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100 Inspirational Quotes To Help Cope With The End Of Summer And Returning To The Work Grind

(Source: www.forbes.com)

    It may have hit you already; if not, it soon will. Summertime has come and gone. Suddenly and abruptly, you are now forced to confront the new, cold reality. Your young children have started stuffing their backpacks with books, lunch bags and iPhones, excitedly waving goodbye as they hop onto the school bus while you suppress your tears. The weather will quickly cool, flowers will disappear and the trees will become barren. When the annoying alarm screams in the morning, it will look like midnight outside. Soon, when you leave work, it will seem dark and bleak. It’s back to the grind without any sunny, long weekends on the beach. The next respite is Thanksgiving Day, which is months away. You will start feeling the drudgery of the dark dreariness of long freezing, winter nights. I think that this is a good time to offer some inspiration to get through this tough period of time.

    Here are motivational quotes from people much brighter than myself to get you in a better mood. These quotes are so powerful that you will get excited about returning to work, taking on new challenges and building a successful future.

  1. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”—Napoleon Hill

  2. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”—Walt Disney
  3. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”—John Wooden

  4. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”—Jim Rohn

  5. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”—Tony Hsieh

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

  7. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.”—Anonymous

  8. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill

  9. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”—Chris Grosser

  10. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”—Charles Darwin

  11. “The best revenge is massive success.”—Frank Sinatra

  12. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”—Thomas Edison

  13. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”—David Brinkley

  14. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”—John D. Rockefeller

  15. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”—Arthur Ashe

  16. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”—Thomas Jefferson

  17. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”—Robert Collier

  18. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”—Michael John Bobak

  19. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.”—Mark Twain

  20. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”—Pablo Picasso

  21. “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

  22. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”—Bruce Lee

  23. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”—Steve Jobs

  24. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.”—Napoleon Hill

  25. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”—Jane Smiley

  26. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”—Jim Rohn

  27. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas A. Edison

  28. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”—Robert Hughes

  29. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?”—Robert Schuller

  30. “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

  31. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.”—Dax Shepard

  32. Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.”—Sue Knight

  33. “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”—Shari R. Barr

  34. “View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn’t you do?”—Victor Frankl

  35. “Power isn’t control at all–power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”—Beth Revis

  36. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower

  37. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”—Steve Jobs

  38. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”—Nancy D. Solomon

  39. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” —Max De Pree

  40. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.”—John Maxwell

  41. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”—Barrie Davenport

  42. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”—William Jennings Bryan

  43. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”—Vincent van Gogh

  44. “Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”—Bruce Lee

  45. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”—Mark Victor Hansen

  46. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”—Golda Meir

  47. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”—Arthur Ashe

  48. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”—Marianne Williamson

  49. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”—Brené Brown

  50. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”—Dr. Benjamin Spock

  51. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”—Sir Edmund Hillary

  52. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”—Dale Carnegie

  53. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”—Helen Keller

  54. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”—Thomas Jefferson

  55. “Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.”—Brian Tracy

  56. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”—T. Harv Eker

  57. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—Christopher Robin

  58. “We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.”—Shakti Gawain

  59. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”—Norman Vincent Peale

  60. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”—Walt Disney

  61. Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”—George Herbert

  62. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

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

  64. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —Simone de Beauvoir

  65. “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” —Michael Korda

  66. “Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” —Kevin Ngo

  67. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.”—Anonymous

  68. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”—Swami Vivekananda

  69. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”—Proverb

  70. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”—Tony Robbins

  71. “There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.”—Roger Staubach

  72. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”—Dale Carnegie

  73. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.”—Robert Frost

  74. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”—Denis Waitl

  75. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”—Michael Jordan

  76. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”—Jim Ryun

  77. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”—Dale Carnegie

  78. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”—Francis Chan

  79. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”—George Lorimer

  80. “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.”—Bruce Lee

  81. “Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”—John C. Maxwell

  82. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”—Wayne Dyer

  83. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”—Anatole France

  84. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”—Dale Carnegie

  85. “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.”—Booker T. Washington

  86. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.”—Washington Irving

  87. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”—Vince Lombardi

  88. The future depends on what you do today.”—Mahatma Gandhi

  89. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”—Jim Rohn

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

  91. “Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.”—Teddy Roosevelt

  92. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”—Lao Tzu

  93. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”—Steve Martin

  94. “Imagine no limitations; decide what’s right and desirable before you decide what’s possible.”—Brian Tracy

  95. “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”—Albert Einstein

  96. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”—Ben Hogan

  97. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”—Vince Lombardi

  98. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.”—Tom Landry

  99. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.”—Dale Carnegie

  100. “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”—Samuel Johnson

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