Have you ever been in the middle of a difficult time and suddenly hear or see something that was exactly what you needed at exactly the right time? As if the Universe was speaking directly to you?
I’ve put together my favorite quotes about success that will hopefully serve as that sign from the Universe for someone out there struggling right now.
It’s interesting how the same words can mean different things at different times simply based on how you’re feeling. As Henry David Thoreau says,
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau”
I keep a list of my favorite quotes about success handy and reflect on it from time to time when I need an extra shot of inspiration
Here’s 16 of my favorite quotes about success to help jump start your day.
Inspirational Quotes to Help You Have the Right Mindset for Success
“Your life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn
Only you are in control of your destiny. No one else. Start taking the actions needed to get the results you want. The results aren’t just going to happen on their own.
“You can’t turn a negative mindset into positive actions.”- Unknown
If you think you can’t then you won’t. If you think you can then you will. Empower yourself with positive thoughts and the positive actions will follow.
“Your past does not equal your future unless you decide to live there.” – Tony Robbins
Let go of the past. Your past does not have any determination on your future unless you allow it to.
“Failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar
You have failed, but you are not a failure. Successful people experience many failures on their pathway to success. The average millionaire goes bankrupt at least 3.5 times in their life.
“Water the flowers, not the weeds.”- Fletcher Peacock
We spend more time watering our weeds with our thoughts than watering our flowers. Then we get upset about why our weeds have grown. Focusing your attention on the positive will attract more positive things into your life, but focusing on the negatives will bring more negatives.
“Train your mind. Your body will follow.” – unknown
Success starts from within. Everything you need to succeed is inside of you. Get in the right mindset and the results will follow.
“Let go and let God.” – unknown
Your life will never go exactly as you planned. It’s important to remember that God’s plan is bigger than your own. You may not see it right now but the struggle you’re experiencing may be helping you get to a better place.
Inspirational Quotes to Help You Stay Focused on Your Goals
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you stay laser focused on your goals long enough eventually they will manifest into reality.
“A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” – Chinese proverb
Don’t stress about how far along you are or how long it will take. It doesn’t matter how far others are on their journey. No matter the distance ahead every journey begins by taking that first step.
Inspirational Quotes to Help on Money and Investing
“Don’t save what’s left over after spending, spend what’s left after saving.” – Warren Buffett
Have your priorities in order. Invest first, spend second. Not the other way around. That way eventually your investments will make enough money to pay for all of your expenses.
“Don’t trip over a dollar trying to pick up a dime.” – unknown
Always remember the bigger picture. Don’t get caught in the small things that you forget the big things.
Inspirational Quotes on Not Giving Up
“You’ve survived 100% of your bad days up until this point.” – unknown
Think about the most difficult days you’ve experienced in your life. You’ve survived every one of those. The difficulty you’re experiencing today will be no different.
“You grow through what you go through.” – Tyrese Gibson
Just like your muscles, the only way for you to get stronger is by being broken down first. Every challenge you face is helping you to grow into the person that you need to be.
“Your struggle today is your story tomorrow.” – unknown
If you wrote a book on your own life, what would you write about? Probably a lot about the many struggles you’ve overcome. The struggles you’re dealing with today will just be another small chapter of the story you tell tomorrow.
“Smooth seas do not make for skillful sailors.” – African proverb
The only way to learn to navigate through storms is by going through storms. There is no instruction manual – you just have to experience them yourself. The most skilled sailors seek out the biggest storms just as avid surfers seek out the biggest waves. It’s the only way to get better.
“In my life I’ve failed 90% of the time. But that doesn’t matter. Because all you have to be is right once.” – unknown
All successful people fail over and over in life. Babe Ruth struck out over 1,300 times. Picasso is known for over 100 masterpieces but he created over 50,000 works of art. Ravio, the angry birds developer, created 51 games that were unsuccessful before creating Angry Birds.
The great thing about business is you can fail over and over but just have to get it right once to succeed. And when you do no one will care about your past failures.
Everyone fails at something at some point. Even successful people have face challenges – many of the same ones you’re facing right now. Challenges are just speed bumps on the path to accomplishing incredible things.
I hope some of these quotes can be a positive influence to get you in the right mindset to take you where you need to go.