20 Short Encouraging Quotes To Get You Moving

Sometimes life can push you down. Maybe you feel like you don’t know what it all means. Or what direction you could take in your life. Or quite possibly, who you are. With that in mind here are 20 short encouraging quotes you can ponder which will help you align with your values and who you want to be. If you like any of these quotes, remember they are the perfect size to be a mobile phone background! So you can have a constant source of inspiration on the go!

20 Short Encouraging Quotes To Get You Moving

“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still.” – Chinese proverb

So often you may try to do so much at once that you end up getting overwhelmed and doing nothing. Stop worrying about how fast you can get things done all the time or you’ll burn out. It’s better to do things slowly and steadily, than bite off more than you can handle and end up doing nothing!

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail” – Charles Kettering

Have you ever been really good at something but when there’s pressure on you, you begin to think to yourself that you can’t do it? For example, if you’re great at a sport but when the pressure is on you to win you bottle it. This is because you’ve begun to focus on what would happen if you fail. Remove failure from your mind. Only focus on success! This is especially true with a big goal that you are trying to undertake!

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

Every one feels fear. And that’s what makes courage an even greater trait. When you act courageously in spite of your fears it shows you and the world what kind of person you are. A person that’s brave enough to do what is right no matter how scared they are. That’s the kind of person you want to be!

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

We ALL have waited for the right moment at some point. And the chances are it never came. A mentor once told me the key is to take imperfect action. You don’t need the timing to be perfect. Just do what you can and then adjust later on. It’s better to do something imperfectly than never doing it.

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for great.” – John D Rockerfeller

If you’re living a good life right now but feel like something is missing then don’t be afraid to change things now! When you’re old do you want to remember all the great things you did? Or do you want to remember how stable and secure your life was? How you never achieved anything but hey at least you had a stable job and income? If that’s you then fair enough, but if not don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for great!

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“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S Eliot

Sometimes you get to a point in the day when you feel like you can’t keep going on. You’ve had bad luck after bad luck, and you just feel like the whole day is going to be awful! Well the good news is if you start looking at your day as each individual moment and become fully present, you’ll notice that you have a fresh beginning every second! Just because you had a bad moment doesn’t mean you can’t start fresh the next!

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

If you want to know one of the most important short encouraging quotes that will literally change your life it is this one. The biggest factor that is holding you back from everything you want in your life is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of not being good enough. Whatever fear it is, once you overcome it you will see the life you truly want and deserve. But you only deserve that life once you’ve overcome your fears!

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“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

Another great quote to remind you that it’s okay to fail! The true failure in fact is never trying. You weren’t born to go through life in a pristine fashion making mistakes. You were made to make mistake after mistake. To fail over and over. And keep pushing. Why you wonder? Because all those failures are lessons, they’re guiding you towards your success. Don’t look at failures as obstacles in your path. Look at failures as lessons guiding you down your path.

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” – Edmund Hillary

Another amazing quote and one that can really motivate you to keep pushing when you’ve lost all motivation. Remember that any great undertaking is truly about conquering yourself. And every time you conquer yourself, life gets a little bit easier and you can do a little bit more. So when you feel like giving up on your goal because it doesn’t seem worth it. Remember that not only will you get the reward from conquering that goal. You’ll also get a reward for conquering yourself.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

You are going to get knocked down in life. That is a 100% guaranteed fact. Once you accept this and embrace it you begin to realise that the only thing that matters is getting back up! So if nothings knocked you on your ass don’t stay there, get up and get going again!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

I don’t know if it’s because I’m older now, but as you do get older you begin to realise how important it is to always be moving. If you don’t keep moving your life begins to seem mundane and lose its flavour. If you currently feel like this is how your life is then get moving again! Set some new goals, get a new plan of attack and get going!

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

I love this quote! You don’t need to find yourself! Create yourself. If there’s a personality trait that you want start working to get it! There’s no such thing as finding yourself you’re not a set person! You’re malleable and changeable and when you figure out who you want to be you can start working to create that!2

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

These are some great words that came from Winston Churchill, and I think it was that precise attitude that won World War II. No matter what happens never give up. When all hope seems lost keep pushing anyway! Because what other choice is there?

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

If you want to achieve anything great in your life. You first need to have aburning desire! This burning desire is what’s going to fuel your action, it’s going to keep pushing you when you feel like you’re hitting a brick wall! Create a burning desire in yourself by visualsing what it is you want, and imagining you have it!

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain

You need the confidence to have the belief in yourself that you can do whatever it is you want to do. And you also need ignorance to ignore everything telling you, you can’t do it. Remember the chances of you being born were minute. 1 in 400 trillion. Yet it happened. So even if your dream is 1 in 400 trillion remember, those odds have been beaten before.

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

What one are you living? Are you going to a job you do not like, with people you can’t stand to pay for a car you don’t even want because you’re too afraid to try anything else? If that’s you then remember you always have the choice on whether you want to live your dreams or live your fears. And while living your dreams is a lot scarier at first. It’s no where near as scary as living an unfulfilled life.

“Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah Winfrey

Like I said earlier, failure is inevitable. And not only that it’s actually beneficial! Next time you fail deeply, learn from that pain. Figure out what you did wrong and how you can improve the next time. The more you fail and the more it hurts, the more you’re going to learn and the wiser you’ll become.

“We become what we think about” – Earl Nightingale

This is another one of the best short encouraging quotes on this list. What you think you become. Think about that for one second. If you only ever focused on your success, all the ways you’re going to get to it, the steps you’re going to have to take, the personality you’re going to need. Do you think you’re going to be successful? Hell yeah! But if you’re always thinking the complete opposite are you going to be successful? No you’ll probably end up being a failure. So be careful what you think about.

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What’s stopping this day from being the best day of your year? Stop looking at the things that you don’t have in your life and start looking at the things you do have! Doing this will show you how great it is to be alive! And this day will end up being the best day of the year.

“You must do you the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Whenever you do the thing you think you cannot do this is almost like levelling up in a video game. You’ll become a better person ready to tackle an even bigger obstacle. And the best part is, there’s no end, you can keep doing more and more and become a happier and happier person! So do what you think you can’t and you’re life will start heading in a fantastic direction.

Have These Short Encouraging Quotes Helped Motivate You?

I hope these short encouraging quotes are exactly what you need to get moving and get motivated! If you’ve got any more than you’d like to share I’d love to hear them in the comment section below! If you’re reading this in the morning and you’re looking for some motivation then I highly suggest checking out these 25 quotes to start your morning right!

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