30 Motivational Quotes To Change Your Mindset and Inspire Better Performance

What is it that we all like about quotes? They are just words but yet we all love to read them and use them as motivation for sport performances as well as boosting positive mindset in every day life.

Our thoughts have a big impact on our attitude towards life. Sometimes we run out of our own energy fuel and a quote can appear just like a tiny, quiet reminder to stay positive and take action accordingly.

Here are motivational quotes from great athletes, artists, politicians, writers and more… Some of them changed the world and may change your thinking as well:

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”



“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

-Leo Tolstoy-


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

-Charles Darwin-


“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not?’ ”

-George Bernard Shaw-


“Make your race a playground, not a proving ground.”

-Lauren Fleshman-


“Nobody who ever gave their best never regretted it.”

-George Halas-


“Get up and make a change. Your body has no choice but follow.”


“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

-Teddy Roosevelt-


“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

-Frederick Douglass-


“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”

-Elbert Hubbard-


“Someday is not a day of the week.”

-Denise Brennan-Nelson-


“There are no short cuts to any place worth going.”

-Beverly Sills-


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

-Billie Jean King-


“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

-Pablo Picasso-


“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”

-Jim Rohn-


“Hiding from your weaknesses is a recipe for incapacity and error.”

-Greg Glassman-


“When I train, I erase all the limits and expectations of what I can do. I am powerful and anything is possible.”

-Camille Leblanc-Bazinet-


“During the hard times, it’s important to focus on the things you can change in that moment instead of what you should have or could have done differently.”

-Annie Thorisdottir-


“In training, you listen to your body. In competition you tell your body to shut up.”

-Rich Froning-


“Life is not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving.”

-Rocky Balboa-


“Never put an age limit on your dreams.”

-Lauren Fisher-


“Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

-Helen Keller- used by Sara Sigmundsdottir


“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

Used by Tia-Clair Toomey


“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt-


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

-Mark Twain-


“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”

-John Burroughs-


“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”

-Kyle Chandler-


“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

-Sam Levenson-


“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

-Ernest Hemingway-


“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.”

-Vernon Howard-


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