51 Motivational Quotes to Determination Inspire Willpower and Success

Every successful person I know contains willpower, decision, and drive. Everyone else might be smarter than them. They might not be more talented, more skillful, or more seasoned.

But what they do have is that the willingness to think. Here are 51 excellent   motivational quotes to inspire you to keep pushing forward when others won’t.

1. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly happy is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t discovered it yet, keep searching. Do not settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”

2.  “When you are distinct, sometimes you don’t find the millions of individuals who take you for what you’re. All you find is the individual who doesn’t.”

3. “Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.”

4. “When somebody tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean that I can not do it only means I can not do it with them.”

— Karen E. Quinones Miller

5. “Pride is holding your head up when everybody around you has theirs. Courage is the thing that makes you get it done.”

6. “You can’t be lonely if you want the person you’re alone with.”

7. “Do not waste your energy trying to change comments. . .do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”

8.  “The way to come up with self-confidence would be to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”

— William Jennings Bryan

9. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you can’t paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced”

10. “Do not wait till everything is just perfect. It will never be ideal. There’ll always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect ailments. So what? Get started now. With every step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more proficient, more and more self-confident, and more and more powerful.”

11. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you didn’t do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

12. “Low self-confidence is not a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. As soon as you master it, everything in your life may change for the better”

13.  “Always be yourself and have faith in your self. Don’t go out and look for a thriving personality and try to replicate it.”

14. “Trust yourself. Create the sort of self you will be delighted to live with your lifetime. Take advantage of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

15.  “One important key to success will be self-confidence. A significant key to self-confidence is preparation.”

16. “To be yourself in a universe that is constantly trying to make you something else is the best accomplishment.”

17. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”

18. “Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they are yours.”

19. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.”

20. “If we all did the things we’re capable of doing, we’d literally astound ourselves”

21.  “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”

22. “Our deepest fear is not that we’re inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”

23. “Trust yourself. You understand more than you feel you can.”

24. “Successful individuals have fear, successful individuals have doubts, and powerful individuals have worries. They just don’t let those feelings stop them”

25. “You could have whatever you want if you’re inclined to give up the view that you can not have it”

26. “This is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”

27. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”

28. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you wish to conquer fear, do not sit back and consider it. Go outside and get active.”

29.  “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

30. “Confidence is a habit that may be developed by acting as if you have had the confidence you desire to have”

31. “If you’re insecure, guess what? The rest of the planet is too. Don’t overestimate the contest and underestimate yourself. You’re better than you believe.”

32. “To anyone who told you you’re no great…. They are no better”

33.  “The warrior is the normal man, with laser-like attention”  

34. “Always remember you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

35.  “Some people dream of success while others wake up and operate.”

36. “Now you don’t have any control over other people’s preference, so focus on staying true to your own.”

37.  “nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

38.  “I never dreamed of achievement, I worked for it.”  

40. “The minute you doubt whether you’re able to fly you cease forever to be able to perform it.”

41.  “The only place where success comes before work is the dictionary”  

42. “it is a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for somebody else to tell you you’re OK.”

43.  “All advancement occurs outside the comfort zone”  

44. “I think the energy is the principle. The principle of going forward, as though you have the confidence to proceed, finally provides you confidence whenever you look back and see exactly what you’ve done”

45.  “The true test is not whether you prevent this failure, as you won’t ever. It’s if you let it harden or pity you into inaction or if you learn out of it ; if you choose to persevere.”  

46. “Do not be happy with stories, the way things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

47.  “Never give in except to convictions of honor and decent sense”  

48. “We prevent the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come in preventing things that we need to learn about or discover.”

49.  “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”

50. “Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

51.  “Success appears to be connected with activity. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t stop.”