39 Quotes About Determination and Motivation

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Having a force or desire that drives you in life will make your goals easier to accomplish. These quotes about determination and motivation capture the unique ambition and focus that it takes to accelerate your life.

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”

“Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.”

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.”

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

“It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re OK.”

“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”

“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.”

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

“The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.”

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”

“To anyone that ever told you you’re no good…. They’re no better.”

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.”

“When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”

“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.”

Piecing together your motivation is what it takes to accomplish your goals.

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