20 Motivational Pick-me-Ups

Have you ever had one of those days when you’ve fallen and you can’t get up? We all have those days when we need a pick-me-up. Here are 20 words of wisdom that can be your pick-me-up.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid to not try.”

“Fear has two meanings. Forget everything and run, or face everything and rise. The choice is yours.”

“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”

“It’s not about being the best. It is about being better than you were yesterday.”

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

                                                        – Charles R Swindoll

“Be someone no one thought you could be.”

“Stop saying I wish and start saying I will.”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

                                                – Dr.Seuss

“A journey of one thousand miles begins with one step.”

“You are capable of amazing things.”

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

                                                                      – Louisa May Alcott

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

                                                – Karim Seddiki

“When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.”

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“Anything is possible until you say it’s not.”

“Do more of what makes you happy.”

“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never falls.”

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”

“Mistakes are still progress.”

“The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.”


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2 Responses to 20 Motivational Pick-me-Ups

  1. David Olson says:


    Thanks for sharing the motivational quotes – how great to have “pick-me-ups during challenging times. See below for my favorite quote from President Theodore Roosevelt.

    Mr. Olson

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

  2. Leslie Rapchik says:

    Hi Meg,

    Thank you so much for posting these motivational quotes! You have inspired me to print and post them around the MS Learning Center.

    Ms. Rapchik

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