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Motivational Quotes And Sayings about drive

Motivational Quotes – 70 Sayings to Fire You Up

Looking for motivational quotes for extra drive to achieve a specific goal? Then you've come to the right place! We all know those phases when we don't really believe in ourselves or the sense of a project. I definitely feel the same way from time to time. After all, a plastic-free world and a sustainable lifestyle our society are not exactly goals that can be achieved in a week 😉.

That's when you need that extra boost of motivation. In this collection, I would therefore like to introduce you to the motivational sayings, aphorisms and wisdoms that particularly drive me. I am sure that they will push you forward as well! Let's go!

I have divided the sayings into the following categories for a better overview:

My please: Keep in mind that many of the motivational quotes have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

Motivational sayings: The 70 best motivational quotes for more drive

We humans have maneuvered ourselves into an awkward situation - we are fighting several at the same time. Environmental issues of our time, which we ourselves have created and continue to exacerbate every day. Therefore, a change in our society is indispensable. Maybe you are also committed to our planet and a fair, sustainable society.

And even if not: everyone needs a little extra motivation once in a while - whether at work, at school or university, in sports, when losing weight, or during setbacks in life. No matter what you want to achieve. With the following motivational quotes, you'll be more likely to achieve it.

Motivational Quotes For The Day

  1. "Any difficult situation you overcome now will be saved for you in the future." (Dalai Lama)
  2. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  3. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  4. "A very little key will open a very heavy door." (Charles Dickens)
  5. "If you stop trying to get better, you stop trying to be good." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  6. "You get a head start in life if you tackle where others talk first." (John F. Kennedy)
  7. "The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage." (Thucydides)
  8. "It's not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." (William Shakespeare)
  9. "The world changes by your example, not by your opinion." (Paulo Coelho)
  10. "Even the stones placed in one's path can be made into something beautiful." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Motivational Quotes for a Positive Mindset

  1. "A positive attitude towards solvable problems is already half the battle." (Ernst Ferstl)
  2. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." (John D. Rockefeller)
  3. "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." (Paulo Coelho)
  4. "Don't spend time looking for an obstacle. Maybe there isn't one." (Franz Kafka)
  5. "With diligence, with courage and firm will, every desire will finally be satisfied." (Novalis)
  6. "If there is one faith that can move mountains, it is faith in one's own strength." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "Don't find fault, find a remedy." (Henry Ford)
  8. "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right." (Henry Ford)
  9. "Easy ways only send the weak." (Hermann Hesse)
  10. "Never give up on what's important to you just because it's not easy." (Albert Einstein)

Motivational Quotes For Perseverance

  1. "It's always too soon to quit!" (Norman Vincent Peale)
  2. "He who fights, can lose. He who doesn’t fight, has already lost." (Bertolt Brecht)
  3. "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult." (Seneca)
  4. "Even skyscrapers started at the bottom once." (Hanno Nühm)
  5. "Obstacles and difficulties are steps on which we climb up to the heights." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  6. "Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." (Saadi)
  7. "If a woodchopper was given just five minutes to chop down a tree or lose his life, he better spend three minutes sharpening his ax." (Benjamin Franklin)
  8. "The ship is safest when it’s in port, but that’s not what ships were built for." (Paulo Coelho)
  9. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." (Henry Ford)
  10. "The heaviest rain starts with a single drop." (German proverb)

Secret tip: Motivational quotes can have a great effect! Especially if you have see them every day. The sayings from this collection that you like the most, you can print here as a personalized poster*.

Motivational Quotes For Change

  1. "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." (Rabindranath Tagore)
  2. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  3. "I will either find a way, or make one." (Hannibal Barkas)
  4. "I can't say if it will get better if it gets different. But I can say this much: it has to get different if it's going to get better." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
  5. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." (George Eliot)
  6. "We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails differently." (Aristotle)
  7. "When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone." (Walter Scott)
  8. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." (Henry Ford)
  9. "You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone." (Percy Cerutty)
  10. "Let him who would move the world first move himself." (Socrates)

Secret tip: Motivational quotes can have a great effect! Especially if you have see them every day. The sayings from this collection that you like the most, you can print here as a personalized poster*.

Motivational Quotes After Defeats

  1. "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better." (Jim Rohn)
  2. "Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." (Winston Churchill)
  3. "When everybody else thinks it’s the end, we have to begin." (Konrad Adenauer)
  4. "Successful people don’t fear failure, but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from." (Robert Kiyosaki)
  5. "Even bad prospects can give rise to good insights." (Ernst Ferstl)
  6. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (Thomas Alva Edison)
  7. "The greatest glory in life is not in never falling, but in getting back up every time." (Nelson Mandela)
  8. "If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  9. "It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts." (Zig Ziglar)
  10. "No statue was ever erected to a critic. But the people they have criticized, many statues have gone up." (Glenn W. Turner)

Motivational Quotes For Success

  1. "Paths are made by walking them." (Franz Kafka)
  2. "Winning is not always the barometer of getting better." (Tiger Woods)
  3. "A mighty flame follows a tiny spark." (Dante Alighieri)
  4. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." (Mark Twain)
  5. "A problem is a chance for you to do your best." (Duke Ellington)
  6. "Faith in our power can arise into infinity." (Friedrich Schlegel)
  7. "The real secret of success is enthusiasm." (Walter Percy Chrysler)
  8. "Focus on the solution, not on the problem." (Jim Rohn)
  9. "No one knows what he can do until he tries." (Publilius Syrus)
  10. "A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds." (Mark Twain)

Motivational Quotes For Goals

  1. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." (C. S. Lewis)
  2. "The real secret of success is enthusiasm." (Walt Disney)
  3. "Because he has no goal in mind, everything he does succeeds." (Lao Tzu)
  4. "It's up to you whether you want to use the new year as a brake or as an engine." (Henry Ford)
  5. "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." (Anatole France)
  6. "The slowest person unless he does not lose the sight of the goal, is faster than the one who wanders aimlessly." (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing)
  7. "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." (Lewis Carroll)
  8. "You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible." (Hermann Hesse)
  9. Dream as far as you can see, and when you get there, you can keep looking." (Zig Ziglar)
  10. "The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going." (David Starr Jordan)
Motivational sayings for real drive
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Frequently asked questions about motivation and drive

What is meant by motivation?

Motivation is the set of motives that causes a person to consistently act in a way that achieves a particular goal.

How can you motivate yourself better?

Experience shows that people who set goals and tell others about them are particularly motivated to achieve them. For large projects, it is advisable to set meaningful intermediate goals. Routines, allies, quick decisions, motivating music, a break or two and, last but not least, love for what you are doing can also help.

What are the types of motivation?

Motivation is divided into intrinsic (internal drive), extrinsic (externally generated drive), task-oriented (clearly defined or exciting task), and context-oriented motivation. (promised effect in the environment)

Book Tips: Here I have some books that have motivated me extremely or helped me to become more motivated. I can especially recommend the bestseller "Ich kann das." by Bodo Schäfer. You can get the book now here*.

Use the motivational sayings for more drive!

Those who stand up for what is good usually face headwinds. That's how our society works. But if you really want to change something, you have to stick with it and be patient. I hope that with this collection of quotes I can give you a list of motivational sayings to fall back on regularly.

Finally, I would like to give you some further articles help that can serve as possible targets for you:

Do you have any questions about the post? Or can you think of other motivational quotes that are still missing here? Then feel free to write me a comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: Are you also still looking for motivating songs? Then just check out the linked post - you won't regret it!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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