25 Motivational Mantras

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Does it ever feel like success is just outside your grasp? I promise you, it’s not! This year, instead of letting life pass you by, grab ahold of your dreams and achieve your goals. It’s as easy as getting inspired by motivational mantras, quotes, and affirmations.

These simple phrases might not seem like much, but they’re powerful enough to inspire you to keep going when you feel like you’re at a standstill. Reading your favorite motivational mantra can help you maintain focus while boosting enthusiasm, which is why we turn to these 25 personal success mantras time and time again.

We’d love to help you find a quote that inspires you reach your goals. Let us know your favorite in the comments below, or browse more motivational mantras on our Inspire Motivation board on Pinterest.

Motivational Mantras to Live By

1. From the movie “Hungry for Change”

“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!”

2. Deepak Chopra

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

3. Dan Millman

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

4. Jim Ryan

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

5. Jennifer Freeman

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

6. Mark Victor Hansen

“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.”

7. Terri Guillemets

“You are as important to your health as it is to you.”

8. Unknown

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

9. Gail Devers

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

10. CJ Lewis

“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.”

11. Maya Angelou

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

12. Carol Welch

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”

13. Aristotle

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

14. Lucille Ball

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”

15. Oprah Winfrey

“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.”

16. Helen Keller

“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.”

17. Anais Nin

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

18. Hussein Nishah

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

19. Madonna

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

20. Sandra Day O’Connor

“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.”

21. Georgia O’Keeffe

“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.”

22. Gail Sheehy

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living.”

23. Wayne Dyer

“Transformation literally means going beyond your form.”

24. Judy Garland

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

25. Terri Guillemets

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

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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.

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  2. Becca  March 12, 2015

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

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  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."

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    • SkinnyMs  May 28, 2015

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

      Reply
  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.”

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  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.”

    Reply

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