There’s no point in wasting your precious time waiting for inspiration to strike you. Set out to work, and you’re bound to achieve some great results sooner than you expect.
Here are 12 quotes to boost your motivation and keep you going even when you’re dealing with most challenging tasks.
“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank
These powerful words of Anne Frank are even more moving once you consider her experience as she witnessed what became the most terrible tragedy in human history. Despite facing the horrors of the war, Anne Frank never lost her hope in humanity’s potential. Every single human being has a potential to do good things and love others. Use yours to achieve what you want and help others to get closer to their dreams as well.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Keeping your head high when confronting failure isn’t easy, but these words from an acclaimed leader should help you. Success is built on failure, because failing is nothing else than learning. What counts here is that you stay positive and accept failure as part of your learning curve.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”– Aristotle
Even if uttered centuries ago, these words are still true. Excellence isn’t something you carry inside you and let out once the right occasion strikes. Mastery at something is won over time, because it depends on developing a habit for it. Have patience and push on, you’ll be on your way to becoming great at what you’re passionate about.
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
Even if you’re facing a challenging situation, don’t forget that it’s in those moments that our brains can exercise all their power. A problem gives you an opportunity for developing a solution. Don’t get discouraged when facing difficulties – they’re here to teach you a lesson and give you valuable life experience.
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
There’s nothing shameful about failure. And yet our culture tells us that people should only brag about their success. As a result, we never hear stories about failure, so how are we supposed to learn to deal with them? This Japanese proverb strikes the issue at its core. You’re allowed a certain number of tries and failure will happen to you if you do try. Eventually, you’ll stand up on your feet victorious.
“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
If things are going badly and you feel that you’re a victim of fate, remember that there’sone thing you can do to show everyone (fate included) what you can do. Success is the best revenge on all those who doubted you and questioned your talent, so go for it!
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –Stephen Covey
When pushing for success, don’t forget to honor your inner self and cultivate it. It deserves your attention and care. Allow yourself time to grow and you’ll be surprised to see yourself blooming in directions you never thought possible.
“Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.” – William J. Bennett
If you’re stuck at a problem, try to divert your attention to a larger and more pressing issue. Chances are that while developing a solution to this issue, you’ll come up with a brilliant idea that will help you tackle the initial one. Challenge yourself, and you’re bound to grow.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King
Even if there are people you believe are more talented than you, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have what it takes to achieve success. In fact, hard work is what underpins success, not mere talent. Stop looking towards others and carry on, this is how you get closer to achieving your goals.
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward
People do unbelievable things all the time. They achieve success where nobody would tell there was hope. And yet they do it – because they believe in it, and in themselves. Dare to dream and visualize your objectives. If you can do it, you’ll figure out how to get there as well.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
Another classic quote from Winston Churchill, this one shows how important persistence is to achieve success. Failure isn’t the end of the world, and success shouldn’t be taken for granted. Instead, focus on yourself and develop a courage that will help you to continue doing what you love and get closer to your dream.
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
It’s easy to sit around and dream, waiting for the right moment to strike and then take action. The reality is that nothing will bring you closer to success than lots of hard work. So buckle up, and start working towards your goal. You’ve got no time to waste.
Make good use of these quotes by writing them down, putting up on a wall or in your closet and you’ll be on the right track to boosting your motivation in your road to success. Good luck!