Everyone needs motivation at one point or the other in life, most times its not enough for you to motivate yourself, you need another individual to motivate you. Many times we are lost for good words of inspiration, hence in this post we have made a huge list of inspirational words that are highly motivating.

1. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau

2. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

3. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda

4. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” Anonymous

5. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

6. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah

7. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein

8. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

9. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” Bruce Feirstein

12. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller

13. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein

14. “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

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

16. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

17. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso

18. “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.” Mark Twain

19. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus.” Bruce Lee

20. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” Steve Jobs

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

22. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” Napoleon Hill

23. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

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

25. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert Schuller

26. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

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

28. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

29. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen

30. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson

31. “You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd

32. “Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?” Bill Walton

33. “Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” Sue Knight

34. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” Marcus Aurelius

35. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn

36. “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” Alan Cohen

37. “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” Shari R. Barr

38. “View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn’t you do?” Victor Frankl

39. “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” Thomas Szasz

40. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt

41. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward

42. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson

43. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan

44. “Power isn’t control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis

45. “Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George S. Patton Jr.

46. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

47. “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” John F. Kennedy

48. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker

49. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer

50. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell

51. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” Brandon Sanderson

52. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell

53. “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

54. “A leader … is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” Nelson Mandela

55. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Colin Powell

56. “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.” Margaret Thatcher

57. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon

58. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt

59. “If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.” Henry David Thoreau

60. “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” Robert E. Lee

61. “Consensus: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?'” Margaret Thatcher

62. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter

63. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol

64. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Nancy D. Solomon

65. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max De Pree

66. “A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis

67. “Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it’s cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best government.” Ralph Moody

68. “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” Brad Szollose

69. “Give as few orders as possible,” his father had told him once long ago. “Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject.” Frank Herbert (from Dune)

70. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair

71. “Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.” Jarod Kintz

72. “In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.” Seth Godin

73. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

74. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni

75. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon

76. “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.” Ronald Reagan

77. “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” Herbert Bayard Swope

78. “Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” Thomas John Carlisle

79. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” J.P. Morgan

80. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” Tom Rath

81. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Orrin Woodward

82. “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” Jaachynma N.E. Agu

83. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter F. Drucker

84. “When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.” Jerry Porras

85. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell

86. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” John Maxwell

87. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” George Patton

88. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

89. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” Gertrude Stein

90. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” John E. Southard

91. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” Tom Hopkins

92. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

93. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered-just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” Barrie Davenport

94. “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” Andre Dubus

95. “Do it or not. There is no try.” Yoda

96. “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” Jimmy Spithill

97. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

98. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra

99. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand

100. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

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