Originally Published at www.thugstart.com

Tough days are inevitable but we have all the motivation you need to tackle those feelings and operate at your best!

Here are 50 awesome quotes that will help you to stay on top of your game in business and life from some of the most influential people. So if by any chance you are not feeling fantastic today, here are the quotes that will help you stand-up and face the situation.

  1. “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
  2. “I don’t care if people say that I am staying hungry and foolish.”
  3. “I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.”
  4. “If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.”
  5. “Mannequins can’t dress themselves. Stones go wherever you throw them.”
  6. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
  7. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
  8. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
  9. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
  10. “Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you.”
  11. “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
  12. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
  13. I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
  14. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
  15. “A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.”
  16. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
  17. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
  18. “You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.”
  19. “It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”
  20. “Go forward and conquer any mountain on your path.”
  21. “Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
  22. “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
  23. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
  24. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
  25. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”
  26. “When life gives you lemons, forget the lemonade. Make a lemon chicken and a rich lemon cheesecake. Blame life for the extra pounds.”
  27. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”
  28. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
  29. “I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism.”
  30. “Contrary to what we’ve been told, life is simple. We complicate matters with our choices.”
  31. “You do it for yourself. You don’t expect to change the world. You don’t even expect to influence your family or your friends. You do it because you can’t not do it and be who you are. Or who you’re meant to be.”
  32. “The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits.”
  33. “I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”
  34. “Failure is when you give up. A real winner is someone that doesn’t give up, even when it feels like they are losing.”
  35. “Don’t expect investors to be throwing millions on the table for you to go off and buy a bigger house, get a new car, party half the week away, and generally upgrade your lifestyle.”
  36. “Success is the result of actions. Stop wishing and start doing.”
  37. “Get away from these two types of people: the ones who think you can only go as far as the situation you were born into; and the ones who think you can only go as far as the current situation you are in.”
  38. “Have you realized that today is the tomorrow you talked about yesterday? It is your responsibility to change your life for the better.”
  39. “Someone needs to fight,someone needs to sacrifice, someone needs to inspire, someone needs to be a hero.”
  40. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.”
  41. “If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”
  42. “Do not empower your negative thoughts by giving them “legs” so they can run around your mind, creating worries,frustrations, and anxiety in your life.”
  43. “In tough and desperate times when your creativity begs to be birthed, loose the confines of the ground; stand up in your faith and walk atop the waves…”
  44. “Journey becomes difficult when we know the destination but not aware of the right path, may be the supreme power testing your moral and physical stamina.”
  45. “They say faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor.”
  46. “Sometimes it’s the complication, which just lies in our minds”
  47. “Some people are born to survive. No matter what comes their way, no matter how much pain is dealt them, they live.”
  48. “goddamn it; speak your mind whether the truth will hurt, feel deeply regardless of the pain you fear, do accordingly in seek of your dreams whilst including the uphill struggles… Life isn’t a a fairy-tale but it is if you make it one.”
  49. “Somewhere, incredible things are happening. The trick is, not to go out and find where those things are happening, but to go out and make them happen.”
  50. “But there’s a beginning in an end, you know? It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.”

Time to ThugStart!

Whether you place a sticky note at your desk, pin a tweet on your Twitter profile, or post it in some other prominent place, find a way to memorize your favorite quotes to encourage you throughout the day.

If these help you, they’ll likely help someone else! Feel free to pass these quotes along to a friend who may need a little pick-me-up. And remember, confidence is half the battle.

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Abhishek Shah

Abhishek Shah

Nomad | Early Stage Investor | Wannabe Anthropologist | Technology Evangelist | Curious, Inquisitive & Experimental Entrepreneur