The right words at the right time can inspire you to give your all to achieve your goals, even the ones that seem impossible: here are some of the most beautiful motivational phrases to help you have what you never had.

Bad days happen to everyone. Don't they?

One morning you simply wake up in a bad mood; another you start the workday with many good intentions, but are nipped in the bud by a myriad of unforeseen events and hassles.

Part of you, then, would like to blow it all and run away to Honolulu.... 

Do you know what you need in such cases?

Just a little extra motivation.

Yeah, because whatever job you do and whatever point in your career you are at, sometimes a little push is just what you need. 

To be told  "you can do it" is always helpful-especially when you have the mood under your feet.

That's what I'm here for today!

I want to give you some impetus that can give you determination even when you really feel like you don't have any more.

These are some of the most beautiful motivational phrases, chosen to encourage you and enriched with some of my own short comments.

They are all from people who have achieved the success they aspired to in their lives through strong determination, who are (or have been) real Thought Leader and who have acquired a great authority In their field: what better way  so than listening to the advice of the very people who "made it" before you? 

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You can print out the ones you like best and maybe keep them handy on your desk, put one as the bottom of your phone or pc, or hang a nice picture on the wall with an attached quote in your study. Or, simply read them here whenever you need them.

Here they are, they are all for you!

Best motivational phrases: my list.

Don't sit and wait for opportunities to come. You have to get up and create them yourself.
(Madame C.J. Walker)

Opportunities do not happen. You create them.
(Chris Grosser)

Nothing will work unless you do it.
(Maya Angelou)

Get in life what you dare to ask for.
(Oprah Winfrey)

In each of these phrases you find a call to action: we all have something to offer and share; don't wait for someone to inspire you to do it or for a windfall to fall from the sky, take the initiative and do what you wish.

To have what you never had


Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
(Winston S. Churchill)

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
(Herman Melville)

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
(Colin R. Davis)

If you don't take risks, you won't grow. Failure is a stepping stone to success
(Arianna Huffington)

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without losing enthusiasm.
(Winston Churchill)

The art of winning is learned in defeat.
(Simon Bolivar)

I missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I missed almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I was entrusted with the victory shot and missed it. I have failed over and over again in my life. And that's why I made it. (Michael Jordan)

To think that you can succeed without ever making mistakes or being disappointed is pure utopia. Fear of failure is the worst enemy of your accomplishment: not only because by making mistakes you learn, but also and especially because the more you do, the more chances you have that, among the thousands of defeats, there will be many victories. And, in the end, those will be the ones that really count. 

To have what you never had


If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.
(Jim Rohn)

Whether you think you can do it or not, you will still be right.
(Henry Ford)

Obstacles are those scary things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
(Henry Ford)

If you believe it will work, you will see opportunities. If you don't believe it will work, you will see obstacles. (Wayne Dyer)

Whatever you want to do, you have to start off on the right foot: being pessimistic about a project does not help you to carry it out successfully. Remember: you create your reality, and your mind shapes what is around you.

To have what you never had

You cannot always control what happens outside. But you can always control what happens inside.
(Wayne Dyer)

Life is for 10% what happens to you and for 90% how you react.
(Charles R. Swindoll)

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.
(Elizabeth Gilbert)

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
(Maya Angelou) 

It is difficult, I know, but you have to take responsibility for your emotions: this is because your attitude toward everything that happens to you is the only thing you can really control. And happiness is not a condition, but a choice you make every single day. Because there is only one person over whom you have full power: YOURSELF.

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does-that makes you a winner.
(Venus Williams)

Don't wait for the classic pat on the back to feel empowered to act; don't wait for someone to tell you that you have what it takes to succeed; no one can believe in yourself if you are not the first to do so. 

If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.
(Henry Ford)

If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.
(Thomas Jefferson)

Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as being stuck in a place where you don't belong.
(Mandy Hale) 

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
(Neale Donald Walsch)

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
(John A. Shedd)

Remember what you would do if you were not afraid. This doesn't mean doing things that don't actually appeal to you just because they are "different": on the contrary, it means having the courage to push yourself right where you want to be, without letting fears and worries hold you back.

When you are frightened in the face of something that appears to you as "a leap into the void," try asking yourself: "What is the worst thing that could happen to me if I did that?"

I am sure that after responding, quite a bit of that fear will be gone.

To have what you never had


Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
(Alice Morse Earle)

Even when everything seems to be going wrong, there are still little things you can focus on and find comfort in.

Appreciate what is good about you and find the silver lining or the best aspects in everything that happens. Everything, but everything, can leave you with a lesson and make you grow.

No matter how slowly you go, the important thing is not to stop. (Confucius)

Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao Tzu)

If you can't do big things yet, do small things in a great way. (Napoleon Hill)

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. (Anthony Robbins)

We often think that we must immediately start doing things "big": yet, even Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) started by shipping packages from his garage. We see the successes of others and forget the path they have taken so far to achieve them.

It takes patience and perseverance, step by step and day by day. In all this, you must never lose sight of your goal.

In this regard I would like to recommend a beautiful book "Giant Steps - 365 Small Actions to Make Big Changes in Your Life" by Anthony Robbins.

The best motivational phrases


These words are a way to help you stay positive, productive and happy as you move along your journey. Repeating a motivational phrase aloud in front of the mirror can also be very helpful.

Don't forget, however, that the environment in which you live and work and especially the people you deal with on a daily basis have a major impact on your motivation. That's why I recommend that you always create a positive environment around you, always celebrate your victories, big or small, and surround yourself with people who know how to stimulate you and help you grow.

Only if you are comfortable being ambitious and resourceful can you become the successful person you are meant to be.

And, mind you, don't just quickly read all these beautiful phrases: give yourself time to reflect and apply them concretely to what you do.

Finally, heartened in the knowledge that everyday life is made up of ups and downs. Success is not final and failure is not forever: it is the motivation we choose that matters most.

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