17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance—happiness, wealth, a great career, purpose—is the result of hard work and hustle over time.

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To be successful, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with a busy schedule, next to impossible. But the best part is, the more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to do, the higher you’ll want to reach. So as long as you have the hunger for success, you will always have the power within you to achieve it.

Use your ambition, drive and desire—along with these 17 motivational quotes—to make it happen.

1. Believe in yourself.

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Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.

2. Work hard.


Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.

3. Don’t wait.


Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.

4. Step outside your comfort zone.

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Great things never come from comfort zones.

5. Be a dreamer and a doer.

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Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

6. Take action.

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Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.

7. Don’t give up.

7 15The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

8. Set big goals.

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Dream bigger. Do bigger.

9. Follow through.

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Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.

10. Show up every day.

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Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

11. Make things happen for yourself.


Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

12. Celebrate the small things.

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Little things make big days.

13. Take one step at a time.

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It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.

14. Open doors for yourself.

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Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.

15. Push through and understand yourself.

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Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.

16. Stick to the plan.

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The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.

17. Say yes to your dreams.

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Dream it. Believe it. Build it.

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated.
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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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