52 Quotes to Fire You Up When You Don’t Feel Motivated

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It’s not everyday that we feel so inspired and enthusiastic about working towards our goals. Sometimes you just wanna lie down and watch Netflix instead. But hey, we got big purposeful dreams right? And we want to achieve them right? What should we do?


How do we that though? Because it’s so hard to do the pushing ourselves ‘coz we’re too lazy to even lift a finger, let the people who have done what we’re just aiming of accomplishing right now cheer us up. Their words are so inspiring I bet you’ll get up right this very moment and start working your ass off (because, I always do when I read them).

Here are some of my favorite quotes from super awesome people who have done great work in their lives.

  1. Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect. Luther Campbell
  2. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.  Samuel Beckett
  3. Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once. –  Drew Houston
  4. Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference. Lou Holtz
  5. Discipline is the ability to give myself command and then follow it. – Anonymous
  6. Creativity and suffering are somehow, inherently linked.– Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. It always seems impossible, until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela.
  8. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Van Gogh
  9. All the best things that happened to me happened after I was rejected. I knew the power of getting past no. —  Barbara Corcoran
  10. Remember why you started. – Anonymous
  11. Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou.
  12. They  may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buechner
  13. Passion doesn’t pay the bills. Pain does. Find the pain. Offer relief. Get paid. – Anonymous
  14. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.– Babe Ruth
  15. Comfort is the enemy of achievement. – Anonymous
  16. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves. – Anonymous
  17. Eighty percent of success is showing up. – Woody Allen
  18. Anyone that ever accomplished anything did not know how they were gonna do it. They only knew they were gonna do it. – Bob Proctor
  19. Life is too short to be small. – Benjamin Disraeli
  20. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. – Nietzsche
  21. Just have a little faith. – Michael Scofield
  22.  We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
 – Carlos Castaneda
  23. Find comfort too, in the power of prayer, in God. Keep praying to Him daily. – Pope Francis
  24. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.–  Oscar Wilde

  25. Reality is negotiable. – Tim Ferris.
  26. Stay hungry. Stay foolish. – Steve Jobs
  27. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  28. Focus on being productive instead of busy. – Tim Ferris
  29. The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make. – Mark Twain
  30. Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  31. It’s going to happen because I’m going to make it happen. – Anonymous
  32. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
  33. Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli
  34. Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely. – Anonymous
  35. Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.Jim Rohn
  37. If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy. ― Terry Pratchett
  38. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.– Steve Jobs
  39. Mistakes are proof that you are trying. – Anonymous
  40. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Beverly Sills
  41. Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.  Haile Gebrselassie
  42. Beyond money, beyond income, beyond opportunities—becoming self-made starts with choosing yourself. – Nely Galán
  43. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  44. Life is about making an impact, not making an income. – Kevin Kruse
  45. There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others – Martha Graham
  46. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  47. I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard. – Maria Bartiromo
  48. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich
  49. My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
 – Pablo Picasso
  50. You are your only limit – Anonymous
  51. Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself. – Anonymous
  52. Small steps everyday. – Anonymous

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