Encouraging quotes from others that have come before us are one of the best ways that we can level up our lives. I have always been a fan of encouraging quotes, especially when I needed a kick in the butt to get things done and make thing happen in my life and work. I found that reading encouraging quotes at the beginning of my day or week was a great way to keep me motivated as it was something I could use to remind myself of what I was trying to accomplish in my life.

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If you are in need of some motivation to level up your life today, try out one of these 20 encouraging quotes to get your day started.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

- Mark Twain

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”

- Donald Trump

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

- Sylvia Plath

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“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”

- Audrey Hepburn

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

- Peter Drucker

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”

- David Allen

“I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.”

- George Burns

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”

- Mother Teresa

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“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”

- Dalai Lama

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

- Helen Keller

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“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

- Oprah Winfrey

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

- Stephen King

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

- Joseph Campbell

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”

- Tony Robbins

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