Self Development

Self Motivating Quotes for Any Situation

Self Motivating Quotes for Any Situation
Written by Katherine Shaw
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Improving yourself should be one of your top priorities in life. If you want to grow and evolve, you must learn to take risks instead of just ‘going with the herd’ all the time.Life is a continuous journey,and it pays to put effort and try to reach your full potential as a human being. To help ignite the passion inside of you, develop yourself, and improve your life, we’ve collected inspirational self motivating quotes from leaders, achievers, and everyday people that are timeless:

27 self motivating quotes for personal development

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”  – Steve Jobs

“If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.”Lord Chesterfield

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E Frankl

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.”Maltbie D. Matlock

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”Lao Tzu

“If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?”Lord Chesterfield

“As the sculptor devotes himself to wood and stone, I would devote myself to my soul.”Toyohiko Kagawa

“We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life; the instant you discover your higher purpose, you will then direct all your energies towards it.”Robin Sharma

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.”Lao Tzu

“What we call our destiny is truly our character, and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.” –  Anaïs Nin

“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.”
  – Carl Jung

“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.”James Allen

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”Doug Firebaug

“In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.”  – Philip Gilbert Hamilton

“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.” Satchel Paige

“What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” –  Hecato

“It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.”Confucius

“To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.”Plato

“We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.”  – James Freeman Clarke

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”  –Albert Einstein

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” Herbert Otto

“Be the change you want to see in this world.”Gandhi

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”Abraham Maslow

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  Lao Tzu

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” –  Thomas Edison

“Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.” –  Samuel Johnson

Although some of these famous quotes were spoken many centuries ago, they truly remain timeless, with many generations still getting inspiration from them. They are reminders for us to continually seek growth and achieve our full potential.  

16 self motivating quotes to help you conquer your fears

Fear may prevent you from being the best version of yourself. There are different kinds of fear – fear of failure, fear of the future, fear of life in general, fear of uncertainty, and strange as it may sound, fear of success – that can paralyze you into inaction. But you are not alone;everyone experiences fear at some point in their lives. To overcome fear, sometimes all we need is a different perspective. Here are some quotes we collected that will inspire you to let go of your fears and focus instead on the good and positive things in life:

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.” – Erica Jong

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom”. – Bertrand Russell

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”Eleanor Roosevelt

“A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.” – George Matthew Adams

“There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there.”- Donna Favors

“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 sails. Explore. Dream.” – Mark Twain

“Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.” – Jerry Gille

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” – Mary Manin Morrissey

“To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves. We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here–with its gift of energy and heightened awareness–so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.” – Peter Williams

“A mind focused on doubt and fear cannot focus on the journey to victory.” – Mike Jones

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” –  Denis Waitley

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”- Ambrose Redmoon

Feeling fearless already? Keep  these quotes handy for times when you feel anxious, uncertain, or insecure.  Remember, it’s all in the mind, so take control of your fears and don’t let fear control you.

17 self motivating quotes to help build your confidence

There are times when we doubt ourselves, our abilities, and our worth as a person. We sometimes wonder if we  can ever achieve something great and worthwhile with the talent and skills we have. Even at times when everything seems bright and perfect, negativity can quickly come in if we allow it.  During  moments like these, inspirational words can be extremely powerful, lifting your spirits up  and helping you get that much needed boost to your self-esteem:

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”  – Queen Latifah

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

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” – Alan Cohen

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” -Marie Curie

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” -Helen Keller

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion, or jealousy.” – Dalai Lama

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means, paint, and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van Gogh

“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.” ― Anthony Robbins

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
– Lao-Tzu

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
 – Buddha

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
– Helen Keller

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
– Bob Moawad

“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best.”
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Yours is the energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”- Jane Roberts

“All that you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within and you will surely find it.” – Eileen Caddy

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty’. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism’. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.” – Bobbe Sommer

Hopefully, the above quotes provided some much needed boost in your self confidence; we all can benefit from a little push once in a while to help us move forward.

17 self motivating quotes to help you achieve your goals

Working towards your goals with laser-like focus will enable you to achieve your dreams. However, there are days when your drive to succeed is at an all-time low. You feel like quitting and just giving up. To keep you motivated in reaching those goals, here are some inspirational quotes to help you persevere especially during those rough and challenging times; make sure to clip and hang some by your refrigerator door:

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen

“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.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”–Mario Andretti

“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.”  Les Brown

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

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” Charles C. Noble

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.” – Ralph Marston

“Your mistakes don’t define you, rather it directs you towards your goal and leads you to victory.”
Hardik Desai

“A key ingredient to achieving your goals is to make sure your goals are totally congruent with who you are as a person. Your head and heart’s desire must match. It’s such an important step in goal achievement, and if we miss it, we can end up traveling a long way down the wrong path!”
Rachael Bermingham

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Watiley

“Every hour you are not going after your passion, making your dreams a reality, or defining your purpose is an hour you can’t get back. Is what you’re doing right now, this day, this moment getting you closer to where you want to be? If not, readjust your focus. It’s your future. Go get it!”
Elizabeth Bourgeret

“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.” – Larry Winget

“The goal was never dependent on the route that took me there. It was always dependent on the heart that got me through whatever route opened itself up to my efforts.”
Dan Pearce

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t just sit back and hope it will happen. You’ve got to make it happen.”  – Chuck Norris

So what are you waiting for? After getting inspiration, now it’s time to take some action!  What are you inspired to do at the moment?  Look into it and see if it might take you somewhere you’re passionate about… You never know, it might be the beginning of something amazing.

17 self motivating quotes to help you love yourself

Is romantic love eluding you and are you always on the receiving end of unrequited love?  Do you wonder what’s wrong with you, what’s lacking in your personality, or why it seems that no one can love you for who you are?  Perhaps it’s time for some inner searching… I know friends who are attractive, pleasant, and smart but can’t seem to hold onto relationships.  At the end of the day, no matter what we give or provide our significant others, if we don’t look after ourselves first, then we’re doing a big disservice for us and for our beloveds. We need to be a little ‘selfish’ and put ourselves first. After all, how can we possibly love others if we can’t love ourselves?  The following quotes will inspire you to accept and love yourself even with all your imperfections:

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” – Ayn Rand

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”Thich Nhat Hanh

“Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.” Ellen Sue Stern

“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”Buddha

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” Louise L. Hay

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”Rumi


“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”Barbara De Angelis

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

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”Andrew Matthews

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”Fred Rogers

“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.”Les Brown

“Be yourself. If you water yourself down to please people or to fit in or to not offend anyone, you lose the power, the passion, the freedom, and the joy of being uniquely you. It’s much easier to love yourself when you are being yourself.”Dan Coppersmith

“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe, and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.”-Louise Hay

“It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself. It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable. It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things.”Jo Coudert

“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.”-Lucille Ball

“So long as you are still worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. Only when you require no approval from outside yourself can you own yourself.”Neale Donald Walsch

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.”Alan Cohen

Love, love, love yourself first.  Go ahead and give yourself a hug, a pat on the back, and put stickers all over the place that say “Well Done Me!” You really deserve it.

20 self motivating quotes on success

Most of us, if not all, would like to be successful in every aspect of our lives – may it be in our studies, career, personal relationship, or family. But there are times when, despite our efforts, we feel overwhelmed and demoralized.  During such challenging moments, we need inspiration to help keep us going. Here are some quotes that will inspire anyone to become successful:self motivating quotes


“The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”– Conrad Hilton

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”-Thomas A. Edison

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ” – Oprah Winfrey

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”– Mahatma Gandhi

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”– Mark Twain

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”– Albert Einstein

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”– Bruce Lee

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”– Swami Vivekananda

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”– Dale Carnegie

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great ever achieved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

Are you feeling inspired yet? Hopefully, these nuggets of wisdom shared by the great ones have inspired you to persevere, keep going, and reach for the top. 

20 self motivating quotes to help you lose weight

According to Andy Rooney, “The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books — how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook.” This quote suggests that almost all of us love to cook (and eat!), but how do we lose all the weight we gain from too much eating?  For many, losing weight seems like an uphill battle, with many giving up by the second week of a weight loss program (if not sooner).  So how do you stay motivated and keep temptations at bay? For those times when you feel like giving up, here’s a collection of quotes to help you keep going:

“If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner.”    –  Henry Sambrooke Leigh

“As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal, I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut and not upon the whole.”    –  Wendy Wasserstein

“The rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live.”    –  Socrates

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”     –  English Proverb

“If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.”   –   Julius Erving

“Creative visualization is a great tool for losing weight. By visualizing your body as you want it to be, you induce your subconscious mind to shape your body to look as close to your mental image as possible.”
–   Remez Sasson

“Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.”    –   Oprah Winfrey

“Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.”   –   Arnold H. Glasgow

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink, and the rest left empty.”
–   Talmud

“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” 
–    Dr. Deepak Chopra

“Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.”   –   Samuel Johnson

“Permanent weight loss must first begin inside of us, before the external results show up. Changing your body alone creates temporary results – but once you change the internal changes as well, you are changed forever”.    –    Craig Townsend

“The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world. “   –   Dr. Deepak Chopra

“They will often tell me they can’t love themselves because they are so fat, or as one girl put it, ‘too round at the edges.’ I explain that they are fat because they don’t love themselves. When we begin to love and approve of ourselves, it’s amazing how weight just disappears from our bodies.”    –  Louise Hay

“Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.”Jill Johnson

“Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.”  –   Cyril Connolly

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”   –   Jim Rohn

“If food is your best friend, it’s also your worst enemy.”   –   Edward Jones

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”Oprah Winfrey

“Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow ye diet.”      –    William Gilmore Beymer 

Hope the above quotes will keep you going through the rough times; my dad used to say,“Everything in moderation,” and I kind of agree of with him.  Especially with eating, it’s all about balance.

20 self motivating quotes to keep you inspired at work

Are you doing monotonous tasks in the workplace? Are you feeling disheartened about the work you do, and finding it hard to focus on the tasks at hand?  In order to be productive in the workplace, it is important to stay motivated no matter what the circumstances are.  Here’s a selection of motivational quotes that will help you feel better,stay positive,and be passionate about the work you do, no matter what it is:

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.”   – James Allen

“What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind, there are just four essential ingredients: choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.”   –  Benjamin F. Fairless

“If people knew how hard I worked at my art, they would not consider me a genius.” –  Michelangelo

“Value work. But not any kind of work.  Ask yourself: ‘Is the work vital, strengthening my own character, or inspiring others, or helping the world?’”-  Anna Robertson Brown

“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”Helen Keller

“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.”   – Kahlil Gibran

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy.If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.”   –  Johnny Carson

“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”   – Thomas Edison

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”   –  Samuel Johnson

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”     –  Mark Twain

“There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.”  –  Dale Carnegie

“You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it – because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don’t you see?”   –  Harland Sanders

“Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.”  –   Hamilton Holt

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”   –  William Patten

“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”  – Dale Carnegie

“Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion, you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.”   –  Henry L. Doherty

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” –  Vince Lombardi

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”   –  John Ruskin

“If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.”   –  George C. Hubbs

“Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.”  –   Margaret Fuller

Hopefully, these nuggets of wisdom have inspired you to stay motivated at your job, no matter what it is. Sometimes all we need is a little nudge, a little ounce of inspiration to keep us going…

26 self motivating quotes on healing

Several studies have shown that the “placebo effect” is real, and that our own positive thoughts can heal and regenerate our sick bodies.Patients who were given “sugar pills” instead of real medicine to treat their symptoms actually got better.  It has been proven in certain instances that the mind-body connection exists and  the power of mind alone can heal a myriad of  illnesses.  If you are suffering or recovering from any illness, it is important to bombard yourself with positive thoughts.  Yes, we have the power to heal ourselves. Read on to get more inspiration on self-healing:

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”   –  Caroline Myss

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity.” –Billy Joel

“Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.”
–  Leo Tolstoy

“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”   –  Buddha

“Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.” – Ram Dass

“I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help, seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.” – Lindsay Wagner

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”  –    Swami Sivananda Saraswati

“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.”    –    Harry J. Johnson

“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” – Sai Baba

“Music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.” –Ricky Skaggs

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”   –    Thomas Dekker

“A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.” –    Patricia Neal

“The soul is healed by being with children.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.” – Darina Stoyanova

“Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.”  –   Arthur Murphy

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”   –   Louise L. Hay

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”    –     William Londen

“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.”  –   Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”                       –  Gary Zukav

“The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.”  –  Sarah Fielding

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
–  Buddha

“Healing is the application of love.”   –  Iyanla Vanzant

“Find something to feel good about and get out of the way, and allow the cells to receive what they’ve been asking for. That is the key to healing.”    –   Abraham-Hicks

The ideas and words shared by these people are like a balm to our wounded soul: they soothe, they heal, they give us hope.

33 funny self motivating quotes to brighten up your day

We all need motivation to get through the day to finish the tasks we set to do. Funny self motivating quotes not only contain nuggets of wisdom to inspire us, but also make us look at the humorous side of life.  Want to accomplish something worthwhile and enjoy life at the same time? Read on…

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”   – Zig Ziglar

“If at first you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy.” –  H. Duane Black

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”   –   Will Rogers

“Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.”-Sara Henderson

“Studying humor is like dissecting a frog — you may know a lot but you end up with a dead frog.”  – Mark Twain

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”Oscar Wilde

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”   –   Doug Larson

“Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.”  –   Roger Miller

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”  – Mark Twain

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”    – Tom Bodett

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.”   -Erica Jong

“The greatest thief this world ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.” Henry Wheeler Shaw

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
Mark Twain

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

“Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.”    – Dalai Lama

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”   – Edgar Bergen

“If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.” – Tom Hirshfield

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  –  Mark Twain

“Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.” – Erma Bombec

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”  –   George Bernard Shaw

“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”  –  Albert Einstein

“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.”  –  Robert Frost

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  –  Vidal Sassoon

“Money won’t make you happy … but everybody wants to find out for themselves. “  – Zig Ziglar

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”         –  Abraham Lincoln

“When you’re out of willpower, you call on stubbornness; that’s the trick.”  – Henri Matisse

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. “   – Will Rogers

“If you’re going through hell, keep going. “   – Winston Churchill

“I make more mistakes than anyone else I know. And, sooner or later, I patent most of them.”
Thomas Edison

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”    – Mark Twain

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”    –  Will Rogers

Hopefully, the above quotes put a smile on your face.  If you want to brighten up someone’s day, go ahead and share these quotes with them…

About the author

Katherine Shaw

As a lifestyle editor, I try to bring the news of homemaking, entertainment and daily choices we women have to make in oder to prioritise our life, while enjoying a good life-work balance. I’m yet to find it, but hang in there, together we will find the way!

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