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OVER 25 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES TO ENCOURAGE YOU (NICELY!) TO GET THINGS DONE

WRITTEN by CHRISSY, LAST UPDATED ON July 25, 2021

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I love a good quote – and motivational quotes could well be my favourite – because motivation is something we ALL need to hear A LOT!

Whether you need to get motivated to get something you’re not looking forward to done, or just want a push to get started with your TO DO list – these quotes are going to help.

25 Motivational quotes you need to hear today!

We all need a little push to get started sometimes, and this collection of motivational quotes will do just that!

If you’ve fallen into bad habits of not getting things done – and want to get your mind or body moving again (have a little success with whatever your current project may be) – then these quotes may just be all the motivation you need.

Take a look – pick one that speaks to you – and write it down somewhere you’ll see it often.

That way, you can get that boost whenever your flagging….

So – which of these will spur you into action?…

Motivational quotes to get yourself moving (when you need the help!)

Quote - Motivation is what gets you started

Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going

JOM ROHN
Quote - start where you are

Start where you are. Do what you can. Use what you have

ARTHUR ASHE

A great motivational quote if you’re stuck on where to start when it comes to ANY project in your home or life.

Just get started where you are right now (after all – it all has to be done, so you’ll get round to everything in the end!).

You don’t need ‘all the gear’ to make a real difference to whatever you want to get done, so just get started and see where you end up. It could be fun, after all!

Quote - what you do today can improve all your tomorrows

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows

RALPH MARSTON

Spend a little time today making things easier and you will reap the rewards (think of those things that you put up with that need mending – get them done and you will save so much time going forward)

Quote - the secret to getting ahead

The secret to getting ahead is getting started

MARK TWAIN

If I was given a pound every time I heard “if only I had done….. earlier” – I would be very rich! – Just get started and see where it takes you – you can always change path later if necessary.

Quote - done is better than perfect

Done is better than perfect

UNKNOWN

This is one that I need to think about a LOT – as a recovering perfectionist! Fantastic thing to remember for a little Monday motivation – as getting the mindset right at the start of the week means more gets done.

Quote - a little progress each day adds up to big results

A little progress each day adds up to big results

UNKNOWN

So very true – and one of those motivational quotes that’s always worth remembering… Small steps may not feel very life-changing – but they can create HUGE change, and THAT makes all the difference.

Worth a read: { Over 30 Inspirational Quotes to give you a boost of positivity every day }

Quote - you are only as successful as you let yourself be

You are only as successful as you let yourself be

UNKNOWN

When it comes to motivation – this has to be a favourite quote of mine – because it makes me think about the fact that when I procrastinate I am only really hurting myself.

This thinking can really help me to help myself, and that’s a good thing, right?!

Quote - it's always too early to quit

It’s always too early to quit

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

A lot of these quotes are more about motivating yourself to get started – but I like this one because it gives me a push when I’m in the midst of something and it’s getting tough.

After all – finishing things needs just as much motivation as starting them.

Quote - always do your best

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later

OG MANDINO

Possibly my favourite of all the motivational quotes – because it’s a good thing to remember that getting things done sooner rather than later is the best idea. It gives you the push you need…

Quote - do something today that your future self will thank you for

Do something today that your future self will thank you for

UNKNOWN

I LOVE looking back each day and realising how much I’ve actually got done. Even better when it’s been a huge project and I can look back and see how much of a positive difference it’s made.

Focusing on how you’ll feel at the end, when it’s done and has been a success, can be all the motivation that’s needed sometimes…

Worth a read: { Over 25 Uplifting quotes and positive sayings to boost your day }

Quote - one thing at a time

One thing at a time

UNKNOWN

A really positive quote for the tough times when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just look one step ahead, get something done – and keep moving along… Small efforts can make HUGE changes.

Quote - if you don't like something, change it

If you don’t like something, change it – if you can’t change it – change the way you think about it

MARY ENGLEBREIT

There’s a lot of motivation when it comes to changing to a more happy life if you’re feeling low. Positive thinking is a really important thing when it comes to building up motivation, and I can’t think of a better way to think than making changes for the better…

Quote - the journey of 1000 miles begins with 1 step

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step

LAO TZU
Quote - make today count

Make today count

UNKNOWN

I hate getting to the end of the day and then feeling like it’s been wasted – so this is a great one if you feel like this too.

Focus on how you’ll feel when it’s done – and that will give you the push you’re looking for.

Quote - you can always do more than you think

You can always do more than you think

JOHN WOODEN
Quote - do the best you can until you know better

Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better – do better

UNKNOWN
Quote - the best time to plant a tree

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

CHINESE PROVERB
Quote - ability is what you're capable of

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it

LOU HOLTZ
Quote - remember why you started

Remember why you started

UNKNOWN
Quote - I might not be there yet... but

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday

UNKNOWN
One day or day one - it's your call

One day or Day 1 – it’s your call…

UNKNOWN

This is a really powerful way to think about getting a boost when you need it – because it really shows up that procrastination thinking alongside how powerful it is to just get moving and have a little success along the way.

Quote - run the day, don't let it run you

Run the day. Don’t let the day run you.

UNKNOWN

Whether in work or in life – this is a great way to motivate yourself. You will feel much more of a success when you take control a little more. Don’t let things just happen. Don’t be reactive. Get things done and be PROactive – works a treat!

Quote - slow progress is still progress

Slow progress is STILL progress

UNKNOWN

All too often we can beat ourselves up for not moving fast enough. We can feel like a failure instead of a success – and that can stop us in our tracks. EVEN IF WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS.

So – it’s time to stop that – and concentrate on the small steps we ARE making instead. Focus on what you ARE doing rather than what you’re not, and your motivation will sky rocket.

You’re doing great, you know!

Quote - set your goals high and don't stop til you get there

Set your goals high and don’t stop til you get there

BO JACKSON
25 Motivational quotes you need to hear today!

And that’s your lot! – some of the best motivational quotes I think you can find.

I really hope you like them, and they inspire you with a little inspiration to get things done when things get a little hectic and crazy.

I’m sure that once you get started, you’ll do amazing things!

I may well print these out and add them to the front of my diary or above my desk in my office for a little boost each day.

P.S If you want more quotes to inspire you – why not HEAD HERE TO READ MORE……

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