Reading these good motivation quotes will help you to focus your reflections better. This collection is growing daily, and new ones will be added on a regular basis. This way, you will benefit every day from this site, as you focus your reflections in an increasingly deeper way.
At Cafe Reflections, inspiring words from successful people are part of the recommended must-haves on the menu. They help to remind you that you’re not the only one who faces the challenges and obstacles that come your way and that those can be easily overcome.
The most effective and fun way to use motivation quotes is to print them out and display them in a prominent place, where they will serve as a reminder to keep you going when you are faced with negative and challenging events.
I know this first hand: my favourite quotes are scattered around my house, and serve as a supportive ‘mentor’. My gaze always seems to pounce them like a starving cat seeing a mouse.
Building a collection takes time, and as it grows, the motivation quotes will be categorised into sub-sections. In the meantime, take your time to read through the start of the Motivation Quotes collection below.
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My Favourite Motivation Quotes
"What truly successful people do is listen daily to audio programs from the world’s most renowned motivational masters – in the car, at home, and at the office – even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day."
Jack Canfield The Success Principles
"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
Paulo Coelho, Mystical author, one of Brazil's most successful novelist
"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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 are omnipotent.
The slogan “press on” has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
E E Cummings
"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882
"You only fail when you quit. Patience and persistence ultimately rule the day. Persistence wins. Keep pushing it."
"How to succeed? Try hard enough."
Malcolm Forbes, 1919-1990
"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."
"It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities."
Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983 American social writer and philosopher
"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world which no longer exists."
Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983 American social writer and philosopher
"It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind."
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams."
Og Mandino: Author, The Greatest Salesman in the World.
"Creativity takes courage."
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"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
"Make your own recovery the first priority in your life."
"Granted that I must die, how shall I live?"
"Change is usually not a question of capability; it’s almost always a question of motivation. ... ... ... If we want to create change, then, we have to realize that it’s not a question of whether we can do it, but rather whether we will do it. Whether we will or not comes down to our level of motivation, which in turn comes down to those twin powers that shape our lives, pain and pleasure."
Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within
"The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life."
"Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot."
Quotes by Jim Rohn, America's Foremost Business Philosopher.
Reprinted with permission from Jim Rohn International ©2010.
As a world-renowned author and success expert, Jim Rohn touched millions of lives during his 46-year career as a motivational speaker and messenger of positive life change.
For more information on Jim and his popular personal achievement resources or to subscribe to the weekly Jim Rohn Newsletter, visit Jim Rohn.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt, American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919
The best of motivation quotes is one that is written about you! Here's one from my marketing mentor, Ann Sieg.
"How Deb was using her time made all the difference in the world. She was prepared when opportunity came, and that’s pretty much the way of the 21st century. It’s about being prepared and what you’re doing in your spare time, and it is hard. People who use their time wisely and are constantly learning survive.”
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"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”
"Everything you need to succeed lies in your brain.”
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"
Brian Tracy, Author
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do that the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch."
Kemmons Wilson, Founder of Holiday Inn Hotels