As some of you may have noticed, things have been a teensy bit quiet on the blog this last week. And the reason for that is not that I have disappeared off the face of the earth. Life is a funny thing, you know? My blog theme for October is PRODUCTIVITY. I was all about posting about how to get more out of your day, rocking that content calendar, and more, you know? And then life LOLed, and LOLed a little more and hit me smack-damn in the face with a throat, nose and ear infection. Fun right?
So, as you can imagine, I felt a bit down and I needed a lot of motivation to get me back on my feet.
And I know a lot of you probably feel unmotivated and frustrated at some point in your blogging careers, and that is why I decided to create this list of motivational quotes – to help keep your head (and mine) high and to lift those spirits once more.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
– Nikos Kazantzakis
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
– Og Mandino
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Mark Twain
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
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
– Arthur Ashe
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
– W. Clement Stone
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!
– Audrey Hepburn
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
– Vince Lombardi
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
– Stephen Covey
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
– Steve Jobs
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
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein
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
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Just lob it.
– Jason Martincich
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
– Mother Teresa
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
– Benjamin Franklin
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
– Indira Gandhi
You learn the value of hard work by working hard.
Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
– Patrick Suskind
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
– Harry Golden