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15 Inspirational Quotes for Goal-Chasers, Dreamers and Anyone Totally Going For It

Inspirational quotes like these are perfect for a little push forward when you need it. And who doesn’t need a little motivation now and again?

15 Inspirational Quotes for Goal-Chasers, Dreamers and Anyone Totally Going For It

A little known fact: When I was in high school, I worked as a janitor at the Peale Center for Christian Living — a place devoted to the teachings of Norman Vincent Peale. Guideposts magazine was produced there as well. The building also housed a small museum dedicated to Peale’s message: there’s great power in positive thinking.

I can’t say that I walked away from the experience empowered and inspired. I was a kid — and I didn’t really believe in the message. I did, however, read every display, placard and quote in that museum — a dozen times or more.

It’s been many years now, and in retrospect I’ve come around to the idea that positive thinking is important to a good life. (I am positively thinking that I will get a big ol’ yes this week to one of the book proposals I have out to publishers.) Positivity begets good things in life — and even when bad things happen, a positive outlook can buoy you through. These days, I surround myself with positive, wonderful, motivational, inspirational quotes — and thoughts.  I even have a frame filled with three favorite motivational quotes on my desk.

Looking for some inspirational quotes to keep you motivated? Here are 15 that I love.

15 Awesome Inspirational Quotes

  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
  • Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais Nin
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. – W. Clement Stone
  • Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved! – Robert Schuller
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
  • I think if there’s something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn’t have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please. – Brittany Murphy
  • No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. – Jesse Jackson
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle