30 Quotes That Motivate You To Work On Your Dreams

Sometimes, just the right words are enough to hit that “Play” button.

Researched, written by Amber & The Team
Updated on July 9, 2023

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“Hi everyone, my name is Amber, and I’m a workaholic.”

… Yeah, I think that’s how it would sound in Workaholics Anonymous meetings.

Do they even exist?

I don’t know… I hope that I don’t need an intervention yet.

If you asked me what it’s like to be a workaholic, I would say that it’s both a blessing and a curse.

Sure, I can sit down and do huge amounts of work because I kinda get high on it, but I also tend to regularly drive myself to burnout, and I’m rarely satisfied with my results.

I don’t think it’s healthy.

Or cool.

However, even workaholics lose motivation sometimes.

It is a VERY human thing to do and if you ever feel mad for not being motivated, you should do these things:

  1. Stop doing that because it’s nuts;
  2. Drink a big glass of water because you’re probably dehydrated.

And sometimes, when you have zero motivation, reading a few motivational quotes can help too.

So I gathered a list of my favorite motivational quotes for you – check them out below!


30 Quotes That Motivate You To Work On Your Dreams


1. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas A.



2. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson


3. “A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.”  – Ralph Lauren


4. “Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now, for surely it will be worth it in the end.” – Sanjo Jendayi


5. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell


6. “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit.

He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” – Indira Gandhi


7. “Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.”– Joseph Barbara


8. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein


9. “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” – Jonathan Sacks


10. “The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” – John Ruskin


11. “Nobody’s a natural.

You work hard to get good and then work to get better.

It’s hard to stay on top.” – Paul Coffey


12. “All growth depends upon activity.

There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge


13. “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” – Patrick Suskind


14. “For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” – Jessica Savitch


15. “It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” – Vince Lombardi


16. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed.

The Vision Pulls You.” – Steve Jobs


17. “There is no substitute for hard work.

There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money.” – Henry Sy


18. “Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.” – Habeeb Akande


19. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden


20. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur


21. “I do not believe in excuses.

I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.” – James Cash Penney


22. “If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.” – Joyce Chapman


23. “A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.

It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.” – Mildred Struven


24. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis


25. “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time.

The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either.

Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

Pro and con lists are just as bad.

If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” — Tim Ferriss


26. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir


27. “You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing.

What you’ll discover will be wonderful.

What you’ll discover will be yourself.”  – Alan Alda


28. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.

Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller


29. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” — Wayne Huizenga


30. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder


Quotes are just words, but if they help you to feel a little more motivated, doesn’t it make sense to meditate on them once in a while?

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