40 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Seize the Day

To help you get motivated, I've happily compiled 40 motivational quotes from people I find motivating to help inspire you to seize the day!

Have you ever had one of those days where you’ve just struggled to get (and stay) motivated?

We’ve all been there. You know what I’m talking about!

Those days where you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet and just want to go BACK to bed. Where you look at your watch and its only 10.30am but feels like 6.30pm. I know I have!

The thing is, to get through this crazy thing we call LIFE we all need to be able to motivate ourselves to tackle our to do list, family, work, friends or generally whatever life has to throw at us! And sometimes it can be hard.

To help you get motivated, I’ve happily compiled 40 motivational quotes from people I find motivating to help inspire you to seize the day!

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Brene Brown

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong“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, 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

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

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

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

And the trouble is if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

“And the trouble is if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. “- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life…do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” - Les Brown

“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” ― Sue Fitzmaurice

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

“Life is not a dress rehearsal. Everyday, you should have at least one exquisite moment.
” – Sally Karioth

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

“Be fearless in the pusuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Unknown

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J. K. Rowling

"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities." - Bruce Lee

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

“If we’re going to find our way back to each other, vulnerability is going to be that path. And I know it’s seductive to stand outside the arena, because I think I did it my whole life, and think to myself, I’m going to go in there and kick some ass when I’m bulletproof and when I’m perfect. And that is seductive. But the truth is that never happens. And even if you got as perfect as you could and as bulletproof as you could possibly muster when you got in there, that’s not what we want to see. We want you to go in. We want to be with you and across from you. And we just want, for ourselves and the people we care about and the people we work with, to dare greatly.” – Brene Brown

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear”. – Rosa Parks

"Love your family, work super hard, live your passion." – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”– Steve Jobs

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.“ – Arnold H. Glasow

“Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.“