We all have days when we can use a little extra motivation. However, in order to achieve our dreams and goals, we do have to be self-motivated and know how to jump the hurdles that are thrown our way.

So, here are 50 of the most motivational quotes to help you stay focused:

1.”It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”~ Henry James

2.”You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” ~Jim Rohn

3.”Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” ~George Washington Carver

4. “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.” ~Elizabeth Kubler Ross, MD

5.”Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.” ~Brian Tracy

6.”The indispensible first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” ~Ben Stein

7.”The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~Michaelangelo

8.”Create your future from your future, not your past.” ~Werner Erhard

9.”Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ~Richard Bach

10.”The phrase I can’t is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche.” ~Paul R. Scheele

11.”You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner.” ~Venus Williams

12.”Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill

13.”If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” ~Andrew Carnegie

14.”If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things—you don’t have enough goals.” ~Lou Holtz

15.”You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.” ~Jim Rohn

16.”Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” ~Robert Allen

17.”Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein

18.”Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” ~Charles F. Kettering

19.”Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ~Abraham Lincoln

20.”If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” ~Jonathan Winters

21.”No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.” ~William E. Gladstone

22.”You can’t cross the sea by merely staring into the water.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

23.”Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see whole staircase. Just take the first step.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

24.”For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” ~Mary Kay Ash

25.”Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” ~Frederick Wilcox

26.”Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?” ~Jimmy Johnson

27. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~Robert F. Kennedy

28.”The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.” ~Paul Hogan

29.”It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” ~ Paul “Bear” Bryant

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

31.”Never give up on your dreams… If you don’t have the desire and the belief in yourself to keep trying after you’ve been told you should quit, you’ll never make it.” ~Tawni O’Dell

32.”I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” ~Sylvester Stallone

33.”He who stops being better stops being good.” ~Oliver Cromwell

34.”Fall down seven times, get up eight times.” ~Japanese Proverb

35.”It’s always too soon to quit!” ~Norman Vincent Peale

36.”Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~Robert Collier

37.”It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” ~Dwayne Dyer

38.”Pay any price to stay in the presence of extraordinary people.” ~Mike Murdock

39.”You are a human magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” ~Brian Tracy

40.”None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows.” ~Colin Powell

41.”Doing more of what doesn’t work won’t make it work any better.” ~Charles J. Givens

42.”A man is literally what he thinks.” ~James Allen

43.”You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”~ James Allen

44.”Don’t believe everything you hear—even in your own mind.” ~Daniel G Amen, MD

45.”There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ~Ken Blanchard

46.”In a humble state, you learn better.” ~John Dooner

47.”Nothing changes until you do.” ~ Source Unknown

48.”Good is the enemy of great.” ~ Jim Collins

49.”First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.” ~Ray Bradbury

50.”If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” ~Dolly Parton

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