“All Birds find shelter during rain. But the eagle avoids rain by flying above clouds.” – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
There are a plethora of books that tell us the definition of motivation. Each of us is motivated by someone or something to do the best that we can in every life’s endeavor. Motivation always produces a positive outcome.
It aims to help the person to go beyond the length of what he can do. How about you? What motivates you to go to work? What motivates you to attend school daily? What motivated you to finish your studies? What motivated you to work harder every day?
You have probably read many motivational books and listened to motivational speakers speak about this matter. Which motivational statement struck you the most? Whether you already have a motivation or not, it can help to read more quotes from other people.
So if you are having a bad day or just becoming impatient of the events in your life, take a motivational quote with you. Sometimes, you might feel that life has become empty and vague, and you start losing hope. Remember, there is always a silver lining in every difficult situation.
Etch one quote in your heart. Take it like a pill, a supplement, a vitamin that you can bring wherever you go or whatever you do.
Pick one or two from the list below and make it your sail to bring you to even greater heights.
” The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.” – Robert Tew
“Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you but help you realize your hidden potential and power. Let difficulties know that you too are difficult.” – Avul Pacir Zainulaidin Abdul Kalam
“My favorite thing is that life does not cost any money. It is really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. ” – Unknown
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed.” – Stephen Hawking
“If you believe in yourself anything is possible.” – Miley Cyrus
“Do not watch the clock, do what it does: keep going.” – Sam Levenson
“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.” – Stephen Hawking
“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Unknown
“When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, ” Mine is not so bad as all that. She came through, and so can I.” – Maya Angelou
“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.” – Lao Tzu
“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.” – Oprah Winfrey
“You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to reach your destination.” – Jimmy Dean
“By believing that you can, you are already halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The hardest step is the decision to act. The rest of the way is simply tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
“When a specific door of happiness closes, another one opens up immediately. Many of us do not see the open one because we spend too much time looking at the closed one.” – Helen Keller
“You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become.” – Bhagavad Gita
“ Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults.” – Indian proverb
“ Think of many things. Never place your happiness in one person’s power. Be just to yourself.” – Vikram Seth
“ I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.” – Swami Vivekananda
“When you work, work as if everything depends on you. When you pray, pray as if everything depends on God.” – J.R.D. Tata
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Want something? Then go out and make it happen because the only thing that falls from the sky is rain.” – Sahil Khan
“Everything in its own pace happens. The gardener may water with a hundred buckets; fruit arrives only in its season.” – Kabir
“Do not take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
“The tragedy is not failing. It is not trying.” – Karen Salmansohn
“Each day, you only have a limited amount of time and energy. Do not waste it stressing about things you cannot control.” – Karen Salmansohn
“Your thoughts are a steering wheel. Watch where you aim them.” – Karen Salmansohn
“You have it within you to rise above whatever is bringing you down.” – Karen Salmansohn
“When feeling overwhelmed by a faraway goal, repeat: I have it within me right now to get me to where I want to be later.” – Karen Salmansohn
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
“The secret to of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
“Write your sad times in sand, write your good times in stone.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Even when you are feeling down, you have to live your life positively, that way, happy days and happy feelings will come to you someday.” – Kim Hyun-joong
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie
“Most people are stronger than they know. They just forget to believe in it sometimes.” – Keith Scott
“The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about learning to dance in the rain.”- Vivian Greene
“When the finish line seems too far away, remember how you felt when you were back at the starting line. Regain that motivation to recharge your momentum.” – Toni Sorenson
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It is not what we do once in a while that shape our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on it. ” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.” – Rosemary Nonny Knight
“Do not let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
“We may encounter defeat, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
“The biggest sources of motivation are your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win.” – Unknown
When you have the right motivation, you have that zest in you to wake up in the morning and be ready for school or work. It does not matter whether yesterday was a bad day for you because you carry a great motivation with you. It keeps you going. It keeps you standing up despite the fierce winds of struggles and tests.
Our motivational quotes can serve as a reminder to all of us that sometimes, we do not have to look far and wide for motivation. We can be our motivation. Our day begins and ends with us, and so every decision, goal, accomplishment, and every grain of setback will all end up with us.
As we begin yet another day, let us breathe in some of the motivational quotes we have read and breathe out the fears and worries of yesterday. “Live one day at a time.”
How motivated are you now? Do comment your best motivational quote below and let us make everyone be inspired to wake up every day with a genuine smile of happiness, ready to face the world of ups and downs.