Recently, I’ve felt myself morphing into a member of business major twitter. I’m not quite as annoying as the people who tweet ‘Rise and grind !! 🙌🏻💦💪🏻 I just FINESSED a coffee !! ☕️ The work ! Never ! Stops !👊🏻’ but I have found myself searching ‘success quotes’ on Pinterest to give myself some motivation, so I thought I’d share the ones that have helped me in the hope they help you too.
“97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% of people who never gave up”
Don’t be one of the 97% who have to ask someone else for a day off, who have to rely on someone else to set their schedule and who let someone else control their life.
“Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring”
Although the words ‘hustle’ and ‘haters’ make me cringe, this quote really gives me the fire in my belly I need to get sh*t done.
“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do”
I remind myself of this quote every time I’m filling out a retail application or looking at flights I can’t afford to book, because I know that if I put the hard work in now, one day I’ll be able to live life on my own terms.
“Work while they sleep, learn while they party, save while they spend, live like they dream”
Similarly to the last quote, this one reminds me that sacrifices made now will benefit me later. I don’t want to completely give up my quality of life and spend every waking moment and penny I have on my future, but I do want to make sure I’m finding a balance of living in the present as well as investing in it.
“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second best time is now”
Now I don’t want to sound like a show off, but this quote reminds me how much I’ve got my life together. Since I’m only eighteen, to plant my trees twenty years ago would have been impossible, so I’m glad I’ve started planting them as early as I possibly could in the first year of my adult life, in the form of savings to use for solid financial investments. I know that my thirty year old self will thank me for working so hard at such a young age.
“Whatever you’re thinking, think bigger”
This ones probably the cheesiest of them all, but recently I wrote a post on gaining confidence and I feel like this quote really sums it up- you should never think small because you feel like you have to- aim as high as you possibly can.
I included this quote for no other reason than I want it in my future Instagram bio for very vain, egotistical reasons. I’m not an arrogant person that likes to show everything off, but one day I want to know that I’m the boss and I’m doing a bloody good job at it.
“Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself”
Again for no reason other than feeding my ego, I’d love to one day walk into a room and have people know who I am because of my achievements.
“Don’t stop chasing a goal because of the time it will take to complete, that time will pass anyway”
Admittedly, this is one I need to remind myself of quite often because I want to hit milestones by a ‘x’ age. So often I’m focused on having my own business by twenty and owning a house by twenty five I neglect long term projects, but I need to remember that the time will pass regardless of whether I complete them or not.
“Mum, wheres my purple rucksack?”
My last and favourite of all the quotes comes from the film ‘Eddie The Eagle’. Eddie Edwards had an adorable amount of naivety and blind confidence, and was willing to pack up his purple rucksack and head to the Winter Olympics with no experience like a child heading off for their first day of school. I think we can all learn from him and pack our metaphorical purple rucksacks and go after whatever we want, no matter how unprepared or naive we may be.
I hope these quotes gave you some motivation! Leave a comment and let me know what your favourite motivational quote is below. Megan x