There are times in life when your efforts quickly turn into successes.

But, there are also moments when you are moving forward with difficulty, when everything seems to be in vain and when you feel that you are losing your motivation. In such moments, you need a new perspective and a word of encouragement .

That’s why we have prepared in this article 181 motivational quotes to help you persevere towards your goals both in sports and in any area of ​​your life.

181 motivational quotes to help you achieve your goals

1. “Failure is not falling, but not getting up.” – Mary Pickford

2. “If you want to be a winner in life, you must constantly surpass your best self.” – Robert Kiyosaki

3. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

4. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

5. “I don’t envy anyone because I will live my life the way I want to live it.” – Ryan Lochte

6. “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do every day.” – Mike Murdock

7. “The greatest adventure is living the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we’re not growing, we’re not really living.” – Gail Sheehy

9. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The action is often more important than the end.” – Arthur Ashe

10. “Too many of us don’t live our dreams because we live our fears.” – Les Brown

11. “Don’t wait. It will never be the right time.” – Napoleon Hill

12. “Have confidence and act like it’s impossible to fail.” —Charles F. Kettering

13. “The most common characteristic I have encountered in successful people is that they overcome the temptation to quit.” – Peter Lowe

14. “We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an action, but a habit.” – Aristotle

15. “Perseverance is not a long race. There are several short races one after the other.” –Walter Elliott

16. “Simple things done consistently with vision and integrity will help transform you from an ordinary individual to an extraordinary one.” – Jim Dornan

17. “Effort pays off after a person refuses to stop.” – Napoleon Hill

18. “Victory belongs to the persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

19. “Courage and perseverance are a magical talisman in front of which all problems and obstacles evaporate.” – John Adams

20. “All change is difficult in the beginning, messy in the middle, and wonderful in the end.” – Robin Sharma

21. “A winner never stops trying.” – Tom Landry

22. “When your desire to succeed is as strong as your need to breathe, then you will succeed.” – Eric Thomas

23. “Perseverance is concentrated patience.” –Thomas Carlyle

24. “Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.” – Bo Jackson

25. “Failure teaches us perseverance. It asks if we’re going to give up or become more determined and keep trying.” – Hal Urban

26. “Things aren’t going to work out perfectly. What matters is how you adapt to these things and what you learn from your mistakes.” – Michael Phelps

27. “Every champion was at one point a competitor who refused to be beaten.” – Sylvester Stallone

28. “When we stop taking risks, we stop living life.” – Robin Sharma

29. “The secret of success in life is not not to fall, but how many times you can get up.” -Nelson Mandela

30. “Always give it your all, even when the odds are against you.” –Arnold Palmer

31. “If you fail while preparing, you are prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz

32. “The principle is to be in competition with yourself. It’s about being better today than you were yesterday.” – Steve Young

33. “No person who has given their all has ever regretted it.” – George Halas

34. “Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking your potential.” – Liane Cardes

35. “You only have to start to win.” – Robin Sharma

36. “The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in the determination of the person.” – Tommy Lasorda

37. “I believe that goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the moment.” – Michael Phelps

38. “The fears we don’t face become our limits.” – Robin Sharma

39. “That’s what sports is all about: pushing yourself to your limits and seeing if you can push past them.” – Pascal Bruckner

40. “The body does what the mind prefers.” – Lenny Krayzelburg

41. “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. What matters is the courage to continue.” – Winston Churchill

42. “Sports don’t build character, they reveal it.” – John Wooden

43. “When you win, don’t say anything. When you lose, say even less.” – Paul Brown

44. “Never compete with anyone else. You compete with yourself, with your higher standards, and the real joy is when you reach your limits.” – Arthur Ashe

45. “Create an advantage; small differences in your own performance can make a big difference in the results you achieve.” – Brian Tracy

46. ​​”Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

47. “Don’t look at the clock. Do what the clock does: keep moving forward.” – Sam Levenson

48. “Swimming is normality for me. I’m relaxed. I feel comfortable and aware of my surroundings. It’s my home.” – Michael Phelps

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

50. “Strength does not come from physical ability. It comes from a stubborn will.” – Mathama Gandhi

51. “The secret to getting to the top is to start.” – Mark Twain

52. “It’s never too late to be what you could have been.” –George Eliot

53. “The mind is the limit. If the mind can see that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you believe 100%.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

54. “Skill is what you are capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

55. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

56. “Motivation is what drives you. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryan

57. “Ambition is enthusiasm that has a purpose.” – Frank Tyger

58. “The brave is he who, being afraid, goes forward.” – Gabriel Liiceanu

59. “The first principle in life: don’t beat yourself up in front of people or events.” – Marie Curie

60. “Courage is resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, by no means the absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

61. “Power does not come from victories. The struggles within you give you strength. When you fight hard and decide not to give up, that’s strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

62. “Clear your mind of the phrase I CAN’T.” –Samuel Johnson

63. “Do today what others do not so that you may live tomorrow as others cannot.” – Zig Ziglar

64. “The problem with people is not that they aim too high and fail, but that they aim too low and succeed.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti

65. “Never say I CAN’T, but start with SEEING.” – Nicolae Iorga

66. “Courage is the fear you face a minute longer.” – George S. Patton

67. “For any achievement, the first step is courage.” – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

68. “Courage is knowing what not to be afraid of.” – Plato

69. “I was always looking for strength and confidence outside myself, but they come from within. They were always there.” – Anna Freud

70. “The world is not for the modest, but for the energetic.” – Dante Alighieri

71. “Courage is the beginning of victory.” – Plutarch

72. “I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life in two words: move forward.” – Robert Frost

73. “A hero is someone who does what he can.” – Romain Rolland

74. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

75. “The world does not belong to those who can, but to those who want.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

76. “The true test of courage is seen only in danger that we can no longer avoid.” – Jean de la Fontaine

77. “Courage is something that is formed, that lives and dies, that needs to be maintained just like weapons.” – Nicolae Iorga

78. “You lose 100% of the chances you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

79. “True joy comes not from fame or riches or the praise of men, but from doing something worth the effort.” – Wilfred Grenfell

80. “The road to perseverance is full of doubts.” –Francis Quarles

81. “The harder the fight, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

82. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

83. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

84. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

85. “Hard training beats talent that doesn’t train hard.” – Tim Notke

86. “When you want to prove something, there is nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

87. “If you can’t play better than them, train better than them.” – Ben Hogan

88. “I have failed again, and again, and again in my life. That’s why we’ve been successful.” – Michael Jordan

89. “You know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

90. “If you believe in yourself, have dedication, pride and never give up, you will be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.” – Paul Bryant

91. “The harder the victory, the greater the happiness of winning.” – Pele

92. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Point.” – Lou Holtz

93. “Make every day a masterpiece.” – John Wooden

94. “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

95. “Great difficulties can be overcome by patience and perseverance.” – Abigail Adams

96. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

97. “You were born to be a winner, but for that you have to plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

98. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” – Michael Phelps

99. “Wanting is not enough. We must do.” – Bruce Lee

100. “Excellence is the gradual result of constantly striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

101. “Win if you can, lose if you have to, but never give up.” – Cameron Trammell

102. “What to do with a mistake: Admit it. Learn from it. Forget her.” – Dean Smith

103. “Ambition is the perfect ally of the victor. – Marcio Barrios

104. “If you believe a thing, your mind can make it happen.” – Ronnie Lott

105. “If you want to be successful in life, make perseverance your best friend.” –Joseph Addison

106. “Performance athletes are the gladiators of our day.” – David Boya

107. “Sport is a moral prescription that applies physically.” – Jean Giraudoux

108. “Being a sportsman is not just practicing a sport, being a sportsman means having a healthy life: physically, mentally and spiritually.” – Ovidiu Kerekes

109. “Sports is the lifeblood of humanity.” – George Călinescu

110. “A champion is one who stands up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

111. “Sport is the body’s prayer.” – Salvador Dalí

112. “Courage is the vision above one’s own being and above all danger of a goal.” – Nicolae Iorga

113. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two little jumps.” – David Lloyd George

114. “Courage is the virtue that makes the other virtues possible.” – Winston Churchill

115. “Many who fail do so because they did not realize how close they came to success before they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

116. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to sail.” – Jon Kabat Zinn

117. “If you find a road without obstacles, that road probably leads nowhere.” – JF Kennedy

118. “The moment you settle for less than you deserve, you’ll get even less.” – Maureen Dowd

119. “Man needs only one dream to bear reality.” – Sigmund Freud

120. “I am grateful to everyone who told me NO. Thanks to them I managed on my own.” – Albert Einstein

121. “I am not what happens to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

122. “All the treasures of the earth cannot buy a lost chance.” – Amanda Scott

123. “Excellence is not a skill, but an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

124. “To win is to convince.” – Valeriu Butulescu

125. “Think you can, and it’s half the battle.” – Theodore Roosevelt

126. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes out of every defeat.” – Tom Landry

127. “Health is the most beautiful and richest gift that nature knows how to give.” – Michel de Montaigne

128. “A healthy body is the barometer of a healthy mind.” – Swami Shivananda

129. “I have always felt that my most important asset was not physical ability but mental ability.” – Bruce Jenner

130. “Feed your mind with great thoughts. Belief in heroism creates heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

131. “Age is not a barrier. It’s a limitation you put in your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

132. “Dust is placed on a trophy. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton

133. “I’m not afraid of tomorrow, because I’ve seen yesterday and I love today.” –William Allan White

134. “Sport serves society by bringing real examples of excellence.” – George F. Will

135. “The world makes way for the person who knows exactly where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

136. “Success is making the most of the capabilities you have.” – Zig Ziglar

137. “Nothing great and important has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

138. “The only way to achieve great things is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

139. “Normal people don’t know that everything is possible.” – Winston Churchill

140. “Success is not in not making mistakes, but in never making a mistake twice.” – Josh Billings

141. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, then you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

142. “You can always do more than you thought.” – Roger Martin du Gard

143. “You must constantly try to climb very high, if you want to be able to see very far.” – Constantin Brâncusi

144. “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to achieve extraordinary results.” – Warren Buffett

145. “Success is not a fruit that falls by itself from the tree of life into the palm of man.” – Seneca

146. “To succeed, your desire to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby

147. “If you quit once, it becomes a habit. Never give up!” – Michael Jordan

148. “The real reward for a thing well done is the very fact of having done it.” – Zig Ziglar

149. “True difficulties can be overcome. Only imaginary ones are invincible.” – Theodore V. Nail

150. “Nothing is difficult if you break it down into small, manageable tasks.” – Henry Ford

151. “If you work, you will be rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan

152. “Spectacular preparation leads to spectacular performance.” – Zig Ziglar

153. “Nothing great happens all at once.” – Epictetus

154. “It’s not the will to win that counts – everyone has it. What matters is the willingness to prepare to win.” – Paul Bryant

155. “If you don’t have a plan of your own, others will include you in their plans.” -Anthony Robbins

156. “Nothing is interesting if you are not interested.” – Helen MacInnes

157. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” – Michael Jordan

158. “The day you take responsibility and stop making excuses, that is the day of the start that will carry you to success.” – OJ Simpson

159. “The past is important, but not important enough to control your future.” – Zig Ziglar

160. “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.” –Joseph Campbell

161. “He who fears nothing is as strong as he who is feared by all.” – Friedrich Schiller

162. “A true sportsman is a knight in all aspects of life.” – Liviu Rebreanu

163. “You can’t discover new oceans if you don’t have the courage to walk away until you see the shore.” – André Gide

164. “Attitude and skills determine the altitude you reach.” – Zig Ziglar

165. “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You have to start your own fire.” – A. Glasgow

166. “Obstacles are those terrible things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

167. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

168. “If it turns out that the best I did wasn’t enough, at least I won’t look back and say I was afraid to try.” – Michael Jordan

169. “Failure is simply the opportunity to start again, this time smarter.” – Henry Ford

170. “The door to personal progress opens only from within.” – Burke Hedges

171. “Believe in yourself! Trust your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you will be neither happy nor successful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

172. “Every problem carries the seed of an equal or greater good.” – Zig Ziglar

173. “One man who practices sport is much better than 50 who preach it.” – Knute Rockne

174. “Sometimes a mistake can be all it takes to make a worthwhile achievement.” – Henry Ford

175. “Good is not good when better is expected.” – Here comes Scully

176. “Champions keep playing until they make it.” – Billie Jean King

177. “The key is not the will to win… everyone has it. The desire to prepare to win is important.” – Bobby Knight

178. “Sport, like architecture, is a geometric art.” – Henri Pouret

179. “When I let go of what I am, I make room for what I can be. When I give up what I have, I get what I need.” – Lao Tzu

180. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive one.” – Michael Jordan

181. “Troubles lead to patience; patience leads to perseverance; perseverance leads to character; character leads to hope; hope leads to strength.” – Zig Ziglar

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