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.
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.
Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.
2. Work hard.
3. Don’t wait.
Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.
4. Step outside your comfort zone.
5. Be a dreamer and a doer.
Dream it. Wish it. Do it.
6. Take action.
Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.
7. Don’t give up.
8. Set big goals.
Dream bigger. Do bigger.
9. Follow through.
Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.
10. Show up every day.
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.
Little things make big days.
13. Take one step at a time.
It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.
14. Open doors for yourself.
15. Push through and understand yourself.
16. Stick to the plan.
17. Say yes to your dreams.
Dream it. Believe it. Build it.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated.
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