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The Best 11 Inspirational Quotes For You To Be Motivated

Do you have days when you wake up feeling ‘beat’? Then you see a quote somewhere and you gain some energy. I got you. In this post, I have compiled a list of 11 inspirational quotes to turn to when looking for motivation. Perfect for that day you feel really low or when you need to raise your energy levels.

Let’s get your energy pumping.


Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

Have you planted the tree that somebody will sit under for shade? If they did it, you also can. Get up and plant that tree. It could be for yourself, your kids, your spouse, your friend, a stranger or even family. The world needs you and your service.


My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Maya Angelou

Go you! You are not here to just survive; you are here to love life and spread the love. Start loving what you do today if you don’t do what you love. Get a positive mindset. Enjoy life. You know what, “It has never really been so serious”. Life is dependent on your perception to it.


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

Do you know how many hours of your life you are going to spend working? Let’s not count but trust me it is a lot. Don’t waste that time hating what you do. Look for what you love but as you do so, start loving what you do.

Learning to love what I do was the best lesson I have ever had. If anything looks difficult, I change my attitude and make an effort to enjoy what I am doing. And boom! It works in the end coz the work gets done without stress and pressure.


You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

This speaks to me always. There are very many things I think I cannot do. It takes a courageous person to attempt things they know clearly they cannot do. But who said you can’t do it? Today, walk out of that comfort zone. We are going to dump all those limiting beliefs.

From today, it is not ‘I can’t’ but ‘I can’. This equation looks difficult but I can work my way. This challenge appears difficult but I know I can make it through. I can swim from today. 

Doing things you think you cannot do increases confidence and the faith you have in yourself to accomplish goals. 


We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

 Joseph Campbell

This is sad but true. The hardest thing in life is to let go. It is hard to let go of things let alone people. You know how we stick to a bad relationship because we had a fairy tale imagination? Yeah, we need to accept that the ship sank and move on.

Life will not always go our way but the plan ahead is greater than what you imagined. We have to keep going forward.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

It is not about the big and mighty things. The small things count. Being kind to someone, listening to your partner, not using your phone while talking to your friends and smiling. The little things you can do to make all the difference for somebody.


The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

And this is why you need to wake up today as strong as you can. It is not about tomorrow. What are you doing today? Is your breakfast healthy before even thinking about lunch? Start living in the moment. The time to make a change is today not tomorrow. A good today prepares you for a better tomorrow.


Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

Often when given project, we look at it as a whole. Now more than ever, I have learned to break down large tasks to small tasks and the small tasks smaller. This gives me the motivation to keep working and I dedicate my all to those small tasks. In the long run, I end up with something amazing that I am proud of. 

Whatever it is you are planning to do, dedicate all your energy to even the smallest task. Even if you are serving tea, do it with all your heart. 


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

Where there is a will, for sure you will get a way. Life always finds a way to make us face East when we really wanted to go North. Learn to accept the things you can’t change and change those that you can.

Attitude is everything. If you keep pressing on, you will get there. You will be opposed in form of challenges but do not accept to quit. Adjust your sails until you reach your desired destination.


Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something to design for the present.

Jim Rohn

I will be happy when I get this or that. When this or that happens I will be happy. Are you a victim of such statements? 

You deserve happiness and you deserve it now. Start with appreciating what you have and you will learn to be happy. 


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. 

Edith Wharton

Where do you fall? 

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All Time Favorite

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Vince Lombardi

I never end without giving you a bonus in my lists. This one happens to an all-time favorite of all inspirational quotes because my perfectionist nature has sometimes been a limiting factor to accomplishing some things.

I am reminded that I cannot be perfect no matter what I do. But, by catching perfection, I have produced excellent results. So, wherever you are chasing perfection, be sure that you’ll have the best results.


Always keep yourself motivated. Find the one reason to wake up and get a step closer to your goals and dreams.

If these inspirational quotes touched you, remember to share with friends and family. Also, if you have learned something new, comment below and let me know.

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Reina Janet is a young talented writer and the founder of El Mieles. She believes in making the world the best place for you by inspiring you with her creative writing and personal stories that help you to love life and also solve day to day challenges. Get to know her more.

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