Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we are going to take a deeper look into motivation and share our favourite 20 Motivational Quotes that inspire Success! These quotes will inspire you during times when you need it the most!
I don’t know about you, but some motivational quotes resonate and stick with me a lot more than others.
Definition of Motivation:
What is motivation? Motivation is the driving force behind a behavioural action. It is the need or the desire that causes a reaction. Motivation can make a person seek to achieve a goal and find their element of ‘success’.
Now that we know exactly what motivation is let’s look at some of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to reach your goals!
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For every two motivational quotes, they are not like the other… in varying areas of our life we might need a little pick me up differing from another area. Therefore, I have put my favourite motivational quotes into different categories to help you when you need some niche-specific inspiration.
You can use the table of contents to easily skip to what you need when you need it. Make sure to save this post so you can always find our favourite motivational quotes!
Motivational Quotes That Resonate Trying
Back when I was in high school one of my teachers had a large poster with this quote on it. Ever since I read that poster it has been my number one motivational quote.
I may not always get the words exactly right but I have never forgotten the true message behind it, to me this quote means when you try your absolute best there is no failure. Which in turn brings us to my next quote…
This quote is new for me and my own personal quote that I want to share with you. The first time I actually put it into words is when I knew I wanted to help people to achieve their goals.
I talked about it in my last post, How to easily conquer your goals with success, and it was my aha moment. Those words are what motivated me to start the Goal-Getters Accountability group and I’m so glad I did!
Motivational Quotes That Inspire Strength
We ourselves make excuses to put things off. When we procrastinate and don’t believe in ourselves we allow our minds to make excuses. The strength you find in yourself to be stronger than your strongest excuse is the strength that will help you to succeed!
Stand Out From The Rest Of The World
In a world where life is busy and chaotic, it is often easier to make an excuse and sway away from your initial goal. We live in a world where people constantly promote the words of putting it off until tomorrow.
Common excuses that sway motivation that we often hear:
- live in the moment
- there is always tomorrow
- you don’t have to do it all in a day
Some of the above excuses may hold some truth. We do need to be accountable in our everyday lives and not allow our achievements to take over our entire life, but that does not mean we should put off our goals for another day.
Our goals should be a focus in our everyday life no matter how small of a task it is for each day it should work towards our larger goal we hope to achieve.
When I’m focused, kicking ass and wanting to celebrate my victories and goals, hearing these words are not acknowledging my hard work.
Because of this, one of my mini-goals this year is to surround myself with people who get it and have the same ambition as I do.
Those are my people, My Accountability Partners!
Find your strength!
You might be thinking “This is not very motivational, Jenn.” But believe me, it is. When we struggled during our twins’ first year of life I found a person in me I did not know existed.
She was stronger than anyone I knew and yet she was hiding inside of me all this time!
One day, someone sent me this motivational quote along with the words “You are such a strong woman and advocate for your daughters.” At that time I was caught up in the adrenaline and had not stopped to even consider it was strength getting me through.
It wasn’t the adrenaline getting me through it was my strength. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have!
Open Another Door
There have been many times in my life where one door has closed to have another one open. By finding the strength to pick up and move on you can renew your motivation and make it a success. Only you can change that, and only you can find that strength to start again.
I believe everything happens for a reason, and by believing that it makes it easier to move forward after a loss or struggle. Because this was not where I was meant to be!
Motivational Quotes That Define Success
This beautiful motivational quote resonates with the most successful people. Prosperity should come by helping others rise up. By helping others rise above, even if they rise above you, you will find true ‘success’.
Prosperity doesn’t necessarily come with a monetary value. You can be wealthy and feel broken. You can be broke and feel the greatest sense of wealth. Prosperity is in the eyes of the beholder.
Definition of Success:
What is success? It is the accomplishment of a set task or goal. Success can be attaining monetary value or affluence. Success is a noun and can be a person or a thing that achieves or attains set goals or prosperity.
Now that you understand the definition of success can be a triumph, or prosperous object or reaction. Or a state of affluence and favourable result, it’s time to reflect on what that means to you.
Finding What Success Means To You
Everyone needs to find their own definition of success in order to be able to achieve it. How will you know when you are achieving success if you do not define your own personal definition of success.
What Does Success Mean To You?
To me, success is more of a feeling than an actual set of circumstances. My desirable result is to feel joy, calm and safety. Therefore, my success comes from varying factors that change over time. My ‘Success’ is a feeling of accomplishment and pure joy that fills my heart.
Imagine a cold winter day snuggled up with your favourite hot drink and your favourite book. Snuggling with your loved one in your arms. Watching the fire in the fireplace dance in front of your eyes. Everything is warm and cozy and peaceful.
Your heart is filled with tranquillity and harmony and absolutely content. Your heart is bursting with love and joy, your mind is quiet and soaking it all in. That is my “Success”. Joy, calm, safety.
When I help someone I also feel an increase in my overall joy and it makes me want to do more ‘successful’ things. I feel that great achievement comes from doing things that benefit others and in turn, this is motivational to me.
I always tell my children “Treat others better than the way you would want to be treated.” Our children are our future and if we instill kindness into them then they will have the key elements to help make the world a better place.
When you determine your definition of success then you are able to work towards obtaining a life that you love. With hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Create Your Own Happiness
However, I want you to note that you create your own happiness, and you determine your success, as well as, the life you love. Of course, our end goal is to improve our life in some fashion or another, but we also need to remember that we have to be grateful for what we have right here and now.
Are you working every day to be grateful for what you have right in front of you? That is the life you are creating, perspective and mindset are half the battle. You need to find happiness in your life to be able to grow as a person and to be successful. Love your life.
This quote makes me think of accountability partners. I believe this is essential to remember when you commit yourself to another person. You are their person to motivate, inspire and push them to the top. By doing so you both will find success.
Having an accountability partner is not a one-way street. It takes two to tango! If you feel your accountability partner is not giving back as much as you are giving then you might have the wrong partner.
Make sure you are looking at it with clear eyes. Make a list of what they have done for you, what they have helped you with. If you still feel like it is not working out try talking to them about it. They might not even realize you feel this way.
Motivational Quotes That Invoke Endurance
We all make mistakes now and then and we all find resistance when trying to obtain success. Your attitude in response to that resistance is what is going to be the deciding factor in how long you struggle before you finally succeed.
Don’t be swayed negatively by those mistakes, learn from them and implement the lessons you learn into your future attempts at achieving your goals.
It’s not always easy to keep grinding the wheel when things feel mundane and the light at the end of the tunnel is a dull glow. Oprah says it perfectly here. My take from it: work hard at your goals and you will reap the rewards of your achievements.
After all, you get what you put into it. We need to do the things that are not always fun and require determination and hard work to be able to enjoy the luxuries of life.
Setting your end-goal should be a goal that will challenge you and unwittingly scares you. If we don’t tackle our fears we will never achieve greatness. You can not live a life of fear and be successful.
You must challenge your fears and show them who is boss. Only you can overcome the things that scare you. Your biggest dream will most definitely scare you and if it doesn’t it is not big enough. Dream big, and overcome your fears!
When you dream, do you dream big?
Have you ever set a goal that scared you? Maybe the fear of all the hard work that it would take to achieve it, or the fear of losing motivation, or perhaps it’s the fear that you will fail. And don’t forget the fear of success!
These are all real fears! And they can blindside if you are not prepared. You may set off one day on a new goal and feel like you are on top of the world! Then the rush, the honeymoon phase, wears off and the fear starts to set in.
If you’re going to really challenge yourself then your dreams should invoke some measurement of fear. I’m not talking boogeyman fear but they should make you question your motives and your abilities.
It is when you question yourself and your reasoning that you can create your action plan.
The fear has set in. Now what? You can’t give up on your dreams because you are scared. Now you need to step up and challenge that fear! It is time to sit down and come up with the solution.
Grab Our Free Workbook To Conquer Your Goals
Our Free Workbook is perfect for tackling your goals and ensuring you are facing your fears before they can take over! Accountability helps to keep your mind focused on what is right in front of you, not the fear.
You need to break down your end-goal into smaller goals and those smaller goals into even smaller ones that you can tick off daily, weekly, monthly until you succeed at achieving your dream!
This workbook is made even better by our Facebook Accountability Group. Goal-Getters Accountability with Jenn Summers is an amazing place where people are helping to build each other up in their successes for life. Come and find your Accountability Partner!
Sometimes the things that push you the hardest are the greatest opportunities to push you towards achievement. We don’t gain success without trying for it and that may mean you need to fight for it too.
When faced with a challenge take it head-on and use it to your advantage and find the eye of the tiger inside of you.
Speaking of Eye of the Tiger it Doesn’t Get More Motivational Than This!
There’s a reason this song was chosen for Rocky, it really doesn’t get much more motivational than this. I can still see Rocky running up those stairs and kicking ass! There are so many incredible songs out there that build motivation!
Yes, I’m listening to the song as I type this, hahaha, 80’s girl here! Go on hit play and listen while you read if you can contain yourself from rocking out. Focus, Jenn, focus!
Motivational Quotes That Pump You Up!
Do you ever feel like someone has pushed you too far, that they pointed out a flaw in you you didn’t know you had? I have been there and I have had let it consume me in the past. Now when someone doesn’t believe in me I use that opportunity to prove not only them but myself wrong.
Sometimes the greatest successes come from the biggest struggles. Hold your head high and show the world what you are made of!
Another great song that also makes it on my top 20 motivational quotes list is Chumbawama’s lyrics from Tubthumping. When life knocks you down, dust yourself off and get back in the game!
No one can keep you down but you! YOU are the key to all your success! Crank up the song and dance it off!
Sometimes we find ourselves waiting for a sign to tell us when to start this right here is your SIGN! If you are reading this post and you have come this far, you want to succeed, you want to get motivated and stay motivated. That ‘want’ and that ambition is the only sign you need.
Get out there and do it! After you finish this post of course, haha.
Open-Minded Motivational Quotes
Every day is a new day for learning, a new day for opportunities. By allowing ourselves to be open-minded we are allowing ourselves to be available for change and greatness.
We do not know the road we are to take until we stumble upon the path. Don’t reject it because you can not open your mind and your heart. Finding what is motivational to you might not be anything you thought of in the past.
Curiosity is one of the world’s greatest motivational factors. The key to using curiosity successfully is to not be judgmental. Be open to learning something new and don’t judge a book by its cover.
Take time to reflect on how things work and embrace the curiosity of others too. The more we know about something and the more perspectives we get on something will help us to find understanding without judgement.
Motivational Quotes that Invoke Positivity
Surround yourself with positivity. Choose people who are positive to be the core people in your life. Sometimes we need to cut people out of our lives when all they do is bring us down. That is ok, no one should ever want to hurt you and bring you down.
Take all your negative thoughts and put them in a jar, seal the jar up and put them on a high shelf. Leave them there because that is where they belong.
I can’t stress this enough. You are everything you need, you are everything to someone and YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!! You must believe in yourself and trust that you are enough, to be successful at achieving your goals.
If confidence is something that you lack then you should make sure to tie that into any goals you are working on.
My Lack of Confidence Stole my Dreams
Now, I’m going to share with you a personal insight into my life and one of the challenges that hold me back. I lack confidence, so if you are struggling with confidence, I can totally relate. I never grew up being told I was enough or with acknowledgment of my achievements.
My self-worth was almost non-existent.
My self-worth was almost non-existent and I allowed people to hurt me and try to break me. Everything that I allowed to happen to me, happened to me because I never believed I never had the confidence to say no, I am enough! It took control of my life and dictated who I was and who I thought I would always be.
I want my daughters to grow up knowing they have everything inside of them to become whoever they want to be. My greatest goal with raising my girls is that they will grow up to be strong confident powerful women who will crush their goals and make their dreams come true.
It’s easier to grow up with confidence built into your everyday life rather than to try to build it up from something that does not exist.
Building my confidence is and will be my goal for many years to come. Doing Facebook live videos, writing blog posts that come from my heart and allowing myself to be me is slowly helping me to rebuild something I can not even remember having. My accountability partners help me to remember that I am enough
So I thank you for coming here and reading my posts and showing me that I AM ENOUGH!
This motivational quote instills confidence, which as I shared with you above, is ever so important in all things that we do in life. Confidence is the best motivator we can ask for.
You will continue to build confidence and motivation each time you are successful at accomplishing a task. Know that you can and you will and then show the world. Step up, you have got this!
Motivational Quotes Overview
This post included 20 of my favourite motivational quotes broken down into 7 areas of life, where you may need it most. During trying times, times of weakness, times of exhaustion, and times of negativity.
Some are relevant for defining success, and others for remembering to keep an open mind. All of these quotes have one thing in common, they are motivational!
I hope this post helped you find the motivation you need for whatever you are going through right now. Now get out there and conquer the world!
You have everything you need to make it happen right inside of you! If you loved this post then you will love our How to easily conquer your goals with success post too! If you need some help with motivation join us on Facebook! Your Accountability partner is waiting for you!
These are my favourites, what are yours? Were you able to define your perspective of success? Do you dream big enough that your dreams scare you?
I want to know!
I want to know what you loved about this post, what your favourite takeaways are, what I might have missed that you think I should cover. And most importantly I want to know if you are motivated to get out there and change your world!
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If you can’t get enough of our favourite quotes be sure to check out our 9 Love Quotes & Fall Favourites too!
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In closing, I want to add, remember to be kind out there. Be supportive, be open-minded and most of all be the best you can be!
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