In order to live the life of our dreams, we need to first picture the life we want to have, set goals that will lead us there, and make plans to achieve those goals. If we have good goals that are aligned with our priorities and vision for our lives, that can be motivating in and of themselves.
However, some days our goal itself just isn't enough. For whatever reason why are feeling off our game and we need a little more inspiration to get back at it. The following are some quotes I love when I need a little extra motivation.
For When a Set Back Causes You To Lose Motivation
"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." Babe Ruth
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." Charles Swindoll
"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." Audrey Hepburn
"All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." Walt Disney
"Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it." Joel Osteen
For When You're Feeling Tired
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." Napoleon Hill
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life." Steve Jobs
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." Og Mandino
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." Amelia Earhart
"Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination." William Longgood
For When You Feel Like You're Failing as a Mom
"A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s." Princess Diana
"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they are still holding the family together." Susan Gale
"There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." Jill Churchill
"When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary." Connie Schultz
For When You Doubt Yourself
"He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions." Louisa May Alcott
"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." Nikos Kazantzakis
"A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep." Vernon Howard
"Opportunities don’t happen, you create them." Chris Grosser
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." Christopher Columbus
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." Albert Einstein
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." Carol Burnett
"Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open." Pauline Kael
I hope you enjoy these quotes and keep them in your back pocket or Pinterest so that you can access them when you need them. What is your favorite motivational quote? Share it in the comments.
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