30 May 2013

20 Quotes to Inspire and Motivate (We all need a little sometimes!)

Work work work, focus, focus, focus, and then maybe play......repeat from start.

We all have dreams and sometimes, maybe even often, it's easy to get de-railed off our paths.

Maybe we feel pressured and bogged down by the things that don't (in the whole scheme of things) really matter so much, or perhaps we are just lacking inspiration and need to take some timeout and reboot.

Well, this post marks my 75th post since I started the blog back in September 2012 and I have definitely needed inspiration along the way to keep me going with it! The journey has been well worth it though, and I continue to enjoy and learn so much from doing it, which makes it all worthwhile.

Below are 20 quotes that I hope help reboot your inspiration.

When it comes to your dreams remember “Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” and in the wise words of Paulo Coelho “It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

You get one shot at life, live it - LOVE it, and keep dreaming.

20 Inspirational Quotes


“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” (Unknown)


“When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.” (Albert Einstein)


Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. (Frank Outlaw)


“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” (Unknown)


“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” (Unknown)


"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)


"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't." (Unknown)


The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him the most; he said, "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived."


It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. (Mohammed Ali)


“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” (Unknown)


“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” (Unknown)


“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” (Unknown)


“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” (Unknown)


“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” (Unknown)


“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” (Unknown)


You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one. (Henry D. Thoreau)


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. (Eleanor Roosevelt)


Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. (Marcia Wieder)


"Unless you dream, you're not going to achieve anything."(Richard Branson)


And to sign off on this post "Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." (Unknown)

If you have time check out this short post by my friend Greg Beazley which challenges you to take a few minutes out of your day - everyday - and do nothing.

About the author
Si Muddell is a Digital Strategist who has worked extensively both agency and client side. Si is fascinated about marketing, psychology & what motivates people, and loves guitar, surfing and travelling.

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