Motivation

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. ~ Elon Musk

Belief creates the actual fact. ~ William James

Believe you can and you're halfway there. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Ideas shape the course of history. ~ John Maynard Keynes

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! ~ Audrey Hepburn

The power of imagination makes us infinite. ~ John Muir

Think with your whole body. ~ Taisen Deshimaru

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
 ~ Joseph Addison

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. ~ William Butler Yeats

The man who has no imagination has no wings. ~ Muhammad Ali

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; and then do it. ~ 
Duane Michals

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.' ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. ~ B.F. Skinner

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~ Confucius

Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. ~ Simon Sinek

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. ~Rumi

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. ~ Beverly Sills

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. ~ Wayne Gretzky

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~ Maya Angelou

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. ~ Chinese proverb

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

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. ~ George Addair

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

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

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ~ Steve Jobs

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ~ Booker T. Washington

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

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

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. ~ Alice Walker

... throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." ~ Mark Twain

Do it or not. There is no 'try'. ~ Yoda

The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity." ~ Amelia Earhart

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ~ Rumi

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. ~ T. Harv Eker

Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. ~ Brian Tracy

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

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

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~ Robert Collier

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. ~ Albert Einstein

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ~ John D. Rockefeller

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ~ Oscar Wilde

!f you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it. ~ Henry Ford

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

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~ Thomas Edison

The best revenge is massive success. ~ Frank Sinatra

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin

Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. ~ Sam Rosen

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing, but in doing.

We forge the chains we wear in life. ~ Charles Dickens

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. ~ Thomas J. Watson

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. ~ John Maxwell

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~ Robert Schuller

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. ~ Robert Hughes

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~ G. K. Chesterton

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." Margaret Thatcher

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. ~ Baltasar

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like. ~ Mike Gafka

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~ Jim Ryun

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. ~ Jane Smiley

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

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

The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus. ~ Bruce Lee

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

Opportunities don't happen. You create them. ~ Chris Grosser

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ~ Pablo Picasso

We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret. ~ Earl Nightingale

I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing. ~ Martha Stewart

Once you do something you love, you never have to work again. ~ Willie Hill

Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. ~ Shakti Gawain

We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them .. dire consequences .. come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover. ~ Shakti Gawain

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. ~ John Milton

Far better to win glorious triumphs--even .. checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ~ Nancy D. Solomon

If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. ~ Brad Szollose

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. ~ J.P. Morgan

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ~ Charles Schwab

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~ Robert Quillen

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. ~ William Jennings Bryan

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~ E. E. Cummings

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ~ Golda Meir

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T. Mcintyre

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Alva Edison

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. ~ Dr. Benjamin Spock

Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them. ~ T. Harv Eker

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it. ~ Dr. Robert Anthony

Those who do not move do not notice their chains.
 ~ Rosa Luxemburg

Sometimes the one thing you fear of doing is the one thing that will set you free. You were born an original, don’t die a copy.

I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~ Albert Einstein

All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed--only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. ~ Nikola Telsa

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. ~ Henry Ford

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Bravery is rewarded stupidity. Courage is being afraid and saddling up anyway.

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. ~ Seth Godin

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have left.

Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and something great will come of it.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~ T.S.Eliot

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. ~ Steve Jobs

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

There is far more opportunity than there is ability. ~ Albert Einstein

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

Fortune helps those who dare. ~ Virgil

In action lies wisdom and confidence. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Great ideas originate in the muscles. ~ Thomas Edison

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. ~ Ann Landers

Play your future in good hands -- your own.

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. ~ Jim Rohn

The ambition should be made of sterner stuff. ~ Wiliam Shakespeare

All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them. ~Charles Dickens

Most men are more capable of great actions than of good ones. ~Montesquieu, Variètès

An impossibility does not disturb us until its accomplishment shows what fools we were. ~Henry S. Haskins

The Lord gives us friends to push us to our potential - and enemies to push us beyond it. ~Robert Brault

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way and never again. ~Hermann Hesse

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. ~Peter Drucker

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general, if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. ~ Pablo Picasso

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. ~Joann Thomas

Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution. ~Edward Somers

If a man would move the world, he must first move himself. ~Socrates

Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!" ~John Greenleaf Whittier, "Maud Muller," 1854

Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibers, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. ~Oscar Wilde

The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it. ~Samuel Johnson

If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire. ~Simone Weil

The sunrise never failed us yet. ~Celia Thaxter

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way. ~Dr. Seuss

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~Pamela Vaull Starr

God and the devil lose to a common enemy: inertia. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out. ~Italian Proverb

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. ~Alfred Adler

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt


An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. ~Arnold Glasow

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

Don't be scared of change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.

Life is too important to be taken seriously. ~ Oscar Wilde

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.~ Albert Einstein

The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning

Sales people should take lessons from their kids. What does the word ‘no’ mean to a child? Almost nothing. ~ Jim Rohn

Think with your whole body. ~ Taisen Deshimaru

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