75 Awesome Quotes To Motivate You For Success In Life And Business


75 Awesome Quotes To Motivate You For Success In Life And In Business


We all want to be successful, don’t we?

All the students, businesspersons, entrepreneurs, sportspersons,  … almost everyone wants to become successful in their respective fields.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Yes, my friend! You can’t achieve great success overnight.

To achieve something great, you need to use each day as an opportunity to improve and become better in whatever you do.

You need to work perseveringly towards achieving your goals.

And, persevere despite failures.

So, what is a success, anyway?

You can’t define success in one sentence.

Zig Ziglar, one of the most respected modern day experts on success, motivation, and leading a balanced life, defines success as,

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

If you have that hunger for success, all you need is a little push to stay motivated and inspired.

Here’s a compilation of some of the best motivational and inspirational quotes about success in life and in business that will help you boost your positivity.



75 awesome quotes to motivate you for success in life and in business:


#1. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller

#2. No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself.
— Unknown

#3. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
— John D. Rockefeller

#4. Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination of success.
— Napolean Hill

#5. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
— St. Jerome

#6. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
— Mark Twain

#7. If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
— Martin Luther King Jr.

#8. If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.
— Malcolm X

#9. Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on a new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity.
— Og Mandino

#10. It doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full, all that matters is that you’re the one pouring.
— Mark Cuban

#11. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
— Carl Bard

#12. Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again.”
— Idowu Koyenikan

#13. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. Do you plan a tower that’ll pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
— Saint Augustine

#14. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
— Jim Rohn

#15. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream about 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

#16. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
— Mario Andretti

#17. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
— Robert Kiyosaki

#18. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
— Colin R. Davis

#19. Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
— Arnold H. Glasgow

#20. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problem as your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
— Albert Ellis

#21. You have got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
— George Lorimer

#22. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
— Roy L. Smith

#23. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and what is done in love is done well.
— Vincent Van Gogh

#24. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us get up and go to work.
— Stephen King

#25. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
— Abraham Lincoln

#26. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
— George Sheehan

#27. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.
— Jim Rohn

#28. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
— Michael John Bobak

#29. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
— Robert Kiyosaki

#30. A character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
— Helen Keller

#31. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell

#32. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you’re doing, you’ll be successful.
— Albert Schwitzer

#33. 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’ll succeed.
— Ray Goforth

#34. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
— Mark Caine

#35. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
— Wayne Dyer

#36. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
— Harry F. Banks

#37. In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
— Theodore Roosevelt

#38. Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.
— Calvin Coolidge

#39. Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you’ll lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
— David M. Burns

#40. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
— Samuel Beckett

#41. If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.
— Kim Garst

#42. 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

#43. If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.
— Albert Einstein

#44. Twenty years from now you’ll 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

#45. 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’s why I succeed.
— Michael Jordan

#46. If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.
— Abraham Lincoln

#47. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
— Bill Gates

#48. Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
— Bill Bradley

#49. Behind every successful man, there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.
— Bob Brown

#50. 6 ways to give your mind a break:
1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others
— Germany Kent

#51. The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.
— Warren Buffett

#52. We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
— Samuel Smiles

#53. My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk, you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
— Pablo Picasso

#54. Become so curious and obsessed with one thing that you forget everything else. Follow it, drink it, dive deep into it, master it. Remarkable results need remarkable actions.
— Maxim Lagacé

#55. Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

#56. Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
— Orison Swett Marden

#57. Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it … Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.
— Tennessee Williams

#58. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.
— Henry Ford

#59. The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.
— John C. Maxwell

#60. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
— Thomas Edison

#61. Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
— Charles F. Kettering

#62. The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
— Winston Churchill

#63. If you’re working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.
— Steve Jobs

#64. Knowing isn’t enough; we must apply. Wishing isn’t enough; we must do.
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

#65. Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
— Helen Keller

#66. You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
— C.S. Lewis

#67. The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best.
— Brian Tracy

#68. I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
— Michael Phelps

#69. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
— Steve Jobs

#70. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
— Zig Ziglar

#71. Practice golden rule management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.
— Brian Tracy

#72. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
— Vince Lombardi

#73. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
— Albert Einstein

#74. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
— Vince Lombardi

#75. Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam




Hope these words of wisdom and encouragement motivate and inspire you and help you get in a positive mindset.

What are your favorite success quotes?
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