Motivational and inspirational quotes, for you

Motivational and inspirational quotes

I love amazing inspirational quotes!

Motivational and inspirational quotes can very quickly change my mood. They have this wonderful ability to change the way I’m feeling about life within moments. They can give me feelings of hope, possibility, and a sense of freedom. They can also jolt me into action because I feel like I can achieve great things. Sometimes, they just give me a little boost when I need it most.

How is it that simple quotes can have such a big impact on the way we are feeling?

My theory is that when we change the quality of our thinking, we can change the quality of our life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make us smile or a humorous quote can make us laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.

Our thoughts and feelings all determine our actions. Our actions then determine our results. Motivational and inspirational quotes are a wonderful vehicle to retune our thinking almost instantly. We all decide how we are going to think, and the power of motivational and inspirational quotes is that they can alter our thoughts and feelings, which impacts our actions and our results.

Here are some of my favourite amazing inspirational quotes.

I hope you enjoy them.

Motivational and inspirational quotes

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

“Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing, the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.” – Brian Tracy

“Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” – Brian Tracy

“Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” – Brian Tracy

“For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

“Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” – Brian Tracy

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?” – Brian Tracy

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

“Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” – Brian Tracy

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“Leaders are never satisfied, they continually strive to be better.” – Brian Tracy

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Motivational and inspirational quotes

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people” – Brian Tracy

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama

“Develop an ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” – Brian Tracy

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” – Brian Tracy

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” – Confucius

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

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

“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” – Brian Tracy

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.” – Mohnish Pabrai

“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” – Brian Tracy

Motivational and inspirational quotes

I’m going to leave with you some of my favourites. Well, at least they are favourites for today. I find that different quotes resonate with me on different days. Here are todays favourites:

“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

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

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

Powerful, isn’t it? I think sometimes we don’t start something because we feel we might not be any good at it, or we might even fail at it. But how do we know unless we give it a go? We just have to make a start, and keep going.

When I started my online career, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know if I was going to be successful. But I must have read my motivational quotes that morning, because I gave it a go! A whole new world opened up before my eyes. I learnt how to create my own websites. I learnt things that I’d never heard of, that are now second nature to me. I joined a community of practice where people can ask questions, help other, and also do modules of training, including live training classes.

I have confidence in something that made no sense to me before I started.

Read here about how I found a practical way to help me build my own dreams, and help me to steer my own future.

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How are you building your dreams? What has worked for you? Leave me a comment or a question and I’ll be happy to help and share my thoughts.

8 thoughts on “Motivational and inspirational quotes, for you”

  1. Hello Melissa,

    There can be little better than starting your day off with a motivational or inspirational thought.

    I got rid of my TV so that I stopped watching the news which seems to be filled with nothing but negative thoughts.

    Of course it is important to know about what’s going on in the world, but I certainly don’t want to start my day or finish my day with those thoughts…

    Better to have those wonderful quotes you supplied resonating around as we make decisions.

    I think you best said it “My theory is that when we change the quality of our thinking, we can change the quality of our life, sometimes instantly.”

    I totally agree with you.

    Hope to see more of your thoughts!

    Keep inspiring the world.


    • Hi Tim,
      I find the news just awful. I stopped watching it once the kids came along because the negativity (and horror) on the news is just too much. I refuse to have it on. I’m not at all brave enough to get rid of the TV though!!
      Thanks for your thoughts here Tim, I appreciate it. All the very best to you.

  2. Wow!  What a great list of quotes.  It’s true that reading quotes like this can change your attitude and perception and drive you into action.  I frequently read quotes such as these to get myself motivated.  It makes you look at your own life and realise that struggle and coming out of your comfort zome is how you succeed.  The one really important saying I always think about is the one that says something like “If you do what you have always done you will get what you’ve always got”.  If you want your life to be different you have to change your thoughts and then your actions.  As for being afraid to fail, I think that’s true for me certainly.  I’ve done everything I can to avoid keyword research because as someone who is blind, it’s not easy to do, but thanks to Jaaxy and the community at wa I’ve now learned how to do it in a basic fashion and I’m having my articles ranked too.  WEll done.  This was a pleasure to read.

    • Hi Kerry,

      That a great quote that you mentioned here, thank you. I see you’re a member of Wealthy Affiliate too – that’s awesome. Jaaxy is a fabulous tool. I was never confident with keyword research but Jaaxy made it so much easier for me. And of course the supportive WA community always helps when needed.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here Kerry and I wish you all the best.

  3. I almost don’t feel qualified to comment on all of these great inspirational quotes.

    While I also love inspirational quotes, a favorite of mine is a marketing slogan, “Just Do It”.

    That says a lot.

    My dad always said that “The most important thing you need to know is to know what you don’t know and that will keep you out of trouble”. I repeat that quote often and I use it to inspire me to learn things that I realize I don’t know about.

    I see you have a lot of quotes from Brian Tracy on this article. Is there a book or something that you recommend where I can learn more from him?

    It sounds like he probably has a lot to say that I want to hear.

    • Hi John, whoever came up with Just Do It is a genius! Your dad sounds like a smart man : )

      Brain Tracy is an international speaker and author. I signed up to an email newsletter of his and receive lots of daily motivation. Here’s his site if you’d like to check it out:

      Thanks for stopping by John and all the best to you.


  4. Fantastic quotes Melissa,

    I love all of the points you make about keeping a positive mindset and being mindful of our thoughts.  It’s okay and necessary to acknowledge our emotions so that we can start moving back into that positivity.  The key is learning how to turn it around and not wallow in the negativity.  I listened to a Pod cast with Tony Robbins yesterday.  Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact quote, but essentially he said that he doesn’t believe in preaching “motivation” because our passion comes from our desire being greater than the pain.  We choose to take on the pain because the desire to achieve surpasses the suffering.  Being connected to your passion is true motivation.

    All the best, 


    • Hi Tammy, Tony Robbins is awesome! Thanks for sharing, it’s an interesting perspective.

      All the very best to you.


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