Life often hits us with one thing after another.
Our boss reprimands us for not reaching a deadline, an unexpected expense arises that puts us behind on our rent, a family member becomes ill, and setbacks abound that seem almost hostile in nature.
Sometimes, it seems like we just can’t get a break. But the problem really arises when challenges such as this mount. When that happens, we become overwhelmed and are most at risk of quitting on our dreams and goals.
But quitting won’t make the challenges go away. The only way to truly handle our challenges is by facing them head on – and that requires a powerful, pure-burning motivation to take action despite these setbacks. Here are 30 powerful motivational quotes to help you do just that and conquer life’s many great challenges.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein (more quotes)
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
– Jimmy Dean
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
– Mark Twain
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
– Michael Jordan
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
– Nelson Mandela (more quotes)
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!
– Audrey Hepburn (more quotes)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt (more quotes)
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
– Henry Ford
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
– Alice Walker
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
– Oprah Winfrey (more )
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
– Helen Keller (more quotes)
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
– George Addair
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
– Norman Vincent Peale
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.
– George Herbert
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
– Amelia Earhart (more quotes)
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
– George Whitefield
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
– Charles Swindoll
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
– Michael Phelps
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
– Babe Ruth
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas A. Edison (more quotes)
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
– Aristotle Onassis
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
– Eleanor Roosevelt (more quotes)
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
– Og Mandino
It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.
– Vince Lombardi
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
– Winston Churchill (more quotes)
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
– Dalai Lama (more quotes)
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
– Henry Ford
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou (more )
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