Gems on attitude, hard work and more to keep you motivated
We’ve all been there.
That bad day (or week) that just can’t end soon enough. Whether is because of cranky co-workers, a project for which you just can’t find the magic touch or just a general lack of motivation, we’ve all been there are one point or another. But some folks are naturally better at keeping their eyes on the prize even in the worst of times, and we’ve got the quotes to prove it.
So, in an effort to help you get over the current hurdle or just focus on long-term success and happiness, we offer the following 30 quotes.
Read, enjoy and thrive!
It’s all in the attitude
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.
— Henry Ford
The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.
— Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.
— Ernest Hemingway
Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
— Jim Hensen
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
— Lou Holtz
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.
— Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
— George Addai
An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done.
— R.A. Mashelkar
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
— Saint Francis
The value of hard work and failure
The best way out is always through.
— Robert Frost
You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.
— Irish Proverb
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
— Thomas Edison
There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.
Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
— Truman Capote
If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.
— Tom Hirshfield
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
— Babe Ruth
“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”
— Robert Hall
Work hard and be patient. The rest will follow.
10 more for good measure
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
— George Lorimer
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
— Dr. Robert Schuller
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
— Thomas Jefferson
The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
— Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
— John Ruskin
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan