Sometimes it's so hard to feel motivated. Whether you're working toward a major life goal or simply trying to get through your daily routine, motivation is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success. Try a motivation quote to rev your engine, and invite quotes about motivation to carry you toward your ultimate destination. Motivation quotes can be the impetus you have been looking for.

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the wrong place.

author Nora Roberts

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else too.

actress Meryl Streep

When you’re always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness.

psychiatrist and author Dale Archer

Never allow the circumstances of your life to become an excuse. People will allow you to do it. But I believe we have a personal obligation to make the most of the abilities we have.


Jim Abbott, former baseball pitcher who was born without a right

The man who tried his best and failed is superior to the man who never tried.

Bud Wilkinson, Hall of Fame football coach

In addition to doing things better, do better things.

submitted by Guideposts reader Karen Heyden of Collinsville, Ill

The impulse to serve is the mysterious ingredient that fills us up, that makes our cup run over.

author Robert Lawrence Smith

Volunteers are valentines for all seasons.

Guideposts reader Jacqueline Schiff of Moline, Illinois

Your work matters a great deal to God, to others and to our world. There is no ordinary work. The work God has called you to do is extraordinary. Don't miss out on God's best by taking an ordinary approach to it.

Tom Nelson, author

Maybe the best thing you'll ever do, you haven't even thought of yet.

Ann Curry, Today show coanchor, quoting her father

There is satisfaction in wisdom, in having loved people and accomplished things, in having not wasted all our time with caution and escape.

author Brett C. Hoover

When you truly commit in your life, you start receiving more than you could imagine.

actor Jeff Bridges