17 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

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The road to your dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes dotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome—and hard, mind-numbing times that will make you feel like quitting. Just remember this if you get lost along the way: Anything worth having doesn’t come easy. So don’t turn back around. Don’t give up.

As you work to achieve your most ambitious goals, push yourself to keep moving forward with these 17 motivational quotes.

Related: Top of Mind: 7 Ways to Boost Self-Motivation

1. Believe in yourself.

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“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

2. Dream bigger.

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If you can dream it, you can do it.” —Walt Disney

3. Build your willpower muscle.

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“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.” —Pauline Kael

4. Practice innovation.

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Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” —George Herbert

5. Be consistent.

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“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” —George Whitefield

6. Imagine your best future.

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

7. Be ambitious.

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“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” —W. Clement Stone

8. Maximize your time.

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“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Sam Levenson

9. Work hard.

9 10

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps

10. Stay focused.

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“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” —Theodore Roosevelt

11. Aim small; miss small.

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“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. Never let up.

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“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” —Michael Korda

13. Act immediately.

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Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —Simone de Beauvoir

14. Persevere.

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“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth

15. Take one step.

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe

16. Find your why.

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“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” —Kevin Ngo

17. Be resilient.

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“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” —Harriet Beecher Stow

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Lydia Sweatt is a freelance writer, bookworm, and bass guitar enthusiast. When she goes outside, a bicycle goes with her.

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  5. pratik on September 23, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Really a very nice collection of motivational quotes to boost up our confidence

  6. michael musyoki on September 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm

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  7. Binod Jha on October 3, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    It’s mass collection of Motivational quotes to stay positive in life.
    I really motivated by “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe.
    Thanks! a ton

  8. TDKem on October 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    these quotes are good to be applied

  9. Sara Normani on October 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Very strong Quotes. Made my day.
    Never give up and never forget the power of staying positive. Life is a gift. Do not take it for granted.

    • Elisa on August 21, 2019 at 10:43 pm

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    • Dipesh Paudel on September 22, 2019 at 1:14 am

      Thanks for sharing these quotes!
      There were so powerful line to go inside me, and empowered me from inside.

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  11. Akash on October 10, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I think this are 17 short paragraphs for success, nice article

  12. Chandan on October 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Thanks a lot.
    I really needed these.

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  42. Abhay on July 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

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  44. Benjamin J. on September 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Well,l found every quote very useful especially my personal encounter tailored to Harriet Beecher”Never give up for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”. Thanks so dearly!

  45. Data Richard on September 17, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I had lost hope but reading this i gained moral.thanks

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    I truly thank you for such motivational quotes. It greatly helped me and have given me the confidence to continue what I have so humbly started. today Sometimes the simplest sayings or quotes can help an individual strive towards their goals and to inspire them. Again I thank you and will be visiting your site frequently!

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