Get Inspired and Motivate Yourself with These 9 Quotes

Let's be honest, life can be stressful and hard sometimes. Everyone has days where it's hard to stay motivated, focused, and productive. Whether it's influenced by work or personal stress, finding the right energy to accomplish great things can be difficult to come by. And like most people, you are probably your own worst critic; making it hard to stay positive.

Some days may seem harder than others, especially after a difficult few days or hours at the office. It's important to practice proper self-care because no one is able to give away the best of themselves without catering to their own well-being first. Sometimes we all need a little encouragement, to show us our own greatness and drive us towards our goals. To help you get motivated to make it through the day, take some inspiration from these, spirit-lifting quotes.

Motivational Quotes to Keep You Moving

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.Charles Darwin

When things at home or the office seem the be going awry, changes can put stress on your day. Try to remember that change isn't always bad and things are always changing. Focus on the things you can control and let go of things you can't.

"Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.Lou Holtz

Maybe you know that you're good at what you do, but you're having a hard time staying positive throughout the day. Remember that positivity breeds positive results and staying away from negative thoughts can help keep you focused and productive. Try repeating personal affirmations to yourself in moments where your attitude needs a lift.

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne

This quote may have originated from a children's story, but it's truly inspiring for those moments when you are feeling down on yourself. Whether you've made a mistake, aren't quite where you'd like to be, or things just seem to be going wrong, it is important to remember that there are wonderful things about all of us.

"Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.John Wooden

Sometimes things can happen that are out of your control. This can be especially true at work. You may not always have control over what other people do and things that happen, but you do have control over all of your choices.

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.Dale Carnegie

When we have discouraging moments, it can be hard to find the motivation to keep going. But the greatest people in our history are remembered because they kept going. Try not to lose hope and keep moving through the problem.

"The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.Elbert Hubbard

It is common to be critiqued or corrected as an adult, especially at work. While it may feel natural to get defensive, try to focus on the motivation of the critique and use it to better yourself and push yourself forward.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas Edison

Much like the quote from above from Dale Carnegie, this statement could not be truer. If you give up rather than push forward, you will never know what could have been accomplished. If the day isn't going the way you planned, try to set some small goals for yourself to reach and accomplish, to get you closer to your goal.

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

If you have a poor attitude or think badly about yourself, you may never find the motivation and strength to accomplish things and get through your day on a positive note. In order to accomplish something, you must believe you can first.

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.Robert H. Schuller

When all feels lost and your day has filled you with negativity or lack of energy, it may be difficult for you to feel motivated. Try thinking of one, truly positive thought and repeat it to yourself. Sometimes all we need to know is that something is going right.