So as you know, I’m all about having a positive attitude about life and spreading positive vibes to everyone I come across. I’ve been sprinkling some quotes and sayings in my posts that have resonated with me in one way or another, a couple of which I’ve even come up with on my own.
But then I began to ask myself, “Why not put all of these powerful thoughts in one place? Sometimes, people would just like some quick inspiration and don’t really want to go through a whole post for a nugget of wisdom…“
So that’s what this page is all about! It’s a growing accumulation of motivational quotes and sayings that I’ve put in previous posts, all in one place! I hope something in here helps spark your mind!
Make stepping out of your comfort zone a habit and get comfortable being uncomfortable!
You are what you think; your thoughts are your energy, whether they be positive or negative. Your thoughts determine your attitudes, which in turn catalyze your actions.
With confidence, you’ve won before you’ve even started and without it, you’ve already lost before beginning.
The greatest mistake in life is being too afraid to make one.
Fear is a mind-killer.
Walk with a smile and do to others what you would want done to you!
Stay happy and true to yourself!
Failures are stepping stones to success.
Change in your life only comes from a change within yourself.
You may not always have control of your circumstances, but you can control how you respond to them. Don’t let your circumstances control you.
No matter how bad you may think you have it, someone else in the world has it WORSE than you. Remember that.
Everything is Energy. Your thoughts begin it, your emotions amplify it, and your actions increase its momentum.
Pressure can burst pipes and create diamonds. Only you can decide what it will do to you.
Believe it to Achieve it!
“No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It’s either a product of your growth or a place that will help you grow.”
The more you are thankful, the more you attract things to be thankful for.
Being positive doesn’t mean you don’t ever have negative thoughts. It just means you don’t let those thoughts control your life.
In order to receive something you’ve never had before, you have to do something you’ve never done.
When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their limitations, not yours.
“If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.“
Stop limiting yourself to what you THINK you know you can accomplish. You’ll surprise yourself with what you can handle.
“If there is NO struggle, there is NO progress.” – Frederick Douglass
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” – Marcus Aurelius
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years!” – President Abraham Lincoln
“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we’ve already done.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected.” – Amy Rees Anderson
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer
“Don’t chase people. Be you. Do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come find you and stay.” – Will Smith
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian Larson
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Tony Robbins
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
“Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. To change your circumstances, you must start by changing your internal beliefs, attitudes and emotions.” – Ruben Chavez
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
“Those who say they can and those who say they can’t are both usually right.” – Confucius
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear.” – Ghandi
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.” – Maya Angelou
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” – Vince Lombardi
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” – Peter McWilliams
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“If you’re distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.” – Pharrell Williams
“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” – Paulo Coelho
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Ziglar
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – Jesus Christ (John 13:34)
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
“The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.” – Benjamin E. Mays
“When you’re up against a trouble, meet it squarely, face to face; Lift your chin and set your shoulders, plant your feet and take a brace. When it’s vain to try to dodge it, do the best that you can do; You may fail, but you may conquer, SEE IT THROUGH!” – Edgar Albert Guest
“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert F. Kennedy
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
“When you are progressing toward a goal that matters to you and appreciating the steps along the way, that’s a good life.” – Ruben Chavez
“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Benjamin Spock
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield
“To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.” – Peter McWilliams
“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree
“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” – Denis Waitley
“All the concepts about stepping out of your comfort zone mean nothing until you decide that your essential purpose, vision and goals are more important than your self-imposed limitations.” – Robert White
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marriane Williamson
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.” – Maya Angelou
“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” – Billy Graham
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Luke 6:31
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” – Dr. Christiane Northrup
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it it because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”― Michael Altshuler
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melodie Beattie
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” – John C. Maxwell
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart
“The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.” – Neal Boortz
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
“A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” – Plato
“If you are feeling low or trampled, unappreciated or forgotten and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion. The hope is real, you are valued, and what lies ahead is brilliance.” – Tom Althouse
“Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” – Unknown
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You don’t need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfection.” – Wilson Kanadi
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale
“New Year – a new chapter, a new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
“If you can’t fly, then run: if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington
“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.” – Pat Riley
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what (s)he has already achieved, but at what (s)he aspires to do.” – Kahlil Gibran
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Sun Tzu
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” – Arthur Ashe
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn
“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud
“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs – even though checkered by failure – than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” – Anne Frank
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Ingrid Bergman
“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bernard Williams
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss
“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” – Mother Teresa
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill
“Let yourself be driven by your will to succeed rather than your fear of not succeeding.” – Kevin Hart
“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” – William Arthur Ward
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” – Carl Sandburg
“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” – Denis Waitley
“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins
“Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.” – Socrates
“One finds limits by pushing them.” – Herbert Simon
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – Dalai Lama
“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his (her) dream.” – Paulo Coelho
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
“Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you…..If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct course along the way.” – Timothy Ferriss
“Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are.” – Socrates
“Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Neil Strauss
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey
“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” – Susan L. Taylor
“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” – Jesse Owens
“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone.” – Billy Cox
“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony
“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” – Brian Tracy
“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.” – Michelle Obama
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.” – Orrin Woodward
“Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work because it doesn’t take.” – William Bridges
“Feeling confident – or pretending that you feel confident – is necessary to reach for opportunities. It’s a cliché, but opportunities are rarely offered; they’re seized.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – T. Harv Eker
“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” - Marie Curie
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi