20 Inspiring Quotes To Transform You From Completely Lost To Motivated Dream Pursuer

You may feel lost now, but with a little encouragement, you’ll be ready to chase your dreams.

Throughout our lives, we all have dreams. Whether our dreams and goals are something as small as getting that limited-time pastry at the shop down the street, or as big and lofty as starting an international business, there’s always something we want to achieve.

People and their dreams make the world go ‘round after all. Where would we be without the invention of the wheel, or Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who came up with the World Wide Web?

But, a lot of times, our dreams seem unrealistic, or we’re surrounded by people telling us that our dreams or our goals are impossible to achieve. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “that will never work” or “get your head out of the clouds.” I know I’ve been told that one way or the other and it’s pretty discouraging.

You never want to truly give up on your dreams. It almost feels like you’re giving up on a part of yourself when you do. But when everyone around you keeps telling you that you can’t, it becomes easy to just call it quits. You go back to your mundane life of the daily grind with no hope of a better future.

Alright, so that sounds pretty grim. However, a day comes when you rediscover that spark you thought you lost and now you want to make all your dreams come true again! But after having that old spark stomped on so much, you’ve kind of forgotten what your plans were and how you were going to find success. You feel lost and you wonder “did I really have a plan for this?”

There’s the old adage “if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.” While that may be true, sometimes our minds alone can’t do all of the heavy lifting alone.

So, here are some nuggets of wisdom from some other minds, in the form of inspirational quotes and motivational words, that can help you go from lost and demotivated to dreamer and doer once again.

1. First, being lost isn’t a bad thing.

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau

2. But when you’re trapped in everyday routine, it feels like you’re barely living.

“I am suffocated and lost when I

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26 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You To Dream Big & Set Ambitious Goals For Your Future

This is what dreams are made of.

If you dream it, you can do it. You only have this life, so don’t be afraid to dream big. We all have goals and things we want to accomplish, but you are the only one that is in control of your actions and choices.

How do you achieve your goals? Are you scared to take the leap because you don’t want to fail? Everyone struggles with these questions, even the most successful-seeming individuals.

I was recently listening to the You Made It Weird podcast episode where the host, Pete Holmes, interviewed the actor Adam Scott. On the episode, Adam Scott said that although he has had a lot of success from being on Big Little Lies, he feels the same way he did in his twenties. Adam Scott was quick to admit that he often feels anxious about his career and still has lofty dreams that he is scared he won’t achieve.

It is comforting to know that every single person has goals they want to achieve and anxieties about achieving them. Even though it can be intimidating to reach for high goals, all you have to do is take the first step towards it. Every day, you have the opportunity and decision to accomplish a meaningful task.

It is great to have a million dreams, but it is important that you have the mindset to go with it. The people that are successful in this world, are people that dream big and put in the work behind those dreams. You can achieve anything if you make the choice to.

If you need some inspiration on how to dream big and reach your goals, enjoy our collection of the very best motivational quotes about dreams and making goals so you can be inspired to shoot for the stars.

1. Have the courage to follow your dreams.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”Walt Disney

2. Every dream begins with a dreamer.

“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

3. Throw your dreams into space.

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new

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What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up Part 1

By DR

When I enter pre-school I remember, all the rules
ABCs and 123 sleep time but while the teacher reads
Itsy Bitsy Spider, for me
When the rain of home the next day the sun dries me
Seems like the only cap and gown I seen
Watching my life on this widescreen
The household struggles took away my dream
Moved from the projects, what did it cost me?
A school of learning, I was a bumblebee
But the family grew, needed more room
Didn’t know welfare was everybody’s dreams
To the second stage, if my theme getting beat up became an outside thing
So I couldn’t focus on being a king
I went to neighbor to neighbor to learn different things
Looking at God’s nature, the stray things I knew since I was the only
I hear owls (sing) that I have to keep seeing things
That’s not what I wanted to be when I grew up
Sometimes I don’t think I’ll ever grow up
I still pray every day to what I wanna be when I grow up
But just in case I don’t show up
He bless (his children) to play
Be safe and grow up
(No matter what color in your cup)
Or what’s your family luck
Just say, your prayers when you get stuck and they will show up…

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50 Quotes For When You’re Feeling Unmotivated & Need To Get Stuff Done (Like NOW)

For when you’re running on low battery mode.

Sometimes, your motivation dips low, and all you want to do is postpone your work for the week — just procrastinate.

Whether you’re working a full-time job or attending college, your days can get pretty exhausting. The early excitement of starting a brand new job or meeting new classmates dies down and your days become mundane, especially if you’re trying to juggle work and a social life. 

At some point, I’m sure you probably want to call it quits and just live out your days in the woods. I mean, what is better than being one with nature? Food and water are free, you won’t have any bills to pay and there are no reports or essays you have to type. The best part is, your problems are temporarily gone and left back in the city.

It’s OK to have these emotions once in a while since you’re only human, but it’s important to know how to pick yourself back up from them.

When you hear words of positive encouragement, it increases your motivation to complete your goals more than surrounding yourself in negativity does. When you continuously keep yourself in your negative bubble, so to speak, you feel more discouraged and are less likely to complete your work and goals for the week, which can trigger depression and other serious issues. You might get behind in work and school, which can affect your performance and hinder the relationships you have with your coworkers.

Listening to all the negativity is like a domino effect that will have to blow up — sooner or later.

Instead, surround yourself with happy, positive thoughts that encourage you to complete your goals and prove to everyone how smart you are.

If you’ve been feeling anything less than motivated lately, here are 50 motivational quotes you can use and recite daily to help you get your sh*t together. These empowering quotes are sure to get your inspiration flowing.

1. Follow in the wise footsteps of Michelle Obama

“I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.”Michelle Obama

2. Make history, girl.

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.”Michelle Obama

3. Be a Madonna.

“I’m tough, I’m

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25 Dale Carnegie Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Trying

One of the most famous developers of courses in self-improvement, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, Dale Carnegie helped millions of people who got stuck in the self-help section.

Dale Carnegie is the author of the groundbreaking book entitled How to Win Friends and Influence People, one of the best-selling self-help books of all time.

Carnegie was a man of humble beginnings. He started to teach public speaking classes for adults at the YMCA and within only two years he achieved such popularity that he founded his own Institute.

Carnegie knew that in order to find the “recipe”, he had to read the many stories of the most successful people and greatest leaders. This is how he perceived that people skills top the technical ones and that a person’s behavior can be changed by changing one’s behavior toward them.

The Dale Carnegie Institute has continued to expand and is now operating in 90 countries helping people build their self-confidence, enhance communication and people skills, develop leadership skills, improve attitude and reduce stress.

Here are 25 Dale Carnegie quotes to inspire you to keep trying and overcome your fears.

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.

Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.

If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming

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25 Powerful Zig Ziglar Quotes to Boost Your Willpower

Zig Ziglar was an American author and motivational speaker, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of the industry. Because of his unique delivery style of motivational and powerful speeches, as well as his unparalleled insight on human nature and what triggers individuals, he became one of the most renowned figures in the science of human potential.

Ziglar has inspired and influenced millions to work hard, be positive and goal-oriented. In the 1950s, as a salesman, he began giving sales-training talks and about 20 years later he launched his own business in order to offer training in sales and personal development.

Zig Ziglar traveled all over the world to help others see and use their potential to the fullest. It’s hard not to pay attention to such a charming personality who’s there to encourage and give you hope. And his own story is nothing short of inspiring.

For his talent and genius, Ziglar is recognized and honored as one of the greatest motivational speakers of our times. Here are 25 Zig Ziglar quotes to boost your willpower and make you push your limits.

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.

If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.

You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit

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25 Motivational Quotes Of Encouragement To Help You Meet Your Goals This Holiday Season

Reach your goals (and complete your New Year’s resolutions!) this holiday season.

It’s season’s greetings and season’s goal meetings, which is why we need encouraging quotes to keep us motivated throughout the holiday season.

Winter break is coming for a lot of us, and that means the stresses of this semester will begin to melt away and we can finally unwind. The holiday season is a time when we all just want to relax, spend time with family, meet up with old friends, and pig out on big holiday meals and an endless supply of Christmas cookies.


Enjoy the fun times that come along with the holidays, but don’t wait until the new year to start bettering yourself and making a change. Start your New Year’s resolution early!

Take these next few weeks to think about what you’re thankful for and what you want to accomplish. Then, don’t just think about the things you want to accomplish, start making them happen!

Winter break is a perfect time to take on new projects that you’ve been meaning to do. You can even get a head start on your fitness goals before the swarms of people start making their way to the gym in January.

There’s a difference between relaxing a little bit and being full-on lazy. Make use of your time off and reach your goals during the holiday season so you can start off the new year better than ever! Here are 25 empowering quotes to help motivate you during the holidays and through to the New Year.


1. When you want to make an impact.

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” — Leymah Gbowee


2. When you need to be reminded that it’s important to keep trying.

“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” — Unknown


3. When you need a little push.

“Stop wishing start doing.” —​ Unknown


4. Sometimes, confidence is all you need.

“Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” — Unknown


5. When you’re having trouble letting go of doubts.

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” — Nora Roberts


6. You have to put in the work to make your dreams a reality.

“I never dreamt of success. I

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12 Harriet Tubman Quotes to Help You Find the Leader Within

Harriet Tubman was a leading abolitionist who went on to become the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad — a network of secret routes and safe houses destined to help those enslaved during the 19th century.

The routes led to free states but later on, as the Fugitive Slave Law was adopted, slaves could be captured and returned to their masters. So Harriet Tubman changed the route to Canada, which prohibited slavery categorically, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom, using this route. Her efforts, ingenuity, and determination later earned her the “Moses” moniker, among others.

Born in a family of slaves, she was beaten, sold and constantly ill due to poor conditions and endless struggles; yet Tubman knew that she was destined for something bigger, which gave her the determination to escape — and take others with her.

By being a great leader and helping so many, she achieved greatness and restored faith among enslaved people. During the Civil War, Tubman also worked as a spy, working alongside the Union Army.

Harriet became a highly respected figure in history and an American icon. Here are 12 Harriet Tubman quotes to help you find the leader within.

Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.

Never wound a snake; kill it.

I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

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.

I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always

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22 Frederick Douglass Quotes to Make You Fight to Stop Ignorance From Prevailing

Frederick Douglass is widely known as one of the most vocal defenders of human rights in the anti-slavery movement.

Douglass’ ideological opposition to slavery began to take shape after he was taught to read and write. Education was banned for slaves, but in spite of this, his slaveholder Sophia Auld decided to teach him the alphabet when he was around the age of 12. Not long after, her husband forbade her from teaching, but that didn’t stop Douglass who continued to seek learning opportunities wherever they may arise.

Frederick Douglass went on to write several autobiographies — the most famous of which being Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass — openly describing his own experiences as a slave. Later on, he went on to become the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.

Even after the Civil War was over, Douglass continued his campaign against slavery and has strengthened the idea according to which slaves weren’t able to function as independent American citizens because they were denied the access to education, not because they lacked the intellectual capacity. And he was the living proof of these arguments.

Opposing such a deeply rooted system, rising alone against so many, proves nothing but courage and love for people and freedom. Here are 22 Frederick Douglass quotes to make you want to stop ignorance from prevailing.

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, …

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15 Wayne Gretzky Quotes to Make You Work Harder on Your Goals

Wayne Douglas Gretzky is one of Canada’s most precious hockey players. His talent and hard work brought him a well-deserved nickname – The Great One. Many sportswriters and players refer to him as the greatest hockey player ever, and for good reason, as Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history.

Gretzky’s size and strength were considered below average for the NHL, so he wasn’t given too much credit. In spite of all this, he proved that size and strength are not the only characteristics that can make a player great. By outsmarting his opponents, anticipating their moves, being creative and improvising on the fly, Gretzky shot and scored.

Wayne Gretzky is living proof that if you put passion and hard work into something you like, you can achieve greatness, no matter the preconceptions. Talent is a gift that others can see only when you grow it.

Gretzky knew how to combine unique skills with cleverness. Here are 15 Wayne Gretzky quotes to help you work harder on your goals.

When you win, say nothing, when you lose say less.

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.

I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that’s the way I’ll be as a coach.

Most people marry their mother. I married my father.

I’m not a big risk-taker. I stay away from things I don’t know anything about.

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.

Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.

No matter who you are, we’re creatures of habit. The better your habits are, the better they will be in pressure situations.

Maybe it wasn’t the talent the Lord gave me – maybe it was the passion.

The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

If …

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