Motivational Quotes and Sayings From Successful People

motivational quotes and sayings from successful people

One of my favorite motivators out there is Mr. Les Brown. He always has the best motivational quotes that will instantly uplift you, and make you hungry for action momentarily. Enjoy some of his best motivational quotes.

Practice doesn’t make perfect. It makes only improvement.” ~ Les Brown

Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” ~ Les Brown

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” ~ Les Brown

If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.” ~ Les Brown

Goals help you channel your energy into action.” ~ Les Brown

People don’t fail because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.” ~ Les Brown

Another person who had the power to incredibly inspire and motivate is Steve Jobs. He encourages us to find the things that we presume that we, ourselves, lack, when in fact they are present within us all the time.

Acknowledging this therefore, is what we should make our priority. These are some of his best motivational quotes:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
” ~ Steve Jobs

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’
And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
” ~ Steve Jobs

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.” ~ Steve Jobs

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
” ~ Steve Jobs

Robin Sharma became, through the years, like a mentor of mine. Though I never met him, his writing has motivated me a great deal to achieve many things when I stop and look in retrospect. Here are some of his best motivational quotes:

What the society thinks is of no interest to me. All that’s important is how I see myself. I know who I am. I know the value of my work.” ~ Robin Sharma

Sometimes success isn’t about making the right decision, it’s more about making some decision.” ~ Robin Sharma

What gets measured gets improved.” ~ Robin Sharma

Because the moment you stop doing the very things that got you to the top of the mountain is the very moment you begin the slid down to the valley.” ~ Robin Sharma

Awareness precedes choice and choice precedes results.” ~ Robin Sharma

Another person who immensely motivates is Will Smith. We can find his thoughts on determination and persistence highly inspirational, and his motivational quotes simply life changing. These are some of the best motivational quotes Will Smith has said:

I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.” ~ Will Smith

In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” ~ Will Smith

The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill.
You might have more talent then me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get on a treadmill together there are two things: You’re getting off first or I’m going to die.
It’s really that simple.
” ~ Will Smith

You don’t start out saying you’re going to build a wall. You don’t start off saying “I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall ever.” You start with a brick.
You say “I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.” Do that every single day and soon you’ll have a PERFECT wall.
” ~ Will Smith

The first step before anyone else in the world believes it, is you have to believe it. There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.” ~ Will Smith

We made sure to present these quotes in a way that is visual and therefore more uplifting, so definitely check our huge pages on illustrated quotes. You can get inspired by the best success quotes and sayings, or look for something more specific like for example motivational workout quotes, or even motivational quotes for athletes by athletes. We believe that conquering the body plays a huge role in conquering the mind.

Consume these best motivational quotes on daily basis, and you will see your whole game changing, as you become even more passionate about your goals.

Those who think they can and those who think they can’t are both right.” ~ Henry Ford

A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it’s because we do not dare that things are difficult.” ~ Seneca

What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci , Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein

Regardless whether you have your passion awakened or not, these motivational success quotes can inspire you to start acting upon your goals, and set a higher bar in terms of achievement.

Without motivation to start we can barely reach mediocrity, but being motivated and inspired we can finally see our passion overtaking, and our actions giving birth to results.

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