25 Motivational Quotes that Inspire Success


Success is a combination of behaviors, techniques and attitudes. We spend a lot of time refining our behaviors, getting better at what we do...but sometimes, the key to success is between your ears. That’s when we can depend on the wisdom of others who have gone before us. We recently asked our sales team to identify the quotes they lean on when mental toughness starts to wane. Here’s 25 that they shared. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do!

  1. “You can't always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.” - Tony Dungy 
  2. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” - Maya Angelou 
  3. 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.” - Confucius
  4. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
  5. "I think when the dust settles, we will realize how little we need, how very much we actually have and the true value of human connections." - Author unknown
  6. “Progress is more important than perfection. Show up every day. Take one step forward. Do the work. You will get better.” - Jon Gordon 
  7. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau
  8. "Opportunities don't happen. You create them." - Chris Grosser
  9. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." - Michael John Bobak
  10. "You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing." - Philippos
  11. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A. Edison
  12. "Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." - John Maxwell
  13. "Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down." - Charles F. Kettering
  14. "The starting point of all achievement is desire." - Napoleon Hill
  15. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better." - Jim Rohn
  16.  “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” - Anonymous
  17. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” - Albert Einstein
  18. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” - Henry Ford
  19. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”  - Anonymous
  20. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”  - Anonymous
  21. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” - Thomas Jefferson
  22. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” - Les Brown
  23. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” - Henry Kravis
  24. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” - Mark Caine
  25. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher

Everyone wants to be successful - whether it be at your job, as a parent, or even being a good friend. Like most humans, we sometimes need a bit of inspiration, encouragement, and motivation to get things started. Even more so when times are tough. These 25 quotes are easy to share with your team, handy to write down and post on your bathroom mirror or the visor of your car, and perfect for a daily dose of inspiration. The first battle to win is the one in your own head. Keep your head in the game, and your feet will follow. 



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