40 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You To Seize The Day

By Janine Ripper August 25, 2016

We’ve all been there. I know I have many, many times. You know what I’m talking about. Those days where you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet and just want to go back to bed, where you look at your watch and its only 10.30am but feels like 6.30pm. I mean, why is it still light outside?!

But in order to get through this crazy thing we call “life” we all need to be able to motivate ourselves to tackle whatever to do list, project, happenstance or shit storm life has in store for us, so to help you do just that I’ve happily scoured the internet for 40 motivational quotes to inspire you to seize the day!

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1.“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the dreams will come to you.” – Randy Pausch

2. “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

3. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali

4. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

5. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

6. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”– Maria Robinson

7. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucious

9. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

10. “Do the best you can. Until you can do better. Then do better.” – Maya Angelou

11. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

12. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

13. “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali

14. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

15. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.“ – Arnold H. Glasow

16. “Get out of your comfort zone. Wake up the sleeping giant in you.” – Dr. T. P. Chia

17. “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw

18. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

19. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa

20. “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

21. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

22. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

23. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

24. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

25. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel

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26. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” — Elon Musk

27. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

28. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

29. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

30. “And the trouble is if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

31. “Just do it.” – Nike

32. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”– William Arthur Ward

33. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!” — Audrey Hepburn

34. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

35. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” – Anonymous

36. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

37. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

38. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Anonymous

39. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”– Steve Jobs

40.“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” – Dale Carnegie

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This article was originally published on Janine’s blog, Reflections From A Redhead. Photos via (1,2,3,4)

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