Friday, January 25, 2013

Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

Compiled by Mary Salvino, Career coach

At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are a few of the quotes I've selected to help me stay motivated for 2013:

  1. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!  Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  1. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill

  1. “With every new day comes new strength and new thoughts” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  1. Be miserable, or, motivate yourself.  Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Wayne Dryer

  1. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.  And guess what they have planned for you?  Not much!” ~ Jim Rohn

  1. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller

  1. “Things do not happen.  Things are made to happen.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  1. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

  1. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain

  1.  “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” ~ Walter Elliot

  1. “You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do.” ~ Henry Ford

  1. "The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying." ~ Tom Hopkins

Readers: What quotes or thoughts inspire you?  (Please leave a comment!)

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