102 Motivational Quotes To Change Your Life

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Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair and his LinkedIn Friends.

In February 2011 I wrote a single statement in the Motivation Nation group found on LinkedIn – ‘Give me ONE motivational quote that CHANGED YOUR LIFE!’

It attracted so much attention that I was often the ‘Top Influencer Of The Week’ in that group of over 9,000 members. Well the spark has been lit again and alerts are being sent to me on a regular basis as people are once again adding their incredibly loved quotes.

So here’s some more.

More than 1,000 people have already contributed to my request for a motivational quote that has changed their life on LinkedIn and I never get tired of reading these – along with the contributors as they respond to each other.

It’s awe-inspiring stuff. I trust you enjoy it as much as I do.

Lissa Davis • Love does not know how to be Predigest, but Predigest does not know how to love.

Pamela André • I release all that no longer serves me and I attract all that is in my Highest Good. – Betty Healey.

Betty Mullen • Energy flows where attention goes!

Peter G. J. Sinclair • Love is strength. Love is a foundation. Love is the cement, the mortar and the magnificence. Love is the laughter, the shoulder, the hug, the warmth and the solid embrace. Love carries you through storms and flood and overflows into every area of your life. Love is the concern, the hand that helps and the foot that rushes to aid.

Dr. Kat Smith • Peter, I love that! Is it one of your original quotes?

Peter G. J. Sinclair • Thanks Kat – yes indeed – from material that I feature at my blog http://www.motivationalmemo.com

Dr. Kat Smith • great I will connect with you and help spread your message 😉 I am a love-ologist and into all things love and romance. Can I post your quote to my list and send them your way?

Peter G. J. Sinclair • Kat – go for it…. I’m all for sharing the love!

Shana-Kay Barnett • “When the pain of change is less that the pain of staying the same changes will occur. This was said by John Eitel”. He writes for itspossibleblog.com

Shana-Kay Barnett • Hi Peter, I love that quote…I am definitely going to check out your blog. I have just started Blogging for itspossibleblog.com

Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

Paul Griffiths • Earl Nightingale said, “success is the sensation of moving towards a worthy goal”. To get that sensation you have to know your goal and act upon it.

Cliff Townsend • George Bernard Shaw – People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.

Cliff Townsend • The Year-The Month-The Week-The Day-The Hour-The Minute-The Second-The Moment when our life will change is when we start doing the things that we do not want to do. Cliff Townsend

Andrew A. Faccone , MBA • Life is an attitude, have a good one, I DO!

Darla Dolph, BS, MS, CPRW • Andrew A. Faccone–this is FANTASTIC!

Danny Lena • Peter my favorite quote /poem is from Mark Twain

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.

Barry Kolanowski | Sales Trainer • You will have to create something that doesn’t exist in order to do what has never been done

Josina Magnant • It’s incredible how we make sensible and open mind when we’re passing hard moments… And it’s true that we can exceed our limitations… It’s the way to reveal ourselves… All the quotes are great! I’m grateful to be a part of this group. Thanks.

My personal quote that helps me a lot: “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

Neville Stokes • “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”  Ken Robinson

Dave Ginsberg • “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

Dave Ginsberg • “Nothing worthwhile was ever achieved without great enthusiasm!”

Peter G. J. Sinclair • ‘Why is a question of yesterday. How is a question of tomorrow.’ Mark Rolton

Thom A. Lisk • Having taken my 93 year-old mother to the cemetery this Memorial Day morning, I recall the nickname she gave me: Thom-Terrific. So… I easily believe and tell others this motivational quote, originating with me: YOU… ARE… TERRIFIC!

Dave Ginsberg • “Nothing meaningful was ever achieved without great enthusiasm.” (the key word is MEANINGFUL!)

Dave Ginsberg • “You reap what you sow.” (if we “plant” a solid foundation in our lives we will have a chance at great opportunity / but, there are NO guarantees! Planting GOOD seeds will provide the “opportunity” to harvest GOOD crops!)

Stephen Seay • Excellent! Get out of the past.

I say take “Why” and “How” and apply them both to tomorrow. Start with your “why”, Why I want to get there, Why be the best, Why is that the goal. Then when the “How” becomes challenging, use your “why” for renewal of your enthusiasm. – The Professor

Steve Werner • “If you talk too much you are not listening, and if you are not listening, you are not learning” – My Grandfather Rueben Werner

Katrina Asaredumfeh • Listen and learn.

Shonda Taylor • It’s okay to be a work in progress as long as you progress.

Ordena Hope C.Ht. CLC • No one is better than you; they may have better experiences than you.

Ethel Drayton-Craig, Ph.D. • “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt 6:33)

Christopher Purdom • From Drill Instructor Sgt. Washington USMC – “Ain’t nothing to it but to do it!” This actually got me through boot camp. It also applies in my civilian life. When your hesitant about trying something new, attacking a difficult task, or anything, just remember the quote and you will get it done.

Craig Daliessio • “Failure is an event, not a person” –Zig Ziglar. I was a very successful mortgage banker for ten years. In 2007 I lost my home. In 2008 the company I worked for folded, my branch was closed and I couldnt even rent a house anymore. From August 2008 until January 2012 I slept in my car. I refused to leave Nashville because I have a daughter here who needs her dad. (Thankfully my ex-wife had a home and she had a place to live.) I tried everything. I was turned down 207 times for every job available. I completed my Bachelors degree (through Liberty U online) while homeless. During this time I was given an old cassette series from Zig and heard that quote. It literally saved my life. I can’t help what the economy did to me. But I never quit. I graduated this past May 12, I have a book being published this Christmas, I was hired by an insurance company, and speaking opportunities are opening up for me.

The other quote that kept me going was by my beloved Dr. Jerry Falwell (I was a resident student at Liberty 28 years ago) “A man is not measured by what it takes to knock him down, but by what it takes to keep him down”

I was knocked down so many times, but I kept getting up.

John • Powerful Craig!!!! Thank you for sharing your story….and your Rise back! Your ‘events’ should be an inspiration to all and how you have overcome them.

Craig Daliessio • Thanks John

Shelia Alexander • I don’t know where this came from but it has been a part of my memory for 30 years.

Never down the man that’s down but help him in his sorry state for this is a funny old world and you may be down tomorrow.

Neville Stokes • ‘There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts’. Richard Bach

Elmarine Nel • Challenges in life come in three categories, easy, difficult and impossible. Those who take on teh easy, have safe but boring lives. Those who take on the dificult have tough yet satisfying lives. Those who take on the impossible…are remembered. Not sure who quote it, heard it when I was a kid.

Shelia Alexander • Lose some win some!!

Catherine Birkelo • “The only way to expand our personal power is to embrace ourselves exactly as we are, neither more nor less, but as someone in a state of constantly changing grace.” – Ariane Goodwin

David Zwarych • He Shoots, He Scores.

Neville Stokes • To the extent that you accept both the benefit and the adversity is the extent that you take control over your life experience and find fulfillment in what comes your way.

Sara Paton • I love this quote. Who wrote it Neville ?

Carol Dorn • What is the quote?

Sara Paton • Sorry Carol – It was Neville’s quote above that I was wondering about.

“To the extent that you accept both the benefit and the adversity is the extent that you take control over your life experience and find fulfillment in what comes your way.”

Neville Stokes • Sara, this beauty comes from the author of a Personal Leadership Development curriculum of which I am a student and distributor. I am continually benefiting from many of the quotes coming from this source.

Prof P.K.Keshap • Quality of life changes as our habits change.

Joseph Cervenak • “Within yourself lies the cause of whatever enters into your life.  To come into the full realization of your own awakened interior powers, is to be able to condition your life in exact accord with what you would have it.”

From In Tune with the Infinite. Ralph Waldo Trine. This book was written in 1897 and is well, well worth the read. Inspirational, spiritual AND motivational.

Katrina Calvin • Take the first step in faith, you may not see the whole staircase just take the first step. Martin Luther King 🙂

Jerry M. Graves • As I prepared to graduate from High School at 18 years old, my dad put his arm around my shoulders and said “Son you can have anything in life you want” as I smiled and started my mind racing, He added, “As Long as you are willing to work for it” …Thanks Dad

Lorraine Esposito • If you chop your own wood, you get warm twice.

Kathryn Michels • Know what you want, ask for it, show up, keep your word, have a natural attitude of gratitude and recognize the miracles along the way. Kate Michels

Monique Cribb • “Be the change you want to see in the world” – this makes me live every day with integrity, conviction and love.

Shelia Alexander • Readers are leaders.

Monique Cribb • “The solution is never at the level of the problem, the solution is always love which is beyond all problems”

Neville Stokes • “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit”. Napoleon Hill

Mike A. Starcher • It never hurts to ask, as long as you are polite! & Find a need, fill a need!

John Vedanayakam Valaparla • It’s never be a wrong time to do the right thing!

Paula Valentini • Confucius: “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals. Adjust the action steps.”

Theodore Carter • The phrase that changed my life came from my homeroom teachers classroom where he had this saying above the blackboard: “Reading is fundamental.”Fundamental to every aspect of our lives.

Ana Meza-Zambrano • Pain is inevitable! But suffering is Optional!

Neville Stokes •  I get up, I walk, I fall down…meanwhile, I keep dancing!

Peter G. J. Sinclair • We stand in awe

With hearts that soar

Perfection placed

With love adore

Those little hands

Those tiny feet

A perfect face

Complete, complete…(Written to celebrate the birth of my first grand daughter.)

Jonathan E Doyle MLMEd • Your past does not equal your future.

Vicki Giroffi • What you own is your own kingdom

What you do is your own glory

What you love is your own power

What you live is your own story

You don’t get something for nothing

You can’t have freedom for free

– Rush, 2112

Michell Smith • You will never become who you are meant to become by remaining who you are…

Shelia Alexander • It’s your life LIVE IT!!

Neville Stokes • “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning

Brad Carpenter • As I watch ads for Oprah, she is talking to a spiritual leader and motivational speaker who has this great insight that as long as we are alive we have a purpose. Each time I see that I say, to myself, of course, we all know that. Each one of us are absolutely beautifully created for a purpose. It is through living our purpose that we truly live life. So discover your purpose and live the Promised Life!

Jim Maendel • It’s corny and overused, but: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”

Allan Wilson • The trials of life are not to make us fail but to see how far we can fly.~ Unknown

James Eugene Barbush • INSPIRE means “to breathe life into”. INSPIRE people so that they can be MOTIVATED to do what they need to do.

Neville Stokes • “The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.” – Thomas Carlyle

Rob White • I am marvelously made, and destined to win at whatever I set my mind to, and I am worthy of all that is good and beautiful.

Joseph Facchiano • “To be truly great, you must serve others.” — Jesus Christ

Danny Lena • “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

Shonda Taylor • Am I doing the important stuff or am I doing stuff to avoid doing the important stuff?

Brian May • Figure out the one thing that would make the biggest difference in your life for you this week and DO IT! – Shawn Doyle

Larry Dickman • If your nose runs and your feet smell, you must be built upside down!

Jane Brown • Wherever you are, be all there…

Tom Grbich • I was told all my life by my mother that I was “born useless” and “should have died at birth.” The quote/statement that turned my life around completely came from my (Martial arts) Grand Master who told me… “You were NEVER born useless – you were TAUGHT TO BELIEVE YOU WERE and ANYTHING you have been taught, you can be taught to change.”

After those wonderful words (which STAGGERED me with their truth at the time) I began to live instead of exist and have since achieved every goal (business & personal) that I have ever set for myself.

Michelle Barr • @Tom Grbich, that is such a word for me today. I love the reframing, and I can use that in my life. I was taught some core things about my value and worth at a very young age because they did not match what my family valued. I have done a lot of work on that. I want you to know, this statement, when I read it, touched me to the core. I appreciate you. Sharing our own journey is so powerful!

Dave Van Pelt • Slow down to go faster .- Dave Van Pelt

Tom Grbich • Michelle – thank you SO much. Yes I still think of the 19 wasted years before that wonderful man gave me this new understanding and I just KNOW that was meant to be shared. I am SO glad you resonated with it – I STILL do, and I have consciously ensured that my own kids have been taught the TRUTH about their worth in this life.

Another quote I like (a LOT) is… “If you could kick the butt of the person who has stood MOST in the way of your success in this life to date – you wouldn’t be able to sit down for a week.”

Paula Valentini • “Live your life from the inside out.”

In other words, when you are grounded and know who you are and your value, the confusion in the ‘world out there’ will not keep you off balance. The world is ever changing and people have their own agendas. If you know yourself and where you want to be, none of that will undermine your confidence or sense of self. Be true to yourself first and everything else will follow.

Dana Pettiford • silly as it may sound, mine came from Nike – JUST DO IT!!! I turn to this when I find myself procrastinating and when I “just do it”, I am so glad I did.

Céline Clémence SIKA • I have many. And quite a few have already been stated here.

-Every problem has a solution except the death.

-If you can dream it, you can get it but dreams without actions are only dreams. Get up, get out and get it.

-If you dream small, you will get small things. If you dream big you will get big things. Don’t be your own limitations.

-It is OK to make mistakes. It is even good to make mistakes because they are great teachers. They are soil for success.

-Unlearn what you have learned for it is the only way to know the truth.

-Run your own race. Follow your own lane. Be yourself. You are unique, not a pale copy of others. You are UNIQUE.

These words and many more changed my life and are helping others I know and who dare to listen to me to change theirs. They are powerful.

Oliver Huls • Céline, Love this one especially with two kids!!!

Run your own race. Follow your own lane. Be yourself. You are unique, not a pale copy of others. You are UNIQUE.

Holly Wolf • If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run. by R. Kipling as part of his “If” poem. It just reminds me that every second counts–make it meaningful.

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