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.

16 Comments

  1. Avatar 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.

  2. Avatar 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 .

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

    amazing.. love it ..

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

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

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

    Awesome Motivational Quotes

  6. Avatar 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.

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

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

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

    Nice Quotes for Business Motivation.

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

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

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

    inspiring words

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

    Am really blessed by this wonderful quotes

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

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

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

    These quotes are just inspiring, good work.

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

    love it very nice lines

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

    Am inspired dear. Thanks a lot

  16. Avatar 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

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