41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most

Some days are easy–energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times when you need some inspiration.

Here’s some collected wisdom to help motivate you when you need it the most.

  1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. —Napoleon Hill
  2. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs
  3. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. —Sheryl Sandberg
  4. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. —Harriet Tubman
  5. Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. —Joshua J. Marine
  6. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown
  7. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. —Albert Einstein
  8. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. —Alice Walker
  9. If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. —Elon Musk
  10. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. —Indian Proverb
  11. I never dreamt of success. I worked for it. —Estee Lauder
  12. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. —Helen Keller
  13. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. —Mother Teresa
  14. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. —George Bernard Shaw
  15. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. —Oprah Winfrey
  16. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt
  17. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. —Amelia Earhart
  18. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. —The Dalai Lama
  19. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. —Anne Frank
  20. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. —Plutarch
  22. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. —Jimmy Dean
  23. Change your thoughts and you change your world. —Norman Vincent Peale
  24. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. —Leonardo da Vinci
  25. Eighty percent of success is showing up. —Woody Allen
  26. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. —Jim Rohn
  27. The best revenge is massive success. —Frank Sinatra
  28. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. —Walt Disney
  29. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou
  30. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. —Babe Ruth
  31. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. —Albert Einstein
  32. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. —Confucius
  33. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. —Ronald Reagan
  34. Nothing will work unless you do. —Maya Angelou
  35. Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. —Charles Swindoll
  36. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. —Arthur Ashe
  37. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. —Lao Tzu
  38. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. —Marie Curie
  39. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  40. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. —Zig Ziglar
  41. When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but the ones who have consistency in their motivation. —Arsene Wenger

 


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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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