Our Top 50 Motivational Quotes

We love ourselves some inspirational quotes here at RT – flashback to last Christmas when we got just a tad creative with some motivational posters of our own – and we love inspiring words that much, I thought I’d take the time to compile a list of our favourites just for you.

So, these are the ones that our team leaders tag onto the end of action-plan emails (with exceptionally large photos of DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street but with badly photo-shopped faces of colleagues instead), the ones that get us pumped during sales (along with fist-bumping, chest-bumping & slinging stress balls), and the ones that keep us coming back into work (even when it’s Monday, Hump-Day, hung-over-day, and first-day-after-holiday-day).

Let me begin with the proof that, yes, we really did try it ourselves!

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OK, now here’s the real stuff:

1. Success will never be a big step in the future. Success is a small step taken just now. ~ Jonatan Martensson

2. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~ Aristotle

3. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. ~ Steve Jobs

4. Begin while others make excuses. Keep going while others are quitting. ~ Billy Cox

5. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

6. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

7. Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day and it’s yours. ~ Zig Ziglar

8. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~ Bill Cosby

9. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito. ~ African Saying

10. The best way of learning about anything is by doing. ~ Richard Branson

11. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. ~ Ralph Marston

12. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what we wants to do. ~ Bob Dylan (sounds like the perfect excuse for doing absolutely nothing, if you ask me)

13. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit to them. ~ Bruce Lee

14. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. ~ Milton Berle

15. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Confucius

16. The best revenge is massive success. ~ Good ol’ Frankie Sinatra

17. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ~ Pablo Picasso

18. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. ~ Dr Seuss (for the child in us all!)

19. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou

20. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

21. Never wish life were easier. Wish that you were better. ~ Jim Rohn

22. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. ~ Mother Teresa

23. An oak is not felled in one blow. ~ Spanish Proverb

24. I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. ~ Charlotte Bronté

25. Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery. ~ Mahatma Ghandi

(You’re half way there! Sorry for the interruption, I just wanted to let you know that we post a lot of inspirational quotes and images on our Facebook page too – click on THIS and have a look after you’re done here!)

26. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Groucho Marx

27. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ~ Mark Twain

28. With the new day comes new strengths and thoughts. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

29. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ~ Wayne Gretzky

30. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. ~ Mark Zuckerberg

31. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~ Andy Warhol

32. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison

33. It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela

34. If you truly love life, don’t waste time; because time is what life is made of. ~ Bruce Lee (yes, Bruce Lee again, he is cool)

35. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~ Alexander Graham Bell

36. Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese Proverb

37. Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. ~ Henry Ford

38. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

39. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller

40. I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ~ Steve Jobs (also very cool)

41. Fall down seven times, get up eight. ~ Japanese Proverb

42. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. ~ Oscar Wilde

43. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Ghandi (not only cool, but wise)

44. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~ Virginia Woolf

45. It’s never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot

46. (Bit of a long one, bear with me!) I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ~ Marilyn Monroe

47. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ~ Roald Dahl

48. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank

49. Do, or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda (extra points for you if you did the voice)

50. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~ Dalai Lama

And here you were thinking that I was done. Oh no.

SURPRISE 51. (because you thought I was kidding)


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