7 Quotes To Start The Day

Looking for some fab quotes to get your day off to a great start. Then you’ve come to the right place.

The following will inspire, motivate, and help you prepare to face whatever challenges the next 24 hours may bring.

1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Yes, it really does. So no matter how huge a task you have ahead of you, it always starts with one little action. In fact, splitting big projects or challenges into smaller ones is a great way to get started. That way you get a sense of achievement each time you reach a small goal – and those small goals eventually add up to the large one.

2. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears” – Les Brown

Les Brown

This is probably true of many of us at certain points. Sure, it’s good to be scared of a challenge – but not so scared that you never attempt to get there. So see that apprehension as a positive fact, not a negative. After all, who ever said anything worthwhile was easy…?

3. “Dream big and dare to fail” – Norman Vaughan

Norman Vaughan

Continuing in the same vein – if you don’t challenge yourself, you’ll never know how great you can be. And even failure is simply another step on your road to success. Because if you never fail, you’re probably not challenging yourself enough in the first place.

4. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal” – Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Oh, Mr. Ford – how true this is. It’s only when you lose focus that you start to doubt your abilities. So keep the reason you’re doing what you’re doing firmly in your mind (put it on your screensaver, write it somewhere that you look often, make it your phone greeting – whatever works!), and that will keep you truly believing that one day you’ll hit the target.

You can do it – you really can. The only thing stopping you will be a lack of faith in your abilities.

5. “Smile. There are 7 billion people in this world. Don’t let one ruin your day.” – Unknown

Smile. There are 7 billion people in this world. Don’t let one ruin your day.

Quite! Because a single action of a single person will only have an effect on you if you let it. So, quite simply, sod ‘em! If a person is so intent on ruining your day, it’s probably because they’re having a bad time themselves. It’s called psychological projection – and it’s a well-known way of someone trying to make themselves feel better by making another person feel bad.

So smile, and feel sorry for them (privately, of course) – and get on with your own awesome day!

6. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom” – Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Yep – we love this one. So if you love doing something – then simply do it! And do it big… After all, when you reach your death bed, you want to arrive there knowing yours was a life well lived – not one that was spent doing ‘stuff’ you hate…

7. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

Because whatever you want to achieve, waiting until other aspects are in place before you begin can only lead to never starting! So take what you are today, and get moving. It’s the best beginning you can ever have…