twain

  84. Entrepreneurs Are Great At Dealing With Uncertainty And Also Very Good At Minimizing Risk. That’s The Classic Entrepreneur. – Mohnish Pabrai

  85. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

  86. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

  87. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ― Napoleon Hill

  88. If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. ― Jack Canfield

  89. Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. -Edith Wharton

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

  91. Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out. – Unknown

  92. To be most effective in sales today, it’s imperative to drop your ‘sales’ mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you. -Jill Konrath

  93. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie

  94. When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. -Eric Thomas

  95. You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move. – Eric Thomas

  96. It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business. -Tom Abbott

  97. I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estee Lauder

  98. Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. – Bob Riley

  99. It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. – Jillian Michaels

  100. Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. -J. Paul Getty

  101. Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. -George Eliot

  102. Hire character. Train skill. -Peter Schutz

  103. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. — Dale Carnegie

  104. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

  105. A Clear Vision, Backed By Definite Plans, Gives You A Tremendous Feeling Of Confidence And Personal Power. – Brian Tracy

  106. For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded. – Jack Canfield

  107. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

  108. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua Marine

  109. To See What Is Right And Not Do It Is A Lack Of Courage. – Confucious

  110. Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. -Julie Andrews

  111. You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character. – Unknown

  112. The Secret of Change Is to Focus All of Your Energy, Not on Fighting the Old, But on Building the New – Socrates

  113. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill

  114. 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

  115. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. —Jamie Paolinetti

  116. Free yourself from your past mistakes, by forgiving yourself for what you have done or went through. Every day is another chance to start over. – Unknown

  117. Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin

  118. Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible. – Tony Robbins

  119. The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead. -Bette Davis

  120. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

  121. 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

  122. If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows. ― Shannon L. Alder

  123. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers

  124. Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. – P. T. Barnum

  125. We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action. – Dr. Henry Link

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

  127. If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles. – Wayne Dyer

  128. You Don’t Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great. – Zig Ziglar

  129. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele

  130. The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents. -Antos Parrish

  131. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich

  132. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis

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

  134. One Of The Lessons That I Grew Up With Was To Always Stay True To Yourself And Never Let What Somebody Else Says Distract You From Your Goals. – Michelle Obama

  135. Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too. – Unknown

  136. Without a customer, you don’t have a business — all you have is a hobby. -Don Peppers

  137. I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball

  138. Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun. – Albert Einstein

  139. Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far. -Gary Vaynerchuk

  140. Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do. — Brian Tracy

  141. Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  142. Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like? – Brian Tracy

  143. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou

  144. I Think Goals Should Never Be Easy, They Should Force You To Work, Even If They Are Uncomfortable At The Time. – Michael Phelps

  145. Everyone lives by selling something. -Robert Louis Stevenson

  146. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

  147. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  148. If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You. – Steve Jobs

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

  150. It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

  151. Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life. ― Tony Robbins

  152. When change happens, you have a choice for how you are going to respond. You can either lose your composure and react impetuously or use the event or situation as a learning opportunity to shift your mindset and respond appropriately. Begin to notice your responses when changes occur and do your best to choose a breakthrough over a breakdown. ― Susan C. Young

  153. The Only Way To Do Great Work Is To Love What You Do. If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking. Don’t Settle. – Steve Jobs

  154. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ― Robert F. Kennedy

  155. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michaelangelo

  156. I find it sad that too many do not understand themselves, or their potential. They don’t even take the time to get to know their unconsciousness. You can truly learn so much, by simply getting to know the you that is behind the reality of yourself. ― Lionel Suggs

  157. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. -Stephen Covey

  158. If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself? ― Miguel Ruiz

  159. You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. -Shonda Rhimes

  160. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

  161. 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

  162. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Buxton

  163. Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing. – Helen Keller

With over 163 great motivational quotes I came across this morning I may have gone a little overkill, but hey they all have a great message and maybe one of those will strike a chord with you and help you get motivated to get some things done today!

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