49 motivational quotes to kick yourself in the ass
Freelancers get caught in ruts. We slow down after a while. We start to stray from the main goals in our freelance careers.
This post is (hopefully) going to give all of us the kick in the ass that I think we sometimes need in order to get back on track, get motivated and take over the world!
Motivation to move forward is something I am sure all of us could use more of and that is why I put together this list. No matter if it's for your latest client design project, the logo you are working on for your next big project, or if you need to write your motivation essay, you need inspiration to continue moving forward.
This article will give all of us daily motivation with 49 of the best motivational quotes (in my opinion obviously).
Feel free to link people to this post with your friends or readers of your websites. I hope this is a successful year for every one of my old (and new) readers.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations - Stephen Covey
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy step…the extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question: “What ELSE could we do? - Dale Dauten
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past? - Robert Half
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such. - Joe Klock
The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to. Aristotle
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high. - Henry David Thoreau
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. - Lou Holtz
It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure. - Emilio James Trujillo
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. - Nelson Mandela
If a man would move the world, he must first move himself. - Socrates
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite. - Robert Half
He who begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin - Horace
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. - Marcus Aurelius
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. - Winston Churchill
There is nothing of which we are apt to be so lavish as of time, and about which we ought to be more solicitous; since without it we can do nothing in this world. - William Penn
even without success, creative persons find joy in a job well done. Learning for its own sake is rewarding - Mihlay Csikszentmihalyi
The yes-but person always manages to find a negative that outweighs any positives. Or dreams out improbable rationalizations to excuse an obvious negative. Yes-but people get in their own–and others’–way. - Dr. Arthur Freeman
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud
Success is an act of exploration. That means the first thing you have to find is the unknown. Learning is searching; anything else is just waiting. - Dale Dauten
Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them? - M. Scott Peck
The nearer the dawn the darker the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. - William Penn
Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius
A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. - Albert Einstein
I am not sure I should have dared to start; but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop. -Winston Churchill
Better to do a little well, then a great deal badly. - Socrates
When you merely assume, you take the chance your assumptions are wrong. - Dr. Arthur Freeman
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson
Many of us grow up thinking of mistakes as bad, viewing errors as evidence of fundamental incapacity. This negative thinking pattern can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, which undermines the learning process. To maximize our learning it is essential to ask: “How can we get the most from every mistake we make?” - Tony Buzan
Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius. - Michael Gelb
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. - Aristotle
I am complete but not finished. - Greg Anderson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein
Believe in something big. Your life is worth a noble motive - Walter Anderson
…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson
All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler
It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot
…by stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence. - Tony Buzan
The Law of Win/Win says, “Let’s not do it your way or my way; let’s do it the best way.” - Greg Anderson
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
What happened to number 50?
That’s where you come in - I want you to leave a comment with your favorite motivational quote as your own personal number 50. This way, the more comments we have, the more motivational quotes we have. Lets help each other make 2009 great - leave your comments below.
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