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No matter how hard of a worker you are, sometimes you just need a little motivation. Something as simple as a quote can relight your fire or help you find direction.

Here are a few quotes to help you get through difficult times, ruts, or moments when you simply need a push.

For when you’re unsure

  1. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  2. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Madino
  3. “Do what you can today to improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston
  4. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but what is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
  5. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

For when you’re stuck

  1. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett
  2. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  4. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  5. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.” – Robert H. Schuller

For when you’re in a difficult situation 

  1. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  2. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Madino
  3. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  4. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
  5. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Anytime motivation

  1. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  3. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  4. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
  5. “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus


Is there a quote that’s not on this list that moves you? Share it with us—there’s no such thing as too much motivation. When you need a little extra push, the Viv Life Consultant community is filled with empowered entrepreneurs who love to motivate and inspire each other. Learn more about the opportunity here.