What is it that you need to do in order to live your best life or accomplish your goals? Do you find it hard to keep going sometimes? It is hard sometimes! There are times that we need to remind ourselves why we are doing what we are doing and motivate ourselves to stay on track. There are so many quotes that are great for keeping your head in the game, but it’s important to find a quote that is personal and powerful to you. Following are five people who have some awesome examples.
What Is One Success Quote That Truly Motivates You?
A. Mads Ottersland (Digital Marketer at Content Performance)
Being in the internet marketing space, this quote by the world-class CEO, Jack Welch, really resonates with me.
“Strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.”
This is the sort of mindset you need to adapt in order to become successful in any rapidly changing industry.
A. Martini Fisher (Mythographer, Author)
“Difficulties are lessons, obstacles are challenges, impossibilities are invitations” – “The Secret Language of Birthdays” by Gary Goldschneider.
I have always been intense and passionate. Once I have my mindset on something, I am always more than happy to put in the hours, lose sleep, neglect my social life – whatever I have to do to achieve it. Although these qualities serve me well for my work, they also lead me to negative moods when things do not go my way (which is all the time!). I will be the first to admit that, although my job contains many happy stories of myths and legends, I am not an easy person to live with in real life. This quote reminds me to reframe my state of mind and think of problems in a different way. When you think of difficulties as lessons instead of a nuisance you have to get through, you breathe easier, your mind becomes clearer and it puts you in a better position to move forward.
A. emartin74 (Working online)
“If it is to be, it is up to me,” from William Johnson. I like this quote because it reminds me that I am the only person that can make my dreams come true – others may help out along the way, but in the end I’m the only one who can do it.
A. David Leonhardt (President, THGM Writers)
“This above all, to thine own self be true.”
These are words of The Bard, from Hamlet. They constantly remind me of the importance of doing what I believe is right, not just what is expedient or profitable.
It can actually be harder than you would think. There are opportunities, there are sales pitches and there are moments of panic. We humans tend to react to what is thrown at us. If we don’t have a compass, we can wind up chasing in all the wrong directions. This quote is a simple compass that reminds me to stick to my values. My values are much more complex, of course. The quote is just a reminder to stop, reflect and keep on course.
A. Terese Kerrigan (Content is King. For Content Exposure, You Need the Backlink Queen.)
The success quote that motivates me is “You have to give it away to keep it.” That quote truly inspires me to mentor and teach what I know to others. Training and delegating colleagues not only reinforces my knowledge of a topic but also gives me the freedom and time to learn new things.