Motivational Nuggets

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a nudge, a push…okay, maybe a boot, to either begin something new, or, to stay with something when I’d rather play with our dog, surf the Web or whatever! So welcome to Motivational Nuggets. The

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following motivational quotes come from all over by people in various walks of life.

I hope that you find them useful to you. More will be added on an ongoing basis. And good luck with whatever you’re hoping to start, and/or finish!

Oh, you may enjoy checking out my post, Why These Twelve Words Matter, which also touches on the topic of motivation.

Motivational Nuggets

Life is ten percent of what happens to me and ninety percent of how I react to it.
– Charles Swindoll

Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
– Frederic Douglas

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
– Alan Kay

For all that has been — thanks. For all that shall be — yes.
– Dag Hammarskjöld

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
– Howard Thurman

Everybody is unique. Do not compare yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God’s curriculum.
– Baal Shem Tov

Even if you fall on your face you are still moving forward.
– Victor Kiam

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.
– Albert Einstein

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 from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
– Francis Bacon

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
-Thomas Edison

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

If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.
– Seth Godin

When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment – an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things.
– Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpochs

Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly.
– Padre Pio

Just when he thought that the world was ending he turned into a butterfly.
– Traditional Proverb

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
– Maimonides

Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
– Antonio Machado

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
– Jim Rohn

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
– Mary Smith

You either run the day or the day runs you.
– Jim Rohn

It doesn’t matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going.
– Brian Tracy

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
– Adrienne Gusoff

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou

The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you’re not there anymore.
– Tony Gwynn

Forget past mistakes, forget failures, forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.
– William Durant

Conformity is the jailor of freedom and the enemy of growth.
-John F. Kennedy

The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
– Mark Zuckerberg

A sure-fire way to predict the future is to do nothing. When you do nothing, you get nothing.
– Pat Flynn

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Those who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.
St. Gregory The Great

People say, “What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.
– Dorothy Day

Walls turned sideways are bridges.
– Angela Davis

There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present.
– Grenville Kleiser

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
– Nido Qubein

I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought, what the hell good would that do?
– Ronnie Shakes

Just wanted to leave you with a smile….!

Compiled by K. Lee


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