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These inspiring finish strong quotes about completing a task will motivate you to go all the way.

If you’re pursuing your goals and working your hardest, it’s important to finish strong.

These quotes about finishing a difficult task with strength and determination are guaranteed to inspire you.

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What goal are you pursuing?

Whether you’re putting your efforts into work, sports, art, relationships, or something else, it’s always important to end on a strong note.

At the end of the day, the way you perform will directly affect the quality of your life.

Read these motivational finish strong quotes to boost your ambition.

When times get tough, it’s important to power through until the end.

This collection of quotes will inspire you to finish strong and complete all of your tasks.

Sometimes procrastination and the busyness of life can get in the way of your hard work.

If you need encouragement to finish strong, these quotes will absolutely inspire you.

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Finish strong quotes to motivate and encourage you

1. “Many will start fast, few will finish strong.” – Gary Ryan Blair

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2. “I start a picture and I finish it.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

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3. “Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma

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4. “If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not.” – B.G. Jett

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5. “You’ve got to be able to finish out the season on a strong note.” – Paul Pierce

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6. “When we make progress quickly, it feeds our emotions. Then, when there’s a period of waiting or we hit a plateau, we find out how committed we really are and whether we’re going to see things through to the finish or quit.” – Joyce Meyer

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7. “No one has a problem with the first mile of a journey. Even an infant could do fine for a while. But it isn’t the start that matters. It’s the finish line.” – Julien Smith

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8. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

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9. “You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way to present myself, and I’m going to ride that horse to the finish line. Not everybody will like it, but that’s OK.” – Phil McGraw

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10. “Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn’t matter how well you start if you fail to finish.” – Billy Sunday

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11. “One lesson learned is you’ve got to finish the scenario with excellence. You just cannot stop.” – Satya Nadella

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12. “Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish. That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up!” – Dada Vaswani

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13. “My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ I want to finish strong.” – James Dobson

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14. “Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.” – Jesse Itzler

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15. “If you say you’re going to do something, you do it. If you start it, you finish it.” – Robert Griffin III

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16. “If God hadn’t rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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17. “Nice guys finish first. If you don’t know that, then you don’t know where the finish line is.” – Garry Shandling

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18. “There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.” – Robert Byrne

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19. “I am like every single fighter – going into the ring, I have in my mind, ‘Finish the bout before all the rounds are over, and to get the victory before that.’” – Vasyl Lomachenko

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20. “The best feeling I ever get is when I finish a song, and it exists, and it didn’t exist before, and now it’s there, and it makes me feel a certain way.” – Conor Oberst

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Finish strong quotes to boost your ambition

21. “When I start something, I have to finish it, and I’m a super perfectionist, too.” – Kali Uchis

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22. “You want to structure something that has form and that builds the right dynamic from start to finish.” – Lindsey Buckingham

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23. “I was always into sports, and as a sportsperson, you need to be fit to survive and play from start to finish.” – Disha Patani

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24. “The only routine I have is that I finish everything I start. I wake up early every day – about 6:30 A.M. – but I do not work every day. I could laze for a day or two, but I wouldn’t do it for three.” – Colm Toibin

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25. “My schedule is always tight. But I like to have the pressure of having to finish doing something; it gives me an added edge.” – Wynton Marsalis

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26. “Whenever I start something, I try to finish it.” – Mark Hunt

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27. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

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28. “Remember no matter how fast you run, you can’t be the winner if you don’t finish.” – Israelmore Ayivor

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29. “My grandmother always told me how you start is how you finish.” – Bernie Mac

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30. “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Finish strong quotes that will motivate you to go all the way

31. “There’s an old saying that you don’t ever finish a movie, you abandon it, and I really believe that. I never walk away from a take and pat myself on the back.” – Ryan Reynolds

32. “The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.” – Derek Jeter

33. “The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.” – John Tesh

34. “In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.” – Amelia Earhart

35. “I’m different than most people. When I cross the finish line of a big race, I see that people are ecstatic, but I’m thinking about what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s as if my journey is everlasting, and there is no finish line.” – David Goggins

36. “You never make it, especially in this industry where you constantly churn out stuff, things. You never finish.” – Tom Ford

37. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

38. “I kind of believe that, whenever possible, you should finish the job that you set out to do.” – Eric Garcetti

39. “The hardest part for me is to finish a track. I start new projects all the time.” – Martin Garrix

40. “We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it… because you cannot compromise an artist’s vision.” – Ed Wood

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41. “That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish.” – Louis Zamperini

42. “One should always try to do the best you possibly can. I’m not in a race to the finish line – I won’t put anything out until it’s completely ready.” – L’Wren Scott

43. “I don’t want to finish my life not being alive. I think that is the saddest thing that can happen to a person. I want to keep living to the end.” – Mario Vargas Llosa

44. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela

45. “I’m always thinking about future projects and at the same time trying to finish the project you’re in the middle off.” – Jerry Lewis

46. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” —Demi Lovato

47. “There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.” – Vince Lombardi

48. “When you see the finish line, speed up.” – Glen Greenawalt

49. “A ferocious concentration and fanatical execution is what you need to finish strong.” – Gary Ryan Blair

50. “When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.” – Karen Blixen

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51. “Finishing strong is an everyday occurrence as there will never be a race, goal, day, quarter or year that does not come to an end. This means finishing strong is not an act…it’s a habit.” — Gary Ryan Blair

52. “You can have results or excuses. Not both.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

53. “What people remember is the beginning and the end…how we start, and how we finish…therefore start fast and FINISH STRONG.” — Gary Ryan Blair

54. “The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong?” – Nick Vujicic

55. “It’s not where you start – It’s where you finish that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

56. Almost everything we do is our best, but it is more important to end it strong.

57. “I realized the secret to success is finishing! And not just finishing, but finishing strong!” – Eric Thomas

58. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

59. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

60. “Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.” – Neil Gaiman

Finish Strong Quotes to Keep You Pushing

61. “Finishing strong is the only respectable way to finish.” – Gary Ryan Blair

62. “Finish Strong. It’s a motto, a mantra, a massive call to action” Gary Ryan Blair

63. “Push! You have made it halfway through the week. You have the strength to finish strong.” – SJ Hastings

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64. “There are no excuses. I will finish the year strong.” Bart Simpson

65. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis

66. “Start strong, stay strong, and finish strong by remembering why you started in the first place.” – Ralph Marston

67. “It’s one thing to have the faith to get started, but it’s another thing to have the fortitude to finish strong.” – Kami Dempsey

68. “Beginning in itself has no value, it is an end which makes beginning meaningful, we must end what we began.” ― Amit Kalantri

69. “At the end of the race nobody really cares about how you started, so stay laser-focused and finish strong. Get ready to proclaim “I did it!” – Farshad Asl

70. “Regardless of what came before or has yet to come, what matters most at this point in time is how I choose to respond to the challenges before me. Will I lie down or will I fight? The choice is mine and I choose to Finish Strong.” Dan Green

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71. “What kind of competitor sees the finish line and slows down…always finish strong!” — Gary Ryan Blair

72. “The perfect ending to any day, race or project is to FINISH STRONG.” – Gary Ryan Blair

73. “You can’t finish what you don’t start, and you should never start what you’re not committed to finish.” – Gary Ryan Blair

74. “To finish first you must first finish.” – Rick Mears

75. “It ain’t how you start out, it’s how you finish.” – Tony Gonzalez

76. “Find the confidence in whatever way you can to just keep moving onto the next page. The only way you will finish projects and get better is to keep moving forward.” – Charles Forsman

77. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

78. “No matter who you are or what you do, embrace the challenge to first start with the goal to finish strong.” – Andy Andrews

79. “A goal is a dream with a finish line.” – Duke Ellington

80. “Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.” – James Ling

Encouraging finish strong quotes to keep you going

81. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

82. “I do the very best I know-how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” – Abraham Lincoln

83. “If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.” – J. Jackson Brown Jr.

84. “Doing your best means never stop trying.” – Benjamin Franklin

85. “Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.” – Christopher Reeve

86. “Don’t give up at halftime. Concentrate on winning the second half.” – Paul Bryant

87. “No matter how hard the battle gets or no matter how many people DON’T believe in your dream, Never give up!” – Eric Thomas

88. “When you combine finish with strong, you create a powerful platform for action.” – Dan Green

89. “Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up.” – Roy T. Bennett

90. “It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.” – John Wooden

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91. “You don’t need new goals to finish the year strong…you need commitment and relentless execution to your existing ones.” ― Gary Ryan Blair

92. “Finish Strong: More than a statement… It’s an attitude.” ― Dan Green

93. “Every task, goal, race and year comes to an end…therefore, make it a habit to FINISH STRONG.” ― Gary Ryan Blair

94. “You will be judged by your results and how well you bring things to an end…therefore always Finish Strong.” ― Gary Ryan Blair

95. “If you’re brave enough to start, you’re strong enough to finish.” ― Gary Ryan Blair

96. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ― Carl Bard

97. “We always say start strong, finish stronger.” ― Chris Griffin

98. “You didn’t come this far to only come this far. Dig deep, finish strong and make yourself proud!” ― Gary Ryan Blair

99. “It is not how you start the race or where you are during the race, it is how you cross the finish line that will matter.” ― Robert D. Hales

100. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” ― Usain Bolt

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101. “Most people don’t finish strong, but some do. And those that do continually get the treasures of their effort.” — Brian Robben

102. “To succeed in life in today’s world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job.” — Chin-Ning Chu

103.  “You are judged by your results and how well you bring things to an end…therefore always FINISH STRONG.” — Gary Ryan Blair

104. “What makes a champion is not how elegantly you start, but how strongly you finish…!!” — Robin Sharma

105. “It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that creates victory.” — Lou Holtz

106. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

107. “When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.” ― Richelle E. Goodric

108. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”— Og Mandino

109. “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.” — Swami Sivananda

110. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” — Jesse Jackson

Finish Strong Quotes To Keep You Going

111. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” — Napoleon Hill

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112. “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” — Irving Berlin

113. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

114. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

115. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

116. “If I fail, I try again, and again, and again.” — Nick Vujicic

117. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch

118. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” — David Lloyd George

119. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” — W. Clement Stone

120. “Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future.” — Francois Fenelon

Finish Strong Quotes To Motivate You To Wind Up On A Strong Note

121. “Finish strong. I challenge you to find two words that more absolutely define a performance objective. For me, those two words are a clear call to action.” — Dan Green

122. “Everyone wants to be successful, but the prize eventually goes to those who strive to finish strong. So, stay up late, do the work, and most importantly…finish strong.” — Atlas Rowe

123. “Finish Strong. Two words. One powerful philosophy!” — Gary Ryan Blair

124. “Start Fast. Finish Strong. Repeat.” — Gary Ryan Blair

125. “Coded into your genes is an extraordinary will, an indomitable spirit, a relentless finish strong ethos that is incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished.” – Gary Ryan Blair

126. “Finishing strong is the attitude of believing you can do something and having the courage and determination to see it through to the end.” — Brad Larsen

127. “The winner of any competition always comes from among those who finish. Not from among all those who try, or all those who mean well, but from among those who face the challenge and finish, and finish strong.” — Brad Larsen

128. “Starting is Easy. Finishing Strong; is for the Tough.” ― Jeanette Coron

129. “One way or the other you’re going to finish…so, why not finish strong and make yourself immensely proud of your performance rather than embarrassed by your lack of it” — Gary Ryan Blair

130. “The future belongs to the scrappy ones…the ones who finish strong.” — Gary Ryan Blair

Finish Strong Quotes To Encourage You To Step Up Your Game

131. “You might be on the back nine of life, but it’s good to finish strong.” — Morton Shaevitz

132. “Great things come from three things…commitment, hard work and strong finishes…not from excuses.” — Gary Ryan Blair

133. “Finishing strong is a powerful demonstration of commitment, character, integrity, and heart”. — Gary Ryan Blair

134. “The world is filled with people who are good starters. What we need are more good finishers.” — Gary Ryan Blair

135. “No matter the goal, begin knowing that you are going to finish strong” — Gary Ryan Blair

136. “Never waste the opportunity to finish strong. Give them a performance that they will talk about forever.” — Gary Ryan Blair

137. “Finish Strong. Not because it is easy but because it is hard.” — Gary Ryan Blair

138. “You can’t possibly expect to win without the discipline of finishing strong.” — Gary Ryan Blair

139. “Greatness will not accept anything less than a strong finish.” — Gary Ryan Blair

140. “Destiny demands that you dig deep and finish strong.” — Gary Ryan Blair

Finish Strong Quotes to Fuel Your Determination

141. “The only way to finish strong is to start strong.” ― Pat Summitt

142. “FINISH STRONG…it’s the exact same mentality of a distance runner sprinting to the tape, a boxer looking for a knockout, and a salesperson grinding out the last quarter to exceed their annual quota.” ― Gary Ryan Blair

143. “I don’t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done.” ― David Goggins

144. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” ― General George S. Patton

145. “The things you need to do to finish the year strong are the exact same things you should have been doing all year long. The only difference is that time is no longer an ally…it’s an adversary.” ― Gary Ryan Blair

146.“Get going… walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” ― Ron Hill

147. “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” ― Alex Morgan

148. “We all know that the desire for perfection can get in the way of authenticity and enjoyment; it’s the same with games. There’s a completist part to many of us that can’t rest until we reach the perfect 100% finish point.” ― Naomi Alderman

149. “It is not enough to be an enthusiastic starter; you must also be an optimistic finisher.” ― Leon Ho

150. “The best way out is always through.” ― Robert Frost

Which of these finish strong quotes gives you the motivation and encouragement you need?

The most important factors that determine your success are your talents and your efforts.

If you’re completing a difficult task, make sure you keep your head up and finish strong.

These inspirational quotes will guide you on your journey to greatness.

Finishing strong ensures that you don’t make any lazy or careless mistakes.

Don’t give up or let your guard down right before the finish line.

Do you have ambitions and goals?

The best way to achieve your dreams is to put in the hard work and finish strong.

Quotes, sayings, and words of wisdom can help get you in the right mindset to succeed.

Read this list of encouraging sayings whenever you need to remind yourself about the importance of finishing strong.

What are your favorite finish strong quotes and sayings to help you go the distance and reach your goals?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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