Self Motivation Quotes

Self Motivation Quotes by Carol Burnett, Diane Nash, Laozi, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Robert Kiyosaki, Jack Welch and many others.

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
The only way you can be the best at something is to be the best you can be.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
Control your destiny or somebody will.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Don’t ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices. Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
The path to self-esteem lies in getting over yourself. There is nothing to esteem about our smaller dramas; it’s our commitment to something beyond ourselves that is truly estimable to ourself and others.
Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique; don’t let this opportunity pass by. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big.
You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
A positive attitude and personal motivation allow you to remain excited about what you are doing – no matter how difficult the challenges may be day to day.
It took me a long time to realize this: We get to choose what defines us.
Exposure plus 95 cents might buy you a decent cup of coffee. The key is to ‘position‘ yourself in your market as the expert, the resource, the only person your prospect would ever even THINK of doing business with, or referring to others.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
The world is your catwalk, so just remember this when you’re out there.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
There is one grand lie – that we are limited. The only limits we have are the limits we believe.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Life is not just eating, drinking, television and cinema…The human mind must be creative, must be self-generating ; it cannot depend on just gadgets to amuse itself.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The first person you have to inspire every day is yourself. Running will do that.
If what you are doing is important, you will encounter resistance. If what you are doing isn’t important it will be easy.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
Don’t talk about the way you are. Talk about the way you want to be.
You have to want it, you have to plan for it, you have to fit it into a busy day, you have to be mentally tough, you have to use others to help you. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Live today. Remove all blame from your vocabulary. Catch yourself when you find yourself using your past history as a reason for your failure to act today, and instead say, ‘I am free now to detach myself from what used to be.’
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.
Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.
Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!
If you’re always in a hurry, always trying to get ahead of the other guy, or someone else’s performance is what motivates you, then that person is in control of you.
I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
I think the challenge is to takedifficult and painful times and turn them into something beneficial, something that makes you grow.
Michelle Akers
Writing is grunt work – you need to have self-motivation, perseverance, and faithtalent is the smallest part of it.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
We need to practice acting in spite of fear, in spite of doubt, in spite of worry, in spite of uncertainty, in spite of inconvenience, in spite of discomfort, and even to practice acting when we’re not in the mood to act.
The least lack of discipline starts to erode our self-esteem.
Don’t sacrifice your spirit for wealth. Grow your wealth by first growing your spirit.
Look the world straight in the eye.
The goal of the martial arts is not for the destruction of an opponent, but rather for self-growth and self-perfection. The practice of a martial art should be a practice of love – for the preservation of life, for the preservation of body, and for the preservation of family and friends.
Dan Inosanto
I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is: If I’m not out there training, someone else is.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
What you pay attention to grows. Pay attention to your loveliness, your magnificent self. Begin now.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Do you know how much faster I can fix an airplane when I want to fix it than when I don’t want to fix it?
If you want to reach your goals and dreams, you cannot do it without discipline
We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
If you will keep being your best right where you are, you will come into more favor, promotion and opportunity than you ever imagined.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined…
Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don’t demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference.
Don’t take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Every time you make a mistake, don’t bring up everything that’s wrong with yourself; tell yourself that you’re paying the price for growth and that you will learn to do better next time. Every positive thing you can say to yourself will help.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
Let excellence be your brand… When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you’re doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life.
I create my success from within
The best motivation is self-motivation.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.