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TOP 25 MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS OF ALL TIME (2022)

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After reading hundreds of books in search of motivation for the readership of TheSTRIVE.co, we decided to create a list of the best motivational books based on those that were most helpful in firing up our audience.

So, if you are looking for a little something extra to help get you going on that project, dream, or goal you’ve been sitting on, do yourself a favor and check out one of these motivational books (If you want more details on any of them, just click on their image). Because, without a doubt just about every one of them has the ability to help you rekindle your fire and get you back on track towards achieving your goals.

Behold, the 25 Best Motivational Books of all time:

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Disclosure: Each book we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

1. The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big is a classic motivational book. It ranks first on this list because of the abundance of actionable insights. And every insight provides effective tips to help you improve your life. In addition to all the insights, it also helps the reader stretch their minds. This is important because bigger thinking is necessary for reconsidering what is possible for your life.

Indeed, this book is a highly beneficial and motivating book that everyone should read.

2. Think and Grow Rich

Everyone has heard of Think and Grow Rich, and it is absolutely one of the best self-development books ever written. But the reason it makes the list for best motivational books, is because of it’s ability to help you believe that you can be rich, and not just rich as it relates to money, but rich in terms of living a quality life. This books does a great job selling you on how an abundant future is possible for you if you can get your thinking under your own control.

Classic book, highly motivational, and worth every penny (and then some).

3. The Leader Who Had No Title

This books is a gem. It has the ability to help people believe that they can contribute more and rise higher than their current station in life, regardless of their titles. If you’ve ever used your lack of having a title as a reason to not act like a leader or perform to your potential, then you need this book.

Read this book, and then let its message motivate you to take inspired action right where you are, whatever your title may be, right now.

4. The Strangest Secret

No doubt, the secret contained within the pages of this book has a catalyzing effect on people. How do we know? Because it’s done so for countless people, all of who have attested to the power of this book, and it’s ability to change their lives.

Not all motivational books need to be rah-rah to be good. Sometimes, then can subtlety influence your thinking, and in so doing, influence how much action you take towards your dreams and goals. This book is a game changer.

Let this book be your catalyst to chasing your dreams.

5. The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a book that provides hope. But don’t expect it to motivate you to go jumping onto chairs and waving flags. No, it doesn’t provide that type of motivation. In fact, it won’t motivate you explicitly; however, it will, over time and in a subtle way, give you the courage to take action on those ideas and dreams that you’ve talked yourself out of doing.

So, if you’ve never given this book a read, and you are looking for some subtle motivation, something to slowly encourage you to go for your deepest aspirations, then this is a must read.

6. The Icarus Deception

This Seth Godin book is motivating in that it helps you get over any hangups you may have on trying out your ideas in the marketplace. Seth does an excellent job given examples of the false fear that if we aim to high, we may get burned.

This book is required reading for all entrepreneurs, artists, or anyone with even a sliver of ambition. Yes, this book is for you!

7. YOU^2

If you are looking for something punchy, something short, sweet, but inspiring none-the-less, then you’ll want to read this powerful book by Price Pritchett.

This book will help you look at how you’ve been doing things from a different angle, and can help motivate you to try something new, and to take the leap of faith that is typically required for most significant achievements. Without a doubt, this little gem deserves to be on our list of best motivational books, and after reading it, you’ll think so too.

8. The Go Giver

If you’ve tried everything under the sun to reach success, but you’ve yet to reach your objective, then this book is helpful. It can help you take a different approach to finding success, one that is based on giving versus getting (or taking).

The Go Giver is listed as a great motivational book, because it can move you to serve, to give, and through those thoughtful actions, succeed.

Read it, and then let it move you to attempt a different approach towards achievement.

9. The Millionaire Messenger

Brendon Burchard wrote a book specifically dealing with motivation, however, it is this book that actually inspires action.

Brendon makes a strong case for how anyone who is an expert in something, can leverage that expertise, becoming and advocate/messenger for that knowledge, and in turn, become a millionaire.

If you are the type of person who has ever thought you could be making more money off of what you know, then read this book. It will give you the blueprint to confidently get started on becoming a messenger of your craft.

10. Reinvent Yourself

James Altucher is an interesting guy who knows a thing or two about reinventing himself. He makes strong case for choosing yourself, and for why you can and should reinvent yourself if you wish to live the life you truly want.

In this book, James gives a plethora of unique insights that can help you rethink what is possible for you, and it will inspire you to try creating for yourself a whole new you.

And it’s consider one of the best motivational books because of its ability to inspire change….which always requires healthy amounts of motivation.

11. Tools of Titans

This Tim Ferris book covers many different subjects, but it delivers on motivation because of all the detailed examples (on top of tips and tricks) related to how many celebrities and high performers were able to succeed.

The book is large, VERY LARGE…and it will take some time to get through, but it has so many insights and helpful tips for improving yourself and your life.

Without a doubt, this a motivational book that you’ll be referencing for years to come.

12. Awaken the Giant Within

If you’ve never read this book you will be astonished at the strategies provided. Anthony Robbins is very good at what he does, and in this case, he provides precise strategies that anyone case use to tap into the best part of themselves.

It’s a big book, with big ideas. Educate yourself with the mental strategies provided for you in this book, then go out and unleash your greatness into the world.

13. The Power of Positive Thinking

Norman Vincent Peale created something special when he wrote this book. Truly it is one of the best motivational books of all time. Much of Norman Vincent Peale’s material is focused on encouraging you to have faith, and to embrace a positive mindset, which in turn can help move you into positive action.

And believe it or not, a little tweak in your self-belief and mindset can add staggering changes in your eagerness to achieve.

So, if you’re lacking faith in your vision, faith in yourself, and a good attitude about what is possible for you, then this motivational book will do the trick.

14. The Millionaire Fastlane

Everybody wants to get rich, but very few people want to learn how to get rich. This book provides not only a great starting point for the type of mindset you’ll need to acquire if you wish to get rich, but it also provides a clear message on the value of execution and taking action on your financial/business goals.

If money motivates you, then this book will help get you started in actually making more of it, and inspire you to do it fast.

15. The Dip

Seth Godin’s ‘The Dip’ is a great motivational book because it provides accurate insights into those times when you won’t be very motivated. In it, he lends wisdom to the point in an achiever’s journey towards a goal where they will most likely fail, and it is in the dip.

This book is required reading for motivation, because it can help you rediscover yours if and when you get into “the dip”, and it gives you insights on what you can do to pull yourself out.

16. The Greatest Secret in the World

You’ll have to be hungry for more in life to even pick up a book like this; however, once you’ve read through this book, you’ll have a new awareness of success. And with this new awareness, you’ll almost automatically be inclined to dial up your efforts in every area (at least the ones you wish to be successful at) of your life.

If more accomplishment and fulfillment in life is what you seek, this book will act as a catalyst for helping you find it.

17. Message of a Master

Most people don’t get started on their dreams or big goals because deep down they lack the belief that they’ll ever truly achieve it. If you’ve neglected to honestly consider going for that big dream or big goal, read this book. It will give you the assurance that what you seek, also seeks you.

If you’re on the fence with this motivational book, you can always give these Message of a Master quotes a look first. You know, to see if this book is up your alley.

With that said, be sure to get this book if you truly wish to master your motivation, and in so doing, become a master of your life.

18. See You at The Top

‘See You at The Top’ is a classic self-help book by Zig Ziglar. The ideas and tips contained within this book are useful in helping the reader change how they think about themselves and their work.

Zig Ziglar manages to make very good cases for everyone of his suggestions and uses pithy anecdotes that could convince even the most stubborn and lazy person to do something positive with their time and their lives in general. Truly, this is a go-to-book for anyone who is ready to start their climb towards higher achievement.

19. The 12 Week Year

This book comes highly recommended as a game changer by a few high performers.

The premise of the books is is to focus on goal completing within 12 week blocks. Why? Because there just isn’t enough time to get complacent in this amount of time; as such, the urgency around everything you do will intensify. So, if you are looking to add more clarity, focus, and fire to execute on what matters most, then this book is a must read.

20. The 10X Rule

The 10X Rule is a powerful book. Grant Cardone has catalogued the exact steps and mindset he deployed to help him achieve the massive success he’s found in his life. And his insights culminate into what he calls the 10X Rule. It’s a call to action for massive action.

You can definitely feel Cardone’s energy in this content, and it will have you wanting to go out and start hustling at the end of every chapter. It is for this reason, that this book definitely belongs on this list of books that will get you and keep you fired up to succeed.

21. The Obstacle Is The Way

The Obstacle is The Way belongs on this list, because it provides its readers with the mindset that is necessary for achievement. While most motivational books are great at getting you started, this book is the one you’ll want to read to keep you going during those challenging times.

Ryan Holiday has managed to very eloquently convey the wisdom that all seekers of success will eventually come to realize; that what stands in the way of action, is exactly what should be advancing our action. As such, we can’t recommend this book highly enough.

22. The Magic of Believing

The Magic of Believing is truly a classic book. And the reason it has made our list of top Motivational Books of all time, is because of it’s ability to get you to take action. Regardless of the age of the book, Claude Bristol convincingly teaches the reader about the power belief has in our ultimate success. And if there is one thing that keeps most people from taking action on a thing, it’s their lack of belief that they can succeed or achieve that thing.

So, if you’re a person who doubts what’s possible for you and your life, and you want to learn about a perspective that can give you the motivation you need to change your life, this book is for you.

23. The War of Art

Steve Pressfield is not your typical champion of motivation or success. He’s not a motivational speaker, or a motivational guru. But, he’s pieced together a timeless motivational work of art in his book, The War of Art. With this book, he’s managed to drill down on the resistance that every person, whether it’s an artist, entrepreneur, or corporate climber will face. And it’s refreshingly motivating to know that the obstacles and resistance you’ll be facing is normal. But more importantly, that it’s conquerable.

By the end of the book you’ll have a renewed sense of hope that you can conquer what’s holding you back in life, and achieve whatever it is you are striving for.

24. Relentless

This book has the power to deliver. There are not too many books out there that can prime your mindset for high achievement like this book can. You’ll walk away from this book with the mindset that has helped some of the greatest athletes become, well, the greatest athletes.

To be sure, this book is highly motivating. And after reading, you will have discovered the type of relentlessness that anyone can hone, to achieve great things. This is a motivation book for anyone who is ready to take their life to the next level.

25. How To Win Friends And Influence People

Our final motivational book is nothing short of a classic. How To Win Friends And Influence People is a masterclass is human relations and self-development. But the real reason this book makes the list, is primarily because of it’s ability to motivate the reader into wanting to work on those social/soft skills that lead to success.

There’s not very many books that inspire you to want to get out there in the real world so-to-speak, to put what you learn to immediate use. This book will give you solid encouragement and advice for finding more success in life. As such, this is one motivational book you do not want to overlook.

Bonus Motivational Book

We have one last bonus book for you. Now ‘The Strive Journal’ is not your typical motivational book. In fact, it is not a motivational book at all. However, it makes the list because it takes many if not most of the principles from the previous books just mentioned, and mashes them together to create an easy to use workbook that ensures you stay motivated for the long haul.

No doubt, you’ll have to be motivated to even consider buying a resource like this, but its motivational power comes from helping you stay focused, zeroed-in and engaged to take action on your goals long enough for you to actually achieve them.

Final Thoughts on This List of Best Motivational Books

There you have it, the top 25 motivational books of all times. Without a doubt, reading just a handful of these highly motivating books (let alone all of them) will help give you the nudge you need to get you back out in the world and striving towards your big goals and dreams.

But all things start with action, even when you’re unmotivated. And the smallest of actions that you can probably take at this very moment to get your motivation back, is to invest in your mind.

So, get yourself one of these motivational books, read it, and then get to work on that important something of yours.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed our list of the top motivational books, then you’ll definitely love our list of top motivational sites as well as this collection of our all-time favorite motivational quotes.

The Strive Team is made up of everyday people and experts from all sorts of different callings and professions, each contributing their best advice and unique insights to help you navigate the challenges of achievement, and support you as you strive to live your best life.

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HOW TO FIND MOTIVATION AT WORK

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If you’re struggling with office motivation and you’re searching for some effective ways to find motivation at work, then this resource is for you. Before we dive into those details, let us first start with the subject of motivation in general.

Why is it that sometimes we go to work smiling, while other times the thought of going to the office fills us with dread? Is motivation really to blame here?

Motivation is this elusive thing that we keep chasing, sometimes without ever feeling able to catch it. But motivation is not a mirage or a pot at the end of a rainbow, and it’s not just in the books and the movies. It’s in all of us, and it’s up to us to find it.

Before we embark on a journey of finding motivation, let’s examine why we lose it.

Why Don’t We Have Motivation at Work?

There are many reasons why you might not feel motivated at work. Sometimes it’s personal. Problems in the family or issues with your partner can bring you down.

Other days it’s just work. A disrespectful boss or a noisy colleague could make your office motivation disappear in seconds.

Personal Issues

People don’t really think about it, but you could lose the will to work simply because you are not happy with where you are in life. Seeing your friends having successful careers, stable marriages, and doing the things you once wished for, could be a real buzzkill.

Problems at Work

Work itself could also kill our will to be there. If you get constantly criticized but never praised, this could be a big demotivator. Also, when work stops being interesting and challenging, and instead becomes a chore, you might start getting tired and lose motivation altogether as well.

What Makes Us Lose Office Motivation?

There could be many reasons why you hate going to the office. Usually, there is a common theme between them. Acknowledging them, finding their relations, and working to change your situation could greatly improve how you feel in the workplace.

Letting Mistakes Affect Your Work

Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how well you do your job, you are still prone to making mistakes. But beating yourself up over them can kill your desire to work. Focusing too much on the negatives can drain your willpower.

Being Micromanaged

Micromanagement is a common problem that many employees experience, and lots of experienced and newly promoted managers are guilty of. Being micromanaged takes away your autonomy and makes you feel like your boss doesn’t trust you to do your job.

Distributing Time Unevenly

We’re all guilty of poor time management. Distributing your work time unevenly can lead to things spiraling out of control. Putting more time for less important tasks and leaving the more important ones for last could slow project progress and mess with your colleagues’ schedules.

Being Unrecognized

You do your job and you give your 100% month after month, putting longer hours and making sure clients are happy, but your boss doesn’t seem to notice your efforts. Yet, you are constantly reminded of your mistakes. Having only your mistakes pointed out, without being praised for your hard work, is a sure way to lose any desire to make an effort.

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Best Ways to Find Motivation at Work

Best Office Motivation Tips

There are many surefire ways to find what motivates you in the workplace. For some employees, it boils down to what they like about their company and job. For others, it’s more about the social connections they make, or the sense of feeling valued.

If you’re struggling to find what really motivates you – or if you’re a company trying to learn how to better motivate your employees – then consider employee engagement software such as Clarity Wave.

Tools like this can help you find what is motivating about work by measuring the workplace climate through regular micro-surveys. This helps employees be heard and appreciated, and fosters a sense of community.

Limit Your Time in the Office

Spending too much time in the office and trying to finish everything as fast as possible won’t get you anywhere. It’s not only unhealthy, but also counterproductive. Your brain has a limit, and going on autopilot for too long will fry it. Instead, track how much time you work on each task. If you are spending too much time on one thing, then look for ways to streamline your process so you can focus on more engaging tasks, or even go home earlier!

Focus on the Positive

You make mistakes, and you will get scolded for them. It’s part of your boss’s job to tell you when you screwed up. It’s unpleasant, but it’s not a reason to stop doing your job. Put your feelings aside and don’t overthink the situation. Almost always it’s not personal, so thinking about it will only accomplish nothing. A simple DO IT is what it takes to fix things.

Results vs. Promotion

Many people focus on what they could get from the company they work for. People work to get a pay raise or promotion. There’s nothing inherently bad with that. But what do you do afterward?

You pushed your boss for that promotion, and in return they will expect you to slam dunk that KPI. And failing will feel like a cold shower. Instead, work to get results as opposed to getting a promotion. That show’s professionalism and altruism and will look much better with your superiors.

Create Daily Goals

One way to motivate yourself at work is to have goals – daily, weekly, monthly. Create goals and stick to them. This will give you enough things to do to keep work from feeling boring.

For example, try creating daily goals that you can accomplish by the end of the workday, and push yourself to do them. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and will boost your motivation.

How to Keep Your Work Motivation Going

The key to keeping yourself motivated in the office is not to accept it as a one-time thing. You should make sure that whatever drives you to get up, dress, and go to work is the same thing that helps you close projects and hit company goals.

Create a Routine

COVID-19 really messed with a lot of people’s way of working. Many were forced to work from home. Now that they are getting back into the habit of going to the office, many aren’t finding that transition easy.

It might help if you create a routine instead of trying to do everything at once. Multitasking sounds great on paper, but in practice will not make you more productive. Having a mental checklist will get you through the hardest of days. Think about the one thing every day that you will absolutely crush. And do it.

Understand What it is That You Like About Your Work

When you feel unmotivated, think about why you do your job. What is it that you like about it, what made you send your resume in the first place. Your job might not always be “exciting,” “cool,” or “fun,” but it’s what you’ve been paid to you, and what you ultimately agreed to do.

Find what drives you to go to work every single day and remember it when things get hard.

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Is Office Motivation Everything?

What makes an employee successful is a combination of many factors, and what drives someone to do their best often depends on personal traits. But ultimately, success and motivation go hand in hand with happiness.

Being happy in the workplace makes your job easier, and is the type of brand advocacy every company should strive for.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this article on how to find motivation at work, then you’ll certainly love these power tips on how to find motivation for work. You may also enjoy these other motivational resources that can support you as well:

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70+ MOTIVATIONAL RAY LEWIS QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOUR GREATNESS

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Ray Lewis was one of the greatest Linebacker’s to ever play in the NFL, if not the greatest. More than almost any other athlete, Ray Lewis embodies the the true heart of a champion. He exudes a level of focus, determination, and work-ethic like no other. Which is why we’ve decided to publish this collection of Ray Lewis quotes.

Our hope is that they’ll inspire you to emulate the drive and work-ethic that helped Ray Lewis achieve much of his success. May they help you smash through all of your life’s challenges with the same ferocity of one of the most fearsome athletes the NFL has ever known.

So, if you’re ready to get fired up with these highly motivating Ray Lewis quotes, let’s dive right in:

Best Ray Lewis Quotes for Achieving Success

Best Ray Lewis Quotes for Motivation

Ray Lewis is a master motivator, and this initial list is a collection of our best Ray Lewis quotes for helping you achieve more success. Apply the wisdom from these quotes in all you do, and we don’t doubt you’ll eventually find more success in all you do:

1. “Never be comfortable with just enough.” – Ray Lewis

2. “Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you.” – Ray Lewis

3. “To be the best and stay there, sweat is necessary.” – Ray Lewis

4. “Don’t let your alarm clock, be the only reason you wake up.” – Ray Lewis

5. “The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching.” – Ray Lewis

6. “If you can’t imagine yourself being out of the hood, you’ll keep going back to the hood.” – Ray Lewis

7. “What if we do the impossible?… If I miss anything about my career, it will be to listen to what people say you can’t do and then go do it.” – Ray Lewis

8. “My pain is my badge of honor.” – Ray Lewis

9. “The greatest opportunity is found here today… We already now what yesterday has got for us. It’s already gone. Tomorrow, too far away. What about right now!” – Ray Lewis

10. “I was willing to put in the work.” – Ray Lewis

I Was Willing to Put In The Work Quote By Ray Lewis

11. “I’m pissed off for greatness. Because if you ain’t pissed off for Greatness, that means you’re OK with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

12. “One thing about God’s will, you can never see God’s will before it happens. You can only see at the end of it.” – Ray Lewis

13. “It has nothing to do with talent and everything to do with effort.” – Ray Lewis

14. “Man believes in the possible, God believes in the impossible.” – Ray Lewis

15. “I prepare so no one can take what is mine, no one can replace my mind, my heart.” – Ray Lewis

16. “You show me your crowd, I’ll show you your future.” – Ray Lewis

17. “Man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies.” – Ray Lewis

18. “You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can’t back it up.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Motivational Quotes

This next batch of Ray Lewis quotes really packs a punch. These are the Ray Lewis motivational quotes that will help you up your intensity and make you want to put everything you got into your tasks at hand. Give them a read and then let them push you to find the success you’re after.

19. “Before anything great is really achieved, your comfort zone must be disturbed.” – Ray Lewis

20. “All I know is grind.” – Ray Lewis

All I know is Grind Ray Lewis Quote

21. “It don’t matter about me. What matters about me is sacrificing for you, for the ultimate goal, which is us.” – Ray Lewis

22. “My thing… is to come in and be who I am, which is the most dominant player in the game.” – Ray Lewis

23. “Do whatever you gotta do to chase your legacy every second of your life.” – Ray Lewis

24. “Greatness is a lot of small things done well stacked up on each other day after day workout after workout.” – Ray Lewis

25. “Every day of my life, I’m trying to find a different way to get better.” – Ray Lewis

26. “Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.” – Ray Lewis

27. “So, if I give any credit, besides giving all credit to God, for being healthy, it’s just my workout and how much torture I put my body through in the offseason.” – Ray Lewis

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28. “Pay attention who is for you, and who is against you.” – Ray Lewis

29. “Pain is only temporary, no matter how long it lasts.” – Ray Lewis

30. “Effort is between you and you.” – Ray Lewis

Effort is Between You and You Quote

31. “I’ve got kids that are always watching and I taught them to always finish something you started.” – Ray Lewis

32. “You can either make the play or you can watch the play be made.” – Ray Lewis

33. “No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis

34. “We get one opportunity in life. Once chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do, to lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make. Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Life

Ray Lewis is more than just a great football player. He has stepped up to be an inspiration to countless people through the motivational speeches and inspiring pep-talks he’s given across the country. With that said, his advice is not just applicable to finding success on the football field, but also to finding more success in life.

As such, you’ll enjoy these Ray Lewis quotes about life, and hopefully, they’ll inspire and show the way to live a more impactful one.

35. “You’ve gotta be hungry for it; ready to put everything into it. EVERYTHING! Every second. You have to be the first one to the line. That’s how leaders are born.” – Ray Lewis

36. “The only thing that follows work is results.” – Ray Lewis

37. “If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you give for today.” – Ray Lewis

38. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Ray Lewis

39. “When I step on the field, it’s on. I know it’s time to go to work.” – Ray Lewis

40. “Whatever you want to do, Go Do It!” – Ray Lewis

Go Do It Ray Lewis Quote

41. “Success is one thing, impact is another.” – Ray Lewis

42. “Don’t the only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists.” – Ray Lewis

43. “You got to be willing to walk through a storm. That’s what I tell people all of the time.” – Ray Lewis

44. “Unshakeable faith and passionate work make all your dreams a reality.” – Ray Lewis

45. “Embrace your pain, maintain your faith, do your work, leave your legacy.” – Ray Lewis

46. “Bottom line, your body is a temple, and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it.” – Ray Lewis

47. “I figured something out. And it is no secret what I figured out. Whatever the majority of people were doing, I found myself doing the opposite. I wanted to chase something great.” – Ray Lewis

48. “In any war, you put your back to mine, I put my back to yours, and let’s do what we gotta do.” – Ray Lewis

49. “There’s one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That’s the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.” – Ray Lewis

50. “Do you. Don’t do it to be liked. Do it to be respected.” – Ray Lewis

Do You - Ray Lewis

51. “What’s the difference between you and the man sitting beside you? It’s 1%. In my business. Only 1% make it. If everyone had the same dream, only 1 will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one?” – Ray Lewis

52. “With all the things I’ve been through, the No. 1 thing that I’ve learned is that we’re supposed to help people through this world.” – Ray Lewis

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53. “You’re always one play away from changing the game.” – Ray Lewis

54. “It’s better to be respected then liked.” – Ray Lewis

55. “Respect is earned. Respect is never given.” – Ray Lewis

56. “When that whistle blows we unleash hell.” – Ray Lewis

57. “Life sometimes is the most amazing thing that you can ever experience when it comes to impacting people.” – Ray Lewis

58. “You got to sacrifice something to get anything that you want to get in life.” – Ray Lewis

59. “What have you sacrificed? Everybody wants something. Everybody wants to make more money, everybody wants a bigger house, everybody wants to change their situation. My question… what are you sacrificing?” – Ray Lewis

60. “Your energy is your currency.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Energy Is Currency Quote

61. “If you principles are the foundations of who you are, then your potential is limitless.” – Ray Lewis

62. “Your principles dictate how committed you are to being successful.” – Ray Lewis

63. “This foundation, you can’t move it. This frame, you can’t bend it. I don’t just train, I push, I demand. My game, never miss it. My heart, never doubt it.” – Ray Lewis

64. “Until you get to the point in your life, that you want to change it where you will sacrifice anything…it’s the only way change is going to happen.” – Ray Lewis

65. “I always tell people who can’t find a way… DON’T EVER GIVE UP!” – Ray Lewis

66. “A goal remains a goal until you write it on a piece of paper, then it becomes a vision.” – Ray Lewis

67. “I always tried to figure out what’s the difference between good and great. Good is fitting in. GREAT is fitting out!” – Ray Lewis

68. “They say old school doesn’t help, I beg to differ. Old school is the reason I am standing here. My momma putting her hands on me… is the reason I am here.” – Ray Lewis

69. “It’s up to us to change the culture. We can’t let social media dictate what our kids see and can’t see.” – Ray Lewis

70. “Turn your pain into power.” – Ray Lewis

Pain Into Power - Ray Lewis Motivation Quotes

71. “Make your greatest power your greatest ability, which is effort, effort, effort, effort.” – Ray Lewis

72. “I learned that there’s a different side of pain. On the other side of it is GLORY, if you push through it.” – Ray Lewis

Bonus Ray Lewis Quote

Bonus: Out of all of the inspiring and motivational Ray Lewis quotes we’ve covered up until this point, this last one is probably our favorite. It’s short, but it says everything you need to know to achieve more success, make a bigger impact, and reach your full potential in life. Here it is….

“You Can, End of Story.”

– Ray lewis –

Final Thoughts

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There you have it, the most hard-hitting Ray Lewis quotes on the web capable of inspiring your Greatness. Be sure to book mark this page, or come back whenever you want to channel that same relentless energy Ray Lewis used to achieve his Greatness.

With that being said, we hope you enjoyed these quotes, and if you think they can help inspire someone else to become their best, please share this page with them.

Till next time,

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PS – If you enjoyed these inspiring Ray Lewis quotes, then you’ll certainly love these quotes from another G.O.A.T – Tom Brady.

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55+ MAKING MOVES QUOTES FOR THOSE READY TO HUSTLE AND GO PLACES

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We still believe in the American Dream here at The STRIVE. We believe that with the right attitude, an inspiring dream, and a willingness to work hard, anything is possible. So, if you’re here in search of a little inspiration to give you that boost to keep striving to further yourself or to improve your circumstances, then you’ll enjoy this collection of Making Moves Quotes.

Give them a read, and let them fire you up so you can get out there and start making moves of your own. Let’s get it!

BEST MAKING MOVES QUOTES

Best Making Moves Quotes

1. “If you don’t make bold moves, the world doesn’t move forward.” – Richard Branson

2. Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise.” – Anonymous

3. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

4. “Lay low and boss up.” – Anonymous

5. “Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious.” – Napoleon Hill

6. “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Goethe

7. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – Anonymous

8. “Quiet moves often make a stronger impression than a wild combination with heavy sacrifices.” – Mikhail Tal

9. “Patience; this is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.” – J. Paul Getty

10. “Gotta move different when you want different.” – Anonymous

11. “If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

12. “Make more moves and less announcements.” – Anonymous

13. “Be confident, be powerful and make moves like a boss.” – Jessica Duckett

14. “Keep making moves. Never stop working. Never stop grinding.” – Anonymous

15. “Life is about making the right decisions and moving on.” – Josh Rayburn

16. “Plot quietly and humbly. Manifest fruitfully and abundantly.” – Anonymous

17. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero

18. “Never announce your moves before you make them.” – Anonymous

19. “By working hard, by making the right moves, you can create your own luck, I think.” – Richard Branson

20. “Make moves or make excuses.” – Anonymous

21.  “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

22. “We uncover our nature through action.” – Steven Pressfield

23. “Look, I don’t dance now, I make money moves.” – Cardi B

24. “Money moves from those who do not manage it to those who do.” – Dave Ramsey

25. “I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but the one thing I might regret was not trying” – Jeff Bezos

26. “Build, not bought. Hustle, not handed. Earned, not given.” – Anonymous

27. “Dream big, start small, but most of all, start.”  –  Simon Sinek

28. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.”  –  Mark Twain

29. “The way to get rich is to make money, not to save it.” – Kate Chopin

30. “The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.” – Warren Buffett

31. “Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.” – Anonymous

32. “Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.” – George S. Clason

33. “You can’t make big moves if you’re easily stumped by small thinking.” – Rene Rodriguez

34. “If you wait until you are ready, as the saying goes, you will wait forever.”  –  Gene Simmons

35. “The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forleo

36. “I hear you making excuses but I’m far too busy making moves. Join me or be quiet.” – Anonymous

37. “Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

39. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

40. “Fortune favors the bold.” – Virgil

41. “Work hard and never make excuses.” – Master P

42. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –  Steve Jobs

43. “You are what you do, not what you say you do.” – Carl Jung

44. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Ghandi

45. “If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward.” – John Wooden

46. “Expect change. Analyze the landscape. Take the opportunities. Stop being the chess piece; become the player. It’s your move.” – Tony Robbins

47. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” –  Walt Disney

48. “Give your dreams all you’ve got, and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” –  William James

49. “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there. Make your move!” – Atlas Rowe

50. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max De Pree

51. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

52. “Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.” – Steve Maraboli

53. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” – W. Clement Stone

54. “If you don’t like where you are at, move. You’re not a tree.” – Anonymous

55. “Make your next move your best move.” – Stephen Williams

Bonus Quote on Making Moves

Bonus: Here’s one last quote we wan to leave you with, with regard to making moves….

“You Cannot Make Progress Without Making Moves.”

– the strive –

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this collection of Making Moves Quotes. If any caught your eye, please share them, because you never know you you might inspire. A few powerful words, delivered at the right time, can turn someone’s whole world around.

With that said, the only way to achieve what you want in this life is to start making moves, so get after it. And don’t stop till you get there…

Till then,

STRIVE

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TOP 25+ YOU ARE A BADASS QUOTES BY JEN SINCERO

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Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and motivational coach who’s helped countless people transform their personal lives with her books, online advice, and coaching. With that said, her book You Are a Badass is a powerful resource that can help just about anyone make big and exciting changes in their lives, and level up in general. As such, we’ve rounded up some of the best You Are A Badass Quotes we could find.

Our hope is that they’ll inspire you enough to learn more about Jen Sincero’s life-changing philosophy, and prompt you to begin becoming a badass of your own.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into these power quotes from You Are a Badass:

BEST YOU ARE A BADASS QUOTES

Best You Are A Badass Quotes

1. “There’s nothing as unstoppable as a freight train full of fu**-yeah.” – Jen Sincero

2. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero

3. “You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.” – Jen Sincero

4. “So often, we pretend we’ve made a decision, when what we’ve really done is signed up to try until it gets too uncomfortable.” – Jen Sincero

5. “You need to have a ten-ton gorilla of desire behind your decision or else you’ll wimp out the second things get hard.” – Jen Sincero

6. “You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It’s got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you.” – Jen Sincero

7. “You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life.” – Jen Sincero

8. “What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.” – Jen Sincero

9. “It never ceases to amaze me the precious time we spend chasing the squirrels around our brains, playing out our dramas, worrying about unwanted facial hair, seeking adoration, justifying our actions, complaining about slow Internet connections, dissecting the lives of idiots, when we are sitting in the middle of a full-blown miracle that is happening right here, right now.” – Jen Sincero

10. “On the other side of your fear is freedom” – Jen Sincero

11. “We only get to be in our bodies for a limited time, why not celebrate the journey instead of merely riding it out until it’s over?” – Jen Sincero

12. “Nobody who ever accomplished anything big of new or worth raising a celebratory first in the air did it from their comfort zone.” – Jen Sincero

13. “Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.” – Jen Sincero

14. “We are all perfect in our own, magnificent, f***ed-up ways. Laugh at yourself. Love yourself and others. Rejoice in the cosmic ridiculousness.” – Jen Sincero

15. “Take care of yourself as if you’re the most awesome person you’ve ever met.” – Jen Sincero

16. “You cut yourself off from the supply of awesomeness when you are not in a state of gratitude.” – Jen Sincero

17. “You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.” – Jen Sincero

18. “Surrendering is the free-falling backwards into the unknown and trusting that The Universe will catch you.” – Jen Sincero

19. “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.” – Jen Sincero

20. “Deciding is freedom. Indecision is torture.” – Jen Sincero

21. “In order to kick ass you must first lift up your foot.” – Jen Sincero

22. “Say nice things about your body, dress it up, and take it out. Give it hot sex, luxurious baths, and massages. Move it, stretch it, nourish it, hydrate it, pay attention to it—The better our bodies feel, the happier and more productive we are.” – Jen Sincero

23. “Don’t waste your precious time giving one single crap about what anybody else thinks of you.” – Jen Sincero

24. “If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.” – Jen Sincero

25. “Your reality is created by what you focus on and how you choose to interpret it.” – Jen Sincero

26. “When you love yourself enough to stand in your truth no matter what the cost, everyone benefits.” – Jen Sincero

27. “Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking.” – Jen Sincero

28. “Wallowing in the pain and suffering isn’t going to help anyone, yourself included, any more than starving yourself will help the hungry.  If you want to help the world and yourself, keep your frequency high and do your work from a place of power and joy.” – Jen Sincero

29. “Who you surround yourself with greatly affects how you see your world and how high you set the bar for yourself.” – Jen Sincero

30. “Your beliefs hold the key to your financial success.” – Jen Sincero

31. “When you hang out with whiners, pessimists, tweakers, bleakers, freakers-outers and life-is-so-unfairers, it’s an uphill climb to keep yourself in a positive headspace.  Stay away from people with tiny minds and tiny thoughts and start hanging out with people who see limitless possibility as the reality.” – Jen Sincero

32. “What if you decided to do the most outrageous, most exciting thing you ever dared fantasize about, regardless of what anyone, including your terrified self, thought?  THAT would be living.” – Jen Sincero

33. “All life is either moving forward and evolving or shrinking back and dying.  If you want to evolve in your own life, you have to push through the obstacles instead of running from them.  Obstacles and challenges are the agents of growth.” – Jen Sincero

34. “You are a badass. You were one when you came screaming onto this planet and you are one now. The Universe wouldn’t have bothered with you otherwise. You can’t screw up so majorly that your badassery disappears. It is who you are. It’s who you always will be. It’s not up for negotiation.” – Jen Sincero

35. “Love yourself.” – Jen Sincero

36. “You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid.” – Jen Sincero

37. “The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.” – Jen Sincero

38. “You faith in The Universe must be stronger than your fear of not getting what you want.” – Jen Sincero

39. “One of the best things you can do to improve the world is to improve yourself.” – Jen Sincero

Bonus Quote From You Are a Badass

Bonus: Here’s one last final quote from You Are A Badass, it’s a great piece of advice, and we think that there is true power behind it. Enjoy!

“Give Yourself Permission and the Means (Yes, This Includes the Money), to Be Who You Are Regardless of What Anybody Else Things or Believes Is Possible.”

– jen sincero –

Final Thoughts

Jen Sincero created a masterpiece with her book, and as you can tell from this list of top You Are A Badass Quotes, that she has much wisdom and life-changing advice to impart.

With that said, if you have yet to read her book, you can get it here:

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Till next time,

STRIVE

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10 BEST MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS EVER

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Welcome to The STRIVE and our unique list of what we believe are some of the best motivational videos ever.  But, before we get into them we want to have a quick chat with you about motivation in general.

Motivation Can Be Optimized

We believe true motivation begins from within. But, we also believe it can be optimized with motivation hacks like videos, movies, or music. In fact, there is a famous quote regarding motivation, which makes this point well, and it goes like this… “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.”  This quote is from Zig Ziglar, one of best motivational speakers of the 21th century. The quote sums up a point that we aim to convince you of, and that is, this…  Motivation needs to be digested on the daily to keep you fired up towards your goals.

Definition of Motivation - Videos

Of course, we believe that true motivation always begins from within.  And that our strongest motivation to achieve will come when we have a crystal-clear vision of exactly what it is that we are trying to accomplish. However, we also believe, that we can rely on external resources to optimize our motivational levels.

Internal + External Motivation = Optimal Motivation

Optimal motivation is the state of maintaining the highest level of intensity and drive towards the achieving of one’s goals in the least amount of time. And it can be achieved when we combine both a strong and clear vision for what we want to do, with external stimulus to keep us primed for moving forward at the pace and intensity in which we began our quest to achieve our grand goals.

In other words, we can always use external motivation as the kick in the pants we need to stay on track to achieve our goals with the enthusiasm and within the time frames we initially set out to achieve them.

Therefore, to help you maintain optimal levels of motivation, we’ve pulled together a list of the 10 best motivational videos ever made.

Motivational Videos

We’ve reviewed hundreds of motivational videos for this page, and these videos are hands down, the best out there. And we did this so you don’t have to waste time viewing motivational video upon motivational video just to find that one that really gets you moving.

So, to add to your repertoire of motivation hacks, give these motivational videos a view.  And if they do the trick, bookmark this page, and come back to them whenever you are in need of optimal motivation.

THE 10 BEST MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS EVER

Best Motivational Videos

Note: Below is our favorite list of timeless motivational videos for optimizing motivation. Each contains a short description, along with an inspiring excerpt pulled straight from the video. Enjoy!

#1 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Versus’ is one of the most powerful motivational speeches ever. It’s like having a coach or father figure give you a little pep talk to encourage you to step up to the plate and strive for your potential. It’s short, but it packs a punch.

#2 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘How Successful People Think’ is a mashup of inspiring advice from some of the world’s most successful people, like Magic Johnson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many more.

#3 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Simon Sinek On Millennials In The Workplace’ is a must see video of you are a Millennial. The bulk of the video is of Simon Sinek being interviewed by Tom Bilyeu, so it’s not your typical high-energy type of motivational video, but it is motivational none the less. Primarily because of the truthful insights Sinek provides, which will help you want to get your stuff together and start taking more action, to achieve success and something meaningful as a Millennial.

#4 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Prove Them Wrong’ is short but powerful video that includes inspiring imagery and a handful of encouraging messages from various leaders, motivational speakers, and coaches that will make you want to get to work on achieving success and proving “them” wrong.

#5 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘How Bad Do You Want It?’ is five minutes and fifty one seconds of hard-hitting life advice from motivational speaker and performance coach Eric Thomas. If you’re serious about finding success, by the end of this video, you’ll be ready to make some serious changes in your life.

#6 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Dream’ is a well-crafted montage of inspiring scenes from a variety of movies, with some of the most thought-provoking words of encouragement from people like Les Brown, Will Smith, and a few others. If you’re looking for motivation, it is definitely worth watching.

#7 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Everybody Wants To Be a Beast’ is one of the most charged motivational speeches Eric Thomas has ever made. It’s real, raw, and it doesn’t sugar coat the truth about why most people fail to find the success they dream of. It’s a must watch video if you’re looking for motivational video that will practically force you stop making excuses and start taking action.

#8 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘One of the Best Motivational Videos I’ve Ever Seen’ has a long title, but it’s extremely short. The video showcases a handful of real life success stories of people who were told they wouldn’t or couldn’t be successful, yet against all odds, and against their doubter’s predictions, they prevailed. It’s worth the minute it will take you to watch it.

#9 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Why Do We Fall’ is another masterpiece created by Mateusz M. The video montage starts off with Rocky’s motivating speech to his son, and then blends masterfully with some of the best speeches of all time from movies like ‘Any Given Sunday’, ‘Pursuit of Happyness’, and many more. It’s a great video that will make you want dig deep down to find the motivation you need.

#10 Best Motivational Video Ever

‘Rocky 5 Lessons of Life’ is a highly emotional scene from Rocky 5, where Rocky is reminiscing about a pep talk he had with Micky when he was still alive. It has a slow start, but the climax of the scene makes it one of the most powerful pep-talks you’ll probably ever hear.

Did We Say 10?  

Okay, so we lied a little.  We had to sneak a bonus video in.  It is an old one, but full of fire!  It is also one of the most watched motivational videos ever, ever, ever, ever (failed attempt at an echo).  Seriously, 30,000,000 views and counting.

Bonus Motivational Video

“Unbroken’ is a motivational masterpiece. It consists of some of the most inspirational quotes from visionary Steve Jobs, Les Brown, and others, and combines them with breathtaking, that’s well synced with a stunning soundtrack Do yourself a favor and watch It!

Stay On Track

There you have it, THE list of the best motivational videos ever made. Here’s a quick recap of our list for ease of reference:

  1. ‘Versus’
  2. ‘How Successful People Think’
  3. ‘Simon Sinek On Millennials In The Workplace’
  4. ‘Prove Them Wrong’
  5. ‘How Bad Do You Want It?’
  6. ‘Dream – Motivational Video’
  7. ‘Everybody Wants to Be a Beast’
  8. ‘One of The BEST Motivational Videos I’ve Ever Seen’
  9. ‘Why Do We Fall’
  10. ‘Rocky 5 Lessons of Life’
  • Bonus: ‘Unbroken – Motivational Video’

We hope these videos help you like they have helped us.

We hope they help you create optimal levels of motivation for staying on track and achieving more.  If you found value in this convenient collection of motivational videos by all means share it…

Do you have a motivational video or inspirational video that really gets you fired up to rock life?  Is there a motivational video that you think should be on this list?  If so, let us know in the comments section below.

Also, if you enjoyed this motivational resource, then you’ll certainly enjoy these popular 100 motivational blogs and absolutely love this list of best motivational books ever.

Don’t let your fire wane…stay lit, stay motivated, and whatever you do, don’t stop striving!

Till next time…

STRIVE!

PS – If you’ve gone through all of these inspiring videos, but you’re still looking for something more, something more tangible, give this motivational journal a look. It may just be exactly what you need!

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