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Sometimes the difference between success and failure can be found in a few simple but powerful words. Here are 50 quotes to inspire your workweek so that you can be successful and achieve your goals.

  1. Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. Bruce Lee
  2. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” Marianne Williamson
  4. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. T. Harv Eker
  5. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie
  6. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi
  8. The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill
  9. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs
  10. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. Jim Rohn
  11. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. Stephen Covey
  12. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
  13. Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. George Patton
  14. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. T. Harv Eker
  15. I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. Lao Tzu
  16. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter F. Drucker
  17. In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it. Seth Godin
  18. If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything. Tom Rath
  19. Earn your leadership every day. Michael Jordan
  20. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky
  21. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart
  22. Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
    Kevin Kruse
  23. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
    John Lennon
  24. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
    Charles Swindoll
  25. The mind is everything. What you think you become.
  26. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
    Steve Jobs
  27. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
    Vince Lombardi
  28. It always seems impossible until it’s done.
    Nelson Mandela
  29. You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.
    Zig Ziglar
  30. Leap and the net will appear.
    John Burroughs
  31. One finds limits by pushing them.
    Herbert Simon
  32. Either you run the day or the day runs you.
    Jim Rohn
  33. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
    Henry Ford
  34. With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  35. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
    Walt Disney
  36. A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
    Tony Robbins
  37. Fall seven times, stand up eight.
    Japanese Proverb
  38. Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. Winston Churchill
  39. Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and we control both. Dwayne Johnson
  40. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. Brian Tracy
  41. To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
    Elbert Hubbard
  42. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
  43. Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
    Tim Ferriss
  44. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
    Maya Angelou
  45. If you do everything that everyone else does in business, you’re going to lose. The only way to really be ahead, is to ‘be different’.
    Larry Ellison
  46. Don’t look for your dreams to become true; look to become true to your dreams.
    Michael Bernard Beckwith
  47. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
    Paulo Coelho
  48. The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
    Mark Zuckerberg
  49. Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
    C. S. Lewis
  50. Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics.
    Robin Sharma