50+ Motivational Quotes to Help You Improve Yourself

Updated on March 15, 2020
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Sometimes when you need a little boost to stay on track, the perfect quote can be just the thing.
Sometimes when you need a little boost to stay on track, the perfect quote can be just the thing. | Source

Feeling Demotivated?

How do you stay motivated? Most of us want to experience success and achieve certain goals in our professional and personal lives, but it can be difficult to stay on track day in and day out. Don't worry about what other people say or think about your life, just think about where you want to be and how to get there. When I'm feeling demotivated, I like to look to the words of others for inspiration. I don't resonate with every quote I read, but some seem to say exactly what I need to hear.

Below is a list of some of the best motivational quotes around. I hope they help inspire you to start your day with the right attitude. The list includes sayings from authors, leaders, business people, celebrity personalities, and more. Find a few that work for you and use them to motivate you and improve your life. You can write them down on a notecard then pin them up in your home or workplace. Alternatively, you can memorize them then recite them aloud or in your head when you need to reboot your attitude.

The quotes on this page have been organized into the following categories for your convenience:

  1. Commitment
  2. Being Yourself
  3. Believing in Yourself
  4. Destiny
  5. Self-Improvement
  6. Dedication

"Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now." —Unknown
"Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now." —Unknown | Source

1. Commitment

  • "Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything." —Neil Strauss
  • "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Commitment is the foundation of great accomplishments." —Heidi Reeder
  • "You are confined only by the walls you build yourself." —Unknown
  • "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." —Woodrow Wilson
  • "Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality." —Abraham Lincoln
  • "Any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day." —Booker T. Washington
  • "Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now." —Unknown
  • "When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape." —Andy Andrews

"You may not be able to change the current situation, but you can still try your best." —Md Parvej Ansari
"You may not be able to change the current situation, but you can still try your best." —Md Parvej Ansari | Source

2. Being Yourself

  • "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life." —Steve Jobs
  • "Don’t always wait for someone else to inspire you. Inspire yourself!" ―Rodney Walker
  • "You may not be able to change the current situation, but you can still try your best." —Md Parvej Ansari
  • "If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse." —Ryan Blair
  • "Don't devalue yourself, you are the world's most precious stone." ―Michael Bassey Johnson
  • "Success doesn't come to you; you go to it." —T. Scott McLeod
  • "Always try one more time before you quit all your hopes." ―Deb Chakraborty
  • "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." —Oscar Wilde
  • "Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and [are] always on the move." ―Bangambiki Habyarimana

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ―George Bernard Shaw
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ―George Bernard Shaw | Source

3. Believing in Yourself

  • "You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself." ―Swami Vivekananda
  • "I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself." ―Rita Mae Brown
  • "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ―George Bernard Shaw
  • "If you believe, you can achieve the set goal." ―Lailah Gifty Akita
  • "Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you." ―Unknown
  • "Belief in yourself is the first secret to success." ―Unknown
  • "Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest." ―William Faulkner
  • "When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open." ―Dejan Stojanovic
  • "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." ―A.A. Milne

"Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable." ―Unknown
"Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable." ―Unknown | Source

4. Destiny

  • "Don't complain if you're facing hard moments in life. Challenge yourself to face it, challenge yourself to beat it." ―Jayson Engay
  • "Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, and don't give up." ―Unknown
  • "You always pass failure on the way to success." ―Unknown
  • “Never reject yourself due to the sins you have committed. Regret will do nothing; repent and do something!” ―Israelmore Ayivor
  • "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." ―Norman Vincent Peale
  • "Love yourself; you won’t regret it ever." ―M.F. Moonzajer
  • "Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable." ―Unknown
  • "There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk." ―Guy Gavriel Kay
  • "Anything in life is possible. Listen to your heart. Follow your dreams. You are the master of your own destiny." ―Unknown

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." —Jim Rohn
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." —Jim Rohn | Source

5. Self-Improvement

  • "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ―Confucius
  • "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." ―Jim Rohn
  • "No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself." ―Madonna
  • "When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." ―Paulo Coelho
  • "Some people say you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own." ―Angelina Jolie
  • "We first make our habits, then our habits make us." ―John Dryden
  • "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." ―Og Mandino
  • "You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience." ―Unknown

"If you can dedicate yourself to asking questions to reveal your potential, you will discover your potentials and start to fulfill your mission." —Sunday Adelaja
"If you can dedicate yourself to asking questions to reveal your potential, you will discover your potentials and start to fulfill your mission." —Sunday Adelaja | Source

6. Dedication

  • "If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better." Unknown
  • "Those who belong to the clan of achievers live the idea that inspires them to dedicate their existence, efforts, and soul to its execution." ―Dr Prem Jagyasi
  • "success awaits those who steadfastly commit to any requisite sacrifice." ―Ken Poirot
  • "If you can dedicate yourself to asking questions to reveal your potential, you will discover your potentials and start to fulfill your mission." ―Sunday Adelaja
  • "A commitment to never getting knocked down is in reality a decision to never stand up." ―Craig D. Lounsbrough
  • "I am too busy working on being better than I was yesterday." ―Unknown
  • “No one can motivate you until you motivate yourself; self-motivation is the foundational key to all success.” ―Sivaprakash Sidhu
  • "Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable." ―Unknown
  • "Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement." ―Anthony J. D’Angelo

For more thought-provoking quotes, visit 50+ Inspirational Quotes to Help You Get Through Your Work Day.

When you dream bigger, you do bigger.
When you dream bigger, you do bigger. | Source

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