26 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You To Dream Big & Set Ambitious Goals For Your Future

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If you dream it, you can do it. You only have this life, so don’t be afraid to dream big. We all have goals and things we want to accomplish, but you are the only one that is in control of your actions and choices.

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How do you achieve your goals? Are you scared to take the leap because you don’t want to fail? Everyone struggles with these questions, even the most successful-seeming individuals.

I was recently listening to the You Made It Weird podcast episode where the host, Pete Holmes, interviewed the actor Adam Scott. On the episode, Adam Scott said that although he has had a lot of success from being on Big Little Lies, he feels the same way he did in his twenties. Adam Scott was quick to admit that he often feels anxious about his career and still has lofty dreams that he is scared he won’t achieve.

It is comforting to know that every single person has goals they want to achieve and anxieties about achieving them. Even though it can be intimidating to reach for high goals, all you have to do is take the first step towards it. Every day, you have the opportunity and decision to accomplish a meaningful task.

It is great to have a million dreams, but it is important that you have the mindset to go with it. The people that are successful in this world, are people that dream big and put in the work behind those dreams. You can achieve anything if you make the choice to.

If you need some inspiration on how to dream big and reach your goals, enjoy our collection of the very best motivational quotes about dreams and making goals so you can be inspired to shoot for the stars.

1. Have the courage to follow your dreams.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Walt Disney

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2. Every dream begins with a dreamer.

"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

3. Throw your dreams into space.

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."Anais Nin

4. Follow your passion.

"You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams."Oprah Winfrey

5. Don't forget to live.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."J.K. Rowling

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6. You can always chase a new dream.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”C.S. Lewis

7. All you have to do is start.

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8. Live every moment.

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”James Dean

9. Make it a reality.

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”Douglas H. Everett

10. Claim your future.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”Eleanor Roosevelt

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11. Focus on yourself.

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”Mae Jemison

12. One step at a time.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. It is a choice.

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

14. Don't give in to the fear.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”Paulo Coelho

15. Take on responsibility.

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”Les Brown

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16. Celebrate the milestones.

“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”Nelson Mandela

17. Go to work.

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”Stephen King

18. Failing is necessary.

”Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”Richard Branson

19. Take big risks.

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”Jim Rohn

20. Decide what you want.

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” Ben Stein

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21. Use your imagination.

“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.”George Lucas

22. Don't wait.

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”George Herbert

23. Believe in yourself.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale

24. Get your foot in the door.

“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”Pauline Kael

25. Just keep believing.

“If you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”Cinderella

26. Press forward.

“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”George Whitefield

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