25 Motivational Quotes to Empower You

25 Motivational Quotes to Empower You

This year hasn’t really been conducive to motivating a lot of us, has it? Personally, I’ve not known whether to push myself harder or allow myself breathing space throughout it all – the reality has been somewhere in the middle.  

Half the battle for motivating ourselves – especially for us women – comes attached to a bucketful of self-doubt relating to whether we’re even capable of achieving what we set out to achieve.

But we are capable, we wouldn’t have it in our mind’s sight it if it wasn’t something we’re capable of achieving.  

For me, I always find strength in empowering & motivating words – sometimes it feels as if they fall in front of us at the exact moment we need to see to them.  Like the speaker is talking directly to you, knows your story and wants nothing more than to encourage you forward.  

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I love to share quotes with the Living.Pretty.Happy community in the hope they’re a timely lift right when it’s needed most.

And today is no exception as I’m sharing 25 of my favourite motivational quotes with you.  Take some time out to let the motivational wisdom of others empower you now.  Repeat them, journal them, place them where you’ll see them regularly, believe them and most importantly believe in yourself.  

25 Motivational quotes to empower you:

01. Don’t be afraid.  Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. — Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Motivational Quote

02. Hold the vision. Trust the process.  — Unknown

motivational quotes to empower you

03. Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.  — Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett Empowerment Quote

04. Everything you want is just outside of your comfort zone. — Robert Allen

Robert Allen Comfort Zone Quote

05. Stop being afraid of what can go wrong and start being positive about what can go right. — Unknown

Positive mindset quote

06. Never regret a day in your life.  Good days bring you happiness and bad days bring you experience. — Unknown

Positive mindset quote

07. She will rise with a spine of steal and a roar like thunder. She will rise. — Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons Empowerment Quote

08. Results happen overtime not overnight – work hard, stay consistent and be patient. — Unknown

Motivational quote

09. Believe in yourself.  Believe in your capacity to do good and great things.  Believe that no mountain is so high that you cannot climb it.  believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it.  Believe in yourself.  — Gordon B Hinckley  

Gordon B Hinckley Motivational empowerment quote

10. To be the person who we long to be—we must be vulnerable. We must take off the armour, put down the weapons, show up, and let ourselves be seen.  — Brené Brown 

Brene Brown Motivational Quote

11. Remember, every pro was first an amateur. Start your dream now. –- Marie Forleo 

Marie Forleo - Motivational Quote

12. It might not be easy but it’ll be worth it.  –- Unknown 

motivational quotes to empower you

13. I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be. –- Michelle Obama 

Michelle Obama Empowerment Quote

14. Take the risk or lose the chance. –- Unknown  

Motivational quote

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15. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always. — Oprah Winfrey 

Oprah Motivational Empowering Quote

16. You are allowed to want more for yourself for no other reason than because it makes your heart happy. You don’t need anyone’s permission, and you certainly shouldn’t have to rely on anyone’s support as the catalyst to get you there. — Rachel Hollis 

Rachel Hollis Empowerment Quote

17. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. –- Unknown 

Motivational quote

18. There is a wolf inside of every woman. Her wolf is who she was made to be before the world told her who to be. Her wolf is her talent, her power, her dreams, her voice, her curiosity, her courage, her dignity, her choices—her truest identity. — Abby Wambach 

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Abby Wambach empowerment quote

19. Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticised anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt 

Eleanor Roosevelt empowerment quote

20. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –- Chinese Proverb 

Chinese motivational proverb part of 25 motivational quotes to empower you

21. Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. — James Clear

James Clear motivational quote

22. If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.  — Louise Hay

Louise Hay empowerment quote

23. Keep your thoughts directed at your goal, do everything that you DO know how to do to make it happen, decide with unwavering determination that it will happen, and be on the lookout for the opportunity. — Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero motivational quote to empower you

24. There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. — Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela motivational quote for empowerment

25. Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.  — Tim Fargo

Tim Fargo motivational quote

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I hope you enjoyed my handpicked motivational quotes. Do you find motivational quotes helpful? Do you have a favourite? Is there a motivating & empowering quote you’d like to share? Whatever you’d like to say, leave me a comment in the box below – I always love to hear from you!


5 thoughts on “25 Motivational Quotes to Empower You

  1. Loveee the quotes from Nicole Lyons, Marie Forleo, and Tim Fargo. Always have to keep in mind that every situation makes us stronger and that sometimes we just need to *start* … no one masters anything or changes a habit overnight

    1. I’m so pleased! Thanks for sharing your favourites & yes I think that’s a very wise takeaway xxx

  2. Love these. I’ve definitely had a lack of motivation several times this year and I can really relate to the feeling of not knowing whether to push myself or take a step back. “Results happen overtime not overnight – work hard, stay consistent and be patient.” really resonates with me. Thanks for sprinkling some much-needed motivation Alex. 🙂

    Gemma x


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