12 Awesome Motivating Quotes

 12 Awesome Motivating Quotes

Other people can inspire us but when it comes right down to it, only you can motivate yourself as motivation, just like happiness, is an inside job… But if you need some help to get motoring today, here are 12 awesome motivating quotes to help get you there.

12 Awesome Motivating Quotes

“People say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“With self-discipline, most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Keep going, you are getting there.” – Unknown

“You did not come this far only to come this far.” – Unknown

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer This reminds me of what I wrote yesterday, Eight Words That Will Change Your Life

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.” – Voltaire

“You can have your excuse, or you can have your result.” – Unknown

“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” – Jim Rohn

There you have it… 12 awesome motivating quotes to get you going but here is the thing… as you read these quotes I imagine one or two of them, maybe even more, might ignite some fire within you but honestly… how long will that fire burn?

You can read all of the motivational quotes that you want… you can hire a life coach or a mentor to push you along every day, but again… how long will the inspiration that you get from them last?

To be motivated is to be self-motivated… which means that it is up to you to decide why it is that you want the things that you want. It is up to you to come up with your own reasons for your pursuits and not rely on anyone else (or their reasons) to get you there.

Yesterday in a session with a client, my client told me of a HUGE goal that she is setting for herself for next February. As her life coach and someone who has been working with her for over a year, I have to say that I was astounded not because she came up with a new goal but she came up with a goal that is completely outside of everything that she usually does… in other words, it is a whole new thing in her life.

But as she was talking about her goal, she started to list off all of her whys and reasons for wanting to do it… all of the factors that will keep her motivated to see this project through for the next several months. I have to say I was very proud of my client for not only coming up with the goal but also creating her own self-motivation to get her there.

I love it when I client “gets it.”

It doesn’t matter if I write out 12 awesome motivating quotes or 200… sure they are fun to read but in the end, it’s up to you to search within yourself and discover you own well of motivation and inspiration. Trust me it’s there… you just need to dig a little maybe.

As for me… this is one of my all time favorites…

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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