Motivational Quotes For Success Today and Beyond!

What is motivation and why do I need it?

Motivation is a source of inspiration that refills your cup when you are feeling half-full. Motivation is a fuel that drives you towards specific goals or outcomes.

You may even have noticed a pattern within yourself when your will to do something is non-existent and virtually depleted.

That’s alright to feel this way and acknowledge that you need resources to help refill that cup of yours. Since, the brain is very lazy in helping to refill our cups.

You see, as long as we are surviving safely and reproducing our brains are quite happy with the way things are going.

When it comes to challenging tasks like learning to drive a standard car or studying introductory economics, the brains drags its metaphoric feet since these tasks are not essential to survival.

You may feel strong emotions such as: self-doubt, fear, discomfort, and vulnerability. These emotions are flooding your brain because it wants you to stop bothering it and start lazing around.

If you stop and laze around though you’ll never get to accomplish your goals or to change unwanted behaviours.

We all have a threshold as to how much we can take. The reason why you need to regularly find new sources of inspiration is because motivation does decrease overtime.

Have you ever felt so inspired by an idea one week only to have no motivation to complete the goal the following week?

For example, being on a weight loss journey. The results are not instant by any means, so you constantly have to replenish your motivational supply when you don’t want to wake up at 6am to workout.

It’s been a year of trying times caused by the current pandemic so here are 21+ motivational quotes to lift you up and into success for 2021…

1. “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone ae omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

2. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

3. “Worrying is like paying interest on a debt you may never owe.” – Unknown

4. "The reason with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steve Furtick

5. “Not all who wander are lost.” - Tolkien

6. “The mighty Oak tree one was a nut that stood its ground.” - Unknown

7. “There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.” – Roger H. Lincoln

8. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

9. “You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you’ll have a wall.” – Will Smith

10. “Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.” - Unknown

11. “You know what potential means? It means you ain’t done shit yet.” - Unknown Coach

12. “Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for ‘just getting the job done. EXCEL!”– Tom Hopkins

13. “Successful people take big risks knowing that they might fall hard. But they might succeed more than they ever dreamed, too.” – Robert Kiyosake

14. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

15. “Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

16. “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

17. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

18. “Your positive actions combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

19. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mohandas Gandhi

20. “Action is the foundational key to all successes.” – Pablo Picasso

21. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill

22. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision” – The Sopranos

23. “A ship is safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for” – William Shedd

24. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita Von Teese


The feedback loop for motivation looks something like this:

Motivation --> Action --> Feedback --> Repeat

In the motivation phase you are accomplishing mini milestones of your larger goal.

The action taken on your goals helps to refines your abilities and provide positive feedback to your brain to increase your motivation.

I hope at least one of the quotes on the list really resonated with you.

Personally, my life mantra is represented by the quote:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle.

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- Articulate Tee

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