• Bola Kwame

These 10 Underrated Quotes About Success Help Me Feel Motivated Every Day

There are days when you wake up feeling like the next Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos. Not because your back hurts like you are 50 years old, but because you want to be successful in everything you set out to do.

These spontaneous motivational rushes are great if you know how to take advantage of them. Sadly, sometimes they arrive at 3 am before you go to sleep.

But when they come at the beginning of the day, the best thing you can do is make a list and cross out all the items by the end of the day.

If you’re not feeling particularly motivated today, you can try something that helps me on those days when I’m not feeling very Bezos or Musk.

See how some of the most influential characters in history define success. See her most inspirational quotes and wait for the muse to bang and bang.

These are 10 of the quotes about success that help me the most to feel motivated during the day.

1. “Dreams are lovely but they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”

— Shonda Rhimes

2. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

— Oprah Winfrey

3. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

— Arianna Huffington

4. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

— Thomas Edison

5. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

— Barack Obama

6. “I raise my voice not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”

— Malala Yousafzai

7. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”

— Serena Williams

8. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

— T. Harv Eker

9. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

— Bill Gates

10. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

— Sara Blakely

What is your favorite from this list? Do you know any that you think deserves to be there? Let me know in the comments!

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