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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.

Related: 5 Characteristics of Highly Successful People 

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.

17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

1. Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

3. Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

4. Great things never come from comfort zones.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

5. Dream it. Wish it. Do it.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

8. Dream bigger. Do bigger.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

10. Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

12. Little things make big days.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

14. Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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


17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

17. Dream it. Believe it. Build it.

Related: 17 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

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Lydia Sweatt is the web producer for SUCCESS.com. She recently earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Dallas native. She enjoys painting, a hefty taco and discovering new music.

85 Comments

  1. Himani Bhardwaj on January 2, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for these motivational and inspirational quotes – Lydia Sweatt. These are the perfect quotes for the demotivated person.

    • Ayanna Johnson on July 2, 2019 at 2:11 am

      your words have spoken to me as i have been demotivated a while now, thanks so much for the reminder………………

    • AVDHESH KUMAR MISHRA on July 2, 2019 at 9:51 am

      awesome

    • pragatheesh on September 21, 2019 at 2:32 am

      Yup!

  2. Abhishek Tiwari on March 13, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing opinion on Google

  3. Manjeet Singh on March 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    These Quotes are really very inspirational thanks for sharing with us

  4. Eric Arellano on March 21, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Great quotes.

    Here are some in spanish.

    ♦ No tengas miedo de abandonar lo bueno para buscar lo excelente.
    – John D. Rockefeller
    ♦ Si no estás dispuesto a arriesgar, disponte a tener una vida común.
    – Jim Rohn
    ♦ El futuro pertenece a quienes creen en la belleza de sus sueños.
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
    ♦ Si todo parece bajo control, entonces no estás yendo lo suficiente deprisa
    – Mario Andretti
    ♦ Ganar sin riesgo es triunfar sin gloria.
    – Pierre Corneille
    ♦ Eres el promedio de las cinco personas con las que pasas más tiempo.
    – Jim Rohn
    ♦ Los ganadores nunca abandonan y los que abandonan nunca ganan.
    – Vince Lombardi
    ♦ Si crees que no puedes, tienes razón. Si crees que puedes, tienes razón.
    – Henry Ford
    ♦ El secreto para salir adelante es comenzar.
    – Mark Twain
    ♦ Un objetivo sin un plan es solo un deseo.
    – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    ♦ Un mal plan es mejor que no tener ningún plan.
    – Frank Marshall
    ♦ Nunca podrás derrotar a la persona que nunca se rinde.
    – Babe Ruth
    ♦ El fracaso es éxito si aprendemos de él.
    – Malcolm Forbes
    ♦ Es la posibilidad lo que me mantiene en marcha, no la garantía.
    – Nicholas Sparks
    ♦ Cuando las cosas van mal, no te vayas con ellas.
    – Elvis Presley
    ♦ La única diferencia entre un buen y mal día es tu actitud.
    – Dennis S. Brown
    ♦ El mejor placer en la vida es hacer las cosas que la gente dice que no podemos hacer.
    – Walter Bagehot
    ♦ No mires el reloj; haz lo que él hace, Sigue moviéndote.
    – Sam Levenson
    ♦ El éxito llega para todos aquellos que están ocupados buscándolo.
    – Henry David Thoreau
    ♦ La mejor forma de predecir el futuro es creándolo.
    – Peter Drucker

  5. Pink panther on March 23, 2019 at 12:28 pm

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

  6. Lalit on March 29, 2019 at 7:49 am

    amazing.. love it ..

  7. Leeana sabri on April 2, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Your limitation—it’s only your imagination. Perception is always greater than reality. . . 👍

    • Marti J Powell on July 7, 2019 at 8:03 am

      That ALWAYS depends upon the reality
      What happens when U reach a plateau

  8. Kapil on April 18, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Great inapiration.
    Thought muat be assist by actions to achieve desire success.

  9. Shaz on April 28, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I\’m loving these quotes..❤

  10. shivamyogi on April 30, 2019 at 10:32 am

    very very nice quotes thank u

  11. QuotesKart on May 5, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Thanks for the such good types of motivational quotes. I love it. Keep sharing.

  12. Vinson on May 8, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Really love seeing motivational quotes, it just keeps me fired up on achieving my goals. Would you mind if I share this to my twitter page?

  13. Allanjay on May 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Very Inspiring to continue striving success.

  14. Brij Bhushan on May 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Very good collection of Quotes My Favourite is \”Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.\” You and only you are your best friend always be there for yourself.

  15. Iuliia on May 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for such wonderful quotes!!!

  16. Siporah Kepo on May 22, 2019 at 2:10 am

    These are the most motivational and inspirational quotes, thank you.

  17. Noel Fernades on May 25, 2019 at 5:43 am

    WORK HARD. STAY STRONGER

  18. Sanju Yadav on May 26, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Awesome Motivational Quotes

  19. Sahil Mittal on May 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    These 17 quotes are really amazing. these quotes are inspirational as well as motivativational. thanks for sharing these quotes.

  20. Tyler King on May 27, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Well done. So proud of you trying to spread positivity. Moor power to you.

    • Marti J Powell on July 7, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Tyler King – Power to the people
      That`s what it IS all about
      > But what R U gonna DO with,
      ALL this power ?

  21. Company Liquidation in Dubai on May 28, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Nice Quotes for Business Motivation.

  22. Quotes World on May 28, 2019 at 10:19 am

    thanks for publish these quotes.. this is very inspir me

  23. amanndah Christabell on May 31, 2019 at 2:14 am

    inspiring words

  24. Omprakash Santra on June 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    wow…awesome quotes.

  25. Prince Anthony Nnajike on June 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Am really blessed by this wonderful quotes

  26. Ezra on June 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    wonderful. I liked \’Don\’t wait for opportunity,create it\’

  27. sneha sharma on June 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    These quotes are just inspiring, good work.

  28. Quotes World on June 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

    love it very nice lines

  29. Ernest on June 11, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Am inspired dear. Thanks a lot

  30. Ashok Roy on June 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Amazing, dear Success.com. Thanks.

  31. Jules on June 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Little Things Make Big Days…
    Very inspiring quotes. These quotes forced me to leave my chair.

    Thanks

  32. Richard Phillips on June 14, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Just downloaded some of these, haven\’t even put them as my wallpaper\\screensaver yet, but I already know this is going to help not only myself but also those around me. So thank you so much and best wishes.

  33. John Lameck Shija on June 15, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I understand these quotes,,be blessed Lydia,I NEED TO LEARN MORE.

  34. shahi22Atul kumar on June 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks so much for yet another great post! This blog is so full of insightful and up-to-date information
    that I find myself coming back every day to read and reread your posts, and gradually I gained enough
    confidence to make my first pitch.You did a great job

  35. bangaru babu on June 18, 2019 at 8:02 am

    thank you for giving life changing quotes

  36. pali on June 19, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Inspiring

  37. Ridhwan A S on June 20, 2019 at 5:44 pm

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

    This quote.. it\’s the great quote ever…!!! Coz.. I got this quote on time.. before I go down.. when I built obstacles in my mind.. and.. when I\’d no way.. like a jaywalker..!!
    Now.. I\’m confident that obstacles are not obstacles when we have something to accomplish. And.. this goal should make us dedicated, devoted and dynamic..

  38. Jan Awesome on June 20, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    That is Awesome…love it..hope to get more…

  39. Tejas on June 25, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Every quotes is just so amazing,
    Small but deep meaning,
    Pls share more kind of motivational quotes,

  40. alfred.tuyiramye@gmail.com on June 26, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Bigger more to meet you

  41. Akanang on June 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Great!I feel so inspired,encouraged and confidence,I\’m seen a greater me in future to come.
    Thanks.

  42. Shine Quotes on June 30, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I come time and again to this post and never fail to get inspired.. Great collection of quotes Lydia!

  43. Jitendra on July 3, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Real inspiration! thank you for great post!

  44. love shayari on July 4, 2019 at 11:58 am

    thanks for publish these quotes.. this is very inspir me

  45. Sani on July 5, 2019 at 10:01 am

    This is a super fantastic article, I love it.

  46. ssozi isaac on July 5, 2019 at 11:59 am

    so inspirational

  47. Aditya Verma on July 6, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Amazing quotes so inspiring quotes and wonderful thank you very much for sharing I loved your blog.

  48. Tufan Pal on July 6, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Thank You Very Much for Sharing These 17 Motivational quotes.This blog post is really amazing. these quotes are inspirational as well as motivational. thanks for sharing these quotes.

  49. Tufan Pal on July 6, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Nice article. Thank You for sharing powerful Quotes.

  50. Taaraaaa Rajput on July 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I loved it ! These quotes are best for the timing but till the shine is gone they aren’t pretty much !

  51. Tufan Pal on July 7, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Most Inspiring – Those who are working hard for that job, which they even don\’t like because it is paying for their needs. Making your heart to do what you really don\’t want, is the most difficult task. Kudos to them!

    Motivation is around us. We just need the vision to see it. Be your own motivation!

  52. kokumo oluwadamilare on July 8, 2019 at 9:15 am

    that great keep it up, motivational quotes, good

  53. Dickson on July 8, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Thanks Lydia! Awesome work here.

  54. Nitin on July 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Very nice lines

  55. Hitaish sharma on July 11, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Really very good and motivational quotes which helps us to make a good lifestyle and motivated us to right way to get our goal 😊

  56. Shayari on July 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Awesome Motivational Quotes. Nice Quotes for Business Motivation.
    Thanks for publish these quotes.

  57. Luis Enrique Jimenez on July 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    If I could print them and hang them around my motivational wall would be awesome!!!

  58. Varalakshmi VG on July 12, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Excellent words,
    wish to create myself more and more words

  59. samuel on July 12, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    thanks for such real ignored truths in everyone

  60. Mahesh on July 13, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I liked this motivational lines. After reading these line and images. i m very impressed. Kindly keep posting this type articles.

  61. JP on July 14, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Really inspired.

  62. Jareena on July 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Nice quotations thank you

  63. Haider Jamal on July 18, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    wonderful quotes thanks for share keep it up

  64. Himanshi on July 20, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Best blog for Self help or Self improvement Content. Thanks for motivating me by these quotes.

  65. Abhay on July 20, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Inspired, Motivated after reading this. Thanks for sharing

  66. Thornchaya on July 23, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for inspiring words

  67. Harsh Sharma on July 24, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Really Inspiring Article

  68. Motivational Life Quotes on July 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for such an awesome blog.

  69. Krishna on July 25, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    These quotes are really awesome and i feel motivated after reading all these seventeen motivational quotes. The author must be appreciated and thanks to share such great and amazing motivational and inspirational quotes.

  70. Smith Jordyn on July 25, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Whenever i feel depress, I read these motivational quotes and feel stronger after reading these quotes. Thanks for motivation

  71. Awwal AK on August 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you so much for the inspirational quote

    • REGINA WILLIAMS on September 16, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Very encouraging and I agree 100%, one has to go out to look for success.

  72. Maicon on September 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Am inspired dear. Thanks a lot

  73. Smith on September 15, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful information specifically the last part of the quotes.

  74. Avineet singh on September 15, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Thanks a lot for boost up

  75. Ana on September 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Still today this quotes are doing great impact. I have to translate these to Spanish and motivate my peers!!

  76. Ovais on September 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    These quotes are very helpful for everyone.

  77. solomon on September 23, 2019 at 1:37 am

    thanks

  78. Prince John Morgan on September 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Thank You For Your Words

  79. Stephanie L Butler on October 8, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I loved all of these quotes, they are so perfect to start the day!

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