Motivational Quotes G – O

Goal Setting

‘Without goals you are like a ship without a rudder – heading in no particular direction.’ – Roy Williams

‘Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there.’ – Bo Jackson

‘The beginning is half of every action.’ – David Allen

‘There’s only one way to start building your dream: stop talking and start doing.’ – Walt Disney

‘The possibility of realizing a dream is what makes life interesting.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘The secret of getting ahead is getting started.’ – Mark Twain

 ‘Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.’ –  Mark Twain

‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’ ― Lao Tzu

‘Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.’ – Tony Robbins

‘How lovely it is to dream while you are awake.’
– Andre Agassi

‘It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.’
– Séneca


‘You have to fight for your dream, but you also have to feel fortunate for what you have.’ – Cesc Fábregas


‘Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.’ – Doug Dillon

‘You don’t need a reason to be nice to someone.’ – Jackie Chan


‘What characterizes a good coach? What players will say about him when everything is over.’ – Pep Guardiola


‘Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.’ –  Michael Jordan

‘If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.’ –  Bruce Lee

‘You push the limits and you find out where the limits are.’ – Taylor Phinney

‘There are moments when the human body can overcome things you would never expect.’ – Andrés Iniesta


‘I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.’ –  Tom Landry

‘Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.’ – Lionel Messi

‘It’s always tough when you lose – you’ve worked so hard for that moment and it hasn’t gone the way you wanted. But you have to realise there’s always a bright side, you have to pick yourself up and get ready for the next game.’
– Maria Sharapova

‘When you lose, you get up, you make it better, you TRY AGAIN.’ – Serena Williams


‘Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.’ – Lao Tzu

‘Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.’ – Mother Teresa

‘Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.’– Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Life is available only in the present moment.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.’ – Pema Chödrön

‘Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.’ – Allan Lokos

We cannot force the development of mindfulness.’ – Allen Lokos 

‘If you take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves.’ – Tibetan proverb


‘Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.’ –  Morihei Ueshiba

‘What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.’ – Dean Smith

‘I failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeeded.’ – Michael Jordan

‘It’s not really that much big of a deal – you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.’ – Conor McGregor

‘There’s no failure in pouring your heart, soul, and energy into something that doesn’t work. Rather, failure is not trying at all.’ – Jim Rohn

‘It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.’ – J.K. Rowling

‘I hit a lot of bad shots. You need to laugh about them and keep moving.’ – Lorena Ochoa

‘A failure isn’t a failure if it prepares you for success tomorrow.’ – Lolo Jones

‘I think about all my successes and failures and sometimes the failures stick in your head as much as the wins. But you do move on.’ – Frank Lampard

‘You’re going to make mistakes in life. It’s what you do after the mistakes that counts.’
– Brandi Chastain


‘Motivation is key. More than training, more than experience or age, motivation counts. You have to ask yourself: Why am I racing? I race because I like it, because I’m really enjoying it.’ – Valentino Rossi

‘I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.’ – Zinedine Zidane


‘You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.’ – Michael Jordan

‘I am a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.’ – Roger Federer

‘Choose the positive. You have choice. You are master of your attitude, choose the POSITIVE, the CONSTRUCTIVE. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.’ – Bruce Lee

‘Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.’ – Bruce Lee

‘I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep.’ – Conor McGregor

‘Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.’ – William James

‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’ – Helen Keller

‘The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.’ – Bruce Lee

‘Make an obstacle and opportunity, make a negative a positive.’ – Lance Armstrong

‘The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.’ – Neymar

‘I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.’ – Serena Williams

These quotes have been compiled from various sources and time periods. In compiling the quotes the author has made every reasonable effort to correctly attribute each citation to the original author. Despite all attempts made to verify the information provided, the author assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or contradictory interpretations.