20 Quotes About Self-Motivation and Success

Self-motivation is crucial to success. With self-confidence, a positive attitude, and the courage to persevere in spite of any setbacks, you can achieve almost anything. The quotes below are here to empower you to find what motivates you and to live that dream!

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.

– Paulo Coelho

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

– Ayn Rand

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.

– Kim Collins

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

– Jim Rohn

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’

– Brian Tracy

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

– Harry Truman

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.

– Anne Sweeney

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

– Coco Chanel

I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.

– Gloria Vanderbilt

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say ‘she doesn’t have what it takes.’ They will say, ‘women don’t have what it takes.’

– Clare Boothe Luce

She knew the power of her mind and so programmed it for success.

– Carrie Green

Laziness is the blight of success.

– Imam Ali

Success can come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.

– Bharat Ratna

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

– Audrey Hepburn


Arveen is a young blogger from London who enjoys writing poetry, playing violin, and motivating others to overcome life challenges. She lives by the mantra: Once in a while, blow your own damn mind. Define success on your own merit, achieve it on your own rules and build a life you are proud of and empowered by.

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