Being successful in whatever you choose to do is always the ultimate goal. For some, being successful means owning and operating a multi-million dollar business while for others, success means having a happy, healthy family with no financial worries. Whatever your version of success may be, these inspirational quotes are good to keep in mind as you work toward your goals.

Obstacles

"Things work out for the best for those who make the best of how things work out."--John Wooden
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."--Winston Churchill
"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them."--Vaibhav Shah
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."--Thomas Edison
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."--David Brinkley
"If you're going to walk through hell, keep going."--Winston Churchill
"Don't raise your voice, improve your argument."--Anonymous
"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise."--Oscar Wilde
"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
"Develop success from failure. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."--Dale Carnegie
"Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."--Robert Kiyosaki
"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." George Bernard Shaw
"Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."--Francis Chan
"To be successful, you must accept the challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like."--Mike Gafka
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all."--Dale Carnegie
"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to meet your goals."--Booker T. Washington

Creativity

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."--Anonymous
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, the 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
"Opportunities don't happen, you create them."--Chris Grosser
"The ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do."--Anonymous
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."--Anonymous
"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."--Bruce Feirstein
"No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist."--Anonymous
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."--Steve Jobs
"Fortune sides with him who dares."--Virgil
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it."--Washington Irving
"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."--John R. Wooden

Taking Risks

"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."--Jim Rohn
"Trust because you are willing to take the risk, not because it is safe or certain." Anonymous
"Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them."--Anonymous
"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."--Michael John Bobak
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."--Mark Twain
"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."--Jim Rohn

Achieving Goals

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."--Walt Disney
"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value."--Albert Einstein
"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what it is one's destiny to do, and then do it."--Henry Ford
"When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things the chance to catch you." Lolly Daskal
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."--Thomas Jefferson
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."--Maya Angelou
"The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family and neighbors."--Napoleon Hill
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."--Jim Ryan
"You must expect great things in your life before you can do them."--Michael Jordan
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."--Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."--Anatole France

When striving for success, keeping these quotes in mind will help you keep your eye on your goals and motivate you to rise above any obstacles you face.

 

Published on: Feb 5, 2015