Some days our inspiration comes from reminding ourselves that anytime we do something worth doing we will face resistance.
One of the most important factors in success is something called grit – it’s a sort of mental toughness.
It doesn’t matter if you were born with it; you can cultivate it. It’s more influential to your success than where you went to school, who you know, or where you’re from.
One of the best ways to cultivate your grit is to take inspiration from others who, like you, kept moving forward, even when they didn’t feel like it, and who came to see what they were capable of.
Here are 10 daily inspirational quotes that will energize your mental toughness (or grit) – plus a bonus!
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“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” Click to Tweet
– Stephen King
“Fear of failure drove me at first, but as I tackled each challenge, my anxiety was replaced by a growing sense of optimism. Once you overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, other hurdles become less daunting.”
– Howard Shultz, CEO, Starbucks
“I’m fearless, I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.” Click to Tweet
– Sofia Vergara, Entrepreneur, Actress
“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Click to Tweet
– Ecclesiastes 11:4
“I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” Click to Tweet
– Winston Churchill
“Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.”
– Alan Cohen
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” Click to Tweet
– Amelia Earhart
“You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”
– Alvin Toffler
“There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them.” Click to Tweet
“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; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– Calvin Coolidge
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” Click to Tweet
– Thomas Edison
Your turn: What daily inspirational quotes motivate you to keep moving forward? Please share in the comments!