Super motivational quotes

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Super motivational quotes
Super motivational quotes

They’re everywhere.  Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Memes… no matter where you look or turn there’s somebody trying to inspire you to do your best work and reach for the stars.  Hell; sometimes it feels like there isn’t a day that goes by without another nugget of wisdom (or trite platitude) being shoved in your face.

And that’s the thing – when we see something over and over again, it becomes easy to dismiss it as trite.  The words, no matter how wise they may be, lose their meaning and power because we’ve seen them before and we don’t think much about them. Just like a word or a name, they start to lose their import and we forget how powerful the message is.

That’s why I’ve decided to make this post; to rescue these words from obscurity and remind you (and maybe even myself) that no matter how often we see them, there is still power in these words.  It doesn’t matter if you heard it last week, or last year (or 10 years ago); these words are more than simple motivational quotes; they are the kindling of great fires.  Use them to ignite your own fire and get yourself moving towards greatness.

1) I will begin with three quotes that I find particularly powerful:

2) “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

3) “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Churchill

4) “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Now, it’s your turn.  Post below (or on a social network of your choice) a quote that has inspired you or motivated you to do great things.  Share it with the rest of us and if we like it, we’ll add it to this post so everyone can see what’s possible when people come together for a common cause!

-Tristan J. Tarwater

Okay!  Here are some I like:

5) “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

6) “The only thing that stands between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

7) “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Also, some I don’t really like but find relevant nonetheless:

8) “The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

9) “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow

And, finally, some “bad words”:

10) “Life’s tough…it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

11) “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George

12) “I am not the first, but I will be the best.” – Unknown

Okay, those should be enough…for now.  Thanks for adding to the list! Also, if anyone knows who said “The man who says something is impossible should not interrupt the man doing it.” I would love to know.

13) “The man who says something is impossible should not interrupt the man doing it.” – Unknown

That was tweeted by Elon Musk on May 13, 2013 at 9:57pm EDT.

Wow!  Thanks for sharing that.  I’ll add it to the list.

14) “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This one of my favorite quotes, for sure!  Thanks again!

It’s a pleasure. Here’s some more:

15) “Something truly difficult is true simplicity.” – Everett Shinn

16) “A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.” – Russian Proverb

17) “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

I hope this list continues to grow, the more the better!

Me too. Have a good one! Bye!  – Tristan J. Tarwater

18) “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

No problem, have a great day!  – Tristan J. Tarwater

19) “A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” – Baltasar Gracian

Okay, I think this is good for now.  Thanks again!  – Tristan J. Tarwater

Bye! Enjoy your day. 😉  – Tristan J. Tarwater

Hi.  I don’t really know who said this, but I think it’s a good quote:

20) “The only people you should try to emulate in life are the ones who help others when they need it most.” – Unknown

Let me know if that sounds familiar and if I can add it to the list.  Thanks.  – Tristan J. Tarwater

Dear Tristan, This really doesn’t sound familiar and I couldn’t find anything on Google about it either but here it is:

21) “The only people you should try to emulate in life are the ones who help others when they need it most.” – Unknown

-Tristan J. Tarwater

Oh, cool!  I’m going to add it to the list now.  Thanks for taking the time to check!

22) “We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. Attitude is everything.” – Lou Holtz

23) “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

24) “The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.” – Goethe

I hope this continues to grow into the hundreds. I think we should start compiling quotes by people who are actually alive today. I’ll get on that.  – Tristan J. Tarwater

25) “The real test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden

26) “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr

 

Super motivational quotes
Super motivational quotes

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