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Motivational Quotes to Fuel Your Workout

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

Ever have trouble finding sufficient motivation to work out? Well, look no further! The following is a compilation of tips and tricks to help you remember and implement inspiring words into your everyday life, followed by a list of twenty quotes to get you started.

Reading a list of inspiring quotes is enough to make anybody feel energized and ready to take action for a little while, but it takes a bit more to feel inspired by powerful words each and every day. One of the most effective things you can do to keep your favorite quotes on the brain is to post them in places where you won’t have to seek them out. Try breaking out some sticky notes and post quotes where you are guaranteed to see them, like inside your medicine cabinet, on the front of the refrigerator, inside the front door of your house or apartment, and above your bed. If there is a particular quote that you find extra special to you, you can post it in a more permanent way, like paining a doorway or staircase, or framing it and hanging it on the wall. Stickers are also great! There are plenty of websites that produce custom stickers. Have a few printed and shipped to you so you can decorate your water bottle or laptop with your favorite words.


If you keep a journal (which in itself can be highly beneficial for tracking success and staying motivated!), date your pages in advance and write a motivating quote at the top of each page. When you go to log your day in your journal, you will be reminded of why you have set the goals you did. Reading the quote you wrote days before will trigger the determination you have towards reaching your goal, no matter what progress or setbacks took place that day. You also have the option of purchasing a journal that has quotes in it already. There are lots of good ones out there, some general, and others geared towards specific motivational topics.


Share your favorite quotes with others. Hang a quote in your workspace for your coworkers to see. Another idea is to send quote to someone close to you. You could write it on a napkin in your child’s lunchbox or leave a voice message for your significant other. Better yet, make it a habit to text close friends a new quote each week, and have them do the same! This can be a great way to find new quotes, as well. 


Now that you have some ideas for filling your life with inspirational words, check out the list below. Don’t stop here! There are so many resources aviable to you for finding motivational quotes, from the internet to the bookstore to the people who you look up to. Feel free to share your own favorite motivational quotes in the comments section.

“Change your thoughts and you will change your world.” –Norman Vincent Peale

“It’s actually pretty simple. Either you do it, or you don’t.”-Annonymous

“The only way to finish is to start.” -Annonymous

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” –Og Mandino

“Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.” –Henry Ford

“We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.” –Dr. Henry Link

“Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.” -Helen Keller

“What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.” –Don Zimmer

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." —J. A. Shedd.

“Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality.” – Brian Tracy

“For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

“You Don’t Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great.” – Zig Ziglar

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” -Sean Patrick Flanery

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” —Anonymous

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” —Tommy Lasorda

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” —Thomas Jefferson

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times

I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

“If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.” —Unknown

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, and some point, you will.” —Venus Williams


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