Here you will find motivational quotes to encourage you, inspire you and help lead you to success. These quotes will help you realize that nothing worth having is easy; but that you can enjoy the work involved in getting the prizes that you covet the most. Refer to these daily so that you get your mind in the right place to be the most effective version of yourself possible.
1. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail, than to attempt nothing and succeed.” – Robert H. Schuller
Nothing from nothing leaves nothing, so it’s a better idea to try your hand at greatness. So what if you fail, and least you tried something amazing and have a story to tell. Those that attempt nothing wind up with nothing to show for it and no story of even an attempt. How boring! Make sure that you’re always striving for something great so that you can look back and say you gave it a go. And if you have the right amount of perseverance and a bit of luck you might actually achieve something great for the history book
2. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
Many of us, believing that what we are working towards is not attainable, quit right before we are to realize our goals. We need to develop a callous in our minds that allows us to keep going after our minds start to tell us that we are failing. For most of us, that is the glass ceiling that has always kept us stuck. It is the wall that many people come to, feeling the wall of failure….they turn around and go back the way that they came. The reality is that most of the time, that is the moment just before we are about to succeed. It is almost like life’s way of testing to make sure what we are working towards, we really want.
3. “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – J. Gitomer
Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.
4. “No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God’s spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome.” – Roy Lessin
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. You can’t fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.
5. “Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” – Matthew Keith Groves
So what if you lose, at least you tried something amazing and have a story to tell. Those that attempt nothing wind up with nothing to show for it and no story of even an attempt. How boring! Make sure that you’re always striving for something great so that you can look back and say you gave it a go. And if you have the right amount of perseverance and a bit of luck you might actually achieve something great for the history books.
6. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
By choosing not to allow yourself to make mistakes you are simply saying that you are never going to try anything new. Nothing is ever perfect the first time through. Therefore, without expecting to make mistakes and risk being a failure, you are choosing not to try anything. You can’t get to being a success without first being a failure at it.
7. “I’ve failed over and over and over again. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Leave it to MJ to put into words a simple truth. You can’t succeed without failing because failing shows effort and shows that you’re attempting success. Failure also teaches, as surely Michael missed plenty of shots but tweaked his shot with each miss until he missed less and less. He also wasn’t afraid to take the shot, even if the entire game was riding on it. That fearlessness in the face of possible failure is something we can all take away.
When we are committed to an outcome, it takes blind belief that it will happen. The world will appear to deny in one hand while sneaking up from behind with the other. Only commitment to the outcome will keep us on the road to success. Walking toward our goal and never stopping is the only sure fire way to insure we reach our destination. The journey, once we truly own it, is the single tool needed to carve our future.