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21 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Motivation and Confidence

Updated: May 14, 2023

Image shows a confidence woman. The article is about inspirational quotes to boost motivation and confidence.

Being human is exhausting. Constantly working, and striving, to meet your life's goals is exhausting.

And in such times, when you are feeling demotivated and powerless, a few words of encouragement and motivation can give you the boost that you really need to get back on track.

Here are some of our favourite quotes to inspire and motivate you to keep striving towards your goals.

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." - Maya Angelou
"The traits that make you strange are the gifts that make you special." - Robin Sharma
"There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others." - Michelle Obama
"Stop telling your big dreams to small-minded people." Steve Harvey
"People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take." - Emma Goldman
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese Proverb

"You don't have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be or anything you ever used to do because who has lived and hasn't made mistakes." - Oprah Winfrey
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke
"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." - Mohadesa Najumi
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." - Brené Brown
"But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you're afraid." - Arianna Huffington
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any." - Alice Walker
"If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped." - Melinda Gates
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron
"The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
"You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." - J.K. Rowling
"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want." - Madonna
"I am available to more good than I have ever experienced, imagined or realized before in my life." - Michael Bernard Beckwith
"Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about." - Marilyn Monroe
"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading." - Amy Poehler
"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world." - Charles Malik

And a BONUS Quote!

"You can only go as far as you allow your mind to take you." - Work Wars Women

Happy growing!

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