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20 motivational quotes to keep you moving towards your goals

Even if your goal isn’t to lose 20 lb of fat or gain 20 lb of muscle, there are many goals that can require immense amounts of preparation, planning, and dedication. While breaking larger goals into smaller goals can help keep you motivated, if your progress starts to slow it can be difficult to have the motivation to stay disciplined and focussed.

Through all the missed weight targets and failed one rep max attempts, as long as your mind stays strong and you keep moving towards your goal then you will eventually succeed.

With dedication, hard work, and consistency, the challenges you face today can be tomorrows achievements

Although there is now a wide range of motivational videos, music, and stories available, some of the best motivation still appears in the form of quotes and thoughts. This is why we’ve listed some of our favourite motivational quotes that have helped us stay focussed through the tougher times, in the hope that they will motivate you towards future success, both in and out of the gym.

Top 20 motivational quotes

1. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

2. Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness. – Eric Thomas

3. Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

4. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

6. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

7. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

8. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Emelia Earhart

9. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

10. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

Whether it's motivational quotes, videos, music, or something else, do whatever it takes to keep yourself motivated

11. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

12. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

13. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

14. As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. – Vincent Van Gogh

15. In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

16. When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successful. – Eric Thomas

17. The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. – Joel Brown

18. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey

19. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

20. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Chinese Proverb

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