74 More Life Changing Motivational Quotes

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Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair & LinkedIn Friends.

I love it when minds mesh together in a common cause. That’s what has happened over the past year since I invited members of Motivation Nation, found within LinkedIn, to give me a motivational quote that changed their life.

Nearly a thousand people have responded with magnificent quotes that continue to impact me every time that I read them. I trust that they do the same for  you.

But first here is a poem to get us started…

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator •

From That Heart

There is a beat
That beats
Within the very depths
Of what completes
Emotion’s waves
Where feelings flow
And love does crave
A mind that knows

For from it pours
Thunder – lightning
And in the course
Of one’s life string
All tangled, tied
But still unbroken
In that state
Much left unspoken

Yet the sounds
Thump on, thump loud
Declaring pounds
Lived by the proud
Passion placed
Broken bleeding
Compassion’s taste
Destined heeding

For from crushed petals
Downtrodden, destroyed
Rise up the metals
Of army’s deployed
And from that heart
Bright shining sun
Men’s hearts are changed
To beat as one.

PGJS 2008

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Peter: I see you share the same love of rhythm……and reason as I do. Your jump from the second stanza into third, was a heartfelt self-reflection of emotions I also share with you as well as experienced. Very nice. 

I’m inspired to look for one of my poems to share with you and others. 

“Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.” – Voltaire   

Continued success, 
Nick C. Cicchino, MABC

Marrian Caldwell-Parker • “We must liberate ourselves from a language that no longer bears the weight of reality”-Paul Roberson

Craig Copeland • When’s the last time you played Follow the Follower? Did you win? Learn true success by following the leader. – Craig S. Copeland

★ Kristine Putt • When the pain to remain the same is greater than the pain to change, you will change.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.

Betty Mullen • If God be for us, who can be against us?

Carmel Skinner  • Life without goals is like a race without a finish line. -Ed Trenner

John Brittingham • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” – Jonathan Winters

Craig Copeland • Don’t play follow the follower. Be the leader others want to follow.

Jim Weaver • strength can only be developed by effort and practice -James Allen

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • This is what I love…

I love that when you tell me I can’t, that I will respond with I can.

I love that when you tell me that I won’t, that I will respond with I will.

I love that when you declare that we are living in the darkest days ever, that I will light for you a candle.

David Wright • Get out of bed!! (My Dad)

Kathy Ball • :Do one thing every day that scares you.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Danelle Moeke • Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford

Colleen Humphries • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step.” Martin Luther King

Sherri Gerek • “When the voice and the vision on the inside is more profound, more clear and loud than the opinions on the outside, you have mastered your life.” ~ Dr. John DeMartini

Courtney Patterson • If it can be taken care of with the stroke of a pen and a check then it’s a situation and not a problem – John Addison, CEO Primerica

Twenty Twenty • Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying……

Jim Weaver • I listened to this over and over till I can repeat it by memory. Not to many times can I share it with others but it is fun to say… I have young people that work for me and once and awhile. Here goes…

If You Want A Thing Bad Enough

If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace, and your sleep for it . . . if all that you dream and scheme is about it, and life seems useless and worthless without it . . . if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it . . . if you simply go after that thing that you want with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity . . . if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body and brain, can keep you away from the thing that you want . . . if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it, with the help of God, you WILL get it!” — Les Brown

Janice Coleman • I’ve only just a minute, 
Only sixty seconds in it. 
Forced upon me, can’t refuse it, 
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it, 
But it’s up to me to use it. 
I must suffer if I lose it, 
Give an account if I abuse it, 
Just a tiny little minute, 
But eternity is in it. 

By Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Mary Chambers -Pienta • Field of Dreams, “If you build it, it will come.”

Mary Chambers -Pienta • Bruce Lee, “Dont keep your eye on the finger, or you will miss all the awesome glory.”

Rambo Ramdianee • “There is probably not much that you can do about the length of your life, but you can lots about the depth of it”

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • ‘Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world’s wealth. Perseverance spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and bids the choicest fruits and flowers spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briers.’ Samuel Goodrich

Frank Kraft • ‘The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances” Viktor Frankl

Kirit Pankhania • This is something I decided upon.
It’s not a quote as such from someone else rather a powerful call to action of my own. It has helped me and helped many others. I share this with you all and hope it serves you too. Have a wonderful day. 

”When you awaken and find your True Self, than you will know life. Be you. Sparkle. Smile. It’s still a beautiful world”

Alton Matthews • “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi

Bill Angelopoulos • “You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” I saw this on a poster where a man was wielding the plow behind a plow horse. The image was captured at sundown with his blackened outline in the orange circle of the setting sun. Very powerful. 

Much less significant, but very amusing to me was “Even a sleeping dog knows whether he’s been kicked or tripped over.” You’ll see. One day you’ll use it. You’ll see.

John Bisbal • “Just Do it” (by Nike)

Youenn Magnant • If you can dream it, you can hold it in your hand…

Lily Trainor • “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Linda Lovejoy • “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” 
~ Napoleon Hill

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • ‘The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing without a thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.’ – Longfellow

Tal Lidder BA (Hons) MBA • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhiji

Kevin Leogo • Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. ~ Napoleon Hill

Eden Sterlington • Never make a priority of someone who only makes an option of you.

Janet Christensen • “Be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi

Darth Sidious • You will pay the price for your lack of vision!

Phillip Hatfield, CAPS • “If you will just help enough other people get what they want.You will get what You want!”

Zig Ziglar 

Yes this quote changed my life. I read in a book where a carpenter said this a little differently a couple of thousand years ago. 

”Do unto others as you would have them do into you!”

Dave Van Pelt • Amen saw him live Zig was great!

George Gojcaj • “Hear no evil, see no evil, speck no evil”

Eric Kulikowski, CPC • When I grow up I want to be just like me! 

My other favorite is “live like you mean it”

Donna Wines • Be the change you want!

Kristina Jansz, Life Skills Counselor • Where you look ,you will go!

Christine Felts • Stop taking control, be quiet, listen, and take action.

Khabir Salahadyn • Bring your person not your personality. – Khabir Salahadyn

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Great minds have purposes, other have wishes.” – Washington Irving

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.

Donna Wines • “Be nice to those who are not as they need it the most”! – My Dad

Darla ***Brandt • “We are no better than anyone but just as special as everyone” by Darla

Neville Stokes • ‘Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health, to sickness, to riches, to poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these and not another’. Illusions by Richard Bach

Mohan Gharat • Smart Feelings for Smart Living and Tranquility on Planet Earth

Scott Saxon • Attitudes are contagious – Make your worth sharing.

William Lackey • Just do it!!!

Dwight Lamb • To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.

Rita Rocker • I get up, I walk, I fall down…meanwhile, I keep dancing!

Doreen Hess (Sussman) • Those that don’t try have already failed…what more do you have to lose?

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

Neville Stokes • “Whatever the MIND OF MAN can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE it can ACHIEVE”. Napoleon Hill

Steve Werner • If you haven’t failed, you’ve failed

Doug & Lenore Bailey • Hi everyone,
This is a great post & even greater replies. I feel so fired up & honored to be here, thank you!

”You are what you make yourself!”
”We will prosper wherever we go.”

We have faced enormous adversity in life including losing our country, family, money, possessions etc. to terror, & put it back together again in a strong, powerful happy positive way in this beautiful country. Sure, we’ve been through fire and it’s left some scars, but we work on it every day of our lives. No one invited us here and we are succeeding beyond our dreams.

We recently printed the following for a customer on one our Motivational Posters:
You Are Right!
 If you think you can…You’re Right!
 If you think you can’t…You’re Right!

Liliana, please read the motivational page of my nature web site to see how some Florida companies are achieving greatness. There are books to read and personal suggestions that I’ve used for decades, guaranteed to make for a happier more positive life. Be the most positive person you know, walk away from negative talk at the cooler, they’ll soon get the message. Turn the TV off, or watch nature – the relaxing beautiful soothing kind!

I worked in a terribly negative environment in Jacksonville, FL in the mid 90s. So much whining, unhappiness, and lack of business success. I asked others what would happen if they took all the people from our major competitor’s beautiful building and switched them out into our dirty unkempt facility. They looked at me blankly, just said how lucky the other guys were to have such a nice workplace. I couldn’t get over to them that we were living in HEAVEN and it was up to US to make it happen! 

I told them that it’s only about people and positive attitudes. If the staff from both companies were switched, the folks that moved into our building would make it the leading brand. Bricks & mortar do not a business make. I couldn’t believe that they couldn’t see it. So I tuned them out, continued to be the best that I could be & was the personal best of 4 branches. That company is out of business now, I left long before that happened.

MAPA = Maintain a Positive Attitude. It’s burned deep into my mind.

With kindness & praying for a Re-United States of America.

Rita Rocker • Rock on Doug! What a blessing you and Lenore are!! There should be nothing more powerful than a walking, living example, which you are! Congratulations on turning your scars into a beautiful mosaic. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing!

Neville Stokes • That’s cool Doug & Lenore – brings to mind a very short but powerful BE, DO, HAVE.

Doug & Lenore Bailey • Hi Rita & Neville, 
Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words.

We watch nature every day of our lives and it’s truly amazing how this can relax and inspire. Birds for example are so full of intelligence and love it’s amazing & should be an example to all of us. You just need to put the time into understanding each persona.

One of our greatest desires is to help others & share our emotional success. There’s so much hurting going on right now and we can all do with a little (sometimes a lot) of help. 
Kind regards, 

Molly Ketcham • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Phyllis Quinlan, RN, PhD. LNC • We either make ourselves miserable, or we make 
ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

Paul Walker • I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. – Muhammad Ali

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • ‘He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy day. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all his occupations. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merrily to the chance of incidents, all things lie huddled together in one chaos, which admits of neither distribution nor a review.’ Victor Hugo

Judy Dick • I love what I do and I do what I love.

Neville Stokes • Things work out in the end – if things aren’t working out, then it’s not the end.

Janice Coleman • If it doesn’t make sense, don’t do it!

Neville Stokes • That’s just reminded me of another – If it’s personally passable, then it’s personally possible.

John Bisbal • “A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time” Henry Ford (1863-1947) Inventor, Industrialist

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