Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

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We have compiled over 5000 of the best inspirational and motivational quotes, words, phrases, and sayings about love, health, fitness, weight loss, bodybuilding, success, money, business, career, confidence, perseverance, and more!

If you are struggling right now…

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We all lose motivation from time to time.

It happens to the best of us.

Whether  you are going through a difficult time in life or challenging yourself to accomplish a new goal, we all need to find ways to get our minds focused and back on track so we can get more things done.

Below you will find the ultimate guide to motivational and inspirational quotes, lines, phrases, and sayings including famous quotes and stories:

Inspirational & Motivational Quotes Guide

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Inspirational Quotes Of The Day

“Making excuses is one of a host of self-defeating behaviours and mental patterns that can block your success.” ― Stephen Richards

“It is less about becoming a better person, and more of being better, as a person.” ― J.R. Rim

Motivational Quotes About Life

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with consistent focus on your goals and desires.” ― Stephen Richards

“When change happens, you have a choice for how you are going to respond. You can either lose your composure and react impetuously or use the event or situation as a learning opportunity to shift your mindset and respond appropriately. Begin to notice your responses when changes occur and do your best to choose a breakthrough over a breakdown.” ― Susan C. Young

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

“I find it sad that too many do not understand themselves, or their potential. They don’t even take the time to get to know their unconsciousness. You can truly learn so much, by simply getting to know the “you” that is behind the reality of yourself.” ― Lionel Suggs

“By making yourself a life-long learner you’ll keep discovering new and exciting things about yourself and others.” ― Rachel Robins

“The road to success begins with knowing what you need to know and why”
― Savania China

“Each store will fulfil some of your needs, but no individual store can meet all of your needs. Learning how to set realistic expectations now and in future relationships requires you to examine each of the existing stores to see what they can offer.” ― Janet Crain

“We must accept the reality that the causes of impatience travel a two-way street.” ― Allan Lokos

“Don’t live your life with anger and hate in your heart. You’ll only be hurting yourself more than the people you hate.”

“There is nothing to prove to anyone, just concentrate on your own needs.” ― Stephen Richards

“life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.”

“Practice is a great contributor to success, but you have to be careful what you practice.” ― Don Crosby

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” ― Marie Curie

“Your life will always be the perfect classroom journey for you and every experience that shows up in your journey is here to serve you. There is meaning and purpose behind everything that happens. There are no accidents which means your suffering through difficulties is never for nothing. Your life matters and everything you experience matters. Your trials are there to help you become a better person and trusting this is truth will take some of the sting out of them. Suffering becomes more bearable if it at least counts for something.” ― Kimberly Giles

Be mindful of what you toss away, be careful of what you push away, and think hard before you walk away.

“People undergo several sequential steps in maturing from infancy including childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and old age. Each stage presents distinct challenges that require a person to amend how they think and act. The motive for seeking significant change in a person’s manner of perceiving the world and behaving vary. Alteration of person’s mindset can commence with a growing sense of awareness that a person is dissatisfied with an aspect of his or her life, which cause a person consciously to consider amending their lifestyle.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

You can’t litter negativity everywhere and then wonder why you’ve got a trashy life.

“In order to fit our needs and wants, we are constantly adjusting and altering our behaviors and feelings. Metaphorically speaking, we are constantly giving birth to priorities; our priorities are perpetually reassessed and we perpetually adjust to accomplish them. Some call this “Change.” I call it, improving ourselves by means through the inner self.” ― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“A life lived well, or poorly, uses our resources to such an extent that it can weaken many areas which were once strong. Simply from wear and tear, we may tire and need to be re-fortified. Seek ways to re-strengthen so that you may perform at higher levels and increase your endurance to enjoy a life you love.”
― Susan C. Young

Remember, you don’t compete with anyone, you make them compete with you. You can control what you put on yourself; you can’t control what the other guy puts on you. So you focus only on the internal pressure that drives you. Run to it, embrace it, feel it, so no one else can throw more at you than you’ve already put on yourself.”
― Tim S Grover

“Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.” ― Alysha Speer

“The principle that first you try to solve your problems on your own and only turn to others as a last resort applies to friends. We have an obligation to show our friends that we are turning to them for a favor not because it happens to be convenient for us to do so but because of a compelling reason.” ― P.M. Forni

“It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“All men are equal but their graces and abilities separates them and makes certain things possible for them than for others.” ― Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” ― Miguel Ruiz

“People lose their enthusiasm and disengage for a variety of reasons. It can be due to boredom, disinterest, rejection, apathy, overwhelm, or exhaustion. Once a person begins to disengage, the tendency can bleed over into other areas of their life and disconnect them from what would actually bring them joy.” ― Susan C. Young

“When we read books or acquire information about personal development even when we are mentally, emotionally, spiritually and/or physically healthy, we accumulate the personal inner tools that can save our minds from the negative consequences of a bad day.” ― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana

“In order to answer the question “Where am I going?” one needs to work for self-improvement, to possess decisiveness, to have a will to win and dedication to achieve the goal at all cost” ― Sunday Adelaja

“To be resolved to something is a reflection of your inner core, not the nature of resolving.” ― Auliq-Ice

“To heal physically, one must heal the emotional aspect of the issue first or it will resurface in another way.” ― Stephen Richards

“Loving-kindness challenges those states that tend to arise when we think of ourselves as isolated from everyone else—fear, a sense of deficiency, alienation, loneliness.” ― Sharon Salzberg

“Until you know how to change yourself for the better, you cannot change others.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Every crisis is a wisdom crisis. If you have no peace around you then you lack wisdom.” ― Patience Johnson

“When One judges another, they unconsciously allow themselves to be judged.” ― Steven Farmer

“The choice to make good choices is the best choice you can choose. Fail to make that choice and on most choices you will lose.” ― Ryan Lilly

“Rather than waste or eliminate items which you don’t currently use, discover a new way to improve and enjoy their value. What strengths and talents can you repurpose for a new endeavor? How can you re-purpose your thoughts to ensure they help you rather than hinder?” ― Susan C. Young

“Somewhere between handling challenges, taking care of business, and juggling responsibilities, you may have lost pieces of yourself which you long to recover. Perhaps they were buried and forgotten long ago. Rediscovering is more than just being reminded of these golden treasures. It is being able to excavate your riches by pulling them out, polishing them off, and allowing them to shine again.” ― Susan C. Young

“We search our entire lives to create a genuine and reliable self that can relate with other people and faithfully express our artistic temperament. Our battle for personal authenticity requires us to penetrate layers of self-deception, conquer ego defense mechanism, and destroy a false self that is intent upon meeting other people’s expectations.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

“One hour a day withdrawn from frivolous pursuits and profitably employed would enable any man of ordinary capacity to master a complete science. One hour a day would in ten years make an ignorant man a well-informed man…In an hour a day, a boy or girl could read twenty pages thoughtfully—over seven thousand pages, or eighteen large volumes in a year. An hour a day might make all the difference between bare existence and useful, happy living. An hour a day might make—nay, has made—an unknown man a famous one, a useless man a benefactor to his race.” ― Orison Swett Marden

“Bill Gates (and his successor at Microsoft, Ray Ozzie) are famous for taking annual reading vacations. During the year they deliberately cultivate a stack of reading material—much of it unrelated to their day-to-day focus at Microsoft—and then they take off for a week or two and do a deep dive into the words they’ve stockpiled. By compressing their intake into a matter of days, they give new ideas additional opportunities to network among themselves, for the simple reason that it’s easier to remember something that you read yesterday than it is to remember something you read six months ago.” ― Steven Johnson

“Don’t ask me to distance myself from the person I cannot become.” ― Angelos Michalopoulos

“Each of us is the enactor of our personal saga; we create the phantom of the self. We are the principal character in our personal story, as well as witnesses and reactors to the storylines of other persons whom we adore. We are each the composers of our evolving personal story; we are the protagonist of our personal life story.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

“Literature provides a person with a conceptual framework for recognizing human beings recurrent challenges in life. Reading good literature deepens a person’s understanding of the variable ways that somebody might respond to circumstances in their world, thereby adding to their own potential intellectual and spiritual depth and expands their understanding of the nuances of their own personal behavior.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster

Some people contend that there are no new ideas and everything under the sun has already been created. Thankfully, innovation and regeneration continue to prove otherwise. New and amazing innovations are born every day from the regeneration of ideas and creativity. How can you create something brand new using your current resources?” ― Susan C. Young

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.” ― James Allen

“We all must determine what types of anatomical castanets vest in our central core. For aught we know, we still tend to think of ourselves as a complete and fixed product. In reality, analogous to an unfinished paper, working from the inside out, we are retooling ourselves every day whether we recognize the minor or major tinkering taking place or not. In a neurological sense, the brain is constantly working to build and rebuild itself. In a psychological sense, every day the human mind is altering who we are. We constantly take in new information that modifies and enhances our understanding of the world and our place in the environment. Every day we are using the sense of self and our accumulated knowledge to adapt to our world and modify our thinking and behavior.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

Tips On Staying Motivated & Inspired

1. Embrace The Journey

Life is a long journey and all too often people get caught up in trying to attain something or get somewhere that they forget that the goal is the journey.

You see…

No matter where you are at in life right now, no matter where you are going, the whole point of the “end result” is the journey itself.

It’s along this journey that you discover more of who you are.

It’s during the process that you learn and grow as a person.

Life is going to be filled with many ups and downs so the best thing to do is buckle up and enjoy the ride.

2 Know What You Want

If you don’t know what you want, then you don’t know where you are going.

For you to be able to enjoy the journey, you do need a destination in mind so that your desire can pull you in that direction.

And sometimes the best way to know what you want, is by knowing what you don’t want.

Never discount learning experiences where you discover that you don’t like something. There is great value in this experience because now you know what you don’t want.

If you have not done so already, write down five goals or things you would like to accomplish in the next five years.

3 Follow Your Excitement

The best way to figure out what you do want in life is by following your passion and excitement.

All too often this type of message gets lost in New Age rhetoric but it is actually a powerful tool if you strip away all of the “woowoo” from it and keep it this simple:

Every day, you will have many things to choose from. Choose the one that is the most exciting that you can take action on without expectation of what is to come from it and see where it leads you.

When you can no longer take it any further, move on to the next exciting thing.

Your excitement is like a compass needle pointing you in a specific direction that says, “Go this way.”

So follow your passion and excitement and see where it leads you.

4. Keep A Positive Mind & Healthy Body

Life is filled with lots of negativity.

It will be your job to surround yourself with positive energy and people.

And, it will be your job to fill your body with the right foods that keep you feeling healthy and clean.

Your mind and a body is a vessel: what you put in is what you get out.

If you want to live a life filled with joy and passion, fill your mind and body with good things.

5. Practice Gratitude

If you don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses, life can seem mundane (even though its not).

All too often, people get lost in their day-to-day activities and then life becomes boring or a drag.

Their are no boring situations, just bored minds.

If you stay in a state of gratitude and are thankful for each moment, then you will be in a state where you can attract better things in your life.

You are an antennae that is broadcasting and receiving energy.

Remain in a state of gratitude and you will attract that in your life.

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