40 Motivational Quotes for Your Amazing Life Journey

To achieve success in any worthwhile endeavour requires dedication and motivation. Life is an incredible journey that can bring both moments of achievement as well as  challenges that can seem insurmountable at times. Ask anyone who has accomplished great feats, whether on the yoga mat or in life, and they will share some common traits of dedication, a willingness to work towards achieving a goal, and the ability to pick themselves up when they fall.

We hope these famous and inspirational quotes help you in your quest for your own achievements, whatever they may be!


1) “Here and now is where yoga begins.” – The Yoga Sutras

2) “Life is all there is. And if that’s true, then we have to really live it; we have to take it for everything it has and ‘die enormous’ instead of ‘living dormant’.” – Jay Z

3) “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

4) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

5) “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

6) “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

7) “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk

8) “My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” – Coco Chanel

9) “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins

10) “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

11) “Just do it.” – Nike


12) “Be a dreamer. Have a sense of greatness. It has been said that if you can dream it, you can do it. And I believe that. Before your dream can become a reality, you have to see it in your own mind; see its fulfilment, whatever it may be.” – Mary Kay Ash

13) “And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

14) “I never dream of success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

15) “Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

16) “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions in a way that serves the world and you.” – Sir Richard Branson

17) “Life is one grand sweet song, so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan

18) “The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn

19) “Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – JK Rowling


20) “You’re able to accomplish anything you set out to accomplish.” – Pierre Omidyar

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

22) “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou

23) “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams

24) “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

25) “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand


26) “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

27) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

28) “In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.” – Howard Schultz

29) “I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.” – Larry Ellison

30) “We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.” – Arianna Huffington

31) “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hilary

32) “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

33) “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” – Sara Blakely


34) “Do not feel lonely. The entire universe is inside of you.” – Rumi

35) “Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go- what does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Strom

36) “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” – Sakyong Mipham

37) “The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.” – Mama Indigo

38) “They feel neither heat nor cold in the yoga room. They are out of emotional prison in their minds, hearts and energy souls.” – Mary Jarvis

39) “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

40) “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagavad Gita