When you’re looking to make a shift in your life, whether it’s needing a bit of motivation to stretch, for a change in mood, or even for major life changes, these motivational quotes can help you to accomplish your goals! Often, all you need is a little push to access the potential that is already inside you.

This curated collection of quotes comes from a variety of people and places. Find which one resonates with you! (If you have a suggestion to add to our list, send it to team@westretch.ca and we’d love to incorporate it!)

Motivational quotes to inspire you:

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

“Work hard in silence- let your success be the noise.” – Simone Biles

“Remain calm, because peace equals power.” – Joyce Meyer

“Always put your best foot forward.” – English proverb

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Chinese proverb

“Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.” – Jameela Jamil

“When you are joyful when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Many people wish they started sooner. Almost nobody wishes they started later.” – James Clear

“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” – Doctor Who

“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” – Babe Ruth

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Walking slowly, even the donkey will reach Lhasa.” – Indian proverb (Lhasa is a city in China.)

“You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day, you’ll get to where you want.” – Naomi Osaka

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

“A quick and easy tip for building habits that last: Pick a standard time and place to do it. It’s easier to wake up knowing, “I exercise at 4 pm,” than to decide each time when to fit a habit into your day. If it’s already decided, all you need to do is show up.” – James Clear

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure.” – Elon Musk

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.” – Hindu proverb

“There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane.’ They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be. But don’t let that burden you.” – Kamala Harris

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Our first teacher is our own heart.” – Cheyenne proverb

“If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise.” – Rupi Kaur, Milk, and Honey

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

“I feel like I play better when I’m calm. There is an inner peace I can tap into sometimes during my matches.” – Naomi Osaka

These quotes can help you to start your morning with determination or to go to bed with satisfaction. Read them aloud, journal about them, or just take a moment to think about what they mean to you. The first step to achieving the life you want is simply to get started!

Additional sources to stay motivated with.

You can always find motivation when you look for it! On every social media platform, there are accounts that are dedicated to motivation, self-improvement, and inspiration. These examples are from Instagram, but share your favourites with us, regardless of the platform at team@westretch.ca.

Itslennie is a great blob who is great at providing encouragement when you need it most.

Thinkgrowprosper provides ideas and concepts that encourage you to think in different ways.

Zachpincince is a hypnotist who seeks to inspire and encourage you to live your best life possible. (Hypnosis is also a great form of mental training when you’re looking to improve your goal-setting and performance!)

What are you motivated to go achieve now?

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Written by Kayla Willsey