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If you want to know how to be more action oriented then you’ve come to the right place, because this article is all about red hot action. It’s about learning how to become action oriented and getting motivated to start taking more action on what we really want in life.

So, if you’re someone who overthinks things, or gets caught up and paralyzed by analysis paralysis more often then you’d like to admit, then you’ll love what this article has in store for you. In short, this article is for you if you want to know how to be action oriented and if you’re ready to become an action taker.

So, if you’re ready, then let’s dive in:

The Only Action That Matters

Action Oriented Quote

First things first, we need to get clear on what action is. Now when I say action, I am not talking about movement, or just doing more of the same old things that you’ve been doing.

When I say action, I am talking about encouraging people to tap their fire. I am talking about digging deep to discover what that THING that brings you most to life is, and then taking action, fearless action towards bringing that dream or possibility that lights YOU up the most, to life.

Put another way, I am talking about the action that moves you closer to reaching your big life goals.

To give you a better sense of what I am talking about, let me tell you about a story my mentor would always use.

Motivation From a Mentor

This mentor would always speak about this poem that his father would post on his fridge when he was growing up.  His father posted this poem on the fridge so that he and his brother could see the words from this poem every day before going to school.

Here is what the poem read:

“Spring has past, Summer has gone and Winter is here…. And the song that I meant to sing…. remains unsung, for I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument.”

My mentor would go on to reveal how his father would later tell him exactly what that poem meant.

He said that the poem was written by a man whose heart was filled with regret over a life half lived.

The man was always getting ready to sing the great song of his life, he was always getting ready to start achieving, he was always getting ready to start fulfilling all the possibilities of what his life was meant be.  But he got busy being busy.

That poem and the way my mentor expressed it, was such a powerful reminder to me….to pursue all that we want in this life.

In fact, I tell it to you now, because it encouraged me to not back down from my aspirations, and most importantly, to just GO for it.

So, that’s what I want to put urgency around today, taking action.  And like I said before, not just any action, but action on the things that really matter to you, and your life.  ACTION on the BIG Things!!

Action on those ideas, dreams, and aspirations that you have, the one’s that you’ve yet to act on.

You know what I am talking about.  I am talking about getting started on that book you’ve always wanted to write, or the business you’ve always dreamed of starting, or that position that you’ve secretly wished you could obtain.

I am talking about taking ACTION on those things you REALLY, REALLY Want, but for some reason have yet to take action on.

Life is too short and precious to just sit on those good ideas you have….to just sit on those dreams that you really, truly, deeply want to pursue.   Life is too short to not be fearless for what you truly and deeply want.

Ideation without Execution is nothing more than delusion……. Let’s stop being part of cult of the delusional, the cult of mediocrity!

Instead…choose to be one of those braves souls who walks out there an executes flawlessly around your ideas.  Please…consider being one of the brave and bold who actually GO FOR IT.

Last I checked, there was a survey that said…. 70% of all employees hate their job.  If this is you…take ACTION to change that.  Don’t just coast along and be unhappy doing something you hate. 

GO Find a job you like, strike that, find one you LOVE. Go pursue that dream project you’ve been dying to do!  Whatever you do, just make sure you’re not sitting there wallowing in your misery.  You deserve better than that!!  Take action and go get your happiness….

I read some time ago an article on the Guardian, that mentioned the number one regret of the dying, was that they wished they had the courage to live a life true to themselves, not the life others expected of them.

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

If your trying means starting a business, well go start a business. If you don’t know where to start…well take action on finding out where to start.

If it’s writing a book, well get going on writing it. TAKE SOME ACTION…. any ACTION.

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With that being said, here’s a short list of actionable steps that you can use to become more action oriented, starting today.  So here we go:

5 Best Ways to Become More Action Oriented

How to Become Action Oriented

1. Hunt for Your Time

What do I mean by this? What I mean is…Pay attention to how you’re spending every minute of your day…. make every minute count!

Pay attention like you are on the hunt…. When you’re hunting, all your senses or ON. You’re hyper focused, you see, feel, and hear everything!  You must show the same vigilance with your time…. Your time is the prey.

We have only so many minutes in a day… and when we aren’t being vigilant with our time, we squander possibilities for taking the action that is necessary for creating the change we want in our lives. Be on the hunt for your time, then make the kill (take ACTION)!

2. Take Action Quickly

The faster you take action on an idea… the more likely you are going to take continued action on that idea or project that is going to create the results you’re looking for in your life. When you start to take action quickly, everything will start to change for you!

Don’t end up on some day island. Some-day island is that place that many people end up on, because they always say…or I’ll get to that thing, project, dream someday… and as a result, they become permanent residents of someday isle.

3. Act on Your Intuition

Trust your gut…. listening to your instincts is huge. In fact, if you are feeling unhappy, disgusted, bored, or whatever, those may be sign posts that you should pay attention to.  Listen to what your intuition is suggesting as an alternative…. then ACT on those suggestions.

When you practice obeying your internal nudge, you’ll start to become happier, and you’ll positively impact those around you.

4. Take Action Daily

Momentum is critical……without out continuous action, you’ll never make any progress on your goals. This is a challenge for many people, but, it is a must.  So, if you have trouble staying consistent with taking action, scale down on your action.

If you can find a way to take even the smallest actions, you will be better off than if hadn’t taken any action. Ultimately, you will soon be making huge strides in comparison to your contemporaries who don’t or won’t take action.

5. Take Action Now

The right time….is always right now!!! Identify the risks involved, identify the fears you may have, and then smash through those suckers like a human wrecking ball!

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BONUS Tip on How To Be Action Oriented

Here’s our last tip, and it is by far the most important step you could take if you truly want to know how to be an action oriented person. This step, if done right, can transform you in an instant.

I recommended following your dreams and I gave you some practical steps that you could apply to help you take more action. But all of those things revolve around your doing this:

Create for yourself a goal or vision that excites you. Sure, following your dreams is a part of that, but until you plan out how you go about obtaining that vision, your efforts will be luke-warm.

So, create a vision that is exciting, and then put that vision down on paper, along with when you intend to achieve it. Then, let that vision pull you into action. But don’t just take my word for it, it’s sage advice that even the late and great co-founder of Apple recommends….

“If You Are Working On Something Exciting That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”

– Steve jobs –


Alright, here’s a quick recap on how to be action oriented:

  • Hunt For Your Time
  • Take Action Quickly
  • Act on Your Intuition
  • Take Action Daily
  • Take Action Immediately
  • Create a Goal The Pulls You

With that said, I am going to leave you with a few quotes to ponder, to keep you lit and fired up for taking action on your dreams and desires.    This quote is by Bono, the legendary lead singer of U2, and he said:

“The World Is More Malleable Than You Think And It’s Waiting For You To Hammer It Into Shape.”

I love this quote… so what does it mean?  It means, we have more power and ability to craft our lives into the amazing life that we’ve up until this point dreamed it to be.

This last quote is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and he stated:

“In This World, A Man Must Be Either An Anvil Or A Hammer”

What I take from this quote, is this….   when you are taking action towards your dreams, your wants, your hopes, your happiness, YOU BECOME the hammer.  Take action my friends…. BECOME the hammer, and start forging the life you’ve always dreamed of, start molding your masterpiece… YOUR LIFE!!


Alright my friend, I hoped you got something from this article. I hope it has primed you to at the very least take some action, today.

Till next time,


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Persistence Quotes

You don’t have to be ruthless or cold-blooded to succeed in the world today. Success doesn’t require talent, good looks, or inherited wealth either. In fact, all success really requires is a determined mind that is committed to persisting despite any and all challenges that may come your way. In short, success requires PERSISTENCE.

“Persistence And Determination Alone Are Omnipotent.”

Now, the inverse is also true; a lack of persistence is one of the best ways to guarantee failure in any endeavor you undertake. But, we are not here to see you fail, we are here to help you rise, flourish, and succeed. Which is why we’re publishing these powerful quotes on persistence, to help you embrace that one indispensable quality required for success; the ability to persist.

We hope they’ll inspire and motivate you to keep pressing on when things get tough. But most importantly, we hope they’ll convince you that so long as you persist, you will advance in life, your day will come… you will achieve.


Best Quotes About Persistence

1. “A little more persistence a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless
failure may turn into a glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

2. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always
wins – not through strength, but through persistence.” – Buddha

3. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff

4. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” – Napoleon Hill

6. “No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” – Bertrand Russell

7. “Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles,
discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes
the strong soul from the weak.” – Thomas Carlyle

8. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in” – Bill Bradley

9. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” – Woody Hayes

10. “If I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino

Persistence Quote

11. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination
for success.” – Napoleon Hill

12. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not:
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” – Calvin Coolidge

13. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

15. “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” – Ray Kroc

14. “Disciplined, consistent, and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the creation of success than any other combination of things.” – Grant Cardone

16. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie

17. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

18. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

19. “Persistence is the key to success” – Anonymous

20.Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese Proverb

Tree of Persistence Quote

21. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

22. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin

23. “Persistence can grind an iron beam down to a needle.” – Chinese Proverb

24. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

25. “The 99% that achieve are willing to sacrifice, be persistent and put in disproportionate work, and think in 50 year terms not 50 day terms.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “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

28. “Persistence is the quality of winners. Successful people never, never, never give up.” – Lynda Field

29. “The key of persistence will open up any door that has been closed by resistance.” – John Dilemme

30.  “I stayed true to my dreams, and eventually they came true.” – Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart Quote on Persisting

31. “For great things do not just happen by impulse, but are a succession of small things linked together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

32. “4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer.” – Steve Harvey

33. “Failure is often the line of least persistence.” – Zig Ziglar

34. “Keep moving forward, don’t listen to the naysayers, persevere, be persistent.” – Rudy Ruettiger

35. “The most essential factor is persistence — the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” – James Whitcomb Riley

36. “Genius often really is just persistence in disguise.” – Ryan Holiday

37. “It’s staying with it that separates the winners from the losers.” – Earl Nightingale

38. “As one makes an impartial study of successful people, one is drawn to inevitable conclusion that persistence, concentration of effort and definiteness of purpose are the major sources of their achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

39. “The keys to success are patience, persistence, and obsessive attention to detail.”  –  Jeff Bezos

40. “Sometimes, a winner is a just dreamer who never gave up.” – Michael Jordan

A Winner Is Just a Dreamer Who Never Gave Up

41. “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” – Og Mandino

42.  “The best of the best never give up. Persistence is a core trait of greatness.” – Robin Sharma

43. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk

44. “The majority of people who fail in their pursuits of an ambitious goal, fail due to a lack of this one key quality; persistence.” – The STRIVE

45. “Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life.” – Tony Robbins

46. “I win or I learn, but I never lose.” – Marie Forleo

47. “Sometimes it takes a thousand tries to win.” – Rihanna

48. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.” – Mark Cuban

49. “By being persistent, you’re demonstrating faith. Persistence is simply another word for faith. If you didn’t have faith, you’d never persist.” – Earl Nightingale

50. “Persistence is the last key that unlocks potential.” – Anonymous

Persistence Quotes to Unlock Your Potential

51. “Persistence is the iron quality of success; if you persist long enough you must eventually succeed.” – Brian Tracy

52. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try again.” – Richard Branson

53. “Persistence is the mother of personal change.” – Robin Sharma

54. “During times of persistent hardship is when the warrior learns the most about his fortitude.” – Bodhi Sanders

55. “Not realizing what you want is a problem of knowledge. Not pursuing what you want is a problem of motivation. Not achieving what you want is a problem of persistence.” – John C. Maxwell.

56. “Listen, every overnight success has taken 15 years, and that’s just the way it goes.” – Daymond John

57. “When you feel like giving up your dream, force yourself to work another day, another week, a year. You’ll be amazed what happens when you don’t give up.” – Nick Vujicic

58. “Dig deep, tap into your grit and consistently persist, and the day will come when you eventually reach your bliss.” – The STRIVE

59. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

60. “As long as there’s breath in You–Persist!” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

Persist Quote

61. “It’s only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work.” – Paulo Coelho

62. “The moment you feel like quitting is the time you need to keep on going. Persistence fuels genius.” – Robin Sharma

63. “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

64. “Most people are not persistent enough to get the results they want.” – Myron Golden

65. Champions are made by their passion and persistence.” – Agunloye Oyerinde

66. “If one does not possess persistence, one does not achieve noteworthy success in any calling.” – Napoleon Hill

67. “Never consider the the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.” – Brian Tracy

68. “Grit is the persistence in following your own destiny.” – Paul Bradley Smith

69. “It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” – Kenneth J. Hutchins

70.Consistency and persistence breeds success.” – Anonymous

Persistence Breeds Success

71. “You must fail a hundred times to succeed once.” – Sylvester Stallone

72.  “Men credited with all kinds of ability, talent, brains and know how, including the ability to see into the future, frequently have nothing more than the courage to keep everlastingly at what they set out to do. They have that one great quality that is worth more than all the rest put together. They simply will not give up!

73. “Through persistence, you can be one of those happy, victorious people who not only chase dreams, but who catches them!” – Catherine Ponder

74. “Persistence. The only thing that will piss-off failure enough for it to get the fu** out of the way of your success. PERSIST.” – The Ultimate Warrior

75. “The only way you’ll beat the smarter/better looking/younger more experienced guy is simply to work harder and longer and never give up.” – Gene Simmons

76. “In a world where people are born into different lots, some advantageous, some not, the only equalizer is your effort, work ethic, and persistence.” – The STRIVE

77. “I failed forward to success. I truly believe that life is a series of many attempts and many failures before we realize success. The important thing is to keep on trying.” – Mary Kay Ash

Bonus Quote on Persistence

Bonus: Alright, here is one last persistence quote to drive the point home on the type of persistence needed to find the success you seek. It’s a quote by famed business philosopher Jim Rohn, and it is advice that should definitely be heeded by anyone striving to achieve a worthy goal. Here it is:

“How long should you try? Until.” – Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn Quote on Persistence - Try Until

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the most inspiring persistence quotes to help you embrace the consistent and continuous action that will surely lead you to the success you seek.

Remember, persistence leads to advancement and achievement, so don’t hesitate to leverage these quotes anytime you need to renew your belief in the power of persistence, or gain a jolt of inspiration to help you outlast your doubters, your critics, and your competition.

Till next time,


PS – If you enjoyed this collection of persistence quotes, then you’ll likely enjoy these powerful perseverance quotes, and you’ll certainly love these quotes for pushing through your setbacks.

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Muhammad Ali Quotes

Without question Muhammad Ali is and always will be, one of the greatest boxers of all time. But he wasn’t just a great boxer, he was also a great human. Ali was able to dazzle his audience and opponents outside of the ring with his words just as effectively as he was able to shock and stun both his audience and his opponents when he was inside the ring. He was as they say, the total package. And that is exactly what has inspired us to publish this greatest collection of Muhammad Ali quotes.

Our hope is that these inspirational Ali quotes can help you tap your inner champion so you can become the greatest version of yourself. But not only that, so you can leverage his wise words to not only become your best self, but to also live your greatest life.

So, if you’re ready for some of the hardest hitting Muhammad Ali quotes, let’s dive right in:


Best Muhammad Ali Quotes

1. “We can’t be brave without fear.” – Muhammad Ali

2. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

3. “A man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali

4. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

5. “Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali

6. “I hated ever minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

7. “If my mind can conceive it, it my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali

8. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali

9. “I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.” – Muhammad Ali

10. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” – Muhammad Ali

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11. “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” – Muhammad Ali

12. “I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.” – Muhammad Ali

13. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” – Muhammad Ali

14. “The fight is wont or lost far way from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

15. “I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.” – Muhammad Ali

16. “Most people seek comfort in the moment, even if it leads to pain later…. Very few people are willing to go through PAIN in the moment for the possibility of a brighter future.” – Muhammad Ali

17. “A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

18. “Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” – Muhammad Ali

19. “There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” – Muhammad Ali

20. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” – Muhammad Ali

21. “I wanted to use my fame and this face that everyone knows so well to help uplift and inspire people around the world.” – Muhammad Ali

22. I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believe in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.” – Muhammad Ali

23. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

24. “You don’t have to be in a boxing ring to be a great fighter. As long as you are true to yourself, you will succeed in your fight for that in which you believe.” – Muhammad Ali

25. “I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.” – Muhammad Ali

26. “My principles are more important than the money or my title.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “I know where I’m going, and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” – Muhammad Ali

28. “I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my bedroom and was in bed before the room was dark.” – Muhammad Ali

29. “My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.” – Muhammad Ali

30. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

Best Muhammad Ali Quote - Greatest

31. “What keeps me going is goals.” – Muhammad Ali

32. “I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” – Muhammad Ali

33. “Don’t count on the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

34. “I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses, because they only made me work harder.” – Muhammad Ali

35. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” – Muhammad Ali

36. “The only limitations on has are the ones they place on themselves.” – Muhammad Ali

37. “I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.” – Muhammad Ali

38. “I shook up the world. Me! Whee!!” – Muhammad Ali

39. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali

40. “People run in packs because they don’t feel safe alone. I run alone because I don’t feel safe in packs.” – Muhammad Ali

41. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali

42. “I don’t count the sit ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

43. “What you are thinking about, you are becoming.” – Muhammad Ali

44. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali

45. “Do not live in regret.” – Muhammad Ali

46. “We all have the same God, we just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans all have different names, but they all contain water. So do religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways, forms, and times.” – Muhammad Ali

47. “You should be constantly evolving and growing who you are from life experience and from the work you do on you.” – Muhammad Ali

48. “The real question is this, is the reward worth the risk? Whatever you really want in life is worth the risk.” – Muhammad Ali

49.You must believe you deserve it, work toward it until you see it, and affirm it until you become it” – Muhammad Ali

50. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali

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Halfway There

Congrats, you’ve made it through the first half of these quotes, but don’t stop now! You’re six rounds in and you’ve got six more to go.

Massive inspiration awaits in this next bundle of Muhammad Ali quotes. So keep to it!

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51. “You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.” – Muhammad Ali

52. “To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the USA won the medal of gold. The Greeks said you’re better than the Cassius of old.” – Muhammad Ali

53. “I am gonna show you how great I am.” – Muhammad Ali

54. “I’m young; I’m handsome’ I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beat.” – Muhammad Ali

55. “It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.” – Muhammad Ali

56. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali

57. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” – Muhammad Ali

58. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.” – Muhammad Ali

59. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali

60. “The man to beat me hasn’t been born yet.” – Muhammad Ali

61. “Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.” – Muhammad Ali

62. “Each time I thought I had achieved my ‘life’s purpose‘, I discovered it was only another step in my journey.” – Muhammad Ali

63. “The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.” – Muhammad Ali

64. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Muhammad Ali

65.Live everyday like it was your last because some day you are going to be right.” – Muhammad Ali

66. “My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” – Muhammad Ali

67. “Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you.” – Muhammad Ali

68. “Women are the field that produces our nation. And if you can’t protect your women, you can’t protect your nation.” – Muhammad Ali

69. “Frazier’s got two chances. Slim, and none. And Slim just left town.” – Muhammad Ali

70. “No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up.” – Muhammad Ali

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71. “I don’t trust anyone who is nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.” – Muhammad Ali

72. “I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times. Who was humorous and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could. As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that’s too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.” – Muhammad Ali

73. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali

74. “Too many easy victories can ruin a fighter just as much as a long line of defeats.” – Muhammad Ali

75. “Put yourself out on a limb, like me!” – Muhammad Ali

76. “It’s funny, but those who hate me the most sometimes inspire me the most.” – Muhammad Ali

77. “I calculate that I took 20,000 punches, but I earned millions and kept a lot of it. I may talk slow, but my mind is OK.” – Muhammad Ali

78. “A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.” – Muhammad Ali

80. “Superman don’t need no seat belt.” – Muhammad Ali

81. “Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.” – Muhammad Ali

82. “You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind, the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.” – Muhammad Ali

83. “I said I was ‘The Greatest,’ I never said I was ‘the smartest!” – Muhammad Ali

84. “I’ve never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

85. “To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.” – Muhammad Ali

87. “When I get out of boxing, I am going to do all I can to help people.” – Muhammad Ali

87. “His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.” – Muhammad Ali

88. “I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.” – Muhammad Ali

89. “I don’t think that there is no heavy weight alive who couldn’t beat me, I KNOW there are none alive.” – Muhammad Ali

90. “I told you all that I was the greatest of all time.” – Muhammad Ali

91. “If you think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned, wait till I whip Foreman’s behind.” – Muhammad Ali

92. “I stayed on the ropes. When I stay on the ropes, you think I am doing bad. But I want all boxers to put this on the page of boxing, staying on the ropes is a beautiful thing with a heavy weight when you make him shoot his best shots and you know he is not hitting you.” – Muhammad Ali

93. “I don’t pay no attention to what they say about me.” – Muhammad Ali

94. “People don’t realize what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing.” – Muhammad Ali

95. “Boxing is stepping stone just to introduce me to the audience.” – Muhammad Ali

96. “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali

97. “I am a dance and be pretty and I am just gonna win on points. If I hurt my man I am going to let him go, I am not going to kill him just because someone is watching.” – Muhammad Ali

98. “Bragging is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.” – Muhammad Ali

99. “At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.” – Muhammad Ali

100. “True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.” – Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Quotes on Success

Final Thoughts

Alright, there you have it, the best of the best Muhammad Ali quotes. We hope you enjoyed these powerful Muhammad Ali inspirational quotes, but more importantly, we hope they inspired you in some way shape or form.

If you know of someone who could use a good dose of Muhammad Ali inspired motivation, please share this page with them.

With that being said, if and when life knocks you down get back up, and whatever you do, don’t stop swinging!

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perseverance quotes

Perseverance is one of the most common traits found amongst the successful. People who have reached their goals, made their dreams come true, and have achieved greatly, almost always give credit to their ability to persevere in spite of insurmountable obstacles. And since it is a trait that must be embraced, valued, and applied before success is ever achieved, we’re publishing the best perseverance quotes of all time.

Our hope is that these quotes will inspire you to remain steadfast in your pursuits. But most importantly, we hope they encourage you to keep pushing forward during difficult times, so you never have to give up again.

So, if you’re ready for some compelling quotes to push you through your next dip, let’s dive in!


best perseverance quotes for success

1. “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.” – Anonymous

2. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Anonymous

3. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Eliot

4. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

5. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

7. “Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.” – Santosh Kalwar

8. “Going on one more round, when you don’t think you can, that’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Sylvester Stallone

9. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.” – Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

10. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

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11. “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

12. “I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. Not excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

13. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

14. “If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run then walk. If you can’t walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

15. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

16. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

17. “Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.” – Abigail Adams

18. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

19. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in will.” – Vince Lombardi

20. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Anonymous

Victory is Possible if You Persevere

21. “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” – Josh Shipp

22. “Success is not accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing.” – Pele

23. “The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.” – James Clear

24. “A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.” – Richard Nixon

25. “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

26. “Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top.” – Maxime Lagace

27. “Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

29. “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

30. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

31. “The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” – Sun Yat-Sen

32. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Perseverance Quote

33. “The only thing in your control is effort. That’s all and that’s everything.” – Mark Cuban

34. “4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer.” – Steve Harvey

35. “There’s a place for every person who will persevere.” – Earl Nightingale

36. “Nothing is more inspiring than a person with seemingly mediocre talent rising against the odds to become a champion by way of hard work, effort, and perseverance toward their goals.” – Zig Ziglar

37. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

38. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

39. “The #1 predictor of success… Grit! The ability to persevere, overcome and move forward in spite of challenges, failures and obstacles.” – Anonymous

40. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

41. “You’re never a loser until you quite trying.” – Mike Ditka

42. “Perseverance is power.” – Anonymous

43.Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina.” – Angela Duckworth

44. “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride — and never quit — you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” – Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant

45. “Your level of success is determined by your level of discipline and perseverance.”  –  Anonymous

46. “I am convinced that what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

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

48. “Most people fail because they do not have determination and perseverance. Extraordinary people are determined and persevere, that is what makes them extraordinary.” – Catherine Pulsifer

49. “Live the Life of Your Dreams. When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Roy T. Bennett

50. “Perseverance is another word for faith!” – Earl Nightingale

51. “Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.” – Jocko Willink

52. “Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.” – Paula Abdul

53. “The good thing about true perseverance is that it can’t be stopped by anything besides death.” – Ryan Holiday

54. “Wealth is more often the result of hard work, perseverance, and most of all self-discipline.” – Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D

55. “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” – Thomas Powell Buxton

56. “Perseverance is sometimes but another word for self-reliance.” – P.T. Barnum

Bonus Perseverance Quote

Bonus: Alright, here’s one last perseverance quote that we sums up the transformative power of perseverance. Enjoy!

“A Winner Is Just A Loser Who Tried One More Time.”

– George M. Moore Jr. –
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Final Thoughts on Perseverance

There you have it, the only perseverance quotes you need to keep you persisting despite your difficulties in achieving success.

Without a doubt, perseverance isn’t the only quality needed for success; however, it is one of the most important. And without out perseverance, success is rarely found.

So, come back to these quotes about perseverance the next time you feel like giving in… so you don’t.

Till next time,


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We all have those days where we just don’t feel like getting out of bed, let alone getting dressed to get to work. On days like these, it can be tough to summon up the motivation to get started on our day and get to work. Which is why we’ve pulled together these inspiring get to work quotes.

“You Get What You Work For.”

Because there’s nothing quite like a good quote to get you motivated and ready to tackle your work for the day. Whether you’re feeling stuck and need a little inspiration, or you’re just looking for a quick dose of motivation, these 25 get to work quotes will help you get to work and get things done.


best motivational get to work quotes

1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

2. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the best.” – John D. Rockefeller

3. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

4. “The harder you work the luckier you get.” – Gary Player

5. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

8. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

9. “Mirror mirror on the wall. I’ll always get up after I fall and whether I run, walk or crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all.” – Brie Edison

10. “Hard work is greater than lazy talent.” – Chris French

11. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

12. “The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.” – Kobe Bryant

13. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

14. “The the harder you work for something, the greater you will feel when you achieve it.” -Cloete Cheroll

15.Work hard in silence let the success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

16. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

18. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great

19. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

20. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

21. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” – Tricia Cunningham

22. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with unexpected success in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

23. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

24. “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

25.Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. Time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

26. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m Possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

27. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”  – Robert Louis Stevenson

28. “Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does: Keep Going.” – Sam Levinson

29. “People who are working on perfect never get anything done.” – Myron Golden

30. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

31. “Opportunity usually shows up in overalls and looking like work.” – Mike Rowe

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best when it comes to helpful and motivational quotes to get work done. We hope they inspire you to lean into your work, even when you don’t feel like it, so you can reap the rewards and benefits of daily accomplishment.

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live everyday like it was your last

Are you looking to live every day like it was the last? If so, then this article is for you.

Want it or not, your time here on Earth is limited. Regardless if you’re a top-notch entrepreneur, a programmer, or a corporation worker – you know neither the day nor the hour. As the great Roman thinker and emperor Marcus Aurelius would put it, death hangs upon thee. That shouldn’t worry you too much, though. Take a step back and try looking at it from a different angle.

Usually you prefer not to think about it. It always seems so distant. However, taking a different perspective can turn out to be a true revelation to you. You must have heard about YOLO (You Only Live Once). Despite the fact that it has been used in memes more often than by people of success, there might be some deeper meaning to it. Living your every day as if it’s your last one is a lofty idea. What does it actually mean?

You’ve got only so much time to be the best you: to achieve your goals and pursue a meaningful path. There’s a finite number of days for you to be happy and satisfied with your life. So start doing it! What should you begin with? This all may sound pretty confusing. Seizing the day starts with small steps.

Here are some ideas that you can implement into your daily life:


How to Live Every Day As If It Was The Last

1. Be Bold

You get only one shot. The challenges that you face sometimes seem overwhelming, but they’re milestones on your path to building your confidence. Many people don’t have the courage to put something at stake. With the ‘YOLO’ mind-set, you don’t have anything to lose. In fact, there’s a lot to gain.

Besides, if you give it a thought, the advantages of boldness are abundant. Every time you take the plunge, you gamble with your own feelings. Each one of us is sometimes scared, yet that doesn’t mean you should be in a standstill. When you push yourself to the edges, you expand your comfort zone. Whether it’s a step-by-step improvement or a huge leap, it’s progress.

Courageous acts make you stronger. It can mean standing up for yourself at work, or taking the responsibility for a difficult family business. Be bold in the present like there’s no tomorrow. The “future you” will thank you for that.

Related: Quotes to Help You Live Life Fully

2. Appreciate the Little Things

In this fast-pacing world, the hidden risk of all careers is routine. Tediousness makes you disinterested in life. You gradually forget about what is meaningful. Driving the same jammed streets every morning, surrounded by the same tall sky scrapers, seeing the same faces every day – it can really mess with your head.

Wherever you are, don’t forget to take the time to appreciate little things. It can be the beauty of the flower that’s been on your desk for a week. It can be your child laughing in the backseat of your car. It can be a loving smile on your partner’s face after the day’s work.

When you fall into the whirlwind of routine, be careful not to lose sight of such small pieces of life. Be grateful for them without taking them for granted. This way you’ll derive pleasure from the ordinary. Cherish every day as if it was your last.

3. Trust Your Gut

The hard data and statistics are a valuable source of information, but don’t put all of your trust in them. How often did you feel that something was the right decision? I bet it’s happened to you more times than you can remember. Was it intuition that told you what to do? Maybe some primal instinct was awakened to guide you?

It’s hard to tell. If you’ve got experience in what you’re doing (which you probably do), it means that you know the ropes pretty well. The human ability to learn is fascinating and you should never underestimate your brain’s potential.

Whatever your inner voice is telling you, it might be right. If you still aren’t convinced, try it with small decisions in the beginning. Their consequences are not as grave, and it’s a great way to truly make you follow your heart.

4. Grab Opportunities

The next time somebody offers you a deal, a partnership, or whatever you might be looking for, don’t think twice. Keep in mind that you live as if it was the last day of your life, so why not give coincidence a shot?

It’s those happenstances that may turn out to be exactly what you need. After all, great friendships and unions started from a single handshake. Who knows how your relationships or business will develop after you’ve taken the plunge?

Anxious about the consequences? Of course, don’t you forget about reason and logical thinking. Your actions will for sure have their repercussions. However, when it comes to such once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, in most cases they can be later turned down. There’s always a way out if anything goes wrong. Not seizing them, though, might as well be the next great regret of your life.

So give it a try, you can change your mind later.

5. Be Kind

Marcus Aurelius was a wise guy, taught by dignified stoics since he was a kid. Another lesson of his was – be good while you can. This may sound banal, but it’s deeper than you think. Every day you have to deal with people. You’ve come across rude colleagues and troublesome employees. Maybe you felt the urge to show everybody who the boss is and engage into another hurtful row.

Each time you feel like hurdling abuse, ask yourself: “How do I want to be remembered?”

Do you want to be that person who is a pain for everybody around them? Or do you want to be the good guy, the protagonist of your story? As a leader, your role is to inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Pursue noble values, show respect and understanding in disagreements. Those actions build your reputation.

6. Network

There’s almost eight billion people on Earth right now. You can never tell when or where you’ll meet the love of your life. It’s exactly the same with business partners and mentors. The world is teeming with inspiring human beings, only waiting for you to reach out. So do it!

Be the first one to say “Hi”, ask about their hobbies, show interest. Overcome your shyness (if there’s any of that left) and build connections. Most entrepreneurs’ lifestyle entails travel, so you may never get the chance to speak to some people ever again! Establish bonds as often as possible, because they’re all doors waiting for you to unlock them. You’ve already got the key.

Build your network like it was only today that mattered. Interactions started by yourself are always going to be valuable to yourself – they’re but lessons of human relations!

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7. Don’t Procrastinate

You were about to get to work, but all of a sudden you felt the need to drink a cup of coffee. Yes, coffee is what you need. Once you get that, you can get to work. Wait, how about a snack? Go make yourself a sandwich, and then get back to work! Hey, what about that old book collection you inherited after your grandfather? Shouldn’t you take a look at that?

We’ve all been there. There’s that inner primitive voice inside your head trying to persuade you to do everything but what you were supposed to do. You’ve got responsibilities on your shoulders, and they aren’t always pleasant. Apart from that, you’re surrounded by screens and social media from every direction. Those tempting time-consumers are waiting for you to lose focus.

But if it was the very last day of your life, would you like to spend it scrolling through Facebook or eating cereal on your couch? Allow yourself to take a break from time to time, but don’t let those unimportant trivialities take your life away. You’ve got but limited amount of hours in your life, so cherish every one of them. Don’t let your life slip through your fingers.


There you have it, the best ways to live your days like they were you last. Here’s a brief recap of those steps:

  • Be Bold
  • Appreciate The Little Things
  • Trust Your Gut
  • Grab Opportunities
  • Be Kind
  • Expand Your Network
  • Don’t Procrastinate

As you can see, to live every day like it was the last isn’t about doing careless things without caring about the consequences. Being aware of your limited time on Earth to pursue your goals and reach the very top can be a true motivator.

By trying to do the small things mentioned above each day, you’ll see a serious a confidence boost. The braver you are, the more you’re capable of! Don’t be afraid and shape the world around you just the way you want it to be.

Soon you’ll know one thing for sure – impossible doesn’t exist. Focus on having a worthwhile present to guarantee yourself a meaningful future.

Till then,


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