20 Inspirational Quotes to Always Remember

  • Post published:February 19, 2021

As a personal development coach and mentor to thousands of young people, I have come across words every day. From books, videos, podcasts to those casual conversations with my mentees, there are a few lines that have stuck with me longer than I ever imagined. These words have shaped my thinking, my perspective about life and they also inform my attitude to people, events and places.

This is why I love quotes, powerful quotes. I cannot boast of remembering everything I read or speakers I listen to. But I am sure of the ones that stick.

So, here are 20 inspirational quotes that will keep you fired up every day.

On Purpose

“The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.”

James Allen

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”

Steve Maraboli

On Success

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

Jim Rohn

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Albert Einstein

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill

“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

On Personal Growth

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

Rick Warren

“You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.”

Roy T. Bennett

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”

Jim Rohn

“Everything looks like a failure in the middle.”

John C. Maxwell

On Mentorship

It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow.

John C. Maxwell

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” 

Bob Proctor

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” 

Steven Spielberg

“If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before.” 

J Loren Norris

On Productivity

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”

Tim Ferriss

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Stephen Covey

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”

Leo Babauta

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

Tony Robbins

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