Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
The Gunnar Challenge offers new workouts every day, a meal plan and daily ‘verbal vitamins,’ which are a motivational video or workout tip. The thing that really makes the program work is the forum, where Challengers can communicate with each other and with me.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
It’s always too early to quit.
Do whatever you do intensely.
There is always room at the top.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.
Never, never, never give up.
One day, I got so disgusted that I sat down and wrote a list called ‘Justin’s list of things to do before he kicks the bucket.’ I wrote it for myself and shortened it to ‘Justin’s Bucket List.’ It was there on the wall, not as a story idea but as a motivational tool for myself, which actually ended up working pretty well.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
One finds limits by pushing them.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
They can conquer who believe they can.
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
I don’t know what it’s like to have a typical father figure. He’s not the dad who’s going to take me to the beach and go swimming, but he’s such a motivational person.
He conquers who endures.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
As long as I’m not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I’m glad I’m not an MC. I’m a motivational speaker. I’m not that rapper dude.
Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.
To begin, begin.
Deserve your dream.
Only the educated are free.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
Music – it’s motivational and just makes you relax.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Never give in and never give up.
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.
Marvin’s Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
The more things you do, the more you can do.
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?
If you’ve got a talent, protect it.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t ‘life hacks’ from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey.
I am not afraid… I was born to do this.
Know or listen to those who know.
One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.
The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
You will never win if you never begin.
I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.
A will finds a way.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
When one must, one can.
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
Well done is better than well said.
There’s a way to do it better – find it.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Give Obama a script he has made his own, and he is the motivational speaker to end all speakers. Tony Robbins cloned with Honest Abe.
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
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.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?
There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
I can, therefore I am.
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
God always strives together with those who strive.
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
After a storm comes a calm.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Leap, and the net will appear.
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Wherever you are – be all there.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that’s what you are.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.
Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
If you think you can do it, you can.
When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.
Many are called but few get up.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
I’ve a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women’s issues around the world – like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.
I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
The more we do, the more we can do.
Don’t fight the problem, decide it.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Step by step and the thing is done.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Always desire to learn something useful.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
I come to win.
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Never complain and never explain.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Who seeks shall find.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.
Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I started doing motivational tours. I’ve seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don’t introspect as much as we should.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Either move or be moved.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
You have to make it happen.
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.
Don’t think, just do.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.