As a creative entrepreneur, I am often grateful for the privilege of designing my own work schedule. However, there are times when I get overwhelmed by the amount of work I have. And that overwhelmed feeling can lead to procrastination. Over the years, I have compiled quite a few motivational sayings that help to get me up in the morning.  I would love to share them with you, in hopes that they will encourage you to be productive on the days you just don’t feel like it.


    1. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela
    2. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”
    3. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
    4. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein
    5. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Robert Collier
    6. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill
    7. “All your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
    8. “I am convinced that about half of what separates the successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs
    9. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” Calvin Coolidge
    10. “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” Seth Godin
    11. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
    12. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” John Maxwell
    13. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” Virginia Rometty
    14. “It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” Emma Watson
    15. “Failure will never overtake me, if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino
    16. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn
    17. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” Zig Ziglar
    18. “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” Proverbs 10:4 Holy Bible KJV
    19. “Don’t go to the grave with life unused.” Bobby Bowden
    20. “Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.” Julius Erving
    21. “One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.” Don Shula
    22. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers
    23. “I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.” Johann Sebastian Bach
    24. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz
    25. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb
    26. “I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.” LeBron James
    27. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” Warren Buffett
    28. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” Audrey Hepburn
    29. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou
    30. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Colin Powell
    31. “Suck it up, and make it happen.” Chris Green

    I really have used some of these as well. Thanks for sharing<

    My pleasure! If you have any other quotes or words of inspiration, feel free to share them in the comments. Have a great day!

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