80 Motivational Quotes to Kick Start Your Day: Be a Ferocious Tiger On a Mission



There will be the good days, and there will be the bad days.


Here’s the ironic thing about a bad day. There are days where it is our thoughts that shape the day into a “bad day”, even though it is just a normal day.


For example, when your brain starts telling you that you are not good enough, that you are wasting your life, that you don’t deserve to be successful. Instantly, the mind starts to become emotional and your entire day is a disaster.


Sometimes all you need is a kick in the ass to motivate you to get yourself back up and take on the world again with renewed enthusiasm. When you change your thoughts, you change your world.


“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


Here are 80 motivational quotes to fire you up and kick start your day:


1. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps


2. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali


3. “A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein


4. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg


5. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


6. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra


7. “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates


8. “One day. You will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you have always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho


9. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar


10. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”  – Steve Jobs


11. “No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true.” – Grant Cardone


12. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


13. “Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling


14. “Faith is taking the first step, even if you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


15. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett


16. “There’s more to life than being a passenger.” – Amelia Earhart


17. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


18. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.” – Barack Obama


19. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas


20. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela


21. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison


22. “Everything is going to be ok in the end, if it’s not ok, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon


23. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason


24. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” – Paulo Coelho


25. “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky Balboa


26. “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” – Dwayne Johnson


27. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard


28. “Challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J.Marine


29. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


30. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene


31. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe in it.” – Chris Assaad


32. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer


33. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli


34. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth


35. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau


36. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins


37. “Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy life.” – Joyce Meyer


38. “Work hard in silence. Let your success be the noise.” – Frank Ocean


39. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma


40. “At any given moment, you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller


41. “Criticism is the price of ambition.”  – Robin Sharma


42. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr Seuss


43. “Set a goal to achieve something so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.” – Bob Proctor


44. “Promise yourself, no matter how hard it gets, you’ll never give up on your dreams.”


45. “Once upon a time, you were a little kid with big dreams that you promised you’d make the dreams real one day. Don’t disappoint yourself.”


46. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”


47. “You earn your trophies at practice, you just pick them up at competitions.”


48. “Every difficulty is an opportunity in disguise.”


49. “1 year = 365 opportunities.”


50. “The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.”


51. “First you learn, then you remove the “L”


52. “Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”


53. “Die with memories, not dreams.”


54. “Screw what other people say. Stay true to yourself and your vision.”


55. “It’s ok to live a life others don’t understand.”


56. “A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of the sheep.”


57. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.”


58. “Your faith can move mountains and your doubts can create them.”


59. “Get up every morning and remind yourself “I can do this.”


60. “You’ll never have this day again. So make it count.”


61. “Sometimes I feel like giving up, then I remember I have a lot of motherfuckers to prove wrong.”


62. “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regrets. The choice is yours.”


63. “Make it happen, shock everyone.”


64. “One day or day one. You decide.”


65. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing grows there.”


66. “Stars can’t shine without darkness.”


67. “Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them.”


68. “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”


69. “Don’t wait until you have reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”



70. “No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up and never give up.”


71. “Be a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.”


72. “When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.”


73. “Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice.”


74. “If you are tired, learn to rest, not quit.”


75. “Think like a proton, always positive.”


76. “Carpe Diem.”


78. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it turned into a butterfly.”


79. “Strive for progress, not perfection.”


80. “Be a warrior, not a worrier.”


In addition to the quotes above, here are two motivational music to immerse yourself into, blast it out loud and you will feel that the world is under your feet.







We all have days where we just want to lie on the bed and not do anything. However, it is these days that will determine whether we fail or succeed.


My top 3 favorite motivational quotes among all the 80 above are:


“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”


“Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regrets. The choice is yours.”


“Once upon a time, you were a little kid with big dreams that you promised you’d make the dreams real one day. Don’t disappoint yourself.”


I hope the compilation of the quotes above will motivate you to take action,  be a ferocious tiger on a mission, and move a step closer to achieve your goals and dreams. Time waits for no one, go ahead and do something today that your future self will be proud of.


Get to work!


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Let me know in the comments below what are your top 3 favorite motivational quotes?

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4 thoughts on “80 Motivational Quotes to Kick Start Your Day: Be a Ferocious Tiger On a Mission

  1. Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest and Never stop doing your best just because someone does no notice or give you credit just stay motivated!!!!
    There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work you can overcome all this!

  2. Ben i love this, i went through all the motivational quotes and i am motivated by the words i read. This post reminds me to never let a seconds pass you by because a second lost is second that can never be regained back.

    1. Thanks Tina. The funny thing is, we often need a reminder that time is a finite resource. Appreciate and use your time wisely!

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