Life hits us hard sometimes. Every day the circumstances are likely to quench our thirst for success. Nevertheless, we need to fight on till we find fulfillment. Staying motivated can spark a more uplifting thirst to persist. 

There are numerous definitions of success. But there is one thing that all great leaders agree on: “Success comes in by persevering in the midst of failure.” Here are some quotes to inspire you to win in the face of setbacks, barriers, and challenges:

130 Motivational Quotes for Success from Top Achievers

  1. “Approach every situation with a whatever it takes mindset” – Grant Cardone
  2. “Be thankful for what you have; you will end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey
  3. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions in a way that serves the world and you” – Richard Branson
  4. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday” – Dale Carnegie
  5. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – Napoleon Hill
  7. “A real decision is measured by the act that you have taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided” – Tony Robbins
  8. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” – Henry David Thoreau
  9. “Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose” – Wayne Dyer
  10. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own” – Mark Victor Hansen
  11. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it” – Charles Buxton
  12. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure” – Paulo Coelho
  13.  “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine” – Roy T. Bennett
  14. “You can conquer almost any fear if you only make up your mind to do so. For remember fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind” – Dale Carnegie
  15. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford
  16. “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
  17. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value” – Albert Einstein
  18. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you to places that will amaze you” – Les Brown
  19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs
  20. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” – C.S Lewis
  21. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela
  22. “You are going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say ‘Nothing happens to you; it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events” – Joel Osteen
  23. “Every problem is a gift; without problems we wouldn’t grow” – Tony Robbins 
  24. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” – Mahatma Gandhi.
  25. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did” – Mark Twain.
  26. “Without an open-minded mind, you can’t be a great success” – Martha Stewart.
  27. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” – Maya Angelou.
  28. “You don’t have to be great before you start, you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziglar.
  29. “You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move” – Eric Thomas.
  30. “When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it” – Jim Rohn.
  31. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” – Dale Carnegie.
  32. “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there” – Zig Ziglar.
  33. “Many of life’s failures are people who didn’t realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas A. Edison.
  34. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney. 
  35. “Successful do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better” – Jim Rohn.
  36. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning” – Robert Kiyosaki.
  37. “If you really loke closely, most overnight successes took a long time” – Steve Jobs.
  38. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  39. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney
  40. “The successful warrior is the average man with a laser-like focus” – Bruce Lee
  41. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bit out of you” – Zig Ziglar
  42. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then act upon it” – Henry Ford
  43. “I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams” – Oprah Winfrey
  44. “The starting point of all achievement is desire” – Napoleon Hill
  45. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret” – Earl Nightingale
  46. ‘Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears” – Les Brown
  47. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much” – Jim Rohn
  48. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” – Maya Angelou
  49. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders are those who empower others” – Bill Gates
  50. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them” – Michael Jordan
  51. “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your full potential and sowing seeds that benefits others” – John C Maxwell
  52. “Action is the foundational keys to all success” – Pablo Picasso
  53. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse” – Florence Nightingale
  54. “The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when the time comes” – Benjamin Disraeli
  55. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment” – Oprah Winfrey
  56. “Judge your success with what you had to give up in order to get it” – Dalai lama
  57. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not lack of knowledge, but rather lack of will” – Vince Lombardi
  58. ‘Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” – Alexander Graham Bell
  59. “Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi
  60. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King Jnr
  61. “I don’t dwell on success, maybe that’s one reason I’m successful” – Calvin Klein
  62. “I do not pray for success; I ask for faithfulness” – Mother Teresa
  63. “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful say ‘no’ to almost everything” –  Warren Buffet 
  64. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action” – Tony Robbins
  65. “I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things” – Walt Disney
  66. “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress; working together is success” – Edward Everett Hale
  67. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people thinking they can’t lose” – Bill Gates.
  68. “Success is buried on the other side of frustration” – Tony Robbins
  69. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” 
  70. “Success is not to be measured so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which  he has overcome” – Brooker T. Washington.
  71. “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind on another” – Napoleon Hill.
  72. “All you need is this life is confident and ignorance, and then success is sure” – Mark Twain.
  73. “Failure is success if we learn from it” – Malcolm Forbes
  74. “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded” – Maya Angelou
  75. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success” Joyce Brothers
  76. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get” – Dale Carnegie
  77. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune” – Jim Rohn
  78. “Success is  achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying” – W. Clement Stone
  79. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming” – John Wooden
  80. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom” – George S. Patton
  81. “In order to succeed, you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  82. “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year” – John Foster Dulles
  83. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way” – Dale Carnegie
  84. “Success is often the results of taking a misstep in the right direction” – Al Bernstein
  85. “Always bear in mind that your own revolution to succeed is more important than any other” – Abraham Lincoln
  86.  “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself” – Henry Ford
  87. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failures are two of the surest stepping stones to success” – Dale Carnegie
  88. “Success is the progressive realization of predetermined worthwhile personal goals” – Paul J. Meyer
  89. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity” – Ayn Rand
  90. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people” – Theodore Roosevelt
  91. “Frustration although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success” – Bo Bennet
  92. “Success is nothing more than a few simple steps practiced everyday” – Jim Rohn
  93. “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture” – Lydia M. Child
  94. “Success is a science, if you have the conditions, you get the results” – Oscar Wilde
  95. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement” – W. Clement Stone
  96. “I honestly think that it’s better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate” – George Burns.
  97. “There is little success, where there is little laughter” – Andrew Carnegie
  98. “The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication” – Harold S. Geneen
  99. “A person with a new idea is a crank until he succeeds” – Mark Twain 
  100. “One fails forward towards success” – Charles Kettering
  101. “Success is find satisfaction in giving a little more than you take” – Christopher Reeve
  102. “In a balanced organization, working towards a common object, there is success” – Arthur Helps
  103. “The man who has one his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure” – B.C Forbes
  104. “If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success” – Malcolm X
  105. “A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success” – Joyce Brothers
  106. “If you want to succeed, you should strike on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success” – John D. Rockefeller
  107. “There are no secrets to success. It is the results of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” – Colin Powell
  108. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pele
  109. “Communication; the human connection is the key to personal and career success” – Paul J. Meyer
  110. “Let us realize us that, the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is a success” – David O McKay
  111. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in” – Brid Bradley
  112. “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude” – Alfred North Whitehead
  113. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” – Truman Capote
  114. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate” – Thomas J. Watson
  115. “I’m always asked, ‘what’s the secret to success?’. But there are no secrets. Be humble, be hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room” – Dwayne Johnson
  116. “Success means to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit” – Conrad Hilton
  117. “Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow” – William Pollard
  118. “The road to success is always under construction” – Lily Tomlin
  119. “Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome” – Arthur Ashe
  120. “Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future” – Dale Turner
  121. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” – Henry David Thoreau
  122. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability” – Walter Scott
  123. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come” – Dwayne Johnson.
  124. “The secret of your success is based on your daily agenda” – John C. Maxwell.
  125. “The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind” – Bobby Davro
  126. “To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success” – Henry J. Heinz
  127. “Before you are leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others” – Jack Welch
  128. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure” – Aisha Tyler
  129. “Just remember you can’t climb the success with your hands in your pockets” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  130. “As long as you have discipline, you can be a success. Discipline is what makes you do everything you need to do” – Anthony Joshua.
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Inspirational and motivational quotes have an amazing capacity to influence our thinking pattern and perspective about life. This, among many other reasons, is why it is recommended daily. Pursue a success mindset with these great quotes. Which one could you say was your favorite? Kindly let us have your review in the comment section. Share to inspire others as well. 

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