This month we’ve been talking about success, failure, setting goals and dreaming big. We should all have big dreams to pursue, life should be interesting and more than just clocking in and clocking out. What is the point of life if not to try to reach for the stars?

Reaching for the stars can be scary sometimes. As a psychotherapist in San Francisco, I see on a fairly regular basis individuals and couples who are reaching for the stars, but get stuck sometimes and need a little extra motivation. These inspiring quotes for when you need a little motivation can be just the thing to keep you on track or get you fired up about your dreams. If you have any you’d like to share feel free to do so in the comments.

Inspiring Quotes for When You Need a Little Motivation

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  – Dale Carnegie

“Your talent is God’s gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

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

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” – Barack Obama

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck

“I’ve learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.” Brene Brown

“We must let go of the life have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams