When setting goals, we all can use a little inspiration to stay hopeful and motivated in the pursuit of our ambitions. Keeping our spirits up and the motivation high helps with self-confidence and can make all the difference in following through to success. For this reason, we’ve put together some of the best motivational quotes to help you on your journey to achieving your goals.

Quotes that Empower Your Dreams

Your dreams are calling you and you can answer with these awe-inspiring words of encouragement.

  1. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  2. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  3. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford
  4. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  5. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  6. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  8. “Just Do It.” – Nike
  9. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
  10. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Quotes That Remind You to Take Action

It’s one thing to dream, but it’s another thing to make that dream a reality. These quotes remind us that we must get our hands dirty and put in the work to make it happen.

  1. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  2. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown
  3. “I can ‘t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  4. “Nobody who ever gave their best regreted it.” – George Halas
  5. “There are no limits to what you can achieve, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy
  6. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziglar
  8. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  9. “If you don’t get rejected way more than you’d like, you are not aiming high enough.” – Tara McMullin
  10. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Quotes That Beat Doubt and Fear

No one succeeds without having to confront self-doubt, fear, and the voices in your head telling you to give up. Use these powerful quotes to help push you through the difficulties you face to make it to the top.

  1. “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen
  2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  3. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  5. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  6. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera
  7. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life… Every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.” – Brooke Castillo
  8. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  9. “No one is to Blame. No one is Responsible. It is Simply Time to Let Go and Move On.” – Suzy Kassem
  10. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

Quotes That Inspire Perseverance

When the going gets tough and you feel like you’ve hit a wall, these quotes are a must-have to help you get up and get back on track.

  1. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  2. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton
  3. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
  4. “It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
  5. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you. Never give up then. For that is just the time and place that the conditions are most extraordinary.” – P.T. Barnum
  6. “The last of the human freedoms: To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” – Victor Frankl
  7. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Dr. Robert Schuller
  9. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart
  10. “Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.” – Carol Lloyd

Quotes on Resilience and Grit

No matter what throws your way, these quotes will show you the fortitude to keep going in the face of adversity and show true grit.

  1. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – The job’s a game.” – Mary Poppins
  2. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson
  3. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
  4. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins
  5. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
  6. “Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
  7. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  8. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” – W.C. Fields
  9. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

Whichever one of these quotes that speak to you most, pick it and use it to help you stay focused on your goals. Hang it on your wall, put it in your wallet, your bathroom mirror, or tuck it into your journal and let it be a daily source of motivation. Here’s to your success!