100 Powerful Motivational Quotes for Success 2023

Explore our favorite motivational quotes for success to help you stay positive when things get tough and give you the push to reach your goals.

It is no secret that success takes hard work and dedication. However, what may be less known is that motivation is also a key ingredient to achieving success. When we are motivated, we are more likely to put in the extra effort that is often required to reach our goals.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, start a business, or get straight A’s, everyone needs a little motivation from time to time. We all face challenges and obstacles that can make it difficult to stay on track, but with a little inspiration, anything is possible.

One of the ways that can be used to get you back on track and lift your spirits is to take lessons from motivational quotes. So, read on these powerful motivational quotes for success to remind yourself that success is possible.

Motivational quotes for success at work

Here are 10 motivational quotes for success at work that will keep you on track:

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. — Charles Dickens

I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. — Herbert Bayard Swope

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success. — Thomas J. Watson

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty. — William J. Bennett

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. — Herman Melville

motivational quotes about achieving greatness

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. — Roy T. Bennett

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down. — Abraham Lincoln

Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. — Roy T. Bennett

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Oliver Goldsmith

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. — Steve Maraboli

Best motivational quotes for success

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. — Pele

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. — Margaret Thatcher

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. — Sam Ewing

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. — Michael Jordan

Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. — Tyler Perry

motivational quotes about hard work

I believe we are all capable of ‘achieving greatness,’ but the problem is that most of us don’t want to do the work. — Herby Fabius

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. — Stephen King

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. — Steve Maraboli

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson

There will be obstacles, there will be doubters and mistakes. But, with hard work, there are no limits. — Michael Phelps

Motivational quotes for success in life

Check out these motivational quotes for success in life:

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. — Roy T. Bennett

Recently I realized that I have already lived more of my life than what I have left, and somehow that made me even more determined than ever to make the most of my time. — Joyce Meyer

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. — Dale Carnegie

There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind. — Mister Rogers

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. — Wayne Huizenga

powerful motivational quotes for success about life

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. — Dennis Waitley

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. — Viktor E. Frankl

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24 hour days. — Zig Ziglar

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone. — Roy T. Bennett

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. — Steve Maraboli

Inspirational motivational quotes for success

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. — Roy T. Bennett

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. — Zig Ziglar

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. — Steve Maraboli

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

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. — Ray Goforth

words about success to make it happen

Success won’t come from some big step you take in the future. Success starts with small steps today. — Craig Groeschel

How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day. You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. — Steve Maraboli

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. — Jim Rohn

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. — Stephen Hawking

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek. — Mario Andretti

Daily motivational quotes for success

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius

Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure… It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. — Barack Obama

powerful quotes for success about glory

It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life, but even making the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life. — Roy T. Bennett

I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I’m better than that… Goodbye. — Steve Maraboli

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. — Bob Dylan

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. — Vince Lombardi

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. — Aristotle

Motivational quotes for success in business

Some of the most well-known and popular motivational quotes for success in business include:

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. — Sylvia Plath

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. — Mary Lou Cook

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. — Brené Brown

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking — Albert Einstein

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. — Walt Disney

quotes about success to empower you

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. — Osho

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. — Oscar Wilde

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun — Pablo Picasso

You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. — Steve Jobs

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. — Martha Graham

Life motivational quotes for success

Explore the most empowering life motivational quotes for success:

Nothing is impossible, the world itself says, ‘I’m possible!’ — Audrey Hepburn

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Jemison

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. — Calvin Coolidge

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember; the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. — Zig Ziglar

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. — Charles F. Kettering

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. — John D. Rockefeller Jr.

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. — Oprah Winfrey

There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality. — Anthony Robbins

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. — Tony Robbins

Famous motivational quotes for success

I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. — Estee Lauder

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. — Albert Einstein

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. — Mark Twain

First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. — Aristotle

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes. — Thomas Edison

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves. — Milan Kundera

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. — Roy T. Bennett

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. — Mark Caine

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. — Orison Swett Marden

Morning motivational quotes for success

Starting the day with a positive attitude can help you achieve your goals. Here are some motivational quotes for success to get you started:

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. — Paulo Coelho

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

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. — Jack Welch

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it. — Margaret Thatcher

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. — Steve Maraboli

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. — Leonardo da Vinci

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. — Josh Billings

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

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. — Rumi

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. — Dale Carnegie

Short motivational quotes for success

Motivation is essential for anyone looking to achieve their goals. Whether you’re striving to lose weight, finish a project or just get through a difficult day, having inspiring words by your side can help keep you on track. Here are some short motivational quotes for success that will help get you started:

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. — Pablo Picasso

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. — Albert Einstein

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. — Helen Keller

Master your choices, or become the slave of their consequences. — Michael Rawls

Action is the foundational key to all success. — motivational quotes for success by Pablo Picasso

It’s natural to want to walk the path of least effort, but the path of least effort bears bitter fruits. — Sayed Fatimi

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. — William James

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. — Nikos Kazantzakis

The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows. — Aristotle

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. — Muhammad Ali

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — Confucius

Success comes to those who become success conscious. — motivational quotes for success by Napoleon Hill

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. — Lou Holtz

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. — Zig Ziglar

Final thought

These motivational quotes can help you in your journey to success. Be persistent, stay focused, and give yourself a chance to succeed. Remember, it’s not about how hard you try, but how good you are at giving up when things get tough.

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