15 Motivational Quotes to Jump-start Your Day

Motivational Quotes

Even the most dedicated athletes and fitness enthusiasts have trouble finding the motivational fuel to workout and continue towards their goals. Mornings can be especially tough. Whether you wake up earlier and get your workout in right away or head to work before working out, a little bit of motivation can go a long way. Power up your day and get started on the right foot with these 15 motivational quotes.

  1. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

  2. Success isn’t always about ‘greatness.’ It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

  3. Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. People can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

  4. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

  5. Nothing truly great ever came from a comfort zone.

  6. Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.

  7. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

  8. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

  9. Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.” – Bo Jackson

  10. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

  11. Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Liane Cardes

  12. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

  13. To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street

  14. You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave–win or lose.” – Gordie Howe

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


Use these motivational quotes to jump-start your day and leave you feeling the motivational fire to succeed in life and in your fitness goals. Consider writing down your favorite and using a sticky note in the bathroom for a pleasant, empowering daily reminder. Or, stick it by your desk at work. This can help you get through long days in the office. Once you are ready to workout, read your favorite motivational quote again and use it as a mantra to power through even the toughest parts of your workout. Remember that the pain you feel from working out is only temporary, but the results are worth all of the hard work. You got this!