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101 motivational quotes to kick your ass when you feel like shit

Have you decided to work on your own? To be your own boss? To have the freedom to travel anywhere you want?

If no one had told you this recently: Congratulations!

Whether you’re a freelancer or an entrepreneur, the path to success can be really daunting.

No matter how much hard work you put into your project, there are many times you feel like shit and you just want to give up everything (especially when you’re just beginning :)).

I just felt like shit recently

I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work that I had to do so that I’ll be better in writing my blog posts, reaching more people in my newsletter… or, in other words: get more visibility online.

Yeah I sort of panicked and couldn’t write anything.

I would just read and read and reaaaaad again what other online bloggers would do. And in the end, I’d just tell myself: “I’m not good enough…”

To pump myself up (and you too!), I decided to gather in this post 101 quotes that I’ll read again and again whenever I’m feeling down and to remind myself: “I’m good enough. Watch me!”

Enjoy and best of luck on your road to success! πŸ™‚

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. β€” Anthony Robbins

You don’t die if you fall in water; you die only if you don’t swim. β€” Unknown

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. β€” Arthur Ashe

Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again. β€” K T Witten

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. β€” Napoleon Hill

It is never too late to be what you might have been. β€” George Eliot

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. β€” Vince Lombardi

Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. β€” Ted Williams

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. β€” Alan Kay

Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen. β€” Unknown

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. β€” Victor Kiam

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is: Try to please everybody. β€” Herbert Swope

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. β€” Elbert Hubbard

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. β€” Tim Ferriss

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. β€” Theodore Roosevelt

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. β€” Charles Kettering

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. β€” Winston Churchill

The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. β€” Benjamin Mays

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. β€” Francis of Assisi

Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future. β€” Rabbi Nochem Kaplan

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. β€” Oscar Wilde

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. β€” Henry Ford

There are no mistakes, only opportunities. β€” Tina Fey

It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge. β€” John J. Watson

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

Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody. β€” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. β€” Steve Wozniak

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. β€” Julie Andrews

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. β€” Barack Obama

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. β€” Michael Jordan

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. β€” Robert Collier

Don’t count the days, make the days count. β€” Muhammad A

You are not your resume, you are your work. β€” Seth Godin

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. β€” Mother Teresa

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. β€” Drew Houston

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! β€” Henry Ford

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. β€” Oprah Winfrey

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. β€” John D. Rockefeller

Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. β€” Gary Vaynerchuck

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. β€” Colin Powell

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. β€” Nolan Bushnell

If you are going through hell, keep going. β€” Winston Churchill

There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity. β€” General Douglas MacArthur

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. β€” William Edward Hickson

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. β€” Dr. Seuss

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. β€” Mary Kay Ash

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. β€” Thomas Edison

If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything. β€” Malcolm X

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. β€” Albert Einstein

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people. β€” Leonardo DiCaprio

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. β€” Stephen Covey

Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. β€” Harriet Tubman

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building–steadily building. β€” Robert Collier

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. β€” Martin Luther King, Jr.

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. β€” George Lorimer

Your voice can change the world. β€” Barack Obama

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. β€” Steve Jobs

If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. β€” Jeff Bezos

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. β€” Lyndon Johnson

Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. β€” Oprah Winfrey

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. β€” Wayne Gretzky

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. β€” Dolly Parton

I think I was very naive early on, but that also meant I didn’t know what couldn’t be done. β€” Matt Mickiewicz

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. β€” Michael Jordan

There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world–and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it. β€” Adora Svitak

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you. β€” Katie Couric

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. β€” Mark Zuckerberg

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. β€” Neil Armstrong

The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success. β€” Adam Horwitz

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. β€” Mae West

Fortune sides with him who dares. β€” Virgil

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. β€” Warren Buffett

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. β€” Coco Chanel

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. β€” Confucius

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain top of our desires. β€” Nelson Mandela

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass…get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. β€” Steve Maraboli

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. β€” Albert Einstein

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. β€” Walt Disney

Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off. β€” Stanley Tang

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. β€” Elon Musk

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. β€” William Faulkner

You must do the things you think you cannot do. β€” Eleanor Roosevelt

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. β€” Carl Jung

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. β€” Frederick Douglass

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot. β€” Eleanor Roosevelt

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. β€” J. K Rowling

Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude. β€” Zig Ziglar

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. β€” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody controls me. I’m uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and even that’s barely possible. β€” John Lennon

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. β€” Dale Carnegie

Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades, bumps, and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested. Have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect, nothing is and no one is β€” and that’s OK. β€” Katie Couric

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. β€” Scott Hamilton

When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you remember, they’re telling you their story, not yours. β€” Cynthia Occelli

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. β€” Goethe

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. β€” Joe Sabah

Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path…Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want. β€” Rumi

There is only one thing which makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure. β€” Paulo Coelho

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus. β€” Robert Brault

Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. β€” James Cook

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. β€” Robert Collier

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. β€” Unknown

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Storyteller on the road. Read Shyrwyn’s articles on her travel blog and on Medium.


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