Success is defined in many different ways. Some people believe that having enough money and prestige to live your life by your own rules makes you a success. People who have those things often crave a place where they can enjoy a wonderful career but then escape to privacy and family at the end of the day is success.
What do you need to succeed?
You may think success is beyond your reach. It isn’t. It may take a plan of action, hard work, dedication, and patience, but you can reach it. People with less than you have accomplished success. People with more obstacles in their way have reached success. What was their secret? They found motivation wherever they could and they refused to give up.
Motivational quotes are often the boost you need to help you take one more step. These are not little sayings invented by writers to help you along. They are thoughts that came from the minds of men and women who became well-known while they walked their own path to success. These are people who changed the world as we knew it. They believed in themselves and mankind and they refused to give up. They pushed on when people got in their way. They pushed past those who tried to bring them down. Follow their lead. Don’t stop. Don’t give up.
Below you will find a list of motivations quotes selected to inspire you to push on toward your journey to success.
- “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela
- “If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.” ― Roy T. Bennett
- “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”–Thomas Edison
- “Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.” – Nicki Minaj
- “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” ―Winston Churchill
- “You just never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond.” – Debbie Reynolds
Sometimes you fall!
It is easy to put up all these positive quotes and when things are going well, or just before your day begins they can help you begin on a positive note. But, sometimes you are not going to win. Sometimes you are going to lose your client to the competition. Sometimes, you are not going to get the job you are applying for. Sometimes, things are just not going your way. What then?
Even when things are not lining up the way you planned, you can count it as a win. It is all in how you look at it. Maybe that customer would have been unreasonable to work with. Maybe he would have continually not paid his bill or reduced his payment because of something he claimed he was unhappy about. Perhaps that job you didn’t get was not being upfront with you. Some companies hire competitor’s best employees as a last-ditch effort to save their company from going under. You never know, so it is not worth worrying about.
Below, we will add a few more quotes to address the issues you are facing with these trials:
Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge
I never lose. I either win or learn – Nelson Mandela
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
Motivation is a gift.
When we motivate our family, friends, and coworkers, we are giving them a bit of confidence to step up. We are saying, “We believe in you.” But, when we have learned to self-motivate, we have developed a skill that will serve us for the rest of our life. No matter what challenges we face we can face it and move past it. Life holds no fear for us. This is perhaps the greatest gift of all.