September 15, 2016

10 Quotes to Motivate You to Take Action

It is no secret that we all experience a period in our lives when we feel burnt out. We've worked so hard day in and day out, and regardless of the outcome, we are often exhausted by our efforts. Even worse is the experience of receiving no positive results for our hard work. Your business isn't gaining the traction that you had hoped. Your boss took the presentation you worked on for weeks and didn't mention his/her thanks. You network for months but can't seem to find that one connection that can help you accelerate your career.

When these frustrations appear, our motivation often goes right out the window. We begin to question our work ethic, wondering if our hard work is even worth the effort. We lose focus, hope, and all desire for excellence.

A great way to refuel your motivation each and every day is to read through the thoughts and ideas of those who have accomplished similar dreams that you're working towards. Some of the most brilliant minds in history have left us with quotes that can provide insight into the workings of their minds and can give people around the world the tools necessary to accomplish their goals.

Below is a collection of 10 quotes that I have pulled together to help spark a fire underneath you on your road to success. The individuals who have provided these quotes are some of the most successful entrepreneurs of the past century (or more), but regardless of the time in which they accomplish success, their advice is timeless and transitions the different fields of success. So here they are

"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." -John Wooden

"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." - Jim Rohn

"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

"Opportunities don't happen, you create them." Chris Grosser

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default." - J.K. Rowling

"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it." - Henry Ford

"Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, "What do I want to do every day for the rest of my life?'...Do that." Gary Vaynerchuk

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Anonymous

"If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." - Steve Jobs

Nobody accomplishes success on their own. As you work towards your chosen goal, make sure to study those before you that have paved the way for you and others like you. Take the time to listen to advice, even if it wasn't intended for you directly. Researching quotes is a great way to better understand the minds of successful individuals, and who knows what you can accomplish when you're fired up and motivated to take action.

Do you have a favorite quote or inspiration figure that you follow? Post it in the comments below!

Daniel Moffett

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