Motivational quotes page 3
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not
Henry van Dyke
In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you
look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk
by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is
Alexander Graham Bell
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down
and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.
The task ahead is never as great as the power behind us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everybody's an artist. Everybody's God. It's just that they're inhibited.
It's a special thing to take time in your life to do something that people wouldn't think that
you would do. I was very tentative to do that.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Big thinking precedes big achievements.
Wilferd A. Peterson
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be
narrow-minded and too prudent.
Vincent van Gogh
No one knows what he can do till he tries.
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn
your person, maintain your health, your beauty, and your animal spirits!
Are you worried? Do you have too many "what if" thoughts? You are identified with your mind,
which is projecting itself into an imaginary future situation and creating fear. There is no way
that you can cope with such a situation, because it doesn't exist. It's a mental phantom. You
can stop this health- and life-corroding insanity simply by acknowledging the present
You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that
is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have
anything to learn from them.
It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.
American Beauty, 1999
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the
not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely
frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire
can be won. It exists... it is real... it is possible... it's yours.
How do we discover our greatness? By upgrading our relationships and by having goals that
are beyond our comfort zone. Why? Because it causes you to reinvent yourself. Brian Tracy
calls it the "danger zone." You wanna do something you've never done!
All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own
The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain -
he is inspired by it. The
persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are
created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are meant to be
solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
William Arthur Ward
Make every day your masterpiece.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from
coming up to bat.
When you believe something is impossible, your mind
goes to work for you to prove why. But,
when you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and
helps you to find the ways to do it.
How about being your own motivator? How about taking
charge and putting yourself back in
control? You can, just by learning that all true motivation - the only kind that lasts, the only
kind you can count on - is internal motivation.
Who dares wins.
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the
St. Francis of
The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered
failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer too much,
because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life, A Speech before the