Success is influenced by several factors, including creative thinking, enthusiasm, and belief in your dreams and ideas. It is also impacted by your faith that the things you dream and hope for are possible, that they can come to fruition.
But I believe action and effort are the true keys to achieving success. You cannot accomplish anything solely because you have a dream and believe in it. You can wish, hope, pray, and have faith forever – but unless those things are coupled with taking some steps to realize those dreams, success will keep its distance.
It’s like standing at the dark opening of a tunnel. Unless you move forward, you will never see the light at the end or get to the other side. So it is with reaching for success. You must be forward-thinking, and you must attempt to advance – move ahead, step forward – to achieve the things you hope for.
The importance of action and effort has been echoed repeatedly by those who have not only dreamed, but have in fact, succeeded. Their accomplishments stand as inspiration for us to push ahead.
The selected success quotes below can provide direction as you endeavor to run your own race and grasp the winning prize.
20 Motivating Success Quotes That Will Help You Move Forward Faster
Your actions will drive progress that should lead to success.
“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Lolly Daskal
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build.” – Steve Wozniak
“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Frank Scully
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
“When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.” – Orison Swett Marden
“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.”
– Reverend (Dr.) Martin Luther King, Jr.
More Inspiring Success Quotes
Your level of success is commensurate with your level of effort.
“Success and effort will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
“Men who know exactly what they want of life, and are determined to get it, do not stop with wishing. They intensify their wishes into a burning desire, and back that desire with continuous effort based on a sound plan.” – Andrew Carnegie
“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” – Jimmy Spithill
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman
“Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden
Did you enjoy reading these success quotes?
Remember: Success is the blossoming of your dreams – that’s why it requires action and effort!
You can have the greatest ideas in the world and you can devise the best-laid plans. Still, these will not yield expected results unless you make the effort to turn them into more than just feelings in your heart, thoughts in your mind, or possibilities on paper.
So take a step. Focus and use your energy. The results will be well worth it. Let your actions and effort work together to transport you to a destination where you can finally reap the awaiting harvest.