We all need motivation at different times in our lives. Sometimes, we need to be inspired to go after our career goals, or to seize the day and live life to the fullest. At other times, we need motivation to overcome our fears and do the thing we know is right. And sometimes, we need motivation to simply carry on and maintain hope during trying times.
Use this collection of motivational sayings from wise teachers to help you find the inspiration you need to throw off the excuses and negative thinking and start living your best life.
Motivation for Career Success
Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
You could have a million ideas, but they’re all worthless if you don’t get them done.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
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Motivation to Overcome Fear
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person: “Always do what you are afraid to do”.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca:
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
There is no illusion greater than fear.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Motivation to Keep the Faith
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Norman Vincent Peale:
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.
Motivation to Seize the Day
May you live all the days of your life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
Every second is of infinite value.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.:
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.
T. S. Eliot:
Every moment is a fresh beginning.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
Ruth Ann Schabacker:
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Motivation to Do the Right Thing
George Washington Carver:
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Martin Luther King Jr.:
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
My true religion is Kindness.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.