Motivational Work Quotes
What you want exists. Don't settle until you get it.
I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
No simply means begin again at one level higher.
Obstacles are the cost of greatness.
The question isn't who is doing to let me, it's who is going to stop me.
I wasn't there to compete. I was there to win.
All the power is within you. You can do anything.
The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.
Stop whining, start grinding.
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
We need to accept that the commandments of God aren't just a long list of good ideas. They aren't 'life hacks' from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
After a storm comes a calm.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
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.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Always desire to learn something useful.
I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Never complain and never explain.
It's always too early to quit.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
Know or listen to those who know.
When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
I can, therefore I am.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Wherever you are - be all there.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
If you think you can do it, you can.
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
You never know what motivates you.
Do what you love, and don't stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities.
Even if you on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last.
Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it.
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
Be so ridiculously great at what you do that the world cannot help but give you an audience.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy.
Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution.
We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start.
The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
If you only do thing where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away.
We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.
No man can become rich without himself enriching others.
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.
Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice.
Don't you dare give up on this life. Not tonight. Not tomorrow. Not ever.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events.
When it's darkest, men see the stars.
Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.
I truly believe that in order to truly be great at something you have to give into a certain amount of madness.
Confidence comes from experience. Experiences comes from trying and failing and trying again, this time better.
The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus.
The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live.
If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It was there all the time.
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Those who truly want something will keep trying until they die.
Always ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
How bad do you want it?
Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.
Conformity gets you nowhere.
Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable. Learn to be peaceful, not bored. Learn to be inspired, not scared.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
I want the world to be better because I was here.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Win from within.
Never, never, never give up.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Don't stop when you're tired; stop when you're done.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma.
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
There is always room at the top.
Action is character.
Leap, and the net will appear.
Be your own hero.
I prefer to die trying.
I like getting to that point where it's hard, and then, pushing harder.
Show them what crazy dreams can do.
We must act.
Remember why you started.
I am not talented. I am obsessed.
You could be anyone if you put the time.
Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it.
I didn't come this far to only go this far.
The moment you want to quit is the moment you need to keep pushing.
One day or day one. It's your choice.
Don't wait for opportunity. Create it.
You are your only limit.
Prove them wrong.
I can and I will.
Don't call it a dream, call it a plan.
What you allow is what will continue.
Don't stop until you're proud.
Don't look back - you're not going that way.
You are capable of amazing things.
Better an oops than a what if.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Don't wish for it. Work for it.
Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
Feel the fear.
Half-heartedness never won a battle.
Good is the enemy of great.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Aim for the highest.
Do your thing and don't care if they like it.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
And you ask What if I fall?. Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?.
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
What's the tiniest step you can take? Do that first.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Knowing what you want and going after it every day is one of the most beautiful things anyone can have in life.
Everything will happen for you all of a sudden and you will be thankful you didn't give up. Blessings are coming. Believe that.
Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.
I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
Having faith, beliefs, and convictions is a great thing, but your life is measured by the actions you take based upon them.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you.
A positive mind finds a way it can be done; A negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
We're not playing solitaire out here.
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
Don't worry about looking good - worry about achieving your goals.
You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.
Doing nothing is very hard to do... you never know when you're finished.
There are seven days in a week and someday isn't one of them.
Only dead fish go with the flow.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Live every day like it's your last.
Be like a postage stamp - stick to one thing until you get there.
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that's what you are.
Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.
The people that are feeding you the information on things that I like - love life, believe in yourself, be motivational, give your time to things and meditate - they're all older people who are well into their 50s and have had careers, and for me, at this point, I'm the young ambassador for this whole lifestyle of making your mentality a reality.
People say 'dream big,' that's kind of one of those motivational sayings, but I would dream hard, meaning I just wanted it so badly, I could feel it.
I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker.
Zidane transmits a very clear idea to the players. He doesn't need to give a 20 minute motivational talk, he doesn't need it. With his presence alone, he achieves what he wants - his personality is synonymous with success.
I was perceived to be a first- to third-rounder. I kind of had a tough junior year and fell to the fifth round. At that time, it was motivational.
Marvin's Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone.
There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.
I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit - your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don't accept your limitations, jump before you're pushed, leap before you look.
I have given motivational speeches at IIT and other well-known establishments. I want to appeal to the people, and therefore, I talk from the heart.
The Gunnar Challenge offers new workouts every day, a meal plan and daily 'verbal vitamins,' which are a motivational video or workout tip. The thing that really makes the program work is the forum, where Challengers can communicate with each other and with me.
My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.
Stoking fears of a potential shutdown is a strong motivational tool to get members on board with legislation that they don't want to support. Both parties are guilty of this.
I told myself that I wanted to be a motivational speaker, I wanted to write a book, graduate college, have my own family, and have my own career.
I taught myself how to be a speaker on Google. I just Googled 'how to be a motivational speaker.'
Motivational talks are something I have been asked to do and i fancy taking a crack at it.
I used to watch a lot of motivational films and videos to remain positive.
Give Obama a script he has made his own, and he is the motivational speaker to end all speakers. Tony Robbins cloned with Honest Abe.
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.
Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey.
I don't know what it's like to have a typical father figure. He's not the dad who's going to take me to the beach and go swimming, but he's such a motivational person.
I started doing motivational tours. I've seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don't introspect as much as we should.
I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don't really consider myself that at all.
I can't put this down. I'm reading it in Spanish but I am still having English lessons. It is a motivational book about basketball legend Michael Jordan. His determination was inspiring. It helps me focus and drives me on.
My mum was massively important to everything I've done, and now her memory is a motivational tool for me.
You cannot compare Pep to any Brazilian coach. If you put all Brazilian coaches together, you would get Pep. One has motivational skills, another is tactically strong. But Pep has it all.
I'm going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I've learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.
I'm a wrestler with nine toes. I'm a wrestler who has been through a lot of battles. I get to do a lot of motivational speaking, and people are blown away and say, 'You never quit. You keep coming back.'
One day, I got so disgusted that I sat down and wrote a list called 'Justin's list of things to do before he kicks the bucket.' I wrote it for myself and shortened it to 'Justin's Bucket List.' It was there on the wall, not as a story idea but as a motivational tool for myself, which actually ended up working pretty well.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Finding an opportunity is a matter of believing it's there.
Opportunities don't happen, you create them.
If you can't change a situation, change your mind.
What you're afraid is not the sea but to lose sight of the shore. Remember: the promised land is on the other side.
No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
If you want a future that makes you happy, if you want a world that you're excited about, get your ass out there and earn it.
We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Fear is the biggest disability of all. And will paralyze you more than being in a wheelchair.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Some injuries heal more quickly if you keep moving.
What's dangerous is not to evolve.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
The only way to shut everybody up is to win.
Goals are powerful motivators but they can also make you miserable. World-class daily habits are what you need.
You're never a loser until you quit trying.
Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?
Don't ever let good enough be good enough.
Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.
The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can't.
The greatest danger we face is the mind going soft.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
If you want something you never had you have to do something you've never done.
Make your habits so specific and your dreams so inspiring that motivation will take care of itself.
Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and a half of nonsense.
It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
It is the mind that makes the body rich.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.
If you have no destination, you'll never get there.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
No pain, no gain. Shut up and train.
Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Period.
If someone tells you you can't they're showing you their limits, not yours.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Popularity games is what envious kids play. Long term learning games is what smart kids play.
Nothing great ever came that easy.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't and start loving yourself for everything you already are.
People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
Anything is possible when you are inner peace.
You've gotta let go of that stuff from the past because it just doesn't matter! The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
The more you give, the more comes back to you.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Learn to be happy with the endless try/fail/learn approach. True growth is slow and steady.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.
Don't ask for what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.
Be ready to fail because only then you are ready to succeed.
You were born to be real, not perfect.
Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Strength grows in the moments you can't go on, but you keep going anyway.
I realized that I don't have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of life.
I'm not here to be average. I'm here to be awesome.
Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.
How many success stories do you need to hear before you make your own?
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way.
It's our own ability to have an idea and go after the idea and make it happen. That's what at the end of the day defines us.
You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.
Whenever I feel the need to exercise I lie down until it goes away.
Even if you fall on your face you're still moving forward.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
It's never too late to go back to bed.
It is what it is. And it's not good.
I do marathons, on Netflix.
Work hard. Complain harder.
There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.
What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
A wise man can always be found alone. A weak man can always be found in crowd.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.
Motivation comes from meaning. Everything comes from meaning.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
You have to be at your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest.
It doesn't get easier. You get stronger.
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
It is not the path which is the difficulty; rather, it is the difficulty which is the path.
A hero is one who knows how to hang on for one minute longer.
Finishing something will give you satisfaction. Finishing something important to you will give you meaning. A meaningful life is a good life.
The most important thing is to continue. Forget about others, forget about the scoreboard, forget about your failures. Just keep pushing.
You don't discover your place in the world. You carve it out.
Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
The way you train reflects the way you fight. People say I'm not going to train too hard, I'm going to do this in training, but when it's time to fight I'm going to step up. There is no step up. You're just going to do what you did every day.
Don't do what you can do - try what you can't do.
Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it's a really good thing to remember.
Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
It is always your next move.
Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
One of the greatest satisfaction in life is creating something you truly believe in.
To begin, begin.
The more things you do, the more you can do.
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
They can conquer who believe they can.
Don't think, just do.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.
A will finds a way.
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
Never give in and never give up.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
The more we do, the more we can do.
You have to make it happen.
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
Either move or be moved.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
How do you know you're going to do something, untill you do it?
Deserve your dream.
I come to win.
You will never win if you never begin.
One finds limits by pushing them.
Don't fight the problem, decide it.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
When one must, one can.
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn't mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.
My first book was called, 'Mountain, Get Out of My Way,' where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people's lives and trying to be motivational.
Music - it's motivational and just makes you relax.
I've a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women's issues around the world - like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.
After my ski jumping career finished, I went back to school to study law, and now I travel between five to 20 times a year doing after-dinner speaking, motivational talks, appearances, openings, TV and radio shows.
I'm a motivational speaker.
As long as I'm not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I'm glad I'm not an MC. I'm a motivational speaker. I'm not that rapper dude.
Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.
I listen to a lot of TED talks and motivational speakers.
One hour from now, do you want to be sweaty or sorry?
Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you are done.
You're only one workout away from a good mood.
Train insane or remain the same.
Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
The days you don't want to are the days you have to if you want to reach your goal.
Best lesson I have learned in life came from the worst feeling I ever felt in life.
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.
The expert at anything was once a beginner.
She believed she could so she did.
Life is tough, darling, but so are you.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
You have the power to change the course of your life with each thought, habit, and action. Make it count.
Choose people who choose you.
A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Deep down you know what you want. Deep down you have what it takes.
If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
I was not the most talented, but I was the one who worked the hardest. It made all the difference.
You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see.
A lot of people will just stop because they're dead tired. You gotta do that extra one. That's when you improve.
No matter how far you think you are ahead of me, I'm going to catch you. That's my mentality that I go out there with.
You don't get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.
Never let the world define you as less than great.
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
I didn't want to just be a body building champion. I wanted to be the best body builder of all time.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.
I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
The real secret to success is enthusiasm.
Never think there is anything impossible for the soul.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
Make the most of yourself... for that is all there is of you.
It's what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
The clearer you are about the impact you want to have in the world, the less intimidating obstacles will look like.
The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
Wear your failure as a badge of honor.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Sometimes, you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.
All my problems bow before my stubbornness.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
To be successful your focus has to be so intense that others think you're crazy.
Don't tell people your dreams. Show them.
Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
Step by step and the thing is done.
Motivation is high when you have a stake in the outcome.
You are never going to feel ready. Start anyways.
Focus on signal over noise. Don't waste time on stuff that doesn't actually make things better.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
We live in a world where a lot of people need goals, motivation and a lot of other words to get started. It's just a big excuse to not get started.
Everything you want to achieve in life requires you to get used to its opposite. If you want to be smart, you have to get used to feeling dumb. If you want to be strong, you have to get used to feeling weak. If you want to be wealthy, you have to get used to feeling poor.
Almost everybody can stay excited for 2 or 3 months. A few people can stay excited for 2 or 3 years, but a winner will stay excited for 30 years or however long it takes to win.
You just can't underestimate the power of showing up every single day and doing the work.
You always want to outwork your potential. As hard as you believe you can work, you can work harder than that.
It doesn't matter what you are doing, if you only work when you're motivated, then you'll never be consistent enough to become a pro.
Mondays are the start of the workweek which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!
If everyone waited until they felt motivated to do something, we'd never get anything done. Stop looking for motivation. Take action. The motivation will follow.
The ultimate goal is to be the only person who does what you do.
Most people don't need more motivation. They just need a big plan and a little accountability.
This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.
Spend more time thinking about what to focus on. It is much more important to work on the right thing than it is to work many hours.
By nature we are wise, kind, powerful, fearless, and absolutely unlimited.
Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.
To be inspired is to be pulled toward something; to be motivated is to be pushed by yourself or others.
Doing is the best way to learn. Learning is the best to grow. Growing is the best way to live.
The amateur wants to be noticed. The pro wants to make a difference. The obsessed wants to change the world.
It's worth taking a pay cut for a passion raise.
The most effective form of motivation is progress.
Motivation comes easy when you know what you stand for.
Inspiration gets you started, but discipline keeps you going.
No progress is possible without trial and error. Not in business, not in science, not in nature. Without failure, there is no learning, no progress, and no success.
Writers do not, as a rule, learn by listening and reading. They learn by writing.
Truly great work ages well. Hype erodes with time. Quality persists.
You might not get the outcome you want in life, but you can become one of the few that put in the work.
Rest at the end, not in the middle.
It's a long journey but if you focus on the mini milestones along the way you will find beauty in the struggle.
My name is, I'm 17 years old. I have the hunger, the motivation and the desire to be the best possible basketball player that I could be.
You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
If you do enough small things right, big things can happen.
Time goes on. So whatever you're going to do, do it. Do it now. Don't wait.
One will never get any more than he thinks he can get.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. You should try to do things that most people would not do.
Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.
Be internally driven.
Be a doer, not a talker.
Real growth is always slow.
Doubt is removed by action.
You just gotta keep pushing.
Every choice shows your priority.
Have almost too much self-belief.
The impossible is often the untried.
Life is growth. You grow or you die.
The best feeling is being good at something.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
One good idea. One good execution. Enough to be set for life.
Professionals stick to the schedule. Amateurs let life get in the way.
I know it's Monday, but it's also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.
The most effective way to provoke thinking is writing. The most effective way to provoke learning is doing. The most effective way to create meaning is to give.
There is no end to the heights you can reach nor the magic you can experience. Like the stars in the Universe, your potential is infinite!
Talent puts you on a path but doesn't get you to the destination. The longer the time frame, the more hard work and relentless improvement matter.
Some rooms look inaccessible. You may stare at the door for years, yearning for what's on the other side. And when you finally work up the courage to try the door, you realize it's unlocked.
Here's the only productivity tip you'll ever need: do the most important thing first each day. Sounds simple. No one does it.
A beginner's mind + an expert's grind. Potent combination.
In the beginning, you just have to master the art of showing up. You don't even have to succeed. You just need to get started.
It's often the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants.
The most successful people I know are primarily internally driven; they do what they do to impress themselves and because they feel compelled to make something happen in the world.
Growth comes at the point of resistance; we learn by pushing ourselves to the outer reaches of our abilities.
The sense of having enemies or doubters can serve as a powerful motivating device and fill you with an added creative energy and focus.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
No one ever got rich checking their email more often.
Motivation is BS. Don't start with motivation. Don't wait to feel like it. Start by doing.
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.
We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.
Hard work may not guarantee success but no work guarantees failure.
If you only do the work when it feels easy, then you'll never be consistent enough to become a professional.
If you're going to live a long time, you have to keep learning. What you formerly knew is not enough. If you don't adapt, you're like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.
Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. You don't have to build everything you want today, just lay a brick.
But there is no reason to live and no limit to our miseries if we let our fears predominate.
It's wise to have priorities. It's wiser to have only one.
Be willing to let small opportunities go to focus on potential step changes.
Trust the exponential, be patient, and be pleasantly surprised.
If there is a single key to success, it is the trait of being able to make things happen in the world ” willfulness, determination, execution focus, not giving up when you hit a roadblock, the ability to solve any problem that comes your way, and self-belief.
If you're scared to start that thing because you might fail, here's a reminder: you're already failing.
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
It is better to do your own duty badly, than to perfectly do another's; you are safe from harm when you do what you should be doing.
Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
Trust is the highest form of human motivation.
Plans emerge from trial and error. Skills are developed from experience. Talent happens because we're willing to learn from our mistakes. The common denominator in all of these things is getting off your as* and doing something.
Finding a new job is uncomfortable. Starting a company is uncomfortable. Learning a new skill is uncomfortable. Getting healthy is uncomfortable. Growth is uncomfortable.
Needing motivation is a sign of your goals lacking meaning.
Motivation without ability is the slow way to victory. Ability without motivation is the saddest path to failure.
Your goal in every maneuver in life must be ownership...When it is yours, it is yours to lose ” you are more motivated, more creative, more alive.
Build without attachment. Devote without imprisonment. Enjoy without chasing. Have without needing. Acquire without desiring.
Challenge yourself when life is easy, so you can handle it when life gets hard.
If you're serious about making real change, then you have to start small. Tiny actions become consistent patterns.
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
Release your past. Own your present. Create your future.
When the cost of failure is high, plan before you act. When the cost of failure is low, act before you plan.
The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone.
Compounding, in all ways, is a very powerful force. Long-term outlooks and long-term commitments are the easiest way to outperform other people.
You find motivation by starting small. You build momentum by creating daily. You become unstoppable by repeating the process.
Consistent, imperfect action led me to stumble upon an idea that hasn't failed yet. The only plan is to keep going until it does.
Don't always count on being motivated to accomplish the mission.
True belief in yourself is the ultimate determining factor if you make it or not.
Share your work. An idea that is never spoken or written down dies with the person who conceived it.
It doesn't matter how successful or unsuccessful you are right now. What matters is whether your habits are putting you on the path toward success. You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.
Your best work is done in calmness. Your best thinking is done in silence. Your best life is lived in purpose.
Picking the right thing to work on is the most important element of productivity and usually almost ignored. So think about it more!
Be unstoppable about getting your small handful of priorities accomplished quickly. I have yet to meet a slow-moving person who is very successful.
Don't be afraid to do something slightly reckless. One of the benefits of working hard is that good opportunities will come along, but it's still up to you to jump on them when they do.
If a man invests all of his money, all of his time, and all of his intellect into giving the world what it needs... the world will have no choice but to give him what he wants.
Our companies and countries need leaders who are givers, not takers. Takers demand attention. Givers pay attention. Takers brag about success. Givers take responsibility for failure. Takers aim to be better than others. Givers strive to do better for others.
Don't limit your challenges; challenge your limits. Each day we must strive for constant and never ending improvement.
Struggle hard and then if you do not succeed, you are not to blame.
If you want to learn writing, skip class and start a blog. If you want to learn marketing, skip class and build a business. If you want to learn psychology, skip class and spend a day in a casino. Reality is the world's best classroom.
The more progress you make, the more motivated you become. The more motivated you become, the more progress you make. Getting shit done is beautifully recursive in this way.
A lot of people want to start a business but few are willing to stay up to the wee hours of the morning working at it day after day while they work another, full-time, job.
The ultimate formula for success consists of five steps: know your desired outcome, know your motivation, take massive action, notice your results and change your approach.
Taking will make you live in misery. Giving will make you live happy.
Never do something for rewards. It's the road to misery. Always do something because it's the right thing. It's the road to meaning.
What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.
It's not the end of the world if you decide to change your mind based on new information. It's actually the ultimate strength.
Think of many things; do one.
The more disciplined you are, the harder you are to control.
Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait, the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify. Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy, but it may also never be easier than it is right now.
You have a right to your actions, but never to your actions' fruits. Act for the action's sake.
No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don't have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.
Do one thing: avoid criticizing others and concentrate on your path.
You can't wait for motivation to fall from the sky and push you. No one is coming to save you. It's up to you.
I think the best way to prove your value is to work, is to learn, is to absorb, to be a sponge.
Your best learning happens when you have fun, but also when you struggle. The best students learn to keep going no matter what.
Success is 20% working hard and 80% working on the right things. You'll never stand out without both, but where you apply the effort matters.
Listen to fewer podcasts. Engage in more conversations. Read fewer books. Write your thoughts more often. Collect fewer ideas from others. Come up with your own everyday. Don't be an encyclopedia. Be a limitless source of creativity.
The most value comes from doing something no one else can do, or no one else has thought of, in a way that is hard for other people to copy. If you try to be just like everyone else, and do just what they're doing, you will maybe do ok but certainly not great.
You can read motivational quotes on the internet all day and still never make any progress. They don't do a thing unless you put in the work. You know what you need to do - you just have to do it. So stop scrolling, get out of your head, and go make it happen.
If you compete against yourself, you can only win. Every time you beat your previous best you've just grown more powerful - all of your energies are on improvement instead of jealousy. And over the long run, that's how you become great.
The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don't feel like doing them. If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you're cheating yourself. Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do.
If you don't want better, no one can make you want better.
I've done a lot of things I thought were impossible. Nothing is impossible anymore.
Until you work as hard as those you admire, don't explain away their success as luck.
Being motivated and curious counts for more than being smart because it leads to action. Being smart will never deliver results on its own because it doesn't get you to act. It is desire, not intelligence, that prompts behavior.
The ordinary man seeks shortcuts and results. The superior man seeks his own path.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Disciplined habits beat motivation everyday.
The one common denominator of all successful people is their hunger to push through their fears.
Your body wants you to be comfortable while your mind wants you to be successful. Your mind has to win the struggle for shit to happen.
Motivation to get you started. Self-discipline to keep you going when it gets difficult. Self-control to keep you from doing shit to take you off the path.
Millions dream of becoming the next Michael Jordan or Lebron James, few are going to get up at 5 am and practice shooting for 2 hours before school everyday.