Uplifting, funny, true… here are 20 quotes guaranteed to give you that metaphorical kick up the arse all of us need sometimes. GTB is here to kick you with productive and inspiring words. In the MIND. 

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

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

Steve Jobs

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky

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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.

Mark Twain

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

John Maxwell

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell 

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.

William E. Barrett

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Will Rogers

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

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


You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling [unsure] and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.

Louis CK

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill 

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas A. Edison 

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Wayne Dyer

Always listen to the experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.

Robert Heinlein

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

Doug Larson

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