Is there ever a person on earth who wouldn’t want to succeed and be good in life? Every one of us somehow have imagined ourselves as the protagonist in our own made up story of success in our minds. We’ve thought of it and enjoyed the idea, but have you done anything to make it happen though?

For the lost souls and stuck bodies, for the frustrated and depressed, for the pessimists, for the confused minds, for anyone seeking a drivefor everyone here are motivational quotes to get you started. 

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” Lolly Daskal 

We’ve all heard the “I’m lost, I gotta find myself” line, either from ourselves or from others. Is there such thing? How do you find something you already have in the first place? It’s just a matter of perspective. You have to set your mind on who you want to be or what you want to do, and then actually going for it. Your excuses are just one way to destroy your path (and your future). 

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” Lao Tzu 

Ask yourself, “where am I headed now?” or “am I heading anywhere?” Once you get your answer to that, here’s another question for you: Would you be happy and contented to be that same person n years from now? 

Take the path that will lead you to your growth and success, one that will contribute to your wellbeing, skill set, and experiences. Time is precious, do not waste it slumbering around and playing with your life like you could rewind it anytime things go wrong. You may say you are waiting for something. But what are you doing now? 

“Success is inevitably connected to action, it will not appear out of thin air. Only those who are willing to plant their seeds in the ground will be able to reap the fruits” Anonymous 

Do not wait for luck. Chase it. Do not wait for a sign that could never come. Treat actions like an investmentthe more you put in, the more you get out. And don’t expect to reap on a soil you didn’t even plant on. Build your growth and success a foundation that couldn’t be wrecked by anyone going after you. Everything great started small, and every step is as precious as the triumph.  

“I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish” Anonymous 

Do not get discouraged. A man is ignorant until he learns; he is poor until he has earned. Treat failures as an experience, weakness as just a mere stage, and that you will move on and grow from it eventually. Change your attitude towards negativity, and you will ward off the bad stuff. Your mind is a powerful tool; it attracts what it focuses on.  

“Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what” Spryte Loriano 

Giving up is like digging your own grave. Renew your sense of motivation every time and aim for the biggest goal no matter how ridiculous it may sound. Do not stop until “the good becomes better, and the better, the best.” (Repeat) 

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly” Proverb 

Life gets tricky sometimes. Who knows you are to get the opportunity of your life right before you gave up? There will always be the demon within and around you that would be happy to see you get knocked down. But never lose hope! Just keep on working until you get the job done, and then regularly renew your goal to keep you going. Do not lose your chance of being great. 

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop” Confucius 

Looking at other people and comparing yourself to them is one surefire way to dispirit yourself. You may be going slowly, but you are getting there, and who knows you are building a firmer foundation all along. Think that more often than not, in life, stopping means going back to zero. Everyone is going through their own pace, fast or slow, as long as you are still moving on your tracks. 

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in somethingyour gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life” Steve Jobs 

Sometimes, it may seem like you are going way too slow, or that your actions doesn’t seem to fit to the bigger picture. You know when you’re trying to lose weight and nothing seems to change each day you look in the mirror but when you browse through old photos, you get amazed by how much you’ve changed already? Yup. Hold on to something that keeps you going, and do not stop until you get there and you’ve set a new goal. 

“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny” Anonymous 

Wanting things to get easier is like admitting to your weakness. Hard stuff will seem easier when you get tougher. And more challenging experiences will come your way each time you improve, and this is a good thing. Don’t think you can settle with mediocrity and still get extraordinary results. You reap what you sow. 

Keep your head up and your passion burning. Always keep yourself motivated to strive for your achievements, not just any motivation with the fear of failures. Because that’s when you stop being great. Going on aiming for the big thing is different from going on trying to avoid misfortunes in life. Always remember that opportunities are almost always in disguise, and you might be shying away on the break of your life right now.