Feeling motivated, inspired and determined isn’t something that just happens for everyone each morning. Some days you might need a boost to jumpstart your day. For those not-so-inspiring days, we recommend the following quotes to get your juices flowing.
1) “Action conquers fear” — Peter Nivio Zarlenga
While it would be ideal to feel 100 percent confident about every task and project you take on, that’s not always the case. If you’re facing a difficult day, one which has you feeling a bit insecure or unsure, Zarlenga’s quote is one to remember. As you begin taking on your challenges, your fear should dissipate and what once seemed impossible will become an accomplishment you can be proud of!
2) “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” – Maya Angelou
We often ask for many things without considering what getting them will mean. More clients, media coverage and accolades often mean more time and work. Maya Angelou reminds us to be prepared for it all so we can be successful and enjoy those things we once hoped would come.
3) “Nothing great was ever achieved by being realistic!” – Tom Venuto
This is one of our favorite motivational quotes! Pushing oneself beyond current limits generates new and exciting ways of thinking which can lead to great success. Don’t limit yourself by always being “realistic”. Each day, push yourself a little further and expand your expectations. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish.
4) “The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, executive or just starting your first day on the job, understanding your power is key to keeping and growing it. Each of us has power over ourselves and others. Consider the power you currently have to motivate, inspire, accomplish and grow. Do you take advantage of these powers? Do you even know you have them? Take a few minutes each morning to jot down some of the powers you possess.
5) “The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost
There will always be those times when it’s just not your day. You can remember motivational quotes, push yourself beyond your limits, stay positive and no matter how hard you try, the day just won’t bend to your will. Robert Frost reminds us that when those times come, just keep going. You’ll make it through the day, no matter how difficult, and come out on the other side. Just keep going!
What quotes help motivate you? Share them in the comments below!
Originally published May 09, 2014, updated Aug 07, 2020