The Best 25 Motivational Quotes To Kick Start Every Morning

The Best 25 Motivational Quotes To Kick Start Every Morning

The Best 25 Motivational Quotes To Kick Start Every Morning

Thoughts become things, and as entrepreneurs and leaders, it is especially important that we remember to pay attention to our thoughts every day and motivational quotes are a great way of doing this. Your ability to stay motivated isn’t just for your personal benefit; it affects those around you as well: your team, your investors, your families and friends. When you can stay motivated, everyone around you is improved.

As you start each day, let these motivational quotes from some of the best minds on the planet, past and present, inspire you think positive, inspirational thoughts habitually throughout your days.

  1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa
  2. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” — Vincent van Gogh
  5. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray
  6. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand
  7. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart
  8. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser
  9. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde
  10. “Being motivated costs you nothing, but can get you everything.” — Murray Newlands
  11. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” — Florence Nightingale
  12. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” — W. Clement Stone
  13. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen
  14. “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
  15. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
  16. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”— Arthur Ashe
  17. “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.” — Jesse Owens
  18. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills
  19. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Christopher Columbus
  20. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’”— Audrey Hepburn
  21. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” –Thomas Jefferson
  22. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” — Robert Collier
  23. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.” — Mark Twain
  24. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vidal Sassoon
  25. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” — Audre Lorde

The Best 25 Motivational Quotes To Kick Start Every Morning


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20 Quotes to Help Motivate You to Hustle Like Never Before

20 Quotes to Help Motivate You to Hustle Like Never Before

Building great businesses, achieving massive goals and rising to the top of your profession doesn’t just happen by accident. It happens through a ridiculous work ethic and consistently showing up every single day.

Here are 20 quotes to help motivate you to hustle like never before:

1. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” — Stephen C. Hogan

2. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work.” — George Bernard Shaw

3. “If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.” — Henry Rollins

4. “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” — William James

5. “Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” — Sophia Loren

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

7. “If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

8. “Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” — Pope Paul VI

9. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King

10. “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” — J.G. Holland

11. “Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” — Edward H. Harriman

12. “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.” — Marvin Phillips (or an unknown author)

13. “The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.” — Garth Henrichs

14. “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” — Marcus Washling

15. “If you feel you are down on your luck, check the level of your effort.” — Robert Brault

16. “You’re either changing your life or you’re not. No waiting for this or that or better weather or other hurdles. Hurdles are the change.” — Terri Guillemets

17. “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese proverb

18. “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” — Dutch proverb

19. “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” — Margaret Thatcher

20. “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” — George Bernard Shaw

Read these quotes. Analyze these quotes. Most important, adopt these quotes into your everyday life.
20 Quotes to Help Motivate You to Hustle Like Never Before

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

To fill the inspiration gap, here are four goal-setting ideas to spur that (sleepy) motivation monster inside:

  1. Improve time management
  2. Read a book per month
  3. Workout at least three times a week
  4. Eat better

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015.

Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego

The well-being of a businesses depends on the entrepreneurs understanding their real motives.

Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego – Derek Lidow – Harvard Business Review.