50 Inspirational Quotes About Hard Work & Determination
Success in life doesn’t come easily. It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. Once you set your sights something, you need to go after it 100 percent in order to achieve anything.
These quotes about hard work aptly describe the importance of staying motivated and determined when trying to reach your goals.
The following are the best inspirational quotes to help you attain your dreams and potential.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
We must expect to fail…but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
Ted W. Engstrom
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
George E. Allen
When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
The only way around is through.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Success is determined by those whom prove the impossible, possible.
James W. Pence
No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.
H. H. Swami Tejomayananda
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S. Truman
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.
A. Lou Vickery
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.
Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.
Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.
The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.
H. Jackson Brown
There is no achievement without goals.
Robert J. McKaine
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.
Thomas J. Watson
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden
The great successful men of the world have used their imagination?they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Vincent T. Lombardi
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It’s easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
I hope these inspirational quotes and hard work quotes have motivated you to reach your fullest potential in your life. Whether it’s career or personal, everything worth having takes time and energy.
The previous quotes about working hard will get you working towards your goals in no time!