25 Motivational Mantras

25 Motivational Mantras

Motivational quotes and affirmations are a great way to maintain focus and boost enthusiasm. Feeling uninspired? Take a look at our top 25 personal success mantras and feel your motivation return.

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1. “Learn to love yourself. If you say “I accept myself unconditionally right now” twice a day for 30 days, by day 28 you will be believing it!”
~ from the movie “Hungry for Change”

2. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”
~ Deepak Chopra

3. “Slipping backwards? You may be backing up to get a running start.”
~ Dan Millman

4. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
~Jim Ryan

5. “You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.”
~Jennifer Freeman

6. ” 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

7. “You are as important to your health as it is to you.”
~Terri Guillemets

8. “Don’t give up what you want the most for what you want right now.”

9. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
~ Gail Devers

10. “A strong woman knows she has strength for the journey, but a woman of strength knows that it is within the journey she will find her strength.”
~CJ Lewis

11. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
~Maya Angelou

12.” Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”
~Carol Welch

13. “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, therefor, is not an act but a habit.”

14. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”
~Lucille Ball

15. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.”
~Oprah Winfrey

16. “Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.”
~Helen Keller

17. “And the day came where the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom”
~Anais Nin

18. “I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated.”
~Hussein Nishah

19. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”

20. “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.”
~Sandra Day O’Connor

21. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
~ Georgia O’Keeffe

22. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living.”
~ Gail Sheehy

23. “Transformation literally means going beyond your form.”
~ Wayne Dyer

24. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
~Judy Garland

25. “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.”Tomorrow is disease.”
~Terri Guillemets

Do you have a favorite motivational mantra that gets you moving? Share it with us!

6 Comments on "25 Motivational Mantras"

  1. Love Messages  March 2, 2014

    I think every person need motivation at some point and whats better than reading quotes or some of inspiring words by our near and dear ones. This motivational mantras are amazing, it has changed my view of looking towards the situation.

  2. Becca  March 12, 2015

    I've had a hard and troubled life worrying about things that never happened.

  3. Pratibha Mod  May 28, 2015

    I would like to add one more superb motivational mantra and that is "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

    • SkinnyMs  May 28, 2015

      That's a great one, Pratibha! Thanks for sharing!

  4. LucieWalters  November 19, 2016

    Mark Twain succinctly expressed the importance of one’s determination to reach success,
    “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

  5. Frank Gaylor  August 24, 2017

    My grandma told me when I was very young,”We are all like produce. If we stop growing we rot, and I don’t want you to stink.”


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