100 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Get You Started

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Part of my daily job is to send out a newsletter with great picture, industry news and a motivational quote. Since Christmas is in the air and New Year is waving hello, I’m feeling generous. Here’s half of the list of all quotes I sent out to my colleagues in 2017. Hope they inspire you to reach for your dreams!

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napolean Hill

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

“You just can’t beat a person who never gives up” – Babe Ruth

“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightengale

“There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster

Starve your distraction and feed your focus.

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

“Trying is winning in the moment.” – Dan Waldschmidt

“Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Fortune favors the bold.” – Virgil

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Ralph Augustine

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

“I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath

“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.” – Bill Gates

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

​”The mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work when it’s closed.”

“A salesman minus enthusiasm is just another clerk.” – Harry F. Banks

“The secret of man’s success resides in his insight into the moods of people, and his tact in dealing with them.” – J. G. Holland

If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

“The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Brian Tracy

​​“The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

Begin by always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins

“Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad Habits.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The way get to started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” – Eisenhower

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

quotes to live by

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – W.W.

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.”

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

“Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.” -Joyce

“Follow your hopes and not your fears.”

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe.”

“We influence each person we meet. Our goal is to influence them positively.”

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

“Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti

“Recognizing what only you can do…is going to make you successful.” – Tyler Oakley

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker

“Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” –Stephen Covey

“Life is too complicated not to be orderly.” –Martha Stewart

“Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation” –Brian Tracy

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” –Napoleon Hill

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution.” – Dee Dee Artner

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” –Coco Chanel

“You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.” –Seth Godin

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” –Leo Babauta

Time is not refundable; use it with intention.

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” –Peter Drucker

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Edison

“Creativity isn’t about wild talent as much as it’s about productivity. To find new ideas that work, you need to try a lot that don’t. It’s a pure numbers game.” –Robert Sutton

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” –Dale Carnegie

“When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.” –David Allen

“Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” –Henry J. Kaiser

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” –Stephen King

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” –Henry Ford

“It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.” – Patricia Fripp

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. – Jeremy Collier

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.”

“Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence.” – S. Wilson

“Everyone lives by selling something.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Rise up. Start fresh. See the bright opportunity in each new day.”

“Think you can, or think you can’t – either way, you are right.” – Henry Ford

“Why not imagine yourself successful?” – Maxwell Maltz

“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” -Charles Schwab

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work.” -Dale Carnegie

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Brian Tracy

“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” – Rick Pitino

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Walter Chrysler

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“Every expert was once a beginner.”

“Set a goal that today you must be better than yesterday.”

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Thoreau

Happy Holidays!

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