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225 Motivational Quotes You Need to Meditate On

Motivation is a powerful tool, it pushes us to give our best effort, to go beyond conventional exhaustion and strive towards our goals. If anything, motivation is a mindset, a perspective on life. In order to achieve great things in life, one must be motivated to begin with. All successful individuals are highly motivated with a clear sense of what their priorities are.

The utilisation of motivational quotes are a fantastic way to keep you motivated but also to remind yourself of what is at stake which is the failure to fulfil your potential. That is surely the scariest possibility that we all face. Read the preceding quotes, come back to them as often as you need to. Be sure to internalise them, a good target would be one quote a day. Doing so will strengthen your mindset and resolve.

Here are 225 of the best quotes to keep your eye on the prize and to keep you hungry. It has been categorised in a way whereby you can simply take one daily to meditate and internalise it. Almost in a calendar like format.

Quotes to get you out of bed

  1. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”― Neil Gaiman

  2. “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso

  3. “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 which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

  4. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll

  6. “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” – Socrates

  7. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

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

  10. The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” – Unknown

  11. “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.” – Catherine Pulsifier

  12. “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.”  – Unknown

  13. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

  14. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

  15. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  16. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk

  17. “Hold the vision, trust the process.” – Unknown

  18. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

  19. “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown

  20. No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful.”― Jaymin Shah

  21. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”― Abraham Lincoln

  22. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”― Thomas Edison

  23. “Every sucessful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him.” ― K’wan

  24. “Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later.” – Unknown

  25. “Hustlers don’t sleep, they nap.” – Unknown

  26. “Greatness only comes before hustle in the dictionary.” – Ross Simmonds

  27. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

  28. “Work like there is someone working twenty four hours a day to take it away from you.” – Mark Cuban

  29. “Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise.” – Unknown

  30. The hard days are what make you stronger.” – Aly Raisman

  31. “If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

  32. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  33. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

  34. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

  35. “I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” – Michelle Obama

  36. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  37. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Kurt Cobain

  38. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

  39. “Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.” – Frank Ocean

  40. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

  41. “Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded there.” – Dr. Wayne D. Dyer

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

  43. “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Lionel from Maid in Manhattan Movie

  44. H.O.P.E. = Hold On. Pain Ends.

  45. Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

  46. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius

  47. “Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah

  48. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

  49. “Begin anywhere.” – John Cage

  50. You’re so much stronger than your excuses

  51. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be like the sun and the moon and shine when it’s your time.

  52. Don’t Quit

  53. Don’t tell everyone your plans, instead show them your results.

  54. “I choose to make the rest of my life, the best of my life.” – Louise Hay

  55. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

  56. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

  57. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

  58. “This is a reminder to you to create your own rule book, and live your life the way you want it.” – Reese Evans

  59. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie

  60. Do the best you can. No one can do more than that.” – John Wooden

  61. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  62. ‘It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.” – George Eliot

  63. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

  64. “Trust yourself that you can do it and get it.” – Baz Luhrmann

  65. “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” – Unknown

  66. “You can do anything you set your mind to.” – Benjamin Franklin

  67. “All we can do is the best we can do.” – David Axelrod

  68. “You never know what you can do until you try.” – William Cobbett

  69. “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.” – Mark Twain

  70. I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Wayne W. Dyer

  71. It’s okay to outgrow people who don’t grow. Grow tall anyways.

  72. When you feel like giving up just remember that there are a lot of people you still have to prove wrong.

  73. “The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.” – Nishan Panwar

  74. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

  75. “A walk to a nearby park may give you more energy and inspiration in life than spending two hours in front of a screen.” – Tsang Lindsay

  76. “If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” – Tony Gaskins

  77. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

  78. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

  79. “I can and I will. Watch me.” – Carrie Green

  80. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi

  81. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

  82. “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – Mandy Hale

  83. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

  84. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

  85. ― Leo Tolstoy

  86. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

  87. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”― Maya Angelou

  88. “Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone

  89. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”― Rob Siltanen

  90. No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

  91. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

  92. “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

  93. “When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” – Unknown

  94. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” – Unknown

  95. “Everything is hard before it is easy.” – Goethe

  96. “At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo

  97. “Whatever you do never run back to what broke you.” – Frank Ocean

  98. “Take the risk or lose the chance.” – Unknown

  99. “I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.” – Ursula Burns

  100. Never regret a day in your life. Good days bring you happiness and bad days give you experience.” – Unknown

Quotes to cure the Monday blues

  1. “Just another Magic Monday” – Unknown

  2. “One day or day one. You decide.” – Unknown

  3. “It’s Monday… time to motivate and make dreams and goals happen. Let’s go!” – Heather Stillufsen

  4. “It was a Monday and they walked on a tightrope to the sun.”― Marcus Zusak

  5. “Goodbye blue Monday.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

  6. “So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership.” ― Julio-Alexi Genao

  7. “When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” – Ella Woodword

  8. I’m alive, motivated and ready to slay the day

  9. Either you run the day or the day runs you.” - Jim Rohn

  10. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!“- David Dweck

  11. “You've got to get up with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.”– George Lorimer

  12. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.”– Wayne Dyer

  13. “Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.”Germany Kent

  14. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”– Zig Ziglar

  15. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“– Groucho Marx

  16. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”Ashley Smith

  17. “When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.“

  18. “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”-Albert Einstein

  19. “Stress is caused by being ‘here' but wanting to be ‘there.'– Eckhart Tolle

  20. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”– Dale Carnegie

  21. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”– Zig Ziglar

  22. “One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”– Viggo Mortensen

  23. “Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John R. Wooden

  24. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Ziglar

Quotes for Organizations/Work

  1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

  2. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

  3. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

  4. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

  5. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

  6. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

  7. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh

  8. “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” – Simon Sinek

  9. “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.’ – A.C. Benson

  10. “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” – Stanley McChrystal

  11. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

  12. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

  13. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

  14. “If everything seems to be under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

  15. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

  16. “The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

  17. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” – Oscar Wilde

  18. “Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” – Benjamin Hardy

  19. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.” – Kamari aka Lyrikal

  20. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle

  21. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

  22. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” – Mother Teresa

  23. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

  24. “If you work on something a little bit every day, you end up with something that is massive.” – Kenneth Goldsmith

  25. “The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

  26. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

  27. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  28. “At any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end.” – Unknown

  29. “Amateus sit around and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

  30. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

  31. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

  32. Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

  33. “You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  34. “It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, but a good amount of it actually is.” – Unknown

  35. When someone says you can’t do it, do it twice and take pictures.

  36. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder

  37. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah

  38. “If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track.” – Susan Fales-Hill

  39. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” – Helen Keller

  40. “Sunshine all the time makes a desert.” – Arabic Proverb

  41. “The big lesson in life is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra

  42. You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – JIm Rohn

  43. “Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.” ― Roy T. Bennett

  44. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” –Louise L Hay

  45. “Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae

  46. “Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.” – Phillip Sweet

  47. “You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything.” – Ali Krieger

  48. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

  49. “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.” ― Stephen Hawking

  50. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” ― Lady Gaga

  51. “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”― William Faulkner

Quotes about Success

  1. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

  2. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

  3. “Every champion was once a contender that didn’t give up.” – Gabby Douglas

  4. “To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.” – Summer Sanders

  5. Don’t dream about success. Get out there and work for it.

  6. “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

  7. You can cry, scream, and bang your head in frustration but keep pushing forward. It’s worth it.

  8. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

  9. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

  10. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

  11. Do the best you can. No one can do more than that.” – John Wooden

  12. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  13. ‘It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.” – George Eliot

  14. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

  15. “Trust yourself that you can do it and get it.” – Baz Luhrmann

  16. “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” – Unknown

  17. “You can do anything you set your mind to.” – Benjamin Franklin

  18. “All we can do is the best we can do.” – David Axelrod

  19. “You never know what you can do until you try.” – William Cobbett

  20. “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.” – Mark Twain

  21. The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

  22. “What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing.” – Jamie Foxx

  23. “Quitters never win. Winners never quit!” Dr. Irene C. Kassorla

  24. “It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.” – Charles A. Jaffe

  25. “If there is no wind, row.” – Latin Proverb

  26. “It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life.” – Joyce Meyers

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

  28. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

  29. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

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

  31. Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally, and don’t take no for an answer.” – Sophia Amoruso

  32. “Don’t be upset when people reject you. Nice things are rejected all the time by people who can’t afford them.” – Unknown

  33. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

  34. “There are two rules for success. 1: Never reveal everything you know.” – Roger H. Lincoln

  35. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

  36. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”  ― Pele

  37. “If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.” – Tony Robbins

  38. “Forget your excuses. You either want it bad or don’t want it at all.” – Unknown

  39. “The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forleo

  40. “I want to be remembered as the one who tried.” – Dr. Dorothy Height

  41. You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

  42. “One thing’s for sure, if you don’t play, you don’t win.” – Kylie Francis

  43. “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi

  44. “Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

  45. “When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do.” – Nicki Minaj

  46. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King

  47. ‘Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding, nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” – Joe Torre

  48. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

  49. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock

  50. “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” –Robert T. Kiyosaki

With these quotes at your disposal, be sure to hold every word close to your heart. Take each word as gospel and use them to propel you to greater heights. You got this.


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