Love them or hate them, motivational quotes can help get you off the ground when you are struggling to make a start.
During the evenings, once the kids are in bed, I sometimes find it difficult to rouse enough momentum to crack on with a client assignment or work on my blog. I’d much rather be dressed in my pyjamas, lounging on the sofa and binging on the latest Netflix series. However, if you have serious goals you need to put in some serious work.
Then there are the setbacks. It’s easy to think about giving it all up if it feels like your business venture or blog is going nowhere and you are wasting your time. I’ve had plenty of roadblocks over the past couple of years and I’m sure I’ll have to navigate many more, but the best thing you can do is keep going and believe in yourself.
So here are a few quotes that provide me with motivation and will hopefully inspire you to keep going when the road ahead gets a little rocky.
“Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still” – Chinese Proverb
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” – Winston Churchill
“Don’t wait for the right opportunity. Create it” – George Bernard Shaw
“Stars can’t shine without darkness” – Unknown
“Fake it until you make it. Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality” – Brian Tracy
“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela
“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action” – Dr. Henry Link
“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others” – Hasidic Proverb
“For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded” – Jack Canfield
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziglar
“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get back up” – Chinese Proverb
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” – Norman Vincent Peale
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – C.S. Lewis
“To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage” – Confucius
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of, ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar