Motivational quotes can help motivated and goal-oriented individuals stay on track, not give up, not succumb to their vices like laziness or procrastination. Motivational quotes for success can give you courage to finally start doing what you’ve always dreamed about and turn dreams into goals. Below you will find a compilation of motivational quotes for success, motivational quotes for work, for achieving goals, and mindset quotes with phone wallpapers. Follow Mindfulness Inspo on Pinterest to pin these and many other quotes and affirmations to your boards or download them for free and use as phone wallpaper or phone lockscreen.
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Motivational quotes for success
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right. – Henry Ford
This quote reminds us that success largely depends on our mindset. If you doubt your abilities to achieve a goal, you’ve already failed.
If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it. ― William Arthur Ward
Don’t forget that most limits exist in our minds only.
If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream. ― Arnold Schwarzenegger
To achieve your goals you need a lot of faith and determination.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. ― Napoleon Hill
Nothing can bring you success but yourself. ― Napoleon Hill
Many people wait for someone to come and rescue them: show them how to become successful, explain what needs to be done, lead them. But it is never going to happen.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. ― Napoleon Hill
Motivational quotes on regret
I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, ‘OK, I’m looking back on my life. I want to minimise the number of regrets I have.’ And I knew that when I was 80, I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal. I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that. But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day.
― Jeff Bezos
It’s either you go for it, achieve your goals and make your dreams come true or you stay where you are. ― Mindfulness Inspo, Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset for Success: Which Do You Have?
Don’t waste another year on something that doesn’t make you happy. Each year, even each day can get you closer to your goal if you start moving toward it.
Motivational quotes on fear
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ― Earl Nightingale
But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid. ―Arianna Huffington
Don’t let your fear or failure, fear of responsibility or any other fear make you give up your dreams.
I’m intimidated by the fear of being average. ― Taylor Swift
If you have ever experienced this kind of fear, you were probably born for great things.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ― Steve Jobs
Motivational quotes on life purpose
How to find your purpose in life? No one except you knows it. As a famous Russian psychiatrist, Andrey Kurpatov, explains: your purpose is something you already do. It’s something that you can’t not do. For example, I can’t not write because it’s the way I express my thoughts, learn, develop, and relieve stress. This is the way I operate. Writing makes me happy. My second purpose is helping stray animals. I can’t just pass by an animal in need because then I experience enormous amounts of stress.
Ariana Grande, for example, also seems to have several purposes in life as she not only enjoys singing but also has a dozen of rescue dogs and has recently opened an animal rescue in Los Angeles.
Below are some motivational quotes that may help YOU better understand yourself and find your purpose.
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else. ― Elon Musk
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
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. ― J.K. Rowling
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. ― Steve Jobs
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ― Steve Jobs
If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning. ― Larry Page
Motivational quotes on goal setting
Dreams will always remain just dreams if you never work on making them come true. Winning a lottery probably won’t happen. Forget about it and work.
A goal is a dream with a deadline. ― Napoleon Hill
The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed. ― Michelangelo
Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor. ― Bill Shankly
It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for ‘realistic’ goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy-consuming.
Motivational quotes on timing
The following motivational quotes teach us that the perfect moment may never come. Forget about it just like you should forget about winning a lottery. If you want to fulfill your dreams, you can’t rely on perfect timing. You only can rely on yourself and your determination.
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
Waiting for a better timing you’re just killing time! ― Mindfulness Inspo, Dos and Don’ts to Achieve Financial Freedom
“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. ― Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
Motivational quotes on persistence
Success is walking from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ― Winston Churchill
It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop. ― Confucius
Key to success: every day do something that gets you closer to your goal. – Mindfulness Inspo, Growth Mindset or Fixed Mindset for Success: Which Do You Have?
Put enough effort, don’t give up halfway and you’ll achieve success. – Mindulness Inspo, What’s the Difference Between Confident People and Unconfident People
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ― Napoleon Hill
You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours. ― Unknown
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ― Napoleon Hill
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. ― Napoleon Hill
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ You won’t believe what you can accomplish by attempting the impossible with the courage to repeatedly fail better.
If you have ever feared failure, remember, that the only situation you cannot change is death. Failure is experience. Failure is an opportunity to improve and grow. If you prefer to be always right and perfect in everything – don’t do anything new.
Motivational quotes on withstanding criticism
Invention is by its very nature disruptive. If you want to be understood at all times, then don’t do anything new. ― Jeff Bezos
When you live your life in different ways, it makes people around you become uncomfortable. So deal with it. They don’t know what you are going to do. ― Larry Ellison
Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.
― Jeff Bezos, The Long Run & Other True Stories: foreword by Jeff Bezos
These motivational quotes teach us that new entrepreneurs are often misunderstood, especially by their family and friends. It doesn’t really matter whether someone else believes in you unless you want this person to help you build your business. If you can do it by yourself, do it and surprise them. Confident people don’t need social approval and recognition. New entrepreneurs must be thick-skinned, confident, and self-sufficiant. It’s nice when someone else supports you, but if not – things won’t fall apart. Do it for yourself by yourself.
Spiritual motivational quotes for success
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
What you think – you become. What you feel – you attract. What you imagine – you create. ― Buddha
Attention energizes, and intention transforms. Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life. Whatever you take your attention away from will wither, disintegrate, and disappear. ― Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. When you seek money or power for the sake of the ego, you spend energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moment. When you seek money for personal gain only, you cut off the flow of energy to yourself, and interfere with the expression of nature’s intelligence. But when your actions are motivated by love, there is no waste of energy. When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates — and the surplus energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to create anything that you want, including unlimited wealth. ― Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
We work to become, not to acquire.
― Elbert Hubbard
Success is not about money, it’s about value you can give to the world with help of money. Read Success and Its True Meaning. Don’t lose yourself in the hustle. Don’t make money your God and don’t let money take control of you unless you dream of becoming the richest person in the graveyard.
Quotes on work-life balance
Rich people buy time. Poor people sell time.
Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive. Capacity, interest, and mental endurance all wax and wane. Plan accordingly. ― Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
It’s never smart to sacrifice sleep, rest, time with family for the sake of anyone’s, even your own business. Proper work-life balance is the cornerstone of success. To achieve your goals you need to be persistent. A tired, exhausted, and overwhelmed person can’t be persistent. See 6 Tips for Work-Life Balance and Stress-free Life and How to Recover from Burnout.
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