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Chasing your dreams requires the daily drive and determination to get up every morning and face the obstacles placed in your way. Sometimes the road to your dreams means experiencing failure, learning tough lessons, and having the willpower to carry out each step no matter how long it takes.
As thrilling as it might be to start shaping your life and hustling towards your dreams, it can also be hard to maintain a high level of motivation. Having something that drives you, pushes you, and encourages you to take the next step is imperative to seeing your dreams come true. And that something might just be words.
Keeping motivational quotes around to read and meditate on daily can be just the boost you need to succeed.
Below are twenty quotes that are sure to motivate you to get your hustle on:
1. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” —Napleon Hill
2. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ―Estee Lauder
3. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” ―Audre Lorde
4. “Sometimes you’ve got to work a little so you can ball a lot.” ―Tom Haverford
5. “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” ―Michael Jordan
6. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” ―Patti Smith
7. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” ―Oprah Winfrey
8. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” ―Jim Rohn
9. “Who told these people with dreams, goals, and ambitions they could take time off?” ―Darnell Lamont Walker
10. “A patient dog will have no bone to eat because other dogs have eaten.” ―Ojo Michael E.
11. “You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks at night.” ―Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not For Sale
12. “Quit hating and trying to be like the next man. Get on your own grind and be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job, or whatever just do you.” ―Surgeo Bell
13. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” ―Robert Tew
14. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” ―Gary Vaynerchuk
15. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ―Muhammad Ali
16. “Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.” —Dorothy Height
17. “Watch out for your surroundings, upgrade your mindset, and keep focus.” ―Surgeo Bell
18. “Hustle isn’t just working on the things you like. It means doing the things you don’t enjoy so you can do the things you love” ―Unknown
19. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” ―Stephen C. Hogan
20. “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” ―Chinese proverb
Whether it’s starting a new business, chasing a new job opportunity, getting physically fit, trying to find your dream home, or just building upon yourself as a person in general, it all starts with having the mindset to see things through. Hopefully these twenty motivational quotes have inspired you to get out there and start making the life you want.