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25 Motivational Life Quotes To Look To When You're Ready To Give Up

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Following through on tasks that are considered to be extra or new can be difficult for some of us to complete. Whether it be trying to start a new business from home or finding the motivation to study for the last final before receiving your college degree, we can often times find ourselves full of doubt and ready to give up. 

One reason many of us feel that we can't get things done is the lack of motivation. Being inspired is what helped create some of the best songs, books, holiday ornaments, recipes and more. It is finding that inspiration that may keep us from our potential! But we have you covered with motivational quotes about life to inspire you to see your goals through and even create new ones.



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Whenever starting something new, it will take it a while before it becomes part of your daily routine. The most challenging aspect is finding the strength to get through the challenging times. 

Having a set of motivational quotes is perfect for when you feel down or are in need of inspiration. Stepping back from what you are doing and understanding the struggles you are facing is what allows us to learn and grow from them. With these motivational quotes by your side, you can be sure that you'll be able to do anything as long as you have the heart and passion for them. 


1. Never doubt yourself.

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." —​Karim Seddiki. 


2. Don't give up. 

"You only fail when you stop trying." —​Unknown


3. Failure is part of success. 

"Before something great happens, everything falls apart." —​ Unknown


4. Always do your best. 

"If you know you can do better ... then do better." —​ Unknown


 

5. Everything happens for a reason. 

"What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it's supposed to be." —​ Unknown 


6. It's all about your mindset. 

"Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction." —​ Unknown


7. Not all mistakes are bad. 

"Mistakes are proof that you're trying." — ​Unknown


8. Sometimes the hardest things are what we need. 

"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you." —​ Unknown


9. It's your life. 

"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness." — ​Unknown


10. Remember why you started.

"When you feel like stopping think about why you started." —​ Unknown


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11. Reflect on whether what you're trying to accomplish is going to make you happy. 

"Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow." — ​Unknown


12. Your book is still being written.

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." — ​C.S. Lewis


13. Make your decisions wisely. 

"You are one decision away from a completely different life." — ​Mel Robbins


14. You never know who is watching you. 

"I thought about quitting, but then I noticed who was watching." —​ Unknown


15. The true definition of fear. 

"F.E.A.R. has two meanings —​ Forget Everything and Run OR Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours." — ​Unknown


16. Understanding that you will not always be motivated is OK. 

"You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined." —​ Unknown


17. Discipline yourself. 

"Motivation is what gets you started; habit is what keeps you going." — ​Unknown


18. Even professionals were beginners at first. 

"Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent." — ​Unknown


19. Sometimes all we need is some tough love to get through the tough times. 

"Head up, stay strong. Fake a smile, move on." — ​Unknown


20. Remember that change comes within. 

"Be the person you want to have in your life." —​ Unknown 


21. Focus on the future, not the past. 

"Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future." —​ Robin Sharma 


22. Thinking about the bad days do not define you. 

"Don't let the bad days make you think you have a bad life." — ​Unknown 


23. Be patient.

"It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up." —​ Unknown


24.Always pick yourself up. 

"Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice." —​ Unknown


25. Be your best self.

"Understand that the universe is giving you challenges to help you to become the greatest version of yourself." — ​Unknown


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If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.


Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.

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