Self-motivation quotes can be used as important tools to help us reach our goals. When talking about motivation, one of the main things to do to make sure that you stay on the right path is to constantly speak to yourself in an encouraging tone and use positive words. And what better way to motivate yourself than by using self-motivating quotes?
One of the most poignant suicide notes ever found was composed by a man who took his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in California. It was short and read,
Today I am going to walk all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. If anyone smiles at me, I won’t jump.
Evidently, nobody smiled at the poor little man that day. All he sought was a push. A push to jerk off the feeling of doom that overwhelmed him. A smile to inject him with some enthusiasm to live some more. That is the power of motivation. Just a simple push, even if it is a figurative one, is all a person needs to get up and get going. It does not have to be elaborate and eloquent. It just has to be simple and indicative of the fact that someone somewhere cares and life is not worth giving up on. Gestures as simple as a compassionate smile, an understanding touch, a patient ear, or a little time spared to exchange a few words can change somebody’s world. Things may not always be as extreme as it was for the man on the Golden Gate Bridge, but someone somewhere is always feeling down, plagued by stagnation, burdened by the yoke of life. If nothing more, a few words can help. Since taking the leap of faith all by yourself seems difficult sometimes, here are a few lines that can give you that necessary push.
Quotes That Motivate
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.
~ John Milton
Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop, but that’s no reason to shut out the world. There’s a purpose for the good and for the bad.
~ The character named Crazy Pete in “Now and Then”
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
~ David Viscott
When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it.
~ Stephen Richards in Releasing You from Fear
Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.
~ Vince Poscente
Build upon strengths, and weaknesses will gradually take care of themselves.
~ Joyce C. Lock
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
~ Winston Churchill
The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.
~ William Mather Lewis
One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.
~ Sheila Murray Bethel
For every person who doubts you, tells you, you will fail, try twice as hard to prove them wrong.
~ Author Unknown
You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.
~ The character named Christopher Gardner in “The Pursuit of Happyness”
Don’t let the low times keep you down. Learn from them and reach for the high times.
~ David Wiemers
Being committed to some goal in your life – a sense of having a mission, a purpose, even a calling – is a very motivating, very comforting thing. Some people’s mission steps up to greet them, others have to hunt theirs down.
~ Author Unknown
Courage is about doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
~ Eddie (Edward) Rickenbacker
Square your shoulders to the world, be not the kind to quit; It’s not the load that weighs your down but the way you carry it.
~ Author Unknown
Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything. You are you, and that is the beginning and the end; No apologies, no regrets.
~ Clark Moustakas
The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.
~ Stephen Richards
The biggest mistake you can make is continually fearing you will make one.
~ Author Unknown
If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t just sit back and hope it will happen. You’ve got to make it happen.
~ Chuck Norris
Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.
~ Cecile Springer
All of these quotes cannot and will not resonate with you. Only a few of them will make sense and induce that desire to move forward with your cause. These words are meant to motivate you at times when nothing seems right. Find the desire to change whatever is wrong around or within and live. Remember, external elements might help but only to a certain extent. At the end of the day, it will have to be YOU who will have to captain the ship of your life.