You have nothing to lose by going after what you really desire

Life is not a bed of roses. It gives you a roller coaster ride, going up and down the whole time. There are times in your life when you question yourself if all this is worth it or you should rather just simply give up. It is not a piece of cake doing something out of the ordinary. But keep it in mind, you have nothing to lose chasing after what you truly want. Read on, to help guide your decisions in life with these 50 inspirational quotes to boost your motivation.

There will always be moments of self-doubt, when all your motivation may seem to shatter down. In such grim times, a person tends to cling to any sign of hope that he sees. Similarly, a good quote can motivate you to change your state of mind with your way of seeing the world. The following 50 inspirational quotes will motivate you to get up and take action rather than sitting around letting the days fly by.

  1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Dhirubhai Ambani
  2. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” William Jennings Bryan
  3. “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
  4. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” Oprah Winfrey
  5. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” Paul Tillich
  6. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Alva Edison
  7. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”  Benjamin Spock
  8. “You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” Buddha
  9. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller
  10. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin
  11. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”  Harv Eker
  12. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” M. Barrie
  14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
  15. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi
  16. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” Bryce Courtenay
  17. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” Tina Fey
  18. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill
  19. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale
  20. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein
  21. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” Amelia Earhart
  22. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” Clement Stone
  23. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker
  24. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb
  25. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs
  26. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Christopher Columbus
  27. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” Anonymous
  28. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking
  29. “Success doesn’t come and find you, you have to go out and get it.” Kush And Wisdom
  30. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo da Vinci
  31. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
  32. “The fears we don’t face become our limits.” Les Brown
  33. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
  34. “Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.” Walter Scott
  35. “We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.” Anonymous
  36. “Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” Travis Kalanick
  37. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu
  38. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
  39. “Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua Marine
  40. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” Teddy Roosevelt
  41. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Addair
  42. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” Oprah Winfrey
  43. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” Beverly Sills
  44. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” Japanese proverb
  45. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs
  46. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
  47. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
  48. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown
  49. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  50. “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


Great quotes can be motivational as well as inspirational. The above-mentioned 50 inspirational quotes will not only boost your motivation but will also help remind you who you already are. These inspirational quotes will inspire you to become even more awesome. Remember that the only way to do great work is to motivate yourself and to take action on your dreams. Just like Audrey Hepburn said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”