25 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated Through Fear, Failure, and Foes

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Who doesn’t like a little bit of inspiration and motivation?

If fear, failure, competition, or foes have you down, here are 25 quotes that can bring you back up.

The ones from the rappers are my fav.

Specifically, Drake. (Because you know obvi. 😆 )

Moving onward!

Quotes on Making a Move & Getting Paid for Your Talents

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie (Seriously, the opportunities that can come from showing up at the right place at the right time are endless.)


“You gotta water your plants. Nobody can water them for you.”- DJ Khaled (If you’re a Snap chatter, follow DJ Khaled. He’s always dropping gems.)


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Unknown… (possibly Mark Twain)

“A goal without a plan is only a wish” – Unknown… (possibly Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Henry Ford


“Opportunity doesn’t knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“Every boss started as a worker.” – Rick Ross (Huh.)

“Stop doing [stuff] you hate.” – Gary V. (I love Gary V.)

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents – start charging for it.” – Kim Garst (Charging what you’re worth can be a mega problem for women. I have some tips on that here.)


On Approval, Energy, and Relationships


“Patronus Charm the heck outta the soul sucking Dementors in your life.” – Me. (I’m a Harry Potter fan, can’t you tell?)


“Pay attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That’s the universe giving you a hint of who you should embrace and who you should keep away from.” – Unknown… (Maybe Diddy?)

“If you fail and people laugh at you, they’re not worth your time. Ignore them.” – Gary V.

“EF your haters still, that’s an FYI” – Kanye West

“Stop auditioning for affection or approval” – Natasha Solae (If you’re self-doubty, fearful, or socially awkward, take out a marker, write this down on a post it, and stick it on your mirror.)



On Failure, Pivoting, and Moving On

“No matter how dirty your past is, your future is spotless.” – Drake

“It isn’t about imagining the silver lining. It’s about taking the sharpest knife you can find, vehemently slashing through all of the [bull], and yanking it out with your bare hands.” – Ash Ambirge, The Middle Finger Project (This is my favorite writer, ever. Check out the guest post where this quote came from.)

“You lose some and win some. Long as the outcome is income.” – Drake

“If you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom.” – Larry David (I would say this quote is prettay, prettay, prettay good.)

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley


“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal


“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard


“Change is inevitable. Why hold on to what you have to let go of?” – Jhene Aiko

“In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.” – Seth Godin

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – Unknown. (Maybe John Lennon or Ed Sheeran?)


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Taylor K. Gordon is a writer and money blogger. She writes on how to live your best life without going broke.

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