Ten Motivational Quotes That Will Totally Change Your Perspective

I'm such a quote person. I got a letterboard for Christmas and I pretty much only use it for displaying inspiration quotes. I don't know why words have such a power over me, but I can tell myself eight times through the course of the morning that I need to get some task done, and then I walk into my living room and see the words "Only dead fish go with the flow" and something in me is like "Don't be a dead fish!". Next thing I know, the entire bathroom is scrubbed clean, seventeen blog posts are written and scheduled out for the future, and I've made a twelve course meal for my husband.


That doesn't really happen. BUT I do usually benefit from a perspective shift like this by gaining a little extra motivation, and that's pretty cool considering all I did was read a sentence or two. That's pretty powerful! So for those days where you're just dragging and in need of some good vibes, I've gathered some of my favorite motivational quotes to help me get back on track and lose my lazy streak - at least for a few hours.



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did.

mark twain



Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. **currently on my letterboard!

suzy kassem



The comeback is always stronger than the setback.




If you can't make it good, at least make it look good. **life motto

bill gates



I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people are busy doing.

shonda rhimes



If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.

jen sincero



The future depends on what we do in the present.

mahatma ghandi



Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

henry ford



Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

oprah winfrey



Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

albert einstein


Which of these quotes inspires you the most?

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Rachel Cottrell | @rachelacottrell

mama to twins • drinker of the Dew

Rachel is a huge fan of TJ Maxx and chocolate chip cookies. She is currently working on updating her 1940s home with her husband, with whom she also builds websites.


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