111 Motivational Quotes (Help You Keep Going)

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Our Best Motivational Quotes

Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit. Motivational Quotes

Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit. Unknown

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. Motivational Quotes
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. Alfred A. Montapert
Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all endurance. short inspirational quotes
Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all endurance. James Baldwin
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein (Click on “Albert Einstein” for more of his quotes)
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.
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 (Click on “Jim Rohn” for more of his Famous Motivational Quotes )
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Motivational Quotes
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Zig Ziglar
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Motivational Quotes
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Click here for more. Brian Tracy Quotes
I know for sure that what we dwell on his who we become.
I know for sure that what we dwell on his who we become. Oprah Winfrey
Done is better than perfect. Motivational Quotes
Done is better than perfect. Unknown
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is thinking otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. Motivational Quotes
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is thinking otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. Theodore Rubin
It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference. Motivational Quotes
It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference. Unknown
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. Motivational Quotes
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. Vince Lombardi
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Motivational Quotes
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Napoleon Hill
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. Motivational Quotes
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

Thoughts on Overcoming Adversity

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn Vos Savant
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Motivational Quotes
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison Famous Motivational Quotes
Believe me, the reward is not so good without the struggle. Motivational Quotes
Believe me, the reward is not so good without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. Winston Churchill Quotes
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Motivational Quotes
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
If you're going through hell, keep going. Motivational Quotes
If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill Winston Churchill  (Click on “Winston Churchill” for more of his quotes)
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Motivational Quotes
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie
The best way out is always through.
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost (Click on “Robert Frost” for more of his quotes)
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is. Lucille Ball
A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation Motivational Quotes.
A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation. Misty Hyman
You have to fight through the bad days to earn the best days.
You have to fight through the bad days to earn the best days. Unknown
Nothing splendid is ever achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
Nothing splendid is ever achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. Bruce Barton 
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams

People who succeed have a relentless, fearless, focused attitude overcomes all distractions and circumstances. Motivational Quotes

People who succeed have a relentless, fearless, focused attitude overcomes all distractions and circumstances. Bruce Bowen

I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level.
I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. Diana Nyad 
If you want to be successful, prepare to be doubted and tested. Motivational Quotes
If you want to be successful, prepare to be doubted and tested. Unknown
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan 
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Motivational Quotes

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein(Click on “Albert Einstein” for more of his Famous Motivational Quotes)

Motivational Quotes for Reaching Your Potential

The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. “Because I think I’m making progress.”
The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. “Because I think I’m making progress.”

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.

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

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Motivational Quotes

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
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. Motivational Quotes
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. Ken Venturi
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Motivational Quotes
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
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford
 Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. Motivational Quotes
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William Sprague
A desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
A desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill (Click on “Napoleon Hill” for more of his Famous Motivational Quotes)
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. Motivational Quotes
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
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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. Motivational Quotes
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Tommy Lasorda
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins—not through strength, but by perseverance. Motivational Quotes
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins—not through strength, but by perseverance. H. Jackson Brown
Ten things that require zero talent: Being on time, work ethic, effort, body language, energy, attitude, passion, desire to improve, doing extra, being prepared. Motivational Quotes
Ten things that require zero talent: Being on time, work ethic, effort, body language, energy, attitude, passion, desire to improve, doing extra, being prepared. Unknown
I think you just have to work hard for about 10 years before you know what you're doing. Motivational Quotes
I think you just have to work hard for about 10 years before you know what you’re doing. Ben Chestnut
If you want it you must obtain it by great labor.
If you want it you must obtain it by great labor. TS Eliot
It’s not the hours you put in, it’s what you put in the hours.
It’s not the hours you put in, it’s what you put in the hours. Unknown 
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar (Click on “Zig Ziglar” for more of his quotes)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone is omnipotent.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone is omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge 

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Motivational Quotes

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Motivational Quotes

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter 
The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart
Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you cannot remain still. Motivational Quotes
Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you cannot remain still. Patricia Russell-McCloud
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. Cher 
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Motivational Quotes
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson Quotes
If you only walk on sunny days, you'll never reach your destination.
If you only walk on sunny days, you’ll never reach your destination. Paulo Coelho 
It's always too early to quit.
It’s always too early to quit. Norman Vincent Peale (Click on “Norman Vincent Peale” for more of his quotes)
It's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal that will enable you to attain the success that you seek.
It’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal that will enable you to attain the success that you seek. Mario Andretti 
Keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be, a lesson I needed to learn before I could succeed in anything. Motivational Quotes
Keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be, a lesson I needed to learn before I could succeed in anything. Napoleon Hill
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. Motivational Quotes
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth 

Motivational Quotes Summary: How to Motivate Yourself

Motivation “is what explains why people or animals initiate, continue or terminate a certain behavior at a particular time. Motivational states are commonly understood as forces acting within the agent that create a disposition to engage in goal-directed behavior.”(Source)

Motivation can come from many sources. But overall it is the desire to achieve goals. Motivation is one of the driving forces of our behavior. It creates competition and sparks connections. 

We all are different and have different motivators. Do any of these forms of motivation below resonate with you?

There are Four Types of Motivation:

  • Extrinsic Motivation-rewarding (money, good grades, fame, etc.)
  • Intrinsic Motivation-playing a sport you enjoy doing for fun.
  • Introjected Motivation-  for example, an athlete who spends lots of time practicing basketball for a game because he believes if she doesn’t play well, others will look down on him,
  • Identified Motivation- is when a person knows that something needs doing but has not done anything about it to get it done.

To help motivate yourself try setting small goals and working towards something that you enjoy. Make a list and check them off once you are done. The feeling of achieving that goal will make you feel like you can more likely achieve the next one, as well as doing something you enjoy.

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