210 Motivation Quotes That Will Give You Energy

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The goal with these 210 motivation quotes is simple: to give you energy. That’s why you’ll find quotes on work, exercise, success, but also on hard times, life. Hope you’ll like them.

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No matter how high your bar is, raise it. Naval Ravikant

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One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. Paulo Coelho

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Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling. Just start. Sara Blakely

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn

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


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Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline. Jocko Willink

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We spend a lot of our lives over-planning and over-analyzing options, instead of doing them. Mark Manson

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Either you reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. Aristotle

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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. Stephen Covey


If you need inspiration to do something, don’t do it. Elon Musk (Tesla)

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If one felt successful, there’d be so little incentive to be successful. Alain de Botton

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If you are not falling down occasionally, you are just coasting. Kevin Kelly

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The more people speak, the less desire they have to act. Thomas Carlyle

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When you are not practicing, someone else is. When you meet him, he will win. Martial arts proverb

See also: dreams quotes, success quotes, hard work quotes

Special thanks to James Clear for his beautiful words.

The Best Motivation Quotes

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No human is limited. Eliud Kipchoge

If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price. Rudyard Kipling

If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way. Suzy Kassem

If there is a single key to success, it is the trait of being able to make things happen in the world – willfulness, determination, execution focus, not giving up when you hit a roadblock, the ability to solve any problem that comes your way, and self-belief. Sam Altman

The absolute best at almost anything in life didn’t simply work hard. They were obsessed. True in sports, business, music, arts, or anything else. Obsession isn’t possible or healthy for the majority of people, but for the select few who end up being #1, it is essential. Anthony Pompliano

To be inspired is to be pulled toward something; to be motivated is to be pushed by yourself or others. Thomas J. Leonard

If everyone waited until they felt “motivated” to do something, we’d never get anything done. Stop looking for motivation. Take action. The motivation will follow. Preethi Kasireddy

Stop deluding yourself that you’re not ready or that you need something before you start. You have everything you need: a brain, a desire, and a lack of shame. Go get it. Mark Manson

Life is short. And if life is short, then moving quickly matters. Launch the product. Write the book. Ask the question. Take the chance. Be thoughtful, but get moving. James Clear

The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like doing them. If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you’re cheating yourself. Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do. Shane Parrish

And that we will keep fighting not just to make history, but to change it forever. Nike

The standard pace is for chumps. There’s no speed limit. Kimo Williams

I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life; therefore I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action. Bruce Lee

Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be. Friedrich Nietzsche

The world is a very malleable place. If you know what you want, and you go for it with maximum energy and drive and passion, the world will often reconfigure itself around you much more quickly and easily than you would think. Mark Andreessen

Motivate yourself enough times to do something and it will become discipline over time. Practice until it’s automatic and you will become consistent regardless of what you think or feel. Discipline is the transformation of motivation into habit. Thibaut

I’d rather feel uncomfortable pushing for better than feel uncomfortable settling for less. Simon Sinek

Needing motivation is a sign of your goals lacking meaning. Carlos Del Valle

A vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you’re attempting can’t be done. Terry Pratchett

If you’re not obsessed, you’ll have to settle for less. Maxime Lagacé

If you want something you can have it, but only if you want everything that goes with it, including all the hard work and the despair, and only if you’re willing to risk failure. Philip Pullman

90% of maturity is getting over the fear of hard work. Jimmy Song

Destiny favors the committed. Kamal Ravikant

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Part 2. Motivation Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Motivation Quotes (Goethe, Tony Robbins, Kobe Bryant, etc.)

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Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation. Michael Jordan

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. Salvador Dali

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess. Kobe Bryant

I wanted to be one of the best basketball players to ever play. Kobe Bryant

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

If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy. T. Harv Eker

The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be. 14th Dalai Lama

Idleness is the dead sea, that swallows all virtues. Benjamin Franklin

Sloth (like rust) consumes faster than labor wears. The used key is always bright. Benjamin Franklin

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc (McDonald’s)

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Tony Robbins

Change is never a matter of ability, it’s always a matter of motivation. Tony Robbins

You can’t wait for motivation to fall from the sky and push you. No one is coming to save you. It’s up to you. Mel Robbins

When you have the strength and determination to face the facts you can achieve anything. Suze Orman

I love those who yearn for the impossible. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Most things are not obtained simply because they are not attempted. Baltasar Gracián

My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I thought would have a significant impact on the world. Elon Musk

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes but no plans. Bill Belichick (NFL coach)

There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley (NBA coach)

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. Napoleon Hill

A Warrior of the Light knows what he wants. And he has no need to waste time on explanations. Paulo Coelho (Warrior Of The Light)

I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there. Eliud Kipchoge (Marathon world record holder in 2019)

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. Mother Teresa

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Short Motivation Quotes

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One-liners, short motivation quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.

Action precedes motivation. Robert J. McKain

Imperfection beats inaction. Jack Butcher

Crazy dreams take crazy effort. Nike

It’s only crazy until you do it. Serena Williams

Progress is the ultimate motivation. Tony Robbins

Life rewards action, not perfection. Ed Latimore

Life rewards those who try again, and again. Maxime Lagacé

My actions are my only true belongings. Thich Nhat Hanh

Decide what your truth is. Then live it. Kamal Ravikant

Regret feels a 1000x worse than failure. Preethi Kasireddy

Don’t change your dream. Change the world. Nike

Start, because continuing is so much easier. Sahil Lavingia

The distance is nothing when one has a motive. Jane Austen

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Norman Ralph Augustine

You choose the future with your actions each day. James Clear

Be decisive. Pick one thing and pursue it all out. Tom Bilyeu

Be relentlessly hungry for what you want to achieve. Payal Kadakia

Opinions drive conversation. Convictions drive action. @TheStoicEmperor

No one cares about your opinion unless you showed results. @orangebook_

What we believe can significantly affect what we can achieve. Thich Nhat Hanh

You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself. Iyanla Vanzant

Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. Colin Kaepernick

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Inspirational And Positive Motivation Quotes

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Motivation gets you through the day, but inspiration lasts a lifetime. Nick Vujicic

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. Doug Firebaugh

Just start. Worry about the difficulty later. Don’t think about the time it’ll take. Ed Latimore

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

Everything can begin with you. You are the foundation of any change that will happen in your society. Thich Nhat Hanh

Your impact isn’t about the number of people you reach. It’s about how deeply people are affected by your work – and how long it lasts. Adam Grant

People think stopping when it starts to hurt is their best effort. It isn’t. Your best effort begins when it starts to hurt. Shane Parrish

To me, what makes someone successful is managing a healthy combination of wishing and doing. Wishing doesn’t make anything happen, but it certainly can be the start of some important happenings. Fred Rogers

Be a person on a mission. Move steadily toward your aim. Treat everything else as a distraction. Don’t be sidetracked by things that have no meaning in your life. Let your mission be the highest thing you’re capable of. Let it be the centre around which your life revolves. @TheAncientSage

Push yourself because nobody is going to do it for you. @MotivatedLiving

When your mind is telling you that you’re done, that you’re exhausted, that you cannot possibly go any further, you’re only actually 40% done. David Goggins (Retired Navy SEAL)

Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways. Marian Wright Edelman

Have the drive to achieve a goal in one year, but the patience to achieve it in ten. Thibaut

Rewards only accrue to those who endure. Stay in the game. James Clear

Every day is an opportunity for a new life. Rhonda Byrne

What will you do today that your future self will thank you for? Maxime Lagacé

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See also: NO EXCUSES (3 minutes YouTube video)

Funny And Surprising Motivation Quotes

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Motivation is bullshit. Either you want better or you don’t. Ed Latimore

You may not win, but you can’t give the bastards a free ride. Make them work for it. John Boyd

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot. Jim Rohn

I like the cold weather. It means you get work done. Noam Chomsky

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Deep Motivation Quotes

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Sometimes you just need motivation, but most of the time you need consequences. Angela Jiang

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

Motivation is short lived. Only genuine desire has the power to sustain a person for the long haul. James Pierce

Don’t put in average effort and claim that you want exceptional results. James Clear

If you want to be in the top 1% of a particular domain, then you can’t take your cues from and follow the social norms of 99% of people. James Clear

Perceived value motivates you to act. Actual value motivates you to repeat. James Clear

If you don’t have the hunger, forget it and go home. I don’t care how many books you read… I don’t care what you do; you’re not going to get there. Kapil Gupta

The best ones often feel like outsiders. Makes sense. Nothing great is created from conformity. Kamal Ravikant

Most fear is a signal of where to go, but we actually look at it as a signal of where not to go. Kamal Ravikant

You should be terrified of failing. And that is why you should do it anyway. Mark Manson

Create ridiculous standards for yourself and then savor the inevitable failure. Learn from it. Live it. Mark Manson

Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion. Friedrich Nietzsche (The Birth of Tragedy)

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. John C. Maxwell

Self-realization is not complete until it lives in action. Byron Katie

No person becomes world class by following prescriptions or directions. Kapil Gupta

The path you forge yourself creates meaning and meaning creates motivation. Maxime Lagacé

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Wise Motivation Quotes

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The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. Augustine of Hippo

When you don’t have self-knowledge, you can’t have self-motivation. Maxime Lagacé

If you want a certain thing, first be a certain person. Then obtaining that certain thing will no longer be a concern. Zen proverb

If you haven’t started, then taking action is more important than finding the best strategy. If you’re already taking action, then ensuring you’re working on the right thing is more important than working harder. Your effort sets your floor. Your strategy sets your ceiling. James Clear

The more you execute, the more you fail. The more you fail, the less you care. The less you care, the more you execute. Jack Butcher (See also: failure quotes)

Mindfulness must be engaged. Once we see that something needs to be done, we must take action. Seeing and action go together. Thich Nhat Hanh

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. Francis de Sales

One day gets you started. One month gets you results. One year gets you growth. One decade gets you success. @orangebook_

Difference between motivation and inspiration – Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Unknown

Success is not something you hack. Effort is not something you sidestep. For any goal worth achieving, there aren’t many shortcuts. The long way feels slow, but that’s the point. Adam Grant

How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty and you will know at once what you are worth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you have a “why” you will either find a “how” or you’ll create one. To seek a how before you have a why is to put the cart before the horse. @TheAncientSage

Why would you put on a limit on yourself when you don’t even know what your limit is. Abdi Nageeye

Be the least knowledgeable person who is doing something rather than the most knowledgeable person who isn’t. Thibaut

The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone. Bhagavad Gita

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See also: Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated (jamesclear.com)

Part 3. Motivation Quotes About…

Motivation Quotes About Life

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Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least. Jodi Picoult

Stay strong. Be honest enough to admit that the easy life is an utopia. Maxime Lagacé

The cost of hesitation is the life you could have lived. Kamal Ravikant

It is today that is important. The future will be what you have made it in the present. Thibaut

You might be afraid to go after what you want in life because you think you could fail, but the only real failure is in never trying. Rhonda Byrne

Life is too short to not be pursuing the best opportunity you know of. James Clear

Act fast on things that compound. Never let a day pass without doing something that will benefit you in a decade. James Clear (“things that compound are good habits like exercise, meditation, reading, walking, etc.)

Do not wait. If there is something you wish to do, go do it. Death comes for busy people too. It will not pause and return at a more convenient time. James Clear

If a desire is genuine, one will find a way to fulfill it. James Pierce

Only losers wait around for “luck” to happen. Winners will their way into existence. Preethi Kasireddy

Will you choose alive time or dead time? Ryan Holiday (See also: Advice That Changed My Life, 3 minutes YouTube video)

No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone. Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s time for greatness – not for greed. It’s a time for idealism – not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. Marian Wright Edelman

I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. Brené Brown (Rising Strong, Amazon book)

A lot of people in life are very successful but I think very few are fulfilled. Fulfillment comes when you know you tried your hardest and have given your absolute best when responding to life with “I must go on!” Stay hard! David Goggins

It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life. Paulo Coelho

If you don’t occasionally think of your old behavior and cringe, did you really even grow? Ed Latimore

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Motivation Quotes About Exercise, Fitness

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The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat. Richard Marcinko

It’s easier to motivate others than to motivate yourself. @orangebook_

It doesn’t really matter what kind of exercise you do, it matters that you exercise. It doesn’t really matter what you write about, it matters that you write. It doesn’t really matter what you build, it matters that you start building. Just start! Sahil Lavingia

Motivated people always find a way. Unmotivated people will always find a way not to. Ed Latimore

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity. James Clear

Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait, the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify. Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy, but it may also never be easier than it is right now. James Clear

If you have good habits, time becomes your ally. All you need is patience. James Clear

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. Andrew Carnegie (See also: self-esteem quotes)

Never ever envy someone their success. You have no idea the price they paid (or will pay). There is always a price. Instead, use them to motivate yourself. And be ready to pay the price. Kamal Ravikant

People see the result, not the effort. But it’s the effort that chisels you. It makes you who you are. Kamal Ravikant

The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation. Steve Pavlina

I run to prove to any human in this universe that there are no limitations. Eliud Kipchoge (World’s first to run a marathon under two hours)

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See also: 32 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out (healthline.com)

Motivation Quotes About Work, Business

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Consider starting a business. Sahil Lavingia

Extreme people get extreme results and normal people get normal results. Sam Altman

Hard work is rarely enough without good strategy, but even the best strategy is useless without hard work. James Clear

Study as if you know nothing. Work as if you can solve anything. James Clear

No single act will uncover more creative genius than forcing yourself to create consistently. You have to show up before inspiration will. James Clear

It’s never been a better time for self-motivated people. Anyone connected to the Internet has the education power of a university and the distribution power of a media company at their fingertips. Curiosity, courage, and persistence are the new gatekeepers. James Clear

Part 1. The most successful people (judged by history, not money) continually look for the most important thing they are able to work on, and that’s what they do. Sam Altman (See also: How To Be Successful At Your Career, twitter.com)

Part 2. However, they are willing to work on something for a long time even if other people don’t get it. “Important” does not mean “popular”.

There are exceptions, but the people at the top of almost any field worked very hard to get there. Be skeptical of people who tell you that you don’t have to work hard if you want to have an exceptional career unless they have exceptional careers. Sam Altman

It is very hard to do good work without being optimistic, exceptionally determined, and intellectually curious. Sam Altman

Any idiot can consume time and resources. Being able to produce is what sets you apart. @LifeMathMoney

If you have no self-doubt, it’s time to make your goals bigger. @LifeMathMoney

Intrinsic motivation is conducive to creativity; controlling extrinsic motivation is detrimental to creativity. Daniel H. Pink

Passion isn’t just a driver of hard work. It’s a product of hard work. It’s hard to love a task when you’re a beginner, but as you gain skill, it often becomes more energizing. Adam Grant

There are people who make no mistakes because they never wish to do anything worth doing. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Amateurs practice as much as they have to. Pros never stop. Jeff Goins

Once you realize you can create your world, you’ll never stop creating. Maxime Lagacé

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Motivation Quotes About School

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The most important things can’t be taught, but they can be learned. Shane Parrish

If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search. John Templeton

Curiosity + Drive is the deadly combination. Curiosity without drive is useless knowledge. Drive without curiosity is mindless work. Curiosity + Drive makes you invincible. Preethi Kasireddy

Asking for feedback isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign that you have the strength to take criticism – and you’re motivated to keep getting stronger. Adam Grant

I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up, and boy, does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you. Charlie Munger

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder. Natalie Gulbis

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Motivation Quotes About Success, Dreams

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Fate can start you at the bottom. Dreams can take you to the top. Nike

Never slow down for the world, one day it will catch-up with you. Nike

If they think your dreams are crazy, show them what crazy dreams can do. Serena Williams

Commitment is about stretching your capabilities. It can take you across all obstacles. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Nonconformity is a prerequisite for success. You can’t expect to achieve anything extraordinary with ordinary behavior. @zen_fi

Win through your actions, never through argument. Robert Greene (48 Laws of Power, Amazon book)

Goals not only help you develop initial motivation by making your dreams obtainable, but they also help you continue to be motivated and that creates momentum. John C. Maxwell

People will distract you, if you let them. Brian Norgard

Want to get rich? Learn to say ‘no’ to yourself. Yvan Byeajee

The level of success you achieve will be in direct proportion to the depth of your commitment. Roy T. Bennett

Get rich and do good with those riches. Justin Perry (See also: money quotes)

It’s better to fail by aiming too high and missing your goal than by aiming too low and reaching your goal. Adam Grant

Before following the crowd, ask yourself if their average result is acceptable to you. James Pierce

The surest way to find out your true potential is to realize it. James Pierce

Do what it takes. Period. Maxime Lagacé

See also: never give up quotes

See also: the best TED talks about motivation (ted.com)

Motivation Quotes About Hard Times

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Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. Jimmy Dean

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win. G.K. Chesterton

Top performers make mistakes just like everyone else. The difference is that they get back on track faster than most. James Clear

Live with a bias toward action. Ironically, this will teach you patience. When you take action each day, you learn the value of accumulating small improvements over time. You understand how daily habits compound. Be impatient with your actions. Be patient with your results. James Clear

If one is driven by the hope of reward and the pleasure of favorable outcomes, he will be stricken by self-doubt. If he is at all times self-honest about the purity of his motivations, his decisions and actions will arise from clarity. Kapil Gupta

We try things. Some of them go well. Some of them don’t. The point is to stick with the ones that go well and move on, not get upset about every little thing that didn’t go our way. Mark Manson (See also: anger quotes)

Some days you’ll be productive. Some days you won’t. Some days you’ll be healthy and energized. Some days you won’t. But every day, you can control whether you show up or not. Mark Manson

I wish we’d stop being so damn afraid of pain. Sometimes, pain leads to the greatest launching pad experiences of our lives. Kamal Ravikant

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. Erica Jong

What are you afraid of? What are you postponing? What are you avoiding? Do that. Maxime Lagacé

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Part 4. Conclusion

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If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Call to action: Watch Keep Going (3 minutes YouTube video by The School of Life) or read Motivation Guide (psychologytoday.com)