Motivation Monday

Posted: September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized


Take it. Grab it by the hand and run with it. Don't look back.


I had a weekend full of thoughts. Not just your typical everyday, simple thoughts. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want in life (my friend calls it our quarter-life crisis) and since I’m such a wordsy girl, I turned to quotes for guidance and comfort. Lots of quotes. They get through to me in a way that people can’t. So in honor of my thoughtful, wordsy weekend, here are a bunch of quotes that are both life- and fitness-relevant. I hope they inspire  you to take charge of your life, whether it is your physical, mental, or emotional side.

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” -Arnold H. Glasow

“If you can’t you must. If you must, you can.” -Tony Robbins

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” -Ayn Rand

“Ninety nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” -George Washington Carver

“You will become as small as your controlling desire: As great as your dominant aspiration.” -James Allen

“Running and science draw on similar traits—stamina, ambition, patience, and the ability to overcome limits.” -Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel Laureate and MIT Professor

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” -Lance

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

“Just go out there and do what you have to do.” -Martina Navratilova

“Other people can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.”Zig Ziglar

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

“The best way out is always through.” -Robert Frost

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -St. Francis of Assisi

What inspirational and motivational quotes do you find yourself turning to in times of struggle?


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