100 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate You To Achieve Your Goals

It’s taken me a lot of work to get here. Endless typing has eroded my fingers away in places they shouldn’t have, glaring screens and 3 a.m. thoughts have left me with bloodshot eyes. I’m also pretty sure I’ll need a new wrist soon. But, despite the pain, it’s been worth it. However, I couldn’t have done any of it without a little inspiration…

To celebrate the efforts that have played such pivotal roles in my life, I’m sharing with you 100 of my favourite thought-provoking quotes that pushed me to keep going (including some of my very own!) Because no matter what happened behind closed doors, having these little mantras in the back of my mind helped me believe in myself and what I was capable of. They helped me change my life. And today, I hope they give you that same boost.

So here you are. 100 of the most inspiring quotes that will motivate you to achieve your goals.

(You’re welcome)

  1. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr Seuss
  2. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  3. “Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.” – Alan Alda
  4. “I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” – Richard Bach
  5. “No one will understand you. It is not, ultimately, that important. What is important is that you understand you.” – Matt Haig 
  6. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
  8. “Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” – Markus Zusak
  9. “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” –  Jane Austen
  10. “Finding yourself is like digging for gold: you may not see it yet, but it’s always been there.” – Sacha Kurucz
  11. “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” – Nicholas Sparks
  12. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” – Socrates 
  13. “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” – Unknown
  14. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato
  15. “The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers.” – Sarah J. Maas
  16. “You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” – Nietzsche
  17. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway
  18. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
  19. “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
  20. “Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.” – Lewis CarrollSee the source image
  21. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein 
  22. “Money can be earned back – time can’t. Do what you love and live life with no regrets.” – Unknown
  23. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud
  24. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius 
  25. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  26. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
  27. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
  28. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  29. “Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one another, the other disappears.” – Marianne Williamson
  30. “Chasing rainbows is more than just mere reverie.” – Sacha Kurucz 
  31. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll
  32. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” – Judith Thurman
  33. “From small acorns doth mighty oaks grow.” – Proverb
  34. “There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, ‘What if you fly?’” – Erin Hanson
  35. “We are but stars wrapped in skin – the light we seek has always been within.” – Unknown
  36. “We are what we believe we are.” – C.S. Lewis
  37. “If you can dream it you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  38. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
  39. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller
  40. “Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland See the source image
  41. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
  42. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  43. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  44. “The greatest adventure a person can go on is the journey of self-discovery.” – Sacha Kurucz
  45. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle
  46. “Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” – Bruce Garrabrandt
  47. “Sometimes old things we’ve held onto have to first fall apart before something better can finally fall into place.” – Unknown
  48. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett
  49. “Your value doesn’t decrease because of someone else’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown
  50. “For the girl who dreams is bold, never doing as she is told. And despite the truths she’s been sold, her heartbeat forever tells her, ‘Darling, only the brave walk paths of gold.’” – Sacha Kurucz
  51. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers
  52. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  53. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone
  54. “A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
  55. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  56. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer
  57. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino
  58. “Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do. So no one else can tell the stories you have to tell.” – Charles De Lint
  59. “Thoughts are the things that draw life to you. Like a magnet to steel, they’re how dreams come true. It’s really that easy and a whole lot of fun. Just know what you want and imagine it done.” – Mike Dooley
  60. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T. S. Eliot See the source image
  61. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” – William Prescott
  62. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King
  63. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy
  64. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln
  65. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
  66. “Live confidently – follow life’s current and dive right in.” – Sacha Kurucz
  67. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  68. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” – Steve Jobs
  69. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
  70. “In order to find yourself, you must first walk an unknown path. Along the way, you will discover things that can only lead you in one direction. And once that flame of curiosity has been ignited, all you must do is follow its guiding light to take you to where you’ve always wanted to be: truly happy.” – Sacha Kurucz
  71. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  72. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling
  73. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
  74. “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss
  75. “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Ram Dass
  76. “Who you are tomorrow is what you do today.” – Julian Hall
  77. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
  78. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson
  79. “Everyone needs a fantasy.” – Andy Warhol
  80. “Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.” – Deepak ChopraSee the source image
  81. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
  82. “Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” – Travis Bradberry
  83. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  84. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  85. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  86. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.” – Lewis Carroll

  87. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins
  88. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  89. “Our last mistake is our best teacher.” – Unknown
  90. “When reality fails to write the perfect ending, your imagination can take you there.” – A Cosmic Chance
  91. “Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan 
  92. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
  93. “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren
  94. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn
  95. “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” – C. JoyBell C.
  96. “I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….” – Erica Jong
  97. “Remember that your thoughts are the primary cause of everything.” – Rhonda Byrne
  98. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou
  99. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green
  100. “She dared to dream. She made a choice. She took a risk. She changed her life.” – Picture-Perfect See the source image

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