Whether you are looking at becoming a business sensation, a celebrity, a great parent or any other goal that you would like to achieve, it is important that you always remain inspired. I was chatting to my buddy and successful businessman Greg Lindae last week, and the conversation turned to inspiration and motivation, and how we ensure that we are open to it. Thankfully I have a buddy like Greg who is always pushing and challenging me, but I can’t say that I do the same for him. Greg then showed me some of his favorite quotes which he likes to read, to remind him to stay dedicated and inspired, in whatever he does. I wanted to share a few of these quotes with you in the hope that you too will feel inspired.

The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.

-Winston Churchill

If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Dont Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.

– Steve Jobs

Ive missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. 26 times Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ive failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

I have learned over the years that when ones mind is made up, this diminishes fear.

—Rosa Parks

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life.

—John Lennon

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Leonardo da Vinci

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

Mark Twain

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!

Audrey Hepburn

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

Whats money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

—Bob Dylan

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.


I really like these quotes and will be most definitely be using them in the future to keep me inspired. What are your favorite motivational quotes? Feel free to share them with us.