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Motivational sayings and phrases can reinvigorate us. Sure, they’re just words. But sometimes, a few good words is all it really takes to rekindle that fire that burns within all of us — that fire that yearns to reach it’s potential.

No doubt, everyone experiences moments or days even when they feel unmotivated, uninspired, and scattered. But, the key to reaching our potential and those dreams that once filled us with hope, is to press on when the going gets tough.

With that being said, there are no better words than this collection of powerful motivational sayings and phrases to help you reawaken your fighting spirit. So, give them a read, and let them inspire and move to feel and act once again, like the Rockstar you are. Let’s get to it.


Best Motivational Sayings

1. “You Can Have Results Or Excuses, You Can’t Have Both.”

The person who wastes time making excuses for why they can’t do something, or why something won’t work, automatically puts themselves at a disadvantage against the person who immediately takes action.

So, get to work on achieving the results you seek, and leave the excuse making for your competitors.

2. “A Winner Is A Dreamer Who Never Gives Up.”

There really is only one true way to fail in life, and that is to give up. Slowing down, pivoting, and recalibrating is not the same as giving up. So don’t fret if you’re in a rut, and if things are challenging for you at the moment.

Just stay determined to keep moving forward no matter what, and the obstacles life throws your way will eventually get out of your way.

3. “If You’re Circle Doesn’t Inspire You… You Don’t Have a Circle, You Have a Cage.”

Too many people fail to see that what’s really holding them back is not a lack of ambition, lack of talent, or lack of skills, but rather, a lack of clarity that some of the people in our lives are suppressing our potential.

So, be sure to pay special attention to who the doubters, the negative-nellies, and the short-sighted people are in your life, and minimize the amount of time you spend with them.

4. “Great Things Never Come From Comfort Zones.”

Study a handful of successful people, and you’ll quickly realized that many had to overcome various situations of discomfort before they reached their aims.

So, embrace this motivational phrase, and learn from many successful people who have come before you to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

5. “Pause If You Must, But Don’t Stop.”

Pause, But Don't Stop Motivational Phrase

Success is hard, not doubt about it. But the challenge in reaching your aim is partially what makes what you are striving for so valuable. So, take a break if you must. Recharge, pivot, or reassess your approach, but whatever you do, do not throw in the towel.

6. “Success Is The Best Revenge.”

Remember those who doubted you? Remember the people who laughed at your dreams?

Never forget them. In fact, make it point some day relish in their astonishment of your massive levels of success. Keep pressing forward, and that day will come.

7. “Work Hard, Stay Humble.”

Work hard and you’ll see results. Success always flows towards the hard worker; but, don’t get too ahead of yourself when your success arrives. Don’t let your “wins” lull you into complacency, because that’s when you’ll surely lose.

So, work hard, keep working hard, and regardless of how much success you achieve, always stay humble.

8. “Life Has No Rewind, Enjoy Every Minute.”

It’s easy to forget that what we do matters. Every action or inaction on our part is a collection of what our life is to become. Unfortunately, too many of us take for granted the potential that each day holds for us.

So, let us not waste another moment doing things that won’t enrich lives, let us not waste anymore time on things that don’t bring us closer to our dreams.

9. “Dreams Weigh More Than Excuses.”

If your dreams are truly important to you, you won’t make excuses for why you can’t achieve them. If your dreams are important to you, you’ll do whatever it takes to make them a reality.

So, let your dreams pull you away from those pesky excuses, and nudge you into action.

10. “No One Cares, Work Harder.”

No One Cares Work Harder Saying

This is one of our favorite motivational sayings, believe it or not, most people don’t really care about whether or not you reached your goal, or why you haven’t, especially why you haven’t. Accomplishment is a personal thing. It only matters to the person who has the power to make them real.

So, no more excuses, no more telling others why you can’t or haven’t achieved something. Just get to work on turning our dreams into reality.

11. “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes.”

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, but expecting different results. So, if truly want to make change and start seeing some progress in your endeavors, do the sane thing, and switch some things up.

12. “Good Things Come To Those Who Go Out And Fu***ng Hustle.”

This is an extremely popular motivational phrase used by many brands across the web. And it’s popular for a reason, it speaks the truth.

You want to see more prosperity, find more luck, and achieve more success? Hustle, hustle, and hustle some more!

13. “Stop Saying “I Wish”, Start Saying “I Will”.”

Wishes are for children. Will is for achievers. So, put away the childish thinking, step up to plate, get into the arena of life and choose to start making things happen for you now.

14. “Hustle Until Your Haters Ask If You’re Hiring.”

The second best way to the silence your haters is to become so unbelievably successful, that they brag to others about knowing who you are. However, the best way to silence them, is to shine so bright, they’d be honored to work for you.

15. “Rest When You’re Dead.”

Rest When You're Dead Motivational Saying

Your competition isn’t taking a break, so why should you? If you want to win the prize, the promotion, the corner office, or have your enterprise succeed, you have to be prepared to outwork the competition. There’s no other way.

So, don’t you dare let up! Keep pushing till you achieve what you are after. It’s the only way. You can rest when you’re dead.

16. “Your Life Is Your Story. Write It Well, Edit Often.”

You are the author of your own life story. Everything you do or don’t do, adds to that story. The great news is, you have your whole life to create an amazing story.

So, do something today that will lend to the creation of an epic chapter.

17. “If You Can’t Change The Cards You are Dealt, Change How You Play Your Hand.”

It’s not what happens to you that makes the difference in how your life turns out, it’s what you do about what happens. So, take ownership of your situation, choose to make the best of it, and the best of it you’ll make.

18. “The Person On Top Of The Mountain Didn’t Fall There.”

We all have to start somewhere. Some of us start near the top, some towards the middle, and others near the bottom. But regardless of where you start, you can’t reach the mountain top if you don’t climb.

So, stay laser-focused on your destination, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and you will eventually reach your mountain top.

19. “The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get.”

Action is the goddess of good luck. The more action you take and the more effort you put forth towards creating value for others, the more blessings you’ll have come your way.

So, embrace the hard work, learn to enjoy it, and before you know it you’ll be consider one of the “lucky one’s” who seems to have it all.

20. “Keep Trying. You Will Get There.”

keep trying you will get there saying for motivation

Most people fail not because they lacked ability, but because the lacked staying power. In fact, almost every success story involves a moment of pushing through when everyone else thought they should quit. So, don’t lose hope you your hopes and dreams. And know that if you keep trying, you WILL eventually get to your destination.

21. “If You’re Not On Forbes, Get Back To Work.”

Don’t settle. Aim for the highest and best in life, because it’s the only way you’ll ever achieve it. So if you haven’t reached your pinnacle yet, get back to it.

22. “You Miss 100% Of The Shots You Don’t Take.”

Everything is a numbers game. Life, success, relationships, you name it, it’s all a numbers game. And those who keep swinging, keep shooting, keep trying eventually hit their mark.

23. “Keep Looking Up, That’s The Secret Of Life.”

We move in the direction we face, and when we’re down, especially if we keep looking down, well…. we’ll stay down.

So, keep your face to the sunshine and your eyes on the prize, and the day will come when your dreams are realized.

24. “Follow Your Dreams They Know The Way.”

Steve Jobs once said that we should have the courage to follow our hearts and intuition. He said that our hearts somehow already know what we truly want to become. Do you believe it? We do!

Follow your dreams, they truly know the way.

25. “Act As If What You Do Makes A Difference. IT DOES.”

Act As If Quote

Your dreams matter, but if you treat them like they don’t, they’ll prove you right.

There’s an old saying that states “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the one who wins, Is the one who thinks he can!

26. “Ideas Mean Nothing Without Execution.”

Execution is the name of the game. If you never take action on those great ideas you have in your mind, nothing will ever come of them.

So, when you have an good idea, seize your moment and take action on it.

27. “You Can Make Excuses, Or You Can Make History, You Can’t Do Both.”

Every great achievement was born of effort and action. No one gets to their mountain top with excuses and slothfulness. So, commit to your dream, and never make excuses for why you can’t take action to bring it to life, and one day it’ll become your reality.

28. “Rule #1, Don’t Be #2.”

Competition is the way of the world, and if you want to win your prize, you have to prepare to be the best at what you do. No doubt, you can settle for second-best, but if you do, you’ll have only yourself to blame for your second-rate life.

So pay heed to this motivational saying and strive for the best, always.

29. “The Path To Success Is Failure.”

Success is achievable, but it requires for almost every single person who endeavors to achieve it, a bit of failure. So, take note, be ready when it comes, and commit to pushing through no matter what.

30. “No Guts, No Glory, No Legend, No Story.”

motivational sayings - take more risks

You have to be willing to take some risks to achieve a better future. Big risk, big reward, small risk, small reward. Never forget that.

Bonus Motivational Saying

Bonus: Alright, here’s one of our most favorite motivational sayings. We think more people would be motivated to take action on their dreams if they followed the wisdom contained within these wise words. Enjoy!

“Doubt Your Limits, Not Yourself.”

Motivational Sayings on Your Limits

They say doubt kills more dreams then failure ever will. Well, if true, perhaps the time has come to for you to start doubting your doubts. Perhaps the time has come for you to start doubting your limits and what you believe is impossible for you.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best motivational sayings to keep you inspired for success. We know how easy it is to lose steam and momentum as we strive for those things which are important to us. But, hopefully inspiring phrases and motivational sayings like these will help you get that pep in your step when you need it most.

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Till then,


PS – If you enjoyed these motivational sayings, then you will love this massive collection of 365 motivational quotes and you’ll probably enjoy these powerful mantras for success as well.

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