100 quotes about motivation "go and achieve!"

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100 motivational quotes that help you to reach your goals

01. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Mario Andretti

02. People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

03. When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Arsene Wenger

04. If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.

05. Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.
Michael Schumacher TWEET THIS

06. My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?
Rafael Nadal

07. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Jim Rohn

08. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz

09. If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
Noel Coward

10. Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
Les Brown

11. Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine

12. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

13. Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.
Abby Wambach

14. I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.
Edmund Hillary

15. The motivation is in my heart to work toward my goals and my dreams.
Nonito Donaire

16. I never race for records. The motivation to try to beat the record is not enough to continue. You have to enjoy it.
Valentino Rossi

17. I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.
Andy Murray

18. A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
Pat Riley

19. The great fights with your strongest rivals are always the biggest motivation. When you win easily it's not the same taste.
Valentino Rossi

20. If you make it a game, gamers will play it no matter what your motivation is in making it.
Jane McGonigal

21. We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
Walter Savage Landor

22. Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
Michael Shermer

23. Expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.
Donald Norman

24. Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.
Matthew McConaughey

25. Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.
Bella Thorne

26. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston TWEET THIS

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

28. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Nikos Kazantzakis

29. Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

30. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

31. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

32. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

33. Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Sam Levenson

34. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

35. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

36. If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

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

38. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

39. Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert

40. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

41. Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

42. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

43. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein

44. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

45. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe TWEET THIS

46. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller

47. There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley

48. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

49. A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

50. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar

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51. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson

52. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

53. Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

54. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Gordon B. Hinckley

55. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

56. Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews TWEET THIS

57. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

58. Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Philip Sidney

59. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Tony Robbins

60. Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

61. I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Mia Hamm

62. You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson

63. Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy TWEET THIS

64. Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer

65. Never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

66. Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

67. I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale

68. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
St. Jerome

69. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

70. The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
Bobby Knight

71. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

72. Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn

73. Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz

74. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

75. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton

76. Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

77. If you're going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

78. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Oprah Winfrey

79. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William Butler Yeats

80. Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Eileen Caddy

81. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
George S. Patton

82. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
George Whitefield

83. Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir

84. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

85. Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.
Christopher Reeve

86. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

87. Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Pauline Kael

88. You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

89. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Elon Musk

90. Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
George Herbert

91. The more we do, the more we can do.
William Hazlitt

92. Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Theodore Roosevelt

93. I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
Joan of Arc

94. Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Kyle Chandler TWEET THIS

95. Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sasha Cohen

96. There is always room at the top.
Daniel Webster

97. I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.
Rose Kennedy

98. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine TWEET THIS

99. Step by step and the thing is done.
Charles Atlas

100. One of the best things that you could ever do for your life, is to follow your passion, turn it into a dream, and introduce it to the light of reality.
Edmond Mbiaka

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