Sometimes you just need to see some positive quotes to help you get through your day or start kick your morning! It may seem like your goals might be too good to be true, until you read a certain thing and right then and there your whole mindset changes. So whether you’re starting a side hustle, or trying to accomplish a big life goal, knowing how to motivate yourself can help.
What is motivation? How to motivate yourself? And the best motivational quotes to smash any goal of yours!
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What Is Motivation?
Motivation is an important life skill. Every person on this planet is very unique, different, and we all have a purpose. Motivation is the desire to do something with your personal life, at work, in school, in sports or any hobbies. Having that motivation can help you achieve any goal you might have! Knowing how to motivate yourself can help you set your mind to accomplish any goal or dream you might have.
How To Motivate Yourself?
- Remind yourself why you want to do this
Keep reminding yourself why you’re doing this. Write it down, say it out loud, or whatever you have to do to keep this goal in check. Ask yourself what are the benefits of this goal. Example for myself, I don’t want to work for someone, I want to work hard for the things that I want to do in life and run things myself. Working for someone else doesn’t give me the motivation to do better, there is no reward… At the end of my day, I want that feeling of “wow I did this.” I need to do something that I love, instead of that feeling of dragging yourself to a job every single day.
- Create a positive environment
Reading quotes, a book you love, or listening to music can really change how you feel. Music for me really gets me in the mood. I have my pump up jams for the gym, or coffee shop music that makes me reflect on my life and gets me emotional at times. Before Jamie and I quit our jobs to travel the world, certain music really got me in the mood and made me feel really lucky and blessed that I was able to do such a thing.
- Celebrate the small wins
Sometimes when you think about a big goal you definitely feel overwhelmed at times. I sure do! Goals take time to accomplish, let alone BIG life changing ones. Instead create small goals. Everything great happens with mini baby steps. With mini steps you’re able to maybe tweak certain things, or come up with more neat ideas! Celebrating small wins will really help keep yourself motivate, and eventually all of those mini goals end up adding to that big goal. PLUS, celebrating is always fun and it’s a great way to also pop some BUBBLY! 😉
- Surround yourself with positive like-minded people
Same as being in a positive environment, you need surround yourself with motivated people. You need to be around others, who are just as ambitious as you are, who help lift you up, and are supportive of one another. Having the right kinds of people in your life will make a huge difference in your motivation. Being around negative people is honestly draining and it will hurt your goals if you hang around them too often. People who really care about you and your and your goals will lift you up not tear down your dreams.
Motivational Quotes That I love
- “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney
“All progress begins with a brave decision” – Marie Forleo
“If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit” – Banksy
“The stronger the why, the easier the how becomes – Jim Rohn
“When things change inside you, things change around you” – Unknown
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Jean Baptiste
“Someday is not a day of the week” – Unknown
“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk
“Hold the vision, trust the process.” – Unknown
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
“People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown
“One day or day one. You decide.” – Unknown
“No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful.”― Jaymin Shah
“Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later.” – Unknown
“The hard days are what make you stronger.” – Aly Raisman
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah
It’s okay to outgrow people who don’t grow. Grow tall anyways.– Unknown
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.— Jim Ryun
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” —Tommy Lasorda
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” —Mahatma Gandhi