10 Highly Motivating Quotes
Life is full of obstacles. It is those ups and downs that makes life worth living. Sometimes, these obstacles can deter our spirits and bring us down but real motivation is what it takes to get us back on track.
Are you motivated to attain your goals?
Are you motivated to make a difference in life?
Nothing says success like a motivated action. How often are you motivated to achieve a goal.? Those who make motival a key part of their life are the ones who succeed.
The sources of motivation can come from many places but your beliefs determine where you will go in life. How you motivate yourself is just as important as where the motivation comes from. When you know what is possible to achieve you can set your motivation in motion.
The quality of your thinking depends on controlling what you think about. Those thoughts and feelings will determine what your actions should be and your results you get depends on how motivated you are.
None of us would ever admit it but we all struggle to get motivated. In the May 2011 issue of The Harvard business Review, authors Teresa Amabile and Steven J. Kramer explain the reason behind why motivation brings progress in our work.
“Through exhaustive analysis of diaries kept by knowledge workers, we discovered the progress principle: Of all the things that can boost emotions, motivation, and perceptions during a workday, the single most important is making progress in meaningful work. And the more frequently people experience that sense of progress, the more likely they are to be creatively productive in the long run.”
Motivation forces us to set and attain our goals and while research has shown you can influence your own levels of motivation, self-control must be part of the equation. We can motivate ourselves all we want but the motivation must set us on a firm course that gets positive and attainable results.
1) “Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.” –Henry David Thoreau
Today’s society is a complex and multidimensional beast that puts sustained pressure on even the most highly motivated person. It’s easy to get caught up in the commotion of life and lose sight of oneself but you take a step back, analyse the unnecessary stress in your life and move on with a stripped down, clear and concise mind.
2) “Failure is success if we learn from it.” –Malcom Forbes
Once your mind is clear, you can see the benefits that failure brings. Failure helps provides an opportunity to grow in ways we hadn’t anticipated. Every successful person has failed at one time or another and will continue to fail. As long as you embrace those failures, do your best to improve upon them and learn from then no problem will be too large to overcome.
3) “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee
With social media bringing the world closer together, it’s time to become the leader and make your mark in the world. It seems individual personality has been lost and most people would rather join the rest of society and be a follower. People have forgotten how to think or act on their own without being told what to do or how to do it. It’s all about striving to be your authentic self. That is where your uniqueness and beauty ultimately lies. The more comfortable you are in you own skin, the more confident you will feel.
4) “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift by synthetic happiness” –A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Synthetic happiness only provides temporary relief. It’s time to seek out those achievements that provide long term satisfaction. This is where your success comes from. Real happiness is always motivated by actions that make us feel good. Don’t go through the motions. Instead, Set goals and motivate yourself to achieve them
5) “Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated” — Lou Holtz
The idea here is to surround yourself with like minded and motivated individuals who can help you achieve your goals. Those that bring you down need to be jettisoned. Success breeds success and those who are jealous or envious will only get in the way of your success.
6) “Business opportunities are like buses. There’s always another one coming” –Richard Branson
We all miss the opportunities from time to time, but when you watch for opportunities you can take advantage of … go for it! Always be on the lookout for people and ideas that can motivate you to take positive action.
7) “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” –Aristotle
Motivation can’t be forced upon. It must be come deep within and become part of your natural belief system. If you do something you don’t believe in, odds are your motivation will be lacking. Put your energy into what interests you and the motivation will follow.
8) “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Humans forget what enthusiasm can do for them. All the motivation in the world will not help a person who doesn’t feel it inside. Everyday we have chances to follow our dreams but if your heart isn’t in it, success will be a long time coming.
9) “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” –Bruce Feirstein
It’s a thin line between those that succeed and those that don’t. We forget how long and how much sweat and hard work went into success but those that fail only need to continue their efforts. Failure and success go hand in hand but those who succeed have an inner drive to find what works and make it happen no matter what the odds say.
10) “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote
Embrace failure for the knowledge gained is the motivation for future success. Each failure does not mean we can’t do it but tells us there is a new path that must be followed. Failure is a motivator for those who want to succeed. Have you ever met a person who never succeeded? No, because failure is always part of the process of success.
Whatever your motivation, the key is to take positive action and learn from your mistakes. Only then will your motivation make sense.
How do you go about motivating yourself?
You can find it all in my #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com entitled “Summoned To Love – A Spiritual Blueprint For Rediscovering Inner Peace, Unconditional Love, And True Happiness.”