Living your best life can mean something different for everyone.
For some, it may involve lounging on a beach in Puerto Rico. For others, it’s binging their favorite TV show.
When it really comes down to it, though, living your best life is a mindset. It’s not about materialism or money, it’s about encompassing your worth and doing the things you hope for.
Still, it can be easy to get stuck in the routine of everyday life rather than really striving for success.
Luckily, there is inspiration everywhere we look; from the beauty outside our windows to the words in this article.
And when you’re feeling really stuck, there are quite a few famous quotes that can help get you out of the rut and give you that “aha” moment.
Here are 20 motivational quotes to help you live your best life.
20 Motivational Quotes
“You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.” – Lady Gaga
“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start from where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
Choose a quote that resonates with you and simply remember it. You may even want to hang it up on your wall or make it your phone background.
And for more motivation, check out Shawn Achor’s best quotes here.