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100 Motivational Quotes About Achieving Your Dreams

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The ultimate list of motivational quotes on the web!

Every now and then, we all need a little extra inspiration or motivation to work towards our dream. Below I give you the ultimate list to encourage you, and keep you moving forward.

motivational quotes about life and obstacles

Motivational Quotes About Working Towards Your Biggest Goals

1.) “Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”

― Ray A. Davis

2.) “It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.”

― Amy Poehler

3.) “What are you prepared to give for your dream? If it is not everything…stop pipe dreaming.”

― T.F. HodgeFrom Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

4.) “The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

5.) “When it comes to what you really want in life. Don’t take no for an answer. Take no for a question and Go for it!”

― Bernard Kelvin Clive

6.) “IF PEOPLE ARE NOT LAUGHING AT YOUR GOALS, YOUR GOALS ARE TOO SMALL”

― Alex Haditaghi

7.) “The true cost of following your dreams isn’t what you sacrifice when you chase them, it’s what you lose when you don’t”

― Simon S. Tam

8.) “Your true passions will rise you up before the sun, to pick you up where you left off long after the moon went to bed. When we respond to the beckon of these kinds of intrinsic dreams they will make exciting the most tedious of work, they will lighten the heaviest of burdens, and will enable us to focus with laser precision on whatever array of tasks may be at hand for their progress.”

― Connie Kerbs

9.) “Be careful of what you dream and expect in life. You might just get it.”

― Manoj AroraDream On

10.) “The only way your dream will never come true is if you choose not to listen to it.”

― Michelle MurielEssie’s Roses

Motivational quotes about success and dreams

11.) “Some people spend the best part of their lives living the dreams of others”

― Bangambiki HabyarimanaThe Great Pearl of Wisdom

12.) “Let money follow your dreams. Don’t let your dreams follow money.”

― E’yen A. Gardner

13.) “Live in your dream. Refuse to wake up until it is completely over. Then dream again.”

― Bangambiki HabyarimanaThe Great Pearl of Wisdom

14.) “Love yourself and dream bigger.”

― Teresa CollinsLive LIFE in All Caps: The Teresa Collins Story

15.) “Your dream will never let you rest, it will keep knocking at your mind’s door instill imagination which will lead to a creative mind. Let loose your imagination and begin to create everything that’s given to you before the foundations of the earth. Dream like never before.”

― Euginia Herlihy

16.) “It is the possibility of the dream, which quickens my spirit to take action.”

― Lailah Gifty AkitaPearls of Wisdom: Great mind

17.) “If your steps are smaller than your dreams, you should increase your walking speed by hard work

― Vivek Saliya

18.) “You have enough to create what you want.”

― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

19.) “You can have all your heart’s desires.”

― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

Motivational quotes about change in your life

20.) “Every dream is the beginning of a new life in your thoughts..”

― Munia Khan

21.) “Dreams don’t come true, they are true.”

― Brian Spellmanif the mind fits, shrink it.

22.) “When reality hurts, make sure to soar above the dream-stained sky!”

― Munia Khan

23.) “Success = Dream x Plan x Work
Conscious dreams are essential components of your success. When you are backed up by a convincing dream, meticulous planning, and 100% execution, you are bound to be victorious.”

― Vishwas ChavanVishwasutras: Universal Principles for Living: Inspired by Real-Life Experiences

24.) “Allow your dream to start from the lowest level, let it develop and let it grow in a reasonable pace because there is no room for cutting corners.”

― Euginia Herlihy

25.) “We are all blessed with different dreams and our duty is to share those dreams with others not envy one another.”

― Euginia Herlihy

26.) “Accomplishment of your dreams requires personal sacrifice and hardworking.
May you have a determined spirit, will power and a great passion for the accomplishment of your dreams.”

― Lailah GiftyAkita

27.) “Stay committed to your visions and dreams.”

― Lailah GiftyAkita

28.) “Those not chasing their dreams should stay out of the way of those who are.”

― Tim Fargo

29.) “You are worthy of your wildest dreams.”

― Nicole Guillaume

Motivational quotes about life and fear

30.) “To spend your life living in fear, never exploring your dreams is cruel. To work hard for money, thinking that it will buy you things that will make you happy is also cruel. To wake up in the middle of the night terrified about paying bills is a horrible way to live. To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not really living a life. Thinking that a job makes you secure is lying to yourself. That’s cruel, and that’s a trap I want you to avoid…” — rich dad poor dad”

― Robert T. Kiyosaki

31.) “Never allow reality to get in the way of your dreams.”

― Mark W. Boyer

32.) “Sometimes my dream seems the stupidest thing in the world. Sometimes it is a secret treasure in my pocket”

― Anya ParrishDamage

33.) “A small dream leads to a big idea and endless opportunity…..!”

― M.H. RakibPakistan

34.) “To accelerate success, we must get as close to our dreams as possible as soon as possible.”

― Richie Nortonthe Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret

35.) “Whatever you do, don’t wait to start those dreams.”

― Richie NortonRésumés Are Dead and What to Do About It

36.) “To have a dream is a do or die so you have to persuade it with patience; you must have a room for challenges and a room for criticisms.”

― Euginia HerlihyTake a Step Right Now towards Your Dreams by Euginia

37.) “It’s not wrong to have dreams; in fact, to achieve anything in this world, you must have dreams”

― AmmaBhagwan

38.) “You must dream your life with great care.
Instead of living it as merely an amusement.”

― Arthur Cravan4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma, and Jacques Vaché

39.) “If I want more, I need to go and get it, demand it, take hold of it with all my might, and do the best I can with it.”

― Marchetta Melina

40.) “To dream is to have your own world you created in you’re in your mind but you have to unleash that world to the real world for everyone to benefit from it and also for your own benefit to grow and succeed.”

― Euginia Herlihy

41.) “Never believe that you are anything less than extraordinary.”

― Kaiden Blake

Motivational quotes about work and passion

42.) “Passion is the desire to do something with fervor. It is the certainty that one is going to accomplish their dreams.”

― Subhan Zein

43.) “Don’t let the walls fall down and crash your dreams. Build more walls up as you succeed.”

― Laci Midgley

44.) A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell

45.) Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

– Harriet Tubman

46.) Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, and dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

47.) Sleep is the best meditation.

Dalai Lama

48.) All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

49.) You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

50.) The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Motivational quotes about dreams and goals

51.) We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

Jesse Owens

52.) If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

53.) Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

James Dean

54.) A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. –

Oscar Wilde

55.) Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

56.) Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.

Khalil Gibran

57.) Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

58.) I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

Mike Tyson

59.) Dreams are necessary to life.

Anais Nin

Motivational quotes about failure

60.) Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.

Jim Valvano

61.) “Get mocked at for as much as you can, fail as much as you can, but don’t quit. Let every mockery, every failure, be a source of inspiration for you to reach for greatness, and that greatness will silence your critics.”

-Ajaero Tony Martins

62.) “Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.”

J.K. Rowling

63.) “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.”

W. Clement Stone

64.) “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Ray Kroc

65.) “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”

Mary Kay Ash

66.) “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

67.) “Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.”

Tony Hsieh

68.) “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.”

Steve Jobs

69.) “The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.”

Seth Godin

Motivational quotes about not giving up

70.) “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.'”

Tom Preston-Werner

71.) “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: Know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”

Dave Thomas

72.) “Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.”

Unknown

73.) “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.”

Walter Cronkite

74.) “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”

Venus Williams

75.) “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

Nolan Bushnell

76.) “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

Maya Angelou

77.) “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

Jeff Bezos

78.) “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”

Nelson Mandela

79.) “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”

Jack Kerouac

Motivational quotes about courage

80.) “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney

81.) “As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

82.) “Dream and give yourself permission to envision a you that you choose to be.”

Joy Page

83.) “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

84.) “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask, why? I dream of things that never were, and ask, why not?”

Robert Kennedy

85.) “All men of action are dreamers.”

James Huneker

86.) “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”

Goethe

87.) “Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”

Anais Nin

88.) “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

Jesse Owens

89.) “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”

Les Brown

Motivational quotes about confidence

90.) “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

91.) “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Anatole France

92.) Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

– Henry David Thoreau

93.) Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

– Harriet Tubman

94.) Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

– Pamela Vaull Starr

95.) It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.

– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

96.) Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

– Henry David Thoreau

97.) The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

– William Faulkner

98.) I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

– Patrick Henry

99.) No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first.

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

100.) Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

– Lanston Hughes

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    Angela Soto

    April 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Enjoyed reading…Much Love from California

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      Dr. Nikki Martinez

      April 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you so much for saying so. I am glad to hear that. Same to you! – Dr. Nikki Martinez

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