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  Life doesn’t just happen. We have to take action and often travel a long arduous road before we achieve success. If you’ve already realized this and you’re willing to put in the work even though the goal seems far away, you’ve won half the battle. Now, you need inspiration and a constant reminder of why you decided to embark on this journey in the first place.
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Here are 25 quotes to get you motivated and inspire more diligence in you today as you reach for the stars.
  1. “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
  2. “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.
  3. “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”—Alexandre Dumas
  4. Hard things make me happy. You get upset, but you mature and improve: the quicker you reach your best level, the longer you stay there. They say players peak at 28; I wanted to be there at 22, 23. – Saul Niguez
  5. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” —Randy Pausch
  6. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”—Les Brown
  7. “Problems are not stop-signs; they are guidelines.” –Robert Schuller
  8. “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.” –Unknown
  9. “It’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by a bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot.” –Steven Pressfield
  10. “You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” –Maxwell Maltz
  11. “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
  12. “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself.” –Unknown

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  1. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” –Lance Armstrong
  2. “The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” –Stephen Richards
  3. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”—Unknown
  4. “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”—Author Unknown
  5. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”—Earl Nightingale
  6. Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference. – Lou Holtz
  7. Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it. – Charlie Munger
  8. Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. – Iain Duncan Smith
  9. Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want. – Prabakaran Thirumalai
  10. Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig. – Malcolm Gladwell
  11. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson
  12. A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things. – Ralph Lauren
  13. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses. – Kobe Bryant
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This article was first published on 23rd August 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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