10 Short Motivational Sayings to Get You Through the Day

We all need a little motivation sometimes. But we don’t have to motivate ourselves all the time. As the hit Beatles tune goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

So, how can we increase motivation?

Okay, maybe you guessed it. There are a ton of them, but motivational quotes go a long way. Here are 10 short motivational sayings to get you through the day.

1. Henry Stanley Haskins

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” This is a good reminder to not worry about the past or the future. The present is where everything exists.

2. Ritu Ghatourey

“Beauty is hidden in everything, just learn how to observe.” When we slow down to take in what’s around us, we realize how much beauty is in even the smallest thing.

3. Criss Jami

“If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” One of those short motivational sayings that make you want to go out and achieve something.

4. Oscar Wilde

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” It’s on us to decide whether we want to focus on positive thoughts or the negative. What do you want to focus on?

5. Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Let’s face it, someone somewhere is going to have an issue with what you’re doing. And if that’s the case, you ought to just do what feels right to you.

6. Henry David Thoreau

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” We love this. Your dreams should be ahead of you so you can work to achieve them.

7. Thomas Edison

“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” When you’re feeling in a rut about the things you’re trying to accomplish, keep going just a little more. You might be on the verge of a breakthrough!

8. Pablo Picasso

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Challenge yourself to things that make you uncomfortable. Remember, life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived!

9. Henry Ford

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Where you end up in life is always your decision. Where do you want to go?

10. Zig Ziglar

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” Okay, this one just made us want to take a bath. Funny motivational sayings aside, you’re allowed to find motivation whenever you need it. Take it easy on yourself.

Check out this article for more quotes of the day.

Improve Your Lifestyle With These Short Motivational Sayings

We hope you enjoyed these short motivational sayings. We’re certainly feeling more inspired and ready to take on the day.

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10 Short Motivational Sayings to Get You Through the Day
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