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23 Motivational Quotes For When You Just Feel Like Giving Up

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These 23 motivational quotes are powerful enough to help you re-focus when times get tough and you feel like giving in. We all have moments like that, when we seem to be defeated. Understand it is a momentary lapse in motivation and self belief that we can overcome – sometimes we just need a little nudge in the right direction and the guys below are here to do just that…

Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn

Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.

Robert Brault

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

I am not a product of circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

You don’t drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there.

Robert Jordan

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.

Carlos Castaneda

You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

Paulo Coelho

There are times to stay put and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.

Lemony Snicket

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Keep on going and chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.

Tom Hopkins

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Nelson Mandela

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.

Joel Osteen

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.

Robert Strauss

How often do you think we write our own ending before the story is even finished? How often do we give up on ourselves when our lives are just starting? Things get hard and we immediately back away and assume that means we’re going in the wrong direction, doing the wrong thing. If anything, when the waters get thick, that’s our sign to keep going.

Rachel Van Dyken

Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand.

Hayley Williams

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

What do you want: The pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?

Judith Hanson Lasater

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

If something matters to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

Ste Bacon

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