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Last Updated on November 14, 2017

30 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes Of All Time

30 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes Of All Time

On Pinterest, Tumblr, or other similar sites, we tend to see a lot of quotes designed to motivate or inspire us. Words can be found for a range of emotions, personal traits, and life events, but some quotes are just universal nuggets of wisdom. You know the ones – those quotes that give you “Aha!” moments of inspiration or meaningful insights into your personal and professional lives.

They are the words you want to print out and tape up on your wall so you’ll see them every day. More importantly, they’re not always about business and the hustle, as they can simply be about compassion, friendship, or happiness. There is no singular or “right” kind of inspiration or motivation. Whatever you need in the moment, that is the “right” kind for you.

This collection of inspirational quotes features some of the all-time classics you may know, as well as some lesser-known ones you’ll love too. There are a ton of great quotes out there that could have easily been in this list – it would take forever to get every single potentially inspirational quote on one page – however. If you have any quotes you would have added, feel free to share in the comments section!

1. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.”  Andrew Hendrixson

    2. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”  Coco Chanel

      3. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Albert Einstein

        4. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”  Brian Tracy

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          5. “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.”  Grace Coddington

            6. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”  Henry David Thoreau

              7. “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.”  Author Unknown

                8. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”  Abraham Lincoln

                  9. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”  Robin Sharma

                    10. “You cannot save people, you can just love them.”  Anaïs Nin

                      11. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”  Howard Ruff

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                        12. “Take your dreams seriously.”  Author Unknown

                          13. “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

                            14. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”  (actually, not a Buddha quote)

                              15. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”  Billie Jean King

                                16. “You will succeed because most people are lazy.” — Shahir Zag

                                  17. “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”  Thomas Edison

                                    18. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” — Author Unknown

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                                      19. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Mahatma Gandhi

                                        20. “Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it.”  Albus Dumbledore

                                          21. “Do it with passion, or not at all.” — Rosa Nouchette Carey

                                            22. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” — Albert Einstein (again!)

                                              23. “The grass is greener where you water it.” — Neil Barringham

                                                24. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

                                                  25. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin

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                                                    26. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin (again!)

                                                      27. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” — John Maxwell

                                                        28. “Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

                                                          29. “I never dream of success. I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

                                                            30. “Avoiding failure is to avoid progress.” — Author Unknown

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                                                              Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                                                              7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                                                              7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                                                              What do I want to do with my life? It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another.

                                                              For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it takes a lifetime to figure out.

                                                              It’s easy to just go through the motions and continue to do what’s comfortable and familiar. But for those of you who seek fulfillment, who want to do more, these questions will help you paint a clearer picture of what you want to do with your life.

                                                              1. What are the things I’m most passionate about?

                                                              The first step to living a more fulfilling life is to think about the things that you’re passionate about.

                                                              What do you love? What fulfills you? What “work” do you do that doesn’t feel like work? Maybe you enjoy writing, maybe you love working with animals or maybe you have a knack for photography.

                                                              The point is, figure out what you love doing, then do more of it.

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                                                              2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?

                                                              Think about your past experiences and the things in your life you’re most proud of.

                                                              How did those accomplishments make you feel? Pretty darn good, right? So why not try and emulate those experiences and feelings?

                                                              If you ran a marathon once and loved the feeling you had afterwards, start training for another one. If your child grew up to be a star athlete or musician because of your teachings, then be a coach or mentor for other kids.

                                                              Continue to do the things that have been most fulfilling for you.

                                                              3. If my life had absolutely no limits, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?

                                                              Here’s a cool exercise: Think about what you would do if you had no limits.

                                                              If you had all the money and time in the world, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you spend time with?

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                                                              These answers can help you figure out what you want to do with your life. It doesn’t mean you need millions of dollars to be happy though.

                                                              What it does mean is answering these questions will help you set goals to reach certain milestones and create a path toward happiness and fulfillment. Which leads to our next question …

                                                              4. What are my goals in life?

                                                              Goals are a necessary component to set you up for a happy future. So answer these questions:

                                                              Once you figure out the answers to each of these, you’ll have a much better idea of what you should do with your life.

                                                              5. Whom do I admire most in the world?

                                                              Following the path of successful people can set you up for success.

                                                              Think about the people you respect and admire most. What are their best qualities? Why do you respect them? What can you learn from them?

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                                                              You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.[1] So don’t waste your time with people who hold you back from achieving your dreams.

                                                              Spend more time with happy, successful, optimistic people and you’ll become one of them.

                                                              6. What do I not like to do?

                                                              An important part of figuring out what you want to do with your life is honestly assessing what you don’t want to do.

                                                              What are the things you despise? What bugs you the most about your current job?

                                                              Maybe you hate meetings even though you sit through 6 hours of them every day. If that’s the case, find a job where you can work more independently.

                                                              The point is, if you want something to change in your life, you need to take action. Which leads to our final question …

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                                                              7. How hard am I willing to work to get what I want?

                                                              Great accomplishments never come easy. If you want to do great things with your life, you’re going to have to make a great effort. That will probably mean putting in more hours the average person, getting outside your comfort zone and learning as much as you can to achieve as much as you can.

                                                              But here’s the cool part: it’s often the journey that is the most fulfilling part. It’s during these seemingly small, insignificant moments that you’ll often find that “aha” moments that helps you answer the question,

                                                              “What do I want to do with my life?”

                                                              So take the first step toward improving your life. You won’t regret it.

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