Have you ever read something, whether in a book, on a billboard, on your screen or in a card and felt words shake you to the core? Or perhaps the words reached out to tug at your heartstrings?
Inspirational quotes can instill you with the motivation to take action toward your dreams, desires & goals to live the life you desire and deserve.
I use inspirational quotes on a daily basis. I get up and read from one of a collection of books I have acquired over the year; “Something to Smile About” by Zig Ziglar, “Success – Defining Moments” from Success Magazine, “Seeds of Greatness Treasury” by Denis Waitley, “Treasury of Quotes” by Brian Tracy and other. You can use these and other sources of inspirational quotes to help you get fired up in the morning face your boss (or your employees) during a meeting, they can even help you find the motivation to get physically active.
The supply of inspirational quotes is nearly endless. There are plenty of awe-inspiring quotes you can call upon whenever you are in need of a perk-me-up. The really cool part is that the more often you read, use and share motivational quotes, the quicker they become a part of who you are and thus the more likely they will be to help you break through mental and emotional barriers that hold you hostage.
I would suggest that you internalize those sayings that you resonate with, so you can call upon them whenever you need a boost.
Here are ten inspirational quotes to spark your passion and bring you motivation:
1.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
2.Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin
3.Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Elliot
4.Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
5.All that we are is the result of what we have thought. – Buddha
6.People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
7.Begin with the ending in mind. – Stephen Covey
8.If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts
9.Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him. – Aldous Leonard Huxley
10.Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can use these quotes in your everyday life to help keep you inspired and motivated at every turn. Again, you will gain the greatest benefit when you deeply internalize the meaning behind the words sparking you into action. After all, words are nothing without action! So that is why I say – find the quotes that YOU resonate with and memorize them. You do not have to use my list – they are but ideas to get you started. My list may be different than yours as much as I am different from you, but the key is for you to get a list and always be adding to it as you grow.
You can also constantly re-fuel your thirst for motivation by using the power of visualization. Stimulating your mind via multiple senses drives the impact deeper and quicker: For example, by using desktop wallpapers with quotes and sayings, you are giving yourself the visual stimulation and motivation you need to overcome any obstacle on your path.
With just a quick glance, you can get through a difficult day by having a positive image coupled with an inspiring quote on your computer desktop, on your wall or on your bathroom mirror (that way you start your day off with inspiration!)
When you embrace the positive push and joys of motivational quotes and beautiful imagery, you’ll not only feel better, but you’ll be more productive too!
Think Successfully & Take Action!
Tracy Brinkmann is today’s Top Motivated Goal Setting and Success Coach, and Author of Success Atlas Programs.