As part of her discussion on motivation in her social psychology class, Ms. Walters asked each of her students to write down their favorite motivation quotes on a large cardboard. The students then propped the motivation quote posters on the board and were asked to jot down at least ten of the motivation quotes on a small sheet of paper to be handed out to their loved ones. Here is what one students picks were:
• When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it. –Jim Rohn
• I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. –Mikhail Baryshnikov
• Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. –Brian Littrell
• Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. –Winston Churchill
• You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. –Rabindranath Tagore
• Failure is not an option.
• If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. –Nora Roberts
• Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
• To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities. –Bruce Lee
• Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. –William B. Sprague
Though only a few examples of motivation quotes, these words when inculcated in the heart and mind, and lived with passion and conviction, can undoubtedly get us far. But remember that motivational quotes are just tools to move us to action. And just like a hammer, our choice to use it properly to achieve our goals will make all the difference. For without action, there is no accomplishment.
Which are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?
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