We’ve all had those days when you wake up with a long list of things to do, but aren’t feeling an ounce of motivation to do them.  Maybe because you’re tired, exhausted, or must tend to a task you’re not looking forward to.  Whatever it is, we all know that motivation is fleeting.  It comes and goes, just like Zig Ziglar said, “People often say motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”  That said…here’s a few quotes to help motivate and inspire when you’re just not feeling it…

  1. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
  2. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. – Tim Notke
  3. Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what – Spryte Loriano
  4. Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso
  5. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  6. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. – Washington Irving
  7. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi
  8. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. – Henry Ford
  9. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  10. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean
  11. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters.  There will be mistakes.  But with hard work, there are no limits. – Michael Phelps
  12. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  13. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  14. If you’re not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn
  15. There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or to accept the responsibility for changing them. – Dennis Waitely

In summary, the struggles to ditch complacency, quit, or accept defeat can be a strong, but often if you’ll just remember your “why” and discipline yourself enough to start moving, the motivation to continue will come.  So get out there, get to work, and reach your potential!