Find your Motivation with Quotes from Famous People


, Lifestyle

Have you made your New Year’s Resolution? Most of us make at least one New Year’s resolution. That is one change we will make in the coming year that will make us healthier or happier than we are now. Some of us make an entire list of changes we want to make in the coming year. 

Maybe we need to drop a few pounds. We may want to pay off our credit cards, improve our position at work, or to spend more time at home and less time at the office. Often we have the power to make needed changes, but we lack the motivation to follow through. According to The New York Post, 80% of our New Year’s resolutions are never achieved.

Below you will find a list of inspirational quotes from famous people. Let their words inspire you because you too have what it takes to accomplish your dreams.

“Only those who play to win. Only those who risk to win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the Timid. Everything else is commentary.”

Iveta Cherneva – Author, UN Security Council, Activist in the field of human trafficking

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

T. S. Eliot – Poet, Essayist, Publisher, Playwright, and Literary and Social Critic

“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one you must dive for it.”

Chinese Proverb

“Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.”

Oprah Winfrey – American Media Executive, Actress, Talk-Show Host, Television Producer, Philanthropist

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”

Diana Ross – Singer, Actor, Record Producer

“No matter how talented you are, not everybody is going to like you. But that’s life, just stay strong.”

Justin Bieber – Canadian, Singer, Actor, Songwriter

“Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job.”

Chris Pine – American Actor

“I’m a big believer in accepting yourself and not really worrying about it.”

Jennifer Lawrence – American Actress. Highest paid actress in 2015 and 2016

“Stop chasing money and start chasing the passion.”

Tony Hsieh – American Internet Entrepreneur & Venture capitalist

“People ask, ‘What’s the best role you’ve ever played?’ The next one.”

Kevin Kline – Award-winning, American winning film, and stage actor and voice artist

Motivation comes from two sources in our minds. It comes from the desire to do something different and it comes from the desire to stop doing something we are currently doing it doesn’t matter which type of motivation we are reaching for, it will take the same amount of effort. We will have to address why we want to change in our life. Change doesn’t come easy. It seldom comes without minor setbacks. But, as long as you keep stepping up, you are still making progress. As 2020 begins, make changes for you. Do something that makes you a better person. That is the only true measure of success.