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Whether we admit it or not, the dreams and goals of every individual are motivated by one dominating factor, success. In whichever field you have chosen, you have chosen it because you believe it will allow you to achieve success. Let’s be real now, who doesn’t wish to be successful! But you can’t be successful overnight and here is where the problem begins.

There is a lot of turbulence and obstacles on the journey to success. These obstacles that face most individuals on their path to success can be demotivating and can influence individuals to give up and adopt a “loser” mentality. The problem is that many of us allow this to happen to us.

We become overwhelmed with the obstacles and challenges we face and allow ourselves to give up on our hopes and dreams. However, we can not let this happen – we can not let anything get in our way. There is a saying I try to remember in my everyday life,

It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible

This saying is crucial in reminding us that the obstacles we face are temporary and are simply something we have to overcome. This is how we have to look at our journey towards success. With this in mind I have put together a list of 43 of my favourite motivational success quotes.

43 Motivational Quotes on How to Become Successful

  1. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
  2. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
  3. “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “Success is not in what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett
  5. “Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.” – Bob Brown
  6. “Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein
  7. “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden
  8. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton
  9. “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.” – Sam Walton (Walmart)
  10. “Success is my only option, failure’s not.” – Eminem
  11. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Alva Edison
  12. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  13. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”– Mark Twain
  14. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
  15. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  16. “Courage is one step ahead of fear.” – Coleman Young
  17. “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.” – unknown Author
  18. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong
  19. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley
  20. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
  21. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi
  22. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler
  23. “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.” – Lydia M. Child
  24. “There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.” – Jim Lovell
  25. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  26. “A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.” – Steve Harvey
  27. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Ziglar
  28. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson
  29. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  30. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy
  31. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  32. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  33. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  34. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly
  35. “Become so curious and obsessed with one thing that you forget everything else. Follow it, drink it, dive deep in it, master it. Remarkable results need remarkable actions.” – Maxime Lagacé
  36. “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” -Margaret Thatcher
  37. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. Bill Bradley
  38. Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.” – Erma Bombeck
  39. “There is only one kind of success that really matters: the success of transforming ourselves, transforming our afflictions, fear, and anger. This is the kind of success, the kind of power, that will benefits us and others without causing any damage.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  40. “Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.” – Tennessee Williams
  41. “Actually, your past successes are your biggest obstacle: every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today.” – Robert Greene
  42. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” – Michelle Obama

Saaed Chaudhry
Saaed Chaudhry

Saaed Chaudhry is a teacher, author and regular content creator at He holds a background in Information Technology but is most passionate about teaching and volunteering in his local community. Being a huge basketball fan, Saaed can be found supporting the Toronto Raptors in his living room when he is not working.

  • Avatar Success says:

    Everyone is now worried about his or her future and I think that these motivational Quotes would surely help them to choose their right path and keep going like it has helped me.

  • Avatar Positive Life says:

    Life is all about being positive, being positive helps us achieve tremendous things. Positivity in life has become the most important thing in a person’s life today. The competition all around demands great efforts continuously which can be met only through Positivity in Life. Positivity in Life Quotes not only helps you stay motivated and keep hustling but also boosts up your confidence to carry on your tasks.

  • Avatar Successful says:

    It is not possible to be a successful person unless you hustle every day and every moment and to hustle every that you need the best motivation. I feel that the quotes listed here are amazing. Applauded.

  • In this competitive World, One needs to stay motivated if he wants to be successful, for this motivational quote plays a Very Important Role in the competitive world. There are several ways and methods to be successful and you have perfectly stated those. Great to learn from it.

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