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BEST MOTIVATIONAL WORKOUT SONGS: UP YOUR INTENSITY & ELEVATE YOUR LIFE

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The strive to create an extraordinary life is a full contact sport.  There is no easy option when it comes to creating a life we can be proud of.

Wanna Elevate Your Life?

In consideration of these facts, I’ve always found that the daily grind, seemed less like one, when physically fit.

The better my fitness and physical strength, the better able I’ve been to weather the storms of life.

In fact, I would say that my successes in work, business, and family life have always had a positive correlation with my levels of fitness.

The stronger and more fit I became, the more focus and energy I could conjure up and put towards my family, work, or business.

This is not just something that happens to me and me alone, there is actually some science behind such phenomena.

Nevertheless; this post is not about convincing you of the benefits of the gym.

I know you already understand that our psychology is largely impacted by our physiology.  And that improved results in our health and physical fitness can lead to better results for you as an employee, executive, business owner, artist, parent, or whatever label you go by.

IT’S ALL ABOUT INTENSITY

What this post is about, is intensity.  And helping you get more if it!

Anybody can go to the gym, but great results don’t just happen because we decide to show up.  Great results stem from showing up AND putting in extraordinary levels of effort.

The type of extra effort that is born from intensity.  The type of effort that is required to become a heightened version of yourself.

So, if you can dial up your intensity and focus in the gym, you can reach the physical results you are after.  And by extension, you can dial up the results in other areas of your life.

One of my secret weapons for getting the most out of the gym (and life), is to show up with music in hand.  And not just any music, but music that stokes the internal flames, the passion, the intensity… that in many ways, can’t be tapped by any other means.

Audio Fire: Best Motivational Workout Songs

Music can be used as a form of audio fire, as a catalyst, as the kick in the pants to get us on a higher mental level.  Music can make us rock 14 reps, not just ten.  Music can get us through those days when we don’t have much to give, the slumps.  It can also makes us forget the clock, and rock sessions longer than we ever thought.

There is certainly some magic and intensity that listening to some music can help to unlock.

So my friends, if you want to find more intensity in your workouts, never rely on the background music that gyms play for you.

The music that most gyms play in the background is essentially elevator music.   To dial up how we show up in the gym, forgo the elevator music, and instead leverage your own playlist to get elevated.

To help you do just that, check out this list below.  It’s a good place to start.

Behold, the playlist of our best motivational workout songs to dial up the intensity of your workouts 10 fold.

The STRIVE’S HIGH INTENSITY PLAYLIST

(Disclaimer – Some of The Songs on This List Contain Explicit Lyrics)

(Warning – Adverse side-effects may result from listening to this music while working out; such as ripped shirts, physical exhaustion, or being kicked out of the gym for being too intense or loud.  Use at your own risk.)

Intense Workout Playlist

Best Motivational Workout Songs for Rock + Heavy Metal Genre

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N Roses

One – Metallica

We Will Rock You – Queen

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

People of the Sun – Rage Against the Machine

We are The Champions – Queen

I Stand Alone – Godsmack

Bulls on Parade – Rage Against the Machine

Burning Heart – Survivor

Stress – Godsmack

Here Comes The Pain – Slayer

Down With The Sickness – Disturbed

Sad But True – Metallica

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Best Motivational Workout Songs for Hip Hop + Rap Genre

Energy – Drake

Remember The Name – Fort Minor

Till I Die – Tech 9ne, 2Pac, Eminem

Humble – Kendrick Lamar

Lose Yourself – Eminem

Sabotage – Beastie Boys

Stronger – Kanye West

Till I Collapse – Eminem

Bawitdaba – Kid Rock

Alive – P.O.D

Lose Control – Missy Elliot

Best Motivational Workout Songs (Bonus BEATS)_

AC/DC – T.N.T

Born For Greatness – Paparoach

Cut The Chord – Shine Down

Turn Down For What – DJ Snake, Lil Jon

Final Words

If you enjoyed this post and you agree that some of the songs on our list are great for firing you up in the gym, please consider sharing it….

Now pump up the volume and get to work….

Till next time,

STRIVE

High effort, self-discipline, and fearless action are “my things”.  If you could use a bit more of these life-enhancing attributes, or if you want to be nudged from time to time to start taking action on your goals and dreams, follow me on Twitter.

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45+ INSPIRATIONAL HARD WORK PAYS OFF QUOTES

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There’s one premise that all our efforts are based off of here at The STRIVE, and it’s that hard work pays off. We believe that going the extra mile, putting in the effort, working late nights, and grinding in those early waking hours all adds up. We believe it, because it does, and because we’ve observed this to be true in just about every success story we’ve studied.

So, to keep you inspired and faithful to the fact that hard work and maximum effort brings positive results, we’ve rounded up these powerful hard work pays off quotes. May they help you stick to the spirit that has helped created countless millionaires, success icons, pros, and superstars across the ages.

BEST HARD WORK PAYS OFF QUOTES

Hard Work Pays Off

1. “At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” – Kevin Hart

2. “Hard work pays off — hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to beat.” – Robert Griffin III

3. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell

4. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

5. “Hard work pays off if you’re patient enough to see it through.” – Michael Chandler

6. “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.” – Anonymous

7. “Your hard work might not pay off today or tomorrow, but it will eventually pay off.” – Sonya Parker

8.Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohil

9. “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” – Ray Bradbury

10. “Hard work and determination equals success. Nothing comes easy. Put your mind to something.” – Kevin Hart

Hard work equals success

11. “Hard work pays off. The harder you work, the more people will notice.” – Sydney Sweeney

12. “The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.” – Gabby Douglas

13. “Hard word pays off later, laziness pays off now.’ – Anonymous

14. “The price of success: hard work, patience, and a few sacrifices.” – Edward Bok

15. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

16. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

17. “There is no easy way. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline.” – Jocko Willink

18. “Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.” – Justin Lynch

19. “I always remind my kids that hard work pays off. That’s how I go to where I am right now because of sacrifice and the work I put into it.” – Dwayne Wade

20. “Hard work pays the best dividends.” – Atlas Rowe

Hard work pays the best dividends

21. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

22. “Hard work pays off in the future but requires discomfort now. Laziness pays off now but guarantees discomfort in the future.” – Hal Elrod

23. “Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean

24. “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” – Tommy Hilfiger

25. “Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare – and special – human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.” – Robin Sharma

26. “We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, been bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage. It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills — hard work, dedication, sacrifice — that will set you apart. – David Goggins

27. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson

28. “All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.” – Eric Thomas

29. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

30. “Hard work works!” – Denzel Washington

Hard Work Works Quote

31. “Product outweighs talent.’ – Master P

32. “With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.” – Antoine Griezmann

33. “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

34. “If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan

35. “Luck doesn’t exist, only hard work works.” – Serge Nubret

36. “If you believe hard work pays, and put in the time and effort that goes along with such a belief, success will surely follow.” – The STRIVE

37. “Nobody has the power to change the past, but we all have the power to change our future. Hard work pays off!” – Master P

38. “When you are willing to replace mundane excuses with hard work and your laziness with determination, nothing can prevent you from succeeding.” – Prem Jagyasi

39. “Hard work is the price we must pay for success.  I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.” – Vince Lombardi

40. “Hard work creates champions.” – The STRIVE

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41. “The road to success and greatness is always paved with consistent hard work.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

42. A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” – Ralph Lauren

43. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds” – .Gordon B. Hinckley

44. “Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.” – Bruce Lee

45. “I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you.” – Beyoncé

46. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

47. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

Related: Work Hard and You Will Succeed

Bonus Hard Work Pays Quote

Bonus: Here’s one last quote related to hard work paying off. This one is without a doubt one of our favorites because it touches on the truth of hard work, which is that it does pay, but only after you’ve first made a down payment with effort.

“Life Grants Nothing To Us Mortals Without Hard Work.”

– horace –

Final Thoughts

There you have it, our collection of the most motivating Hard Work Pays Off quotes. We hope they help you put your nose to the grindstone and get to work on bringing your dreams to life.

Till then,

STRIVE

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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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How to Change Your Life

So you want to change your life? 

I don’t know how you ended up on this website, reading these words, but I do know you are looking for something. 

Maybe your back is against the wall, and you decided to google “How to change your life”? 

Maybe you are stuck, maybe you tried to change your life, but things got hard, so you quit. 

Maybe you are stuck in limbo, you are doing ok, but you can’t seem to get that breakthrough that you are looking for. 

The reality of changing your life is that it’s easier said than done. Is it possible to change your life? Yes, it’s possible to embrace self-improvement and totally transform your life. 

However, many people fail to change their lives in a meaningful way. But why do they fail? More importantly, how can we avoid failure and get the life we want? 

Today I’m going to answer those questions. Let’s take a look at how you can start changing your life today: 

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY, AND FOR GOOD

How to Change Your Life Today

1. Stop Being A Dabbler 

What is a dabbler? Two dictionary definitions say the following: 

“A person who follows a pursuit without attaining proficiency or professional status” 

“One not deeply engaged in or concerned with something.” 

These are formal definitions of what a dabbler is, but let’s look at a more simple explanation of what dabbling with life means in terms of you changing your life.  

To do this, let’s look at an analogy. Let’s imagine for a minute that the game of life is a river. A very cold river, and to play the game of life requires you to get in the water and swim.  

But what do most people do when they try to change their lives? They walk up to the river of life and put their foot in the water to feel how cold it is.  

They soon realize the water is freezing and that stream is quite strong. So they take out their foot and go back to their warm homes. Then they can tell everyone that they tried, but it didn’t work out.  

But let me tell you the reality of the game of life. The people that win don’t dabble. They go all in. They do not do half-measures. They jump into the cold icy water and immerse themselves. They calm themselves, breathe, and start swimming to the other side. They are committed to doing whatever it takes to reach their goals and live the life of their dreams. 

You have to commit and stop dabbling. This is the only way to change your life. 

2. Find Specialized Knowledge 

There is an old saying, “Standing on the shoulders of giants.”This is exactly what you need to do to go to the next level in life.  

You need to realize that you don’t need to reinvent everything. You can listen and learn from the greatest minds that ever walked this planet. You can also find specialized knowledge in whatever field you work in to speed up your growth and development. 

We are very fortunate to have knowledge and experience at our fingertips. The internet made it possible for us to find knowledge like this website you are reading now, with a simple google search. Suddenly you are exposed to powerful ideas that have the potential to plant seeds in your mind that can transform your life.  

So don’t try to go it alone, you must invest in yourself by reading blogs, books, online courses, etc. To be competitive in this modern world you need to take your self-education very seriously. Socrates was right when he said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” 

3. Use Your Past Pain 

Don’t ever forget that your greatest success will be found in your greatest pain, disappointments, and heartbreaks. This might sound crazy to many but it’s the truth.  

Go look at some of the greatest people that ever walked this planet and most of them would say that the thing that sparked it all for them was some kind of pain or trauma from their past. 

How to change your life for good

Your past should not be something you are obsessed about, but if it’s channeled correctly, it has the power to drive you to excel in whatever field you choose to go into.  

The most powerful forces in the human mind are pain and pleasure. Advertisers know this very well. So don’t totally push down your past.

Find something that you can look at from your past and allow it to fuel you. Allow it to drive you to work when others are sleeping. Let it give you the hunger to do work when others are partying. Become that guy or girl that leads the way, by channeling that energy so that it transforms your life. 

4. Do The Work When No One Is Watching 

Most people who try to change their lives fail because they run out of steam when their initial motivation fades. Because here is the reality: When you start your mission to change your life, you will get very excited. Maybe you read a book, watched a movie, or found some other motivation. So you got so excited that you went out there and told the world that you will change. 

So you take that excitement, and you start your first day, and then the first week goes by. But soon, that excitement starts to fade, and you feel the initial motivation disappearing like a ghost at night.  

So here is the question that you must ask yourself because I promise you it will happen to you: What are you going to do when the lights go off and it’s just you? When everyone’s out partying and having a great time, and you are alone working. What are you going to do? Are you going to call it a day because you feel lonely or uncomfortable?  

The people that overcome this reality know that this initial excitement will fade when the reality of hard work confronts them, they are ready for it.  

How do they overcome it? Well, they all have the tools that they can get. They make vision boards so that their vision is constantly in their minds. They create morning rituals to give them momentum into the day. They write down their goals every morning and evening. They do all these things to constantly remind themselves why they do what they do. They do all of this, and they find ways to develop their mental fortitude so that they keep moving forward when the going gets tough.  

The human mind has the potential to be an incredible soldier for you if you train it correctly and use self- discipline to control it. But if you allow your mind to aimlessly drift when you are supposed to be doing the work then you will fail. 

5. Who Dares Wins 

You have probably heard the words “Who Dares Wins.” These famous words are the motto of the British Special Air Service or SAS. The SAS is the United Kingdom’s Elite Special Operations Unit. The first time I heard their motto, “Who Dares Wins,” I realized these guys are sharing with us the truth of winning in life.  

This truth is a reality that many miss or refuse to accept. The reality is this: If you want to change your life or reach your goals, then you must be willing to step out of your comfort zone and take calculated risks. 

I’m not saying you should do reckless or stupid things, I’m saying you should step into areas of life that make you uncomfortable. This is the only way to get what you want. 

It was Einstein who once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Einstein was 100% correct with these words, you can’t expect to change your life if you keep on doing the exact same things over and over.  

Step out of your comfort zone and remember, “Who dares wins.” 

6. Become A Professional  

There is one final piece to this puzzle of changing your life, and it’s the following non-negotiable reality:  

You must become a professional. What do I mean by being a professional? It means you must change all aspects of how you conduct yourself. You must reject mediocrity and embrace excellence. 

change your life with a commitment to excellence

If you want to make your dreams a reality, then you must transform who you are at the deepest level. That means raising your standards in everything you do. That is the core of being a professional.  

At a more practical level, a professional conducts himself at a very high standard. A professional lives a disciplined life. He or she has their days, weeks, and months planned out. They don’t wake up and ask themselves, “What am I doing today?”. No, this is not how a professional operates. 

If you want to know how a professional conducts himself look at some of the greatest sports professionals that walked the earth. Look at Michael Jordan, Kobe, and Tom Brady. Those guys weren’t just competitive on the field but also off it.  

When they weren’t playing or practicing, they would study other sports to get better with their own game. They would do everything they could to get an edge on their opponents. When others would sleep, they would be grinding, when others were partying, they found new ways to win. This might sound extreme, but this is what it takes to become great. This is what it takes to transform your life. 

So how do you start this process of becoming a professional in the game of life? Most of you reading might be expecting a very complicated answer, but it’s not. It’s very simple but massively important: 

You must realize that with every decision you make, you are competing. The decisions you make will shape your destiny. It’s the small daily actions that you take or don’t take that will make the biggest difference long-term. 

Let’s look at some examples of daily choices that can make or break your success in life: 

  • Should I go to that party tonight? 
  • Should I eat this pizza?
  • Should I sleep for another hour? 
  • Should I go for a run? 
  • Should I drink a few beers tonight? 
  • Should I make a few sales calls today? 
  • Should I write that essay? 
  • Should I take this weekend off? 
  • Should I take a break today? 

These are the types of questions that seem like just normal everyday questions that run through your mind. But the reality is that these small daily, seemingly unimportant choices are shaping who you become.

Self-Discipline + Excellence

Remember, the actions you consistently take shape your future and the person you will become. And this brings us back to being professional. A professional consistently makes the right choices over a long period of time.  

Sure, they make mistakes, but the majority of the time, they get guided by their iron self-discipline. This self-discipline is a culture of excellence in their lives. This culture gets built by being conscious of doing the small things right and consistently holding yourself to a higher standard than anyone could possibly expect.  

A professional is the type of person who, when things are bad,and everyone would understand if he didnt show up, he still shows up and does whatever needs to be done. This is the mindset of being a real professional in life.  

If you can mold yourself into becoming a professional, you will change your life. The transformation is inevitable because there is a very powerful force that controls this world, and it’s called cause and effect. 

Once you embrace cause and effect, it becomes very hard to stop you. Once you become the cause of your world, the effect will become inevitable.  

Now you need to ask yourself: What are you going to do? Are you going to accept mediocrity or step into excellence? Your choice! 

Conclusion 

You now know how to change your life. All you have to do is follow these guidelines. Remember, changing your life is a process that will take time to accomplish, but the decision to put this process in motion can happen in a second.

So, make a decision, take out a notebook, and write down what it is you want to do with your life. Then get up and start taking action on that first thing. It’s that simple. Start today! 

STRIVE

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RELENTLESS EFFORT: THE KEY TO MORE SUCCESS IN LIFE

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Relentless Effort and Success

Below is a short article about relentless effort, and it’s worth the read if you consider yourself a student of success. This post is also an important message that many people need to hear in this day and age. Not because they don’t value the message, but because they’ve yet to have anyone instruct them on the merits of effort.

Without a doubt, a great amount of people have been lied to over the years. They’ve been told that success should be easy, that they can expect a better life merely because they demand one. In short, way too many people have yet to be exposed to one of the truest “secrets” of success. So, that’s what I’ll be touching on in this post. So, if you’re ready learn about the true meaning of relentless effort and how embracing it can lead to more success, let’s dive in.

RELENTLESS EFFORT AND SUCCESS

When I was younger, I played sports. And I tried just about every one of them too; I tried basketball, baseball, track and field, you name it. However, out of all the sports I tried, my favorite sport ended up being football.

Now, I had some amazing mentors in the form of coaches in every sport. However, it was the coaches I had in football whose lesson’s would make the biggest impacts on me and my life.

So, how did these coaches go about doing this?

Well, these coaches ingrained in me and my teammates early on, an invaluable philosophy that revolved around character, integrity, team work, but most importantly…individual effort.

What Does Relentless Effort Mean?

However, before we go any further, let me quickly reveal exactly what relentless effort means so we are on the same page. Effort, by it’s very definition, is essentially a vigorous and determined attempt to achieve something. While relentless essentially means to be unceasing or to constantly applying.

Therefore, relentless effort ultimately means to be unceasing in one’s determined attempts to achieve something.

That said, our coaches would consistently communicate the importance of embracing mental toughness, which at it’s height, was a full out obsession with giving one’s all to a given end, all of the time.

They made it clear, that there was nothing more important then each player understanding that they were at all times obligated to always give every ounce of effort towards the execution of their individual responsibilities.

Their line of thinking was this; If you’re not willing to consistently give your best effort, how can you in good conscience, say you really want to win? How can you in good conscience say you deserve to win if you don’t?

And if you’re not willing to always do what’s right and do your best always, how can you say you’re a person of character and integrity? And lastly, if you’re not willing to give your best effort always and relentlessly, how can you honestly stand before your teammates, your tribe, your family, and say you truly have their back?

In short, they conveyed the following: relentless effort is everything.

The Magic of Relentless Effort

Now, there was this one year where our coaches philosophy culminated into the purchasing of a bunch of T-shirts with the letters MTXE printed across the front of them. And it was this bold Acronym that would effectively and succinctly sum up their philosophy.

“MTXE” stood for Mental Toughness Extra Effort.

Relentless Effort and MTXE

Now, after investing in a ton of these shirts, the coaches gave one to each player on the team. And every player began to wear those shirts with pride. And as a result, each player began to embrace the philosophy of relentless effort as their own.

And not so surprisingly, the year my coaches did this, was the year our team, if by some stroke of magic, broke a 7-year losing streak; whereby we went on to beat some of the best teams in the state, won ourselves a district championship, only to be routed by a team that would become the eventual state champions, and the #1 ranked team in the country.

Was it the shirt that made the difference? Of course not.

However, what did make all the difference, was our team’s new focus and mindset.

We went from a team full of players who cared more about how cool they looked to their peers and the fans, to a team whose sole focus was on how much individual effort they could give to their role, and to a larger extent, their team.

As such, the DNA of our team changed almost overnight. And when we all fully embraced the value of effort, everything changed for us. To be sure, it was an eye-opening experience.

Related: How to Build Mental Toughness

The Value of Effort

With that being said, and with eyes having been opened from that early experience, I would also get taught the lesson of effort time and time again. During my early professional years, through extensive study, I would learn again from mentors, like Teddy Roosevelt, Jim Rohn, Earl Nightingale, Vince Lombardi, Robin Sharma, and Gary Vee, that effort is beyond valuable for seekers of success .

Of course, my education didn’t end there. The lessons of effort continued to grow for me as I attempted to emulate the effort levels of many professional athletes, the likes of Ray Lewis, Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, …the Greats. And in doing so, what I realized was how powerful effort is in steering us towards the results we are after in life.

Such a philosophy has been integral to my past and continued successes in life.  In every instance where I put in extraordinary levels of effort, I’ve always reaped amazing results.

Extra effort in my youth, led to me receiving multiple scholarship offers to play football for a handful of different schools.

When I added extra effort towards studying and prepping for the graduate entrance tests to get into a top university, I not only got admitted, but received multiple full-tuition paid fellowship offers.

“Effort is the Key to Unlocking Our Potential.”

When I put in the extra effort to create added value in the real estate I owned, I was able sell it for triple the value I purchased it for.

Similarly, the relentless effort I put in on the weekends and in my spare time to create side-hustle income on the internet always paid off as well.

And no, it was not right away, but slowly, gradually, assuredly, giving my best effort towards my goals has always paved the way.

Even while I was working for the man at a J.O.B. (of the many jobs I’ve held), full effort has always resulted in either a promotion or higher pay.  Extra effort has been good to me.

In fact, I’d venture to say that applying extra effort will almost always provide you with results in equal proportion to the levels of effort you applied. And if you are in control of your effort, you are in control of your results. It truly is the best ingredient of success.

In other words, quality is never an accident. And the same can be said for getting the results we strive for. So, the quality and results we get, whether it be in sports, business, or life in general, is almost always a bi-product of our own intentional, unceasing, and determined efforts.

Indeed, through relentless effort, we can all be the architects of our own achievement. Yes, you can truly become a success in life, if you’ll back up your belief with relentless effort.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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35+ STRIVE QUOTES TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE THE LIFE YOU DESERVE

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To strive means to make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. It means to struggle or fight vigorously; to battle or compete. It is a word that encompasses what many go through day in and day out as they pursue their most cherished goals and aims in life. Without a doubt, it is a powerful word, especially for those who are reaching for more in their lives. And if you are on this page, that person is likely you. As such, we created this page specifically about strive quotes and we are dedicating it to you.

So, fellow achiever, if you’re ready for some inspiration to keep you fighting for all the great things you deserve in life, then let’s dive in to these top quotes about striving.

BEST STRIVE QUOTES TO FOR ACHIEVING SUCCESS

Best Strive For Success Quotes

1. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Seneca 

2. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –  Albert Einstein

3. “To strive tirelessly and at all times to reach one’s goal – therein lies the secret of success.” – Anna Pavlova

4. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln

5. “In this world, you only get what you grab for.” – Giovanni Boccaccio

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6. “Life is so much more rewarding if you strive for something, rather than take what’s given to you on a plate.” – Amy Winehouse

7. “Ambition is your inner voice that tells you, you can, and should, strive to go beyond your circumstances or situation in life.” – Lloyd Blankfein

8. “On occasion we need to make a second effort – and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve.”  –  Thomas S. Monson

9. “Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.” – Gandhi

10. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Elbert Hubbard

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11. “If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world.” – Theodore Roosevelt

12. “Even when it is not fully attained, we become better by striving for a higher goal.” – Viktor Frankl

13. “I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. So I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.” – Will Smith

14. “I’m certainly not saying that my life is what success is all about. To me, success is the ongoing process of striving to become more.” – Anthony Robbins

15. “Achievement eventually befalls the person who never stops striving.” – Strive Quote

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16. “Never be satisfied with less than your very best effort. If you strive for the top and miss, you’ll still ‘beat the pack.” – Gerald R. Ford

17. “I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.” – Madeleine Albright

18. “If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”  –  Henry David Thoreau

19. “Once we get the things we are striving for, we rarely remain satisfied with them. The things are just the bait. Chasing after them forces us to evolve, and it is the evolution and not the rewards themselves that matters to us and to those around us. This means that for most people success is struggling and evolving as effectively as possible.” – Ray Dalio

20. “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” – Anonymous

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21. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

22. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” –  Conrad Hilton

23. “God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.” ―St. Augustine

24. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”  –  Thomas Jefferson

25. “Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.” – Rudy

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26. “Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

27. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

28. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

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

30. “We can not guarantee success, but we can strive to deserve it.” – George Washington

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31. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

32. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

33. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere

34. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

35. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

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36. “If you strive for excellence, success will follow.” – Shreya Ghoshal

37. “A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality.” – Strive Masiyiwa

38. “We all have wounds, but you can’t let that be an excuse to sit on the sidelines. Sometimes in life you have to play in pain.” – Joel Olsteen

39.God always strives together with those who strive.” – Aeschylus

40. “Success is always possible for the person who just keeps striving.” – The STRIVE

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41. “Throughout the more than 40 years Virgin has been in business we have been continuously striving – striving to deliver wonderful products and services, striving to make a positive difference, striving to change people’s life for the better.  Had we not kept striving, we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today.” – Richard Branso

42. “Be a lot, do a lot, do a lot have a lot. ” – Myron Golden

43. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

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Bonus: Out of our entire collection of striving quotes, this one is by far our favorite. We believe it encompasses everything that needs to be said about striving for success. Enjoy!

“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

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Takeaways From These Strive Quotes

We hope you enjoyed these strive quotes. Their purpose is to encourage you to stay hell bent on reaching your aims, because that’s what it will take to achieve them.

With that being said, here are some takeaways from these strive quotes:

  • Success eventually comes to those who strive hard
  • Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value
  • Striving doesn’t guarantee success, but shows how deserving you are
  • To strive is to reach, and you can’t obtain if you don’t reach

So, keep trying (hard), keep attempting, continue to endeavor, to aim, and make those great efforts towards your goals. Because it is only through dogged persistence, extra effort, and exerting oneself continuously that we move on to better things. Now go out and get what you deserve.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these quotes about striving, then you’ll love these quotes about hustling.

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25 MOTIVATIONAL MANTRAS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Motivational Mantras for Success
Motivational Mantras

Have you ever came across a quote or mantra from someone that left you feeling motivated to achieve all of your dreams? Have you ever uttered the words “nothing will stop me this time,” but then all of a sudden, that urge to improve yourself or your business vanishes within just a few short days?

Well, it’s okay if this has happened to you. I believe almost all of us have been there at some point in our lives; I certainly know I have. The fact of the matter is the juice runs out. The motivation that we had after hearing those inspiring words eventually starts to run thin, leaving us with nothing but fatigue and disinterest to continue the grinding and hard work that chasing our dream requires.

Fortunately not all mantras have this effect. Some mantras actually work. There have been numerous amounts of famous people who have had accredited their success to a daily mantra. For instance, Steve Jobs would wake up every morning and ask: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Ben Franklin would wake up everyday and ask the question: “What good shall I do today?”

So to help you stay motivated to continue chasing all of your dreams, I’ve compiled a list of the 25 best motivational mantras for success that will actually work for you long term.

Here they are:

25 MOTIVATIONAL MANTRAS FOR SUCCESS THAT WORK

Motivational Mantras for Success

Mantra 1: You Didn’t Come This Far to Only Come This Far

This is one of the best motivational mantras as it is a great reminder of how far we have come. By waking up every morning and repeating this mantra, you remind yourself of all the success that you have had in your life and that you are ready to tackle the day.

Without a doubt, this mantra for success will help us realize that if we were to quit, as we all have a tendency to do from time to time, how much we would actually be giving up.

Mantra 2: You Get What You Focus On

This mantra keeps our minds focused on what is important. So often we have a tendency to fall into the trap of having very negative thoughts, or constantly watching negative news feeds, both of which can ultimately consumes us.

New York Times bestselling author Marcus Buckingham’s once stated, “What you focus on expands.” So, keep this quote in mind when you use this success mantra. And, if repeated daily, how it can help you create thoughts of positivity and success in your life, every day of your life.

Mantra 3: You Can Find an Excuse or You Can Find a Way

In every crisis, you have two options: keep going or give up. Usually, if we choose to keep going we are able to overcome whatever obstacle lies before us. However, if we choose to make excuses for our misfortunes or every minor setback, we ultimately may end up throwing in the towel.

So, use this motivational mantra for success to dust off when life tries to knock you down and KMF(Keep Moving Forward).

Mantra 4: Wake Up. Kick Ass. Be Kind

I love the simplicity of this mantra. Despite its simplicity however, it says it all. The ultimate goal in life is to be the best at whatever it is we do, which in return brings us satisfaction. But what brings us true lasting happiness however, is being kind.

Mantra 5: I’m Doing This for Me

All too often in life we get crippled by our fear of what other people think. We are often times so consumed with keeping others happy that we forget to chase our own aspirations. This mantra is not intended to promote selfishness, but to remind us that the best and only way to truly help others is to help ourselves first.

You matter, your dreams, goals and aspirations matter. So use this affirmation to remind yourself that its okay to do you.

Doing This For Me Mantra for Success

Mantra 6: Action Conquers Fear

One of the pithiest yet powerful motivational mantras.  This is one is a very simple, short and straight to the point mantra that says it all. Fear keeps us from achieving our dreams.

Overcoming fear often times requires action. Action can sometimes involve risk. But, the more often you force yourself to put yourself out there, the closer you’ll get to overcoming all that you fear.

Mantra 7: Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

How many times have you said “I’ll do it tomorrow.” One of our worst enemies is the notion that we have more time than we actually do. The best time to start is now. So, live in the moment and chase all of your dreams while you still can.

Mantra 8: Don’t Wish for It, Work for It

This mantra for success has the ability to get you out of your head anytime you drift off into the world of what could be. You know what you want, so there is no time for daydreaming about it. Instead, get to work. The difference between success and failure is the action that you take today.

Mantra 9: Excellence Does Not Require Perfection

When we are passionate about something, whether it be fitness, business, etc., failure and imperfections can drive us crazy. This mantra reminds us to not chase perfection, but instead excellence, so we can realize that failure is a big – if not the biggest – component of success.

Mantra 10: Our Intentions Create Our Reality

Believe it or not, we get exactly what we want in life, and we get exactly what we intend to get. The problem, however, is our thoughts are so negative that that’s what we bring into our life: negativity.

So, deploy this effective mantra for success. Start thinking positive and have the intentions of being great, and before you know it, you will be.

Motivational Mantra For Success on Intentions

Mantra 11: If You’re Tired of Starting Over, Stop Giving Up

This is so true. I believe it is much easier to make something out of what you already have then to give up on all that you have accomplished and start over again in six months. If something isn’t quite working, make adjustments – but never give up.

Mantra 12: Know Your Limitations, and Defy Them

One of the most important aspects of success is knowing your limitations. When you know what you are weak at, you are able to come up with a plan to overcome those weaknesses. Don’t shy away from your weakness, but instead overcome all that you may struggle with.

Mantra 13: One Year Equals 365 Possibilities

I like this mantra because it insists that you focus on one day at a time. All too often we get overwhelmed by the bigger picture when we are far away from achieving what we set out to achieve. Focus on one day at a time, and you’ll get there.

Mantra 14: You Miss 100% of The Shots You Don’t Take

This quote is famous and might be a bit of a cliche at this point, but it is true. When we fail to capitalize on opportunities, or even worse, fail to pursue them in the first place, we throw away any chance we have of that being our big moment.

Mantra 15: It’s The Start That Stops Most People

The hardest thing to do is start. Often times, we look too far ahead and only see how far away we are. Instead, we should try and just make that first step. This inspiring mantra highlights the fact that we don’t need all of the answers, but what we do need is to at least take that first step.

It's The Start That Stops Most People Mantra

Mantra 16: The Best Project You’ll Ever Work On Is You

If you want to improve your business, marriage, position at your company, etc., the best way to do it is to improve yourself first. It is important to work hard at what we want to accomplish, but we must never forget to work hard at improving ourselves as well.

Mantra 17: Work Harder

Motivational mantras won’t work, unless you do.  This mantra is simple and straight to the point: work harder. If we aren’t where we want to be with fitness, relationships, etc., the best solution, and sometimes the only solution, is to work harder. Working harder is never a bad solution.

Mantra 18: Things Don’t Happen to Me, They Happen for Me

This mantra will keep you following into the mentality of a victim. Where you are in life has nothing to do with luck, or fate or anything. Instead, it has everything to do with what you are allowing to happen in your life. Let things happen for you and quit waiting for things to come to you.

Mantra 19: Tough Times Don’t Last; Tough People Do

This mantra will keep you from giving up when times are tough. A tough person will always overcome tough times. So be tough and don’t give up when things aren’t going they way you expect them to go. Just continue to push on, and you’ll get to where you want to be.

Mantra 20: I Am Capable. I Am Strong. I Believe in Myself

This positive affirmation brings you to think about all the good things about yourself. In a world that can be cruel and full of negativity, this mantra allows you to block all that out so you can focus on being the best you everyday of your life.

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Mantra 21: Don’t Be Afraid to Be Great

Sometimes we may think that we don’t deserve success. We may think that we weren’t born to be successful, and people who are successful are different. This couldn’t be farther from the truth and that is what this mantra affirms. You can be great, and you will be great if you persevere and work hard.

Mantra 22: You Can Have Anything You Want If You Give Up The Belief That You Can’t Have It

The mistake we fall into a lot of times is the thought that we can’t have this or can’t have that. The fact of the matter is if we work hard and dedicate ourselves, we can have anything we want. Whether it is a fitness, business or relationship goal, we can achieve it.

Mantra 23: Nothing Will Work Unless You Do

The beauty of life is that we can have almost anything if we work hard for it. However, this mantra helps us to realize that the opposite is true; If we don’t work, nothing will. So the next time you feel being lazy, this mantra can help you stay motivated.

Mantra 24: What Would You Attempt to Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Out of all of these motivating mantras for success, this one actually allows you to actually answer it directly. Every morning when you wake up, answer this hypothetical question, and then follow through with the answer by living it out daily.

This mantra keeps us from falling into the pits of failure and allows us to go through our day with the confidence that we will succeed in whatever we aim to do.

Mantra 25: There’s Plenty of Time to Rest When You’re Dead

Although the last of these motivational mantras may seem dark, it helps us to realize that we don’t live forever. Use it to accomplish everything you ever dreamed of and hold nothing back because we are not here for forever. If you have ambitions, chase them and don’t ever rest until the goal is completed.

Rest When You're Dead Success Mantra

Don’t Be Afraid to Chase Your Dreams

Hopefully these motivational mantras will move you to go out and to chase your dreams. Many, if not most, successful people in this world have a go-to mantra they refer to whenever times get tough. Some successful people will even repeat their mantra to themselves throughout each day.

I urge you to choose a success mantra, whether it be from this list or one you came up with yourself, and use it to inspire you throughout your journey.

Most importantly, remember that it isn’t the mantra that defines you, it is the action that YOU take. So be proactive and go get what rightfully belongs to you: success.

So whether your dream is to lose 20 pounds by new years, get the promotion you’ve anxiously been waiting for, or have the business you’ve been trying to grow finally take off, I encourage you to do your best to make that happen.

STRIVE

PS – Motivational mantras for success are highly effective, but if you really want to stay motivated to achieve your goals and dreams, this tool will keep you motivated and on track.

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