Let’s face it, we’re all searching for the secret to success to get the edge, secure that promotion, and move effortlessly toward the direction of our aspirations. If this sounds like you, rest assured it’s human nature to want more and to look for shortcuts to self-mastery.
The truth is that finding the motivation to build good habits is what differentiates the mediocre from the extraordinary. If you are willing to apply disciplined daily action in pursuit of your goals with consistency, you will see remarkable results. But we all know this, there’s nothing new here.
When we dig a little deeper, it turns out that it’s the rituals we create in our daily lives that keep us ascending the stairway to success, which sees us rise to our fullest potential and produce at an elite level.
Research conducted by University College London demonstrates that it takes 66 days to install a habit or to reach automaticity—the point where a habit has been integrated and can be performed automatically without willpower.
The key to attaining this is maintaining the willpower to succeed in the days and weeks preceding automaticity, and this is where most people fail. Sometimes, all you need is a little push or flash of insight from an inspirational quote.
Below are 30 of the most potent, life-changing habit quotes that will supercharge your focus, keep you locked on building good habits, and give you that extra boost to create radical transformation in your life.
Let’s get started…
Find Your Deeper Why’s (What’s Driving You?)
“People tell me all the time, well I’m just not a morning person. You either hate waking up because you go to bed way too late, or because you don’t know the reason you’re getting out of bed.”
“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point from which one must begin”
“It’s not about who you are today, it’s about who you want to become and the price you are willing to pay to get there.”
―Tom Bilyeu, Founder Impact Theory
“And actually, it’s not repetition that creates habits. It’s emotions that creates habits.”
The Bigger Picture (What Do You Want for Your Life?)
“Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued. It must ensue. And it only does so as the unintended side of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”
“I’d tell men and women in their mid-twenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.”
―Phil Knight, Shoe Dog
“Do the best you can, until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
“I can and I will. Watch me.”
―Carrie Green, Female Entrepreneur Association
Visualizing Your Future Self (Who Will You Become?)
“Success is not to be pursued; it is attracted by the person you become.”
“I’m going to make a difference in the world, you don’t believe it, but say it a million times and you’re going to end up believing it. I’m meant to do something special with my life, there’s no way in the world god put me on this planet to just be a regular guy, no way, the blood in here’s boiling, I want to do some big with my life. This guy was put on the planet to make a difference. Say it over, and over, and over, and over, and over again, convince everybody in the world, the entire time you’re just trying to convince one person, and that is you.”
―Patrick Bet David, Valuetainment
“Set a goal, not only to follow world-class role models, but to become a world-class role model.”
―Steve Siebold, Author
Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.”
―Don Miguel Ruiz
The Heart of the Matter (Action Inspires Motivation)
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
“Each day is an opportunity to craft your best life. Each day brings a chance to choose your greatness.”
“Many people want to change their life, but they are not will to change their choices, and ultimately this changes nothing.”
―MJ DeMarco, The Millionaire Fastlane
“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while”.
How to Play the Game (of Life)
“We must be willing to roll the dice and lose. Prepare, at the end of the day, for none of it to work.”
“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”
“The Goldilocks Rule states that humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right.”
―James Clear, Atomic Habits
“The law of life is the law of belief.”
―Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.
“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”
“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
Give Your Gift to the World
“There will never be anyone exactly like you. You were given special gifts and talents to share with the world, and even though everybody has special gifts and talents, nobody will use theirs quite the same way you do.”
“At some point, the pain of not doing it becomes greater than the pain of doing it.”
―Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
“There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.”
―Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life
“Don’t be in the business of playing it safe. Be in the business of creating possibilities for greatness.”
―Robert Iger, Chairman of Disney
Having Faith (in the Journey)
“May you see a clear sign that your prayers are working and unfolding.”
“I let go of my need to control and allow the universe to do her thing.”
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
―Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I hope you find these quotes about habits useful and inspirational. As we’ve discovered, finding the motivation to sustain the practice of building good habits is worth it. The difference is a multifactorial approach that combines your deepest desires, playing the game of life, connecting with your future self, and believing it is all possible for you.
Installing good habits is where you’ll create your ultimate advantage. The good news is that if you can keep it up for 66 days despite the constant demands of life, you’ll reach automaticity.
When you acknowledge this powerful driver within yourself and tap into it daily, you become an unstoppable force for good and open the doorway for remarkable things to happen.
Now is the time to take charge of your life and step through the doorway to success daily.
More Tips About Building Good Habits
- 18 Tricks to Make New Habits Stick
- How to Build Good Habits
- 14 Books About Building Better Habits That Will Change Your Life
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