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The Best Motivational Quotes To Inspire Success

by Rob and Edy

Inspiring success quotes to help you on the path to achieve your goals.

What is success?

The basic dictionary definition of success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”

But success can’t really be summed up in a single sentence, because it is not always just about the final outcome.

Success can be comprised of many things and is both objective and subjective. Ultimately, success means different things to different people.

But whatever your own personal definition of success is, one thing that everyone has is common is that on the road to success, there will almost always be barriers we need to negotiate, set backs that we need to overcome and failures that we need bounce back from.

At those times, we look for the strength to continue through motivation, encouragement and inspiration.

That might come in the form of a pep talk from a mentor. Or maybe there’s a particular song that gets you pumped up. It could be a motivational clip on YouTube, like this one.

Sometimes, just a few simple words made by people that have walked the path of success can provide that motivation, encouragement and inspiration.

So, we have put together a collection of our favourite success quotes to help you get through the tough times.

Because, to start with a quote made by the late author and motivational speaker, Zig Zagler, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” 🙂

Quotes about Success

Let’s get cracking with this quote from the founder of “Success” magazine, Dr. Orison Swett Marden, who wrote many inspirational articles focusing personal development and achieving success in life.

As mentioned earlier, success is not necessarily about the end result, but the journey.

“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

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”
~ ROBERT COLLIER

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– CONRAD HILTON

“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 zagler

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
~ STEPHEN KING

Stephen King is one of the most successful authors ever. But that did not happen by chance. His work ethic is well-known and he has been quoted as saying that you need to “read and write four to six hours a day. If you cannot find the time for that, you can’t expect to become a good writer.”

King is undoubtedly a naturally talented writer, but his success has come through consistent, hard-work. There is no shortcut to real road to success – you’ve got to work for it.

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
~ RICHARD BRANSON

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”
~ MALCOM S. FORBES

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

~ ALBERT EINSTEIN

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
~ HERMAN CAIN

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“Success is not a good teacher. Failure makes you humble.”
~ SHAH RUKH KHAN

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
~ ALBERT ELLIS

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

~ WINSTON CHURCHILL

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“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
~ GEORGE LORIMER

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
~ HENRY DAVID THOREAU

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.”
~ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

~ PABLO PICASSO

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
~ FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
~ VINCE LOMBARDI

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
~ VINCENT VAN GOGH

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

~ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
~ JOHN R. WOODEN

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
~ WILLIAM FEATHER

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
~ ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

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

~ thomas edison

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”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow, rather than the problems of yesterday.”
~ BRIAN TRACY

Brian Tracy is a famous self-development author and motivational speaker. This quote about focussing on tomorrow, rather than dwelling on the failures or issues that are already behind you, is a crucial element in the formula for success. Problems, barriers, failures – they’re going to happen on the journey, but the important thing in to keep moving forward. Keeping failing forward.

“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 distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”
~ BRUCE FEIRSTEIN

“If you’re going through Hell, keep going.”

winston churchill

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”
~ GEORGE SHEEHAN

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“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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”
~ SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
~ BENJAMIN DISRAELI

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

jim rohn

“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

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
~ BRUCE LEE

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
~ WAYNE DYER

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON

“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

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
~ ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
~ THEODORE ROOSEVELT

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

martin luther king jr.

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”
~ HARRY F. BANKS

“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
~ CALVIN COOLIDGE

“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.”
~ EARL NIGHTINGALE

“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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

SARAH FRANCES BROWN

Like many quotes you can find online, this has often been misattributed to Mark Twain. Actually, it appeared in a book by H. Jackson Brown Jr, called “P.S. I Love You”, which is a collection of sayings and observations from his father and mother – his mother being Sarah Frances Brown.

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.”
~ KIM GARST

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
~ SAMUEL BECKETT

“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

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”

FRANCIS CHAN

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
~ MAYA ANGELOU

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
~ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
~ DAVID M. BURNS

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

VAIBHAV SHAH

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
~ ARTHUR ASHE

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
~ VINCE LOMBARDI

“The road to success is always under construction.”
~ LILY TOMLIN

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

babe ruth

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”
~ OSCAR WILDE

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”
~ JOE NAMATH

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
~ MARK VICTOR HANSEN

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.”

TOM LANDRY

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
~ ZIG ZAGLER

“I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
~ COLEMAN COX

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.”
~ DENIS WAITLEY

Denis E. Waitley is a respected American motivational speaker, writer and consultant. In this quote, he highlights that success comes from having the courage to do something, to take action now instead talking about what you intend to do one day. Seize the day!

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

JIM ROHN

“Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.”
~ WILFRED PETERSEN

“Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.”
~ ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
~ VINCE LOMBARDI

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“Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.”

GEORGE ADDAIR

“The best revenge is massive success.”
~ FRANK SINATRA

“You always pass failure on the way to success.”
~ MICKEY ROONEY

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
~ AYN RAND

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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

“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”
~ ALBERT EINSTEIN

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
~ JIM ROHN

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
~ WINSTON CHURCHILL

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

HENRY FORD

“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”
~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”
~ JONATHAN WINTERS

“The path to success is total massive, determined action.”
~ TONY ROBBINS

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

COLIN R. DAVIS

“Believe that you can and you’re halfway there.”
~ THEODOR ROOSEVELT

“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
~ JAPANESE PROVERB

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
~ J.D. ROCKEFELLER

We love these quotes. What do you think?

You will notice a common theme is that achieving success often comes down to plain old hard work. As someone-or-other probably once said, the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Although a lot of things need to align to become successful, if you work hard, persevere, stay focussed, consistent and mentally strong, success is there for the taking.

And finally, remember, success is a process, not a one-off event. Check out this video below and then read some of our other great content here on All Sussed.

More great reading on All Sussed!

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