Motivational Quotes Are More than Warm Fuzzies


If you’ve taken a sales training course or self-improvement seminar, you’ll remember how positive you felt during the training session. That’s because some trainers and speakers are so charismatic that they leave you feeling like you can accomplish anything. That’s the good news. The bad news is: when you walk out the door, what are you really left with? Hype maybe, but rarely practical steps or learning that turn ideas into actions, which become the habits for growth and change.

It’s time to avoid the disappointment that comes when the hype wears off. My suggestion is to focus on a few of the ideas and concepts that you learned. Write them down and post them in highly visible places. Read them aloud daily, sometimes multiple times during the day. Use them as reminders to take action.

Take Action With Motivational Quotes

As you read the motivational quotes below, think about how you can use them (or others like them) to follow through on your good intentions to change, improve and experience greater happiness and success.

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplishment what others can’t.”    -Jerry Rice, former professional football player

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” -Heraclitus, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher

“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” -Napoleon Hill,  author of “Think and Grow Rich”

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” -Les Brown, author of “Live Your Dreams”

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” -Grandma Moses, painter

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -Abraham Lincoln, 16th U. S. President

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu, Chinese philospher

“Believe in possibilities. Believe in human potential. Believe in yourself and you’ll have the power to change your fate.” -Kevin Ngo, owner of

“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.”         -Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister

Inspiration and Encouragement


Motivational quotes can influence, motivate, inspire and express thoughts. They can even sum up a lifetime of experience in just a few simple phrases. Whether you need encouragement, a push toward action or just some reassurance that others have faced your same challenges, turn to words of wisdom from some of history’s greatest and most successful people.

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