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81 Self-Motivation Quotes To Balance A Perfect Professional And Personal Life

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Last Updated on 05 January, 2024

Self-motivation encourages oneself to meet daily goals and challenges without being dependent or influenced by others. Even the internet these days is filled with self-motivation quotes, which implies how much of a crucial role it plays in our lives.

The world is full of hustle, and staying inspired 24/7 is a hard task. There will be times when some will try to push you down, and some will lift you. But, what's important is to remain assertive and not get discouraged.

Motivating oneself is a self-uplifting process that drives the spirit to achieve goals, become successful, and grow in life. This is where self-starting works wonders, accelerating well-being, health, and contentment.

Why is Self-Motivation Important ?


Self-motivation can also be considered as self-care and self-love. It acts as a guide to keep aside one's day-to-day stress and generate positive emotions. Stress is a common factor affecting our overall health and wellness be it in personal or professional life.

Employees can maintain good mental health and de-stress themselves whenever and wherever through self-encouragement. It will also help them push themselves through tough times, remain productive, and perform better at work.

The simplest rule of life is never to give up. Ensure your everyday motivational level before you go to work and come home to live a life in harmony with yourself. And, if you need a little morale boost to start or end your day with, here are a few self-motivation quotes for you.

Self- Motivation Quotes For Good Mental and Behavioral Health



If you want to be the best you will be the number one but if you want to be unique you will be the only one remember that. -the dark secrets


H.O.P.E. = Hold On. Pain Ends. -Unknown


Wherever you go, go with all your heart. –Confucius


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S.Lewis


The only thing standing in the way between you and your goal is the BS story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. –Jordan Belfort


Turn your wounds into wisdom. –Oprah


We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. –Helen Keller


Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. – Chantal Sutherland


Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi


Begin anywhere. –John Cage


Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you. -Unknown


Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen. –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it. –Elon Musk


The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. -Unknown


You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. -Christopher Robin


The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. - Hasidic Proverb


Whatever you are, be a good one. ―Abraham Lincoln


Work like there is someone working twenty four hours a day to take it away from you. –Mark Cuban


We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling


Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise. -Unknown


Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice. -Unknown


Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great. -Steve Prefontaine


Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it. -Anonymous


Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers. –Socrates


Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right. -Anonymous


Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.-Unknown


Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. –Walt Whitman


You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.― Idowu Koyenikan


Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone. ―Rashedur Ryan Rahman


For self is a sea boundless and measureless. -Kahlil Gibran


A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you're an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you're probably under a restraining order. ―Ryan Lilly


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. –Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!


One-dimensional people are cartoon characters of themselves. What’s that called? Oh yeah. Personal branding. Be more than a brand. ―Richie Norton


Do one thing every day that scares you. ―Eleanor Roosevelt


No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful.” ―Jaymin Shah

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Self-Motivation Quotes To Enhance Your Spiritual Well-being



If you work on something a little bit every day, you end up with something that is massive. –Kenneth Goldsmith


For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end.
Michelle Obama, Becoming


The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. –Oprah Winfrey


Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. –
-Anne Frank


If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill


Don’t quit yet, the worst moments are usually followed by the most beautiful silver linings. You have to stay strong, remember to keep your head up and remain hopeful. –Unknown


Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. –Eleanor Roosevelt


No one has ever made a difference by being like everyone else. -The Greatest Showman


My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.–Maya Angelou


When Plan “A” doesn’t work, don’t worry, you still have 25 more letters to go through. –Unknown


If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. –Dalai Lama


Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. –William James


Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.– Hazrat Inayat Khan


There is nothing impossible to they who will try. —Alexander the Great


The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. — Michael Altshuler


Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go. —Nicole Kidman


Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them. –Mia Hamm


Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability, to be a little more ambitious? I think the world would change. –Reese Witherspoon


Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink. –Lilly Pulitzer


I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. –Langston Hughes


I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. —Brene Brown

Self- Motivational Quotes To Remain Physically Fit



The body loves routine. Try to eat, sleep, and so on at the same times every day in order for the body to function at its optimum efficiency. The body loves consistency. –Theresa Hearn Haynes


To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear. –Buddha


Physical well-being necessitates listening to what you already know, and then taking it seriously enough to act accordingly. When you wake up and feel the impulse to arch your back, stretch and exhale with a loud sigh, for God’s sake, do it. ―Darrell Calkins


The greatest wealth is health. –Virgil


Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.-Anne Wilson Schaef


The greatest wealth is well-being. ―Lailah Gifty Akita


The groundwork of all happiness is health. –Leigh Hunt


Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. –World Health Organization, 1948


Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. –Winston Churchill


Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.— Benjamin Franklin


A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. -Irish proverb

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Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. –Carl Jung


Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. –Julia Child


Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body. –Jeanette Jenkins


A healthy outside starts from the inside. –Robert Urich


Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being. –Greg Anderson


A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us. –Pema Chödrön


If your body’s not right, the rest of your day will go all wrong. Take care of yourself. –V.L. Allineare


Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws. – Charles Simmons


Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart. –Gene Tunney


Health is hearty, health is harmony, health is happiness. ―Amit Kalantri


Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ―Plato


Your words control your life, your progress, your results, even your mental and physical health. You cannot talk like a failure and expect to be successful. ―Germany Kent


Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. –Naval Ravikant


A fit, healthy body – that is the best fashion statement. –Jess C Scott

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This article is written by Parismita Goswami who is a content writer and marketer at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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