Inspiration Inspiring Quotes to Uplift Your Day



Inspiration is what my blog is all about so I thought I would begin my first journal entry with three of my favorite inspirational quotes.

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

“People are not lazy.  They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” – Tony Robbins

“Our chief want is someone to inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first quote by Picasso, I believe, is probably the most important because I firmly believe that we must be busy to get inspired.  I know that I’ve had the best ideas for this blog as well as for the other things that I do in my life when I’ve been really busy.  Busyness brings inspiration.  When your mind is busy, your unconscious is also busy coming up with ways to keep you busy.  At least, that’s my theory.  It’s motivation for me not to sit around and allow my inspiration muscle to wain.

The second quote by Tony Robbins is quite inspiring in and of itself.  We are not lazy, just uninspired.  When you get truly motivated or inspired about something, you hustle.  You want to get to working on it as soon as possible and get it done well!  This quote is saying that all people need is proper inspiring goals and they won’t be “lazy” anymore.

The last quote by Emerson is so profound.  We truly do want someone to inspire us to be who or what we always knew we could be.  Having someone give us that validation feels wonderful.  Emerson was brilliant, but even he most likely needed that validation as well.

Be inspired!



Mid-Year Motivational Quotes 17 Quotes That Will Make a Difference in Your Life

Mid-Year Inspirational Quotes

I love quotes.  If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you know that I like to insert a quote post now and again.  Since it’s mid-year, a little inspiration felt appropriate.  After all, we are all chasing dreams!

Mid-Year Inspirational Quotes

Don Yaeger is a friend of mine who writes for Forbes Magazine and  He is also a nine-time New York Times Best Selling author. He recently wrote an article for that included 45 of his favorite inspirational quotes.  He primarily writes on sports and sports-related topics so many of these quotes are derived from that genre; however, they are inspiring nonetheless.  I chose my seventeen favorite quotes and listed them below for your inspiration and enjoyment.

  1. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always try to do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, are great. – Mark Twain
  2. In life, adversity only visits the strong.  It stays forever with the weak.  We have to decide whether we’re going to be strong or weak. – Dale Brown
  3. A winner is someone who can look in the mirror at the end of the day and say in pursuit of my goal and dreams I gave my best. – Dick Vitale
  4. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson
  5. If it’s important you’ll find a way.  If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse. – Ryan Blair
  6. When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone.  When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you. – Walter Payton
  7. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something.  But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan
  8. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy
  9. Be not afraid of greatness.  Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare
  10. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci
  11. Have a fierce resolve in everything you do.  Demonstrate determination, resiliency, and tenacity.  Do not let temporary setbacks become permanent excuses.  Use mistakes and problems as opportunities to get better-not reasons to quit. – Jamie Dimon
  12. Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz
  13. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti
  14. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  15. Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain
  16. You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney
  17. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

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