25 Motivational Quotes To Live By

    Posted by  ·  July 11, 2017

    25 Motivational quotes to bring the encouragement and motivation you need to be the best you. Reach your goals and make your dreams happen. Did you know that our thoughts can eventually become our actions? We can help determine our future success as well as failures by words and thoughts that we are putting into our heads!  The simple act of reading inspiring quotes and motivational words can set us on a path to greatness.  It is no secret that life has times of great obstacles and rough patches that can seem too difficult to pass through.  By reading the motivating quotes of others, you can start changing your life’s direction, overcome your obstacles, and begin moving toward your goals and dreams for a happy life. If you want other ways to reach your goals I have a set of free goal planning worksheets. You will find sheets for listing out your goals, recording them, motivational reminder cards and a weekly planner. Katherine Patterson says it best, “A dream without a plan is just a wish!” If you love sharing quotes and sayings you might also like these 25 Friendship Quotes.

    Quotes to live by….

    I have collected 25 quotes from different authors that I think can help inspire us all.  These motivating quotes can help get you through those rough patches and even help you be a better leader to others.  If you want success in business, then choose a quote, and let that be your daily mantra.  If your desire is to help other people be their best, then share these quotes and be an encourager.

    You can share these quotes in your business with your coworkers.  Encourage your spouse and children by printing off a quote and placing it on a bathroom mirror. Screen shot a quote and use it as wallpaper on your phone for your own encouragement or share on social media.  Let these positive words be words to live by!

    25 of the best motivational quotes and sayings

    1. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene

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    2. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. –Norman Vincent Peale

    shoot for the moon quote

    3. Don’t call it a dream call it a plan.

    dont call it a dream call it a plan quote

    4. It’s not who you are that holds you back it’s who you think you are.

    It's not who you are that holds you back it's who you think you are.

    5. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.  –Franklin D. Roosevelt

    a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

    6. Fall asleep with a dream, wake up with a purpose.

    Fall asleep with a dream, wake up with a purpose.

    7. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –-Mark Twain

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why Mark Twain

    8. Change your thoughts and you will change your world.

    Norman Vincent Peale

    9. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –-Vince Lombardi

    Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is Vince Lombardi

    10. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –-Stephen Covey

    I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions Stephen Covey

    11. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –-Christopher Columbus

    You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore Christopher Columbus

    12. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.–Walt Disney

    The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing Walt Disney

    13. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. –Winston Churchill

    The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees The Opportunity In Every Difficulty. Winston Churchill

    14. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.–Rob Siltanen

    People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do Rob Siltanen

    15. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

    Whether you think you can or think you cant youre right. Henry Ford.psd

    16. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. –Helen Keller

    Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing Helen Keller

    17. Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are. –Theodore Roosevelt

    do what you can quote

    18. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

    Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value Albert Einstein

    19. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

    I attribute my success to this- I never gave or took any excuse Florence Nightingale

    20. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

    You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

    21. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –H. Jackson Brown’s mother.

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do so throw off the bowlines quote

    22. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. –Charles Swindoll

    Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it Charles Swindoll

    23. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

    The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any Alice Walker

    24 The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha

    The mind is everything. What you think you become Buddha quote

    25. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

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    ….and because you can’t have too many motivational quotes and sayings, here is one more.

    Your only limit is you. Be brave and fearless.

    Your only limit is you Be brave and fearless quote printable

    Words can have an amazing impact on ourselves and others! One kind word can makes  somebody’s day.  I hope these motivational quotes will have a positive impact for you and make a difference in your life. I also love The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.  He is one of my all time faves.  Random acts of kindness can also be good for the soul. Nothing can make you feel better than offering care to others.  If you know someone that could use a lift these care package printable tags  are and easy way to brighten someone’s day. If you find yourself needing to thank a teacher these cute sayings help to make some clever gifts.

    Do you have a favorite motivational quote that inspires you? Please share it in the comments!


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    1. Kate
      Thursday, July 13th, 2017
      Love them all! My favorite is - 25. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou ❤️
    2. Cathy
      Thursday, July 13th, 2017
      Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
      Joshua J. Marine
    3. Kylee
      Thursday, July 13th, 2017
      Love all these! Great idea to save them on your phone and to send to those that need to hear them ❤️☀️😊
    4. Melissa
      Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
      These are great!! One of my favorites I have on my computer is "if you fail to plan you plan to fail" it has helped me sticking to meal planning and exercising. 😃
    5. Stacy
      Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
      Don't call it a dream--call it a plan! I'm printing this off for my daughter's wall. Thank you! Super cute!!
    6. Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
      Thanks Cindy!! I loved reading these and can't wait to share them! Here is one of my favorites---Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    7. Megan
      Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
      Perfect to print at home for a sweet decoration or daily inspiration :)
    8. Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
      I love this post, Cindy! I absolutely believe that "thoughts become things", and I love the inspiration quotes you've shared here. That Wayne Gretzky quote is one of my all-time favourites. A couple of gems that I also love are: "What someone else thinks about you is not nearly as important as what you think about yourself!" & "If you find yourself at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!"
      • Cindy
        Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
        Love those sayings Jackie!
    9. Susie
      Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
      Perfect! Perfect! Perfection! Great selection in a fab printable that is a simple black and white with just enough swirl in the cursive. Twenty-five is the perfect, digestible amount, not so few that you get disappointed, not so many that you lose interest. You made it so easy to Pin each one on my Pinterest boards and I saved some in my Pictures file to share later on Facebook. I knew there was a reason I loved the work you put into your blog. Blessings to You and Yours from Port Huron, Michigan.
      • Cindy
        Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
        Thanks Susie, You made my day! I have been saving the photos on my phone and sending the quotes to my kids for encouragement.