19 Motivational Sayings to Use for Any Situation

August 10, 2016 • Rehack Team


Even the most successful and optimistic of individuals struggle with anxiety, depression and a lack of motivation from time to time. While some bouts of high stress can be tougher to combat than others, the simple act of repeating one or two motivational sayings can go a long way in lightening your current mood.

Motivational Sayings For Any Situation

1. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” — Jean-Baptiste Poqeulin (Moliere)

2. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky

3. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford

4. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” — Benjamin E. Mays

5. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart

6. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein

7. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell

9. “No one is wise by birth. Wisdom results from one’s own efforts.” — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

10. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” — Vince Lombardi

11. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills

12. “Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.” — Samuel Smiles

13. “If you set goals and go after them will all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” — Les Brown

14. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

15. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” — Charles Swindoll

16. “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” — Peter Marshall

17. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

18. “There is not great talent without great will power.” — Honore de Balzac

19. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

Finding and Maintaining Your Motivation

There are plenty of motivational sayings that can provide inspiration and boost your morale. For best results, try to find one, or a few, that relate specifically to your line of work, your life goals or your current relationships.

Not only do these quotes-turned-mantras strengthen your coping skills during those down times, but they also help you build resolve and determination for the future.