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200 Push Yourself Quotes on Taking Risks in Life

2. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

3. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jesus Christ.” – Shannon L. Alder

4. “You take yourself to a place where you’ve got absolutely nothing left and then you find out you have to push yourself one more step. That’s a tough place to be in.” – Bryan Clay

5. “Believe in yourself. Push to your highest limit.” – Marsai Martin

6. “When you push yourself beyond limits, you discover inner reserves, which you never thought existed earlier.” – Manoj Arora

7. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” – Pat Summitt

8. “Commit yourself to do something innovative which average people are afraid to do. Aim high and push yourself to achieve everything you wished.” – Anil Sinha

9. “How will I know who I can become if I don’t give myself the chance to try new things, to push myself beyond my normal boundaries? Who might I be if I am away from the things that I currently use to define myself?” – Eileen Cook

10. “When we push ourselves we come back stronger.” – Anonymous

11. “Your goals do not care that you are tired. Push through.” – Anonymous

12. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy Bennett

13. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

14. “Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live.” – Jojo Moyes

15. “It’s important to push yourself further than you think you can go each and every day―as that is what separates the good from the great.” – Kerri Strug

16. “Every day I try to push the boundaries, and it’s paid off.” – Adam Peaty

17. “For me, I like to push myself—I hate feeling complacent or that I’m not learning.” – Derek Hough

18. “The artists I look up to are the ones who push their own limits.” – Christina Aguilera

19. “I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.” – Tyra Banks

20. “The only way out is through.” – Anonymous

21. “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” – Anonymous

22. “And to learn, you have to be willing to push yourself.” – Brandi Chastain

23. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

24. “Hold the vision, trust the process.” – Anonymous

25. “Build step by step. Push yourself, but not too hard. Learn. Keep it fun.” – Matt Fitzgerald

26. “Push yourself to the edge of your limits. That’s how they expand.” – Robin Sharma

27. “Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do.” – Sylvie Guillem

28. “Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury

29. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

30. “It’s all about taking risks. Push yourself to do as much exploration as possible. Find yourself. Because sometimes we think we’ve found ourselves, but it’s only part of ourselves we’ve found. We haven’t pushed ourselves far out there where we make mistakes and things don’t work out, but at least we’ve discovered something. I felt that’s what my life had to be.” – Robert Redford

31. “You need to push yourself, put yourself in uncomfortable situations rather than stick to your comfort zone.” – Gwenno

32. “You are only limited to what you push yourself to, you know? You can always get better.” – Lindsey Vonn

33. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

35. “The roles that push you out of your comfort zones are the ones in which you learn a great deal and really empower yourself.” – Ruzwana Bashir

36. “It’s not about the end goal. It’s about who you become by consistently pushing the edge of your limits.” – Robin S. Sharma

37. “Passion is pushing yourself when no one else is around.” – Anonymous

38. “I always love to push myself, because I am not so self-confident.” – Carine Roitfeld

39. “It’s important to push yourself to get better at your craft—whatever that is.” –

40. “I think the only way you can really grow is if you push yourself and put yourself in uncomfortable positions and do things that you’re not used to; it’s exciting.” – Megan Hilty

41. “Limitlessness is important for me; I want to be able to use every opportunity to push me forward onto the next thing.” – Laura Mvula

42. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

43. “If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself—expanding and learning as you go—you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” – Dean Karnazes

44. “Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself because no one else is going to.” – Janet Jackson

45. “I had to recognize my pain threshold. When I hit the floor, I have to realize it’s not as if I broke a bone. Pushing yourself over the barrier is a habit. I know I can do it and try something else crazy. If you want to win the war, you’ve got to pay the price.” – Flo Hyman

46. “Set goals that don’t feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies.” – Nathaniel Branden

47. “I still find it hard to push my own limits. I know where my limits are and that I always have to push myself.” – Charlotte Gainsbourg 

48. “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Anonymous

49. “Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland

50. “There’s a thing you confront when you’re going into something new and you come to this sort of abyss, and then you push yourself. It makes you try different things.” – Forest Whitaker

51. “Maybe you don’t have to push yourself forward. Maybe you just have to stop holding yourself back.” – Doe Zantamata

52. “Every season I try to top myself, and push it a little further.” – L’Wren Scott

53. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

54. “Push yourself to keep improving or you’ll stay as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” – John Wooden

55. “Continually push yourself out of your comfort zone. Push yourself to stretch as you try new things each day.” – Brian Tracy

56. “Stop being afraid of what can go wrong and start being positive about what can go right.” – Anonymous

57. “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.” – Joyce Meyer

58. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Anonymous

59. “Seek to make the most of that opportunity by pushing yourself to the limit of your abilities. When it is over, you will have earned the respect of your opponents, your coaches, and yourself.” – Tony La Russa

60. “We need people who push boundaries rather than retreat inside them.” – Tim Fargo

61. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. In every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Anonymous

62. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.” – Anonymous

63. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

64. “I’ve always wanted to push myself and move with the tide. That’s just how I am and it’s worked for me.” – Bryan Adams

65. “Don’t tell people about your dreams. Show them your dreams.” – Anonymous

66. “With athletes, it’s never fully understood the level to which we push ourselves. Especially in an endurance sport.” – Clara Hughes

67. “You must find something you want to live for that’s bigger than yourself—a mission—whether it’s your children, a business, a non-profit, whatever. That pulls you to achieve, which is far more sustainable than to push yourself to. You can only push yourself for so long.” – Tony Robbins

68. “From time to time I might push a little bit too hard and I have got to be a bit more careful.” – John Key

69. “Go faster. Push harder. This is not pain you feel. It’s pure pleasure. Come on, you can go even faster.” – Jean-Philippe Soulé

70. “I’m very independent, creatively, always trying to push myself—and I think that comes from my mother.” – Felicity Jones

71. “The big lesson in life is never be scared of anyone or anything.” –

72. “Next time, ask, what’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.” –

73. “Life is guaranteed to have ups and downs. Keep smiling. Keep your head up. Keep pushing through.” – Anonymous

74. “You must do the kind of things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

75. “When things are going bad, don’t use that as an excuse to give up. Use that as motivation to push harder!” – Anonymous

76. “If you have no doubt in what you are about to do, you are not pushing yourself hard enough.” – Silvio Micali

77. “Pushing yourself to be the best is unsustainable. Simply push yourself to be better than the day before.” – Simon Sinek

78. “Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone

79. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Mariboli

80. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Adair

81. “Too many of us are not living our dreams, because we are living our fears. Decide to become fearless. Face the thing you fear the most. You’re stronger than you give yourself credit for.” – Les Brown

83. “I enjoy the element of pushing yourself, learning something new, whether it’s a dance step, a scene, an emotion.” – Kenny Wormald

83. “It’s important to not be afraid of failure and to push yourself to try things and jump in the cold water. There are incredible, beautiful opportunities out there.” – Juergen Teller

84. “You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.” – RJ Mitte

85. “When you hear that something can’t be done, ignore that advice and push forward.” –

86. “You only do good work when you’re taking risks and pushing yourself.” – Sally Hawkins

87. “Keep pushing yourself forward. Do whatever it takes. You’ll soon leap over the final hurdle and land right where you want to be.” – Anonymous 

88. “When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm, take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” – LL Cool J

89. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

90. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

91. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward

92. “The more and more that you dance, the easier it gets, and the more you can push yourself and do more rehearsals.” – Jonathan Bennett

93. “Extravagance chases you when you push a little extra each time.” – Hiral Nagda

94. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Kennedy

95. “You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

96. “The most certain way to succeed is to just try one more time.” –

97. “Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.” – Christa McAuliffe

98. “You just keep pushing yourself harder and harder to achieve more and more—I don’t think it’s ever quite as glamorous as it appears on the outside.” – Sean Parker

99. “Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregor

100. “You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.” – William Albert Allard

101. “I’m a big believer in pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and stretching yourself artistically, but not at the expense of foolishness.” – Nichole Nordeman

102. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” – Henry Ford

103. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

104. “Usually your biggest trials come right before your biggest breakthroughs. Keep pushing on!” – Anonymous

105. “Live your life with passion, with some drive, decide that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter of your life has not been written yet, and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn’t matter about what happened to you, what matters is, ‘what are you going to do about it?’” – Les Brown

106. “If you’re unwilling to leave someplace you’ve outgrown, you will never reach your full potential. To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don’t stand still, leap forward.” – Ronda Rousey

107. “If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” – Bret Contreras

108. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

109. “One thing’s for sure, if you don’t play, you don’t win.” – Kylie Francis

110. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

111. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

112. “You have to always push back, whatever the pressures put on you.” – Michael Arad

113. “Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not pushing yourself. And if you’re not pushing yourself, you’re coasting.” – Eric Zorn

114. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

115. “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

116. “Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” – Robin Sharma

117. “Success is a moving target. I don’t think we ever achieve ‘it,’ at least in our own minds. But I do know this, if you think you have achieved your greatest success you clearly have decided to stop pushing yourself.” – Mike Michalowicz

118. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King

119. “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding, nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” – Joe Torre

120. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Pirates of the Caribbean

121. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” – Albert Einstein

122. “Not enough people realize the satisfaction you can get from really pushing yourself to the limits.” – Richard Branson

123. “When the pain of an obstacle is too great, challenge yourself to be stronger.” – Anonymous

124. “Sometimes I just like the feeling of being a minority and seeing how far you can push yourself in extreme circumstances.” – Tom Freston

125. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

126. “You’ve got to realize that the world’s a test, You can only do your best and let Him do the rest. You’ve got your life, and got your health, so quit procrastinating and push it yourself.” – Cee Lo Green

127. “Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Hensen

128. “Take a chance—it’s the best way to test yourself, have fund and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

129. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

130. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

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

132. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

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

134. “I’ve recorded a lot of vocals so far and I think they’re kinda still in my own world, but I do have that urge sometimes. You want to push yourself to do other things.” – Spencer Krug

135. “If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” – Tony Gaskins

136. “Never let go of hope. Remember what you deserve and keep pushing forward.” – Anonymous

137. “Though we may not have reached the heights we anticipated yesterday, today is a brand new day to begin a new climb.” – Chinonye J. Chidolue

138. “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” –

139. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

140. “Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone around you, and it won’t matter whether you have a tough boss or an easy one. It won’t matter whether the competition is pushing you hard, because you’ll be competing with yourself.” – Rick Pitino

141. “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.” – Helen Keller

142. “I’ve always had to train harder than others to get the oxygen to my muscles because of my lung capacity. I have to push myself past the point of being comfortable.” – Charlie White

143. “You never know what you can do until you try.” – William Cobbett

144. “Forget your excuses. You either want it bad or don’t want it at all.” – Anonymous

145. “My advice to young actors is to push yourself and to aspire to be great.” – Adriane Lenox

146. “In my career, the push has always been to take another step, to try something new.” – Bjorn Ulvaeus

147. “I want to try everything I can; I want to push my boundaries and experiment with characters and genres that I have yet to try.” – Georgia Groome

148. “I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey.” – Vera Wang

149. “I have always strived to do something different, to push myself.” – Seal

150. “If you are the best, you must go that extra mile.” – Conor McGregor

151. “It feels good to push yourself into uncomfortable territory.’” – Christopher Paul Stelling

152. “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” – Steve Maraboli

153. “Someone busier than you is working out right now. What’s your excuse?” – Anonymous

154. “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

155. “If you want to be your best, spend a lot of time exploring what is more than enough. Push yourself until the bar is lying immobile across your chest. Push yourself right off the edge of your capacity.” – Brad Alan Lewis

156. “There’s a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight.” – Marcus Luttrell

157. “When you start a collection, you have to push yourself to limits that may make you uncomfortable.” – Joseph Altuzarra

158. “You have to try to push yourself to the limit. You can’t worry about making a mistake. If you worry about it, you’ll lose.” – Jean-Sebastien Giguere

159. “I saw bubbling lava, and at the same moment, I saw a reflection of a certain kind of inner turmoil. Because at the moment I looked into that crater, I slipped, and a large piece of volcanic rock took a hole out of my leg. The scar is still there 20, 30 years later. But it’s one of those things that reminds you of the kind of risk or the kind of moment in order to push yourself.” – Julie Taymor

160. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

161. “I think that might also be part of the life of a creative person—those sort of ups and downs and security and insecurity. It’s just part of the lot in life when you’re pushing yourself and hoping to always keep growing and expanding. It’s emotionally tricky.” – Emma Stone

162. “If you push yourself to stay hungry, you’re always working towards at least taking steps forward. If you’re taking steps forward, then you’re making progress.” – G-Eazy

163. “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” – Tushar Patel

164. “Train insane or remain the same.” – Jillian Michaels

165. “Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” – Gerben Drost

166. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” – Navy SEALs

167. “To be number one, you have to train like you’re number two.” – Maurice Green

168. “What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.” – Rojalin Mohapatra

169. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred Devito

170. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” – Morihei Ueshiba

171. “A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it, no money can buy it. You cannot borrow it, you cannot inherit it, you cannot steal it. You cannot hold onto it without constant work. It shows discipline, it shows self-respect, it shows patience, , and passion. That is why I do what I do.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

172. “Good things come to those who sweat.” – Anonymous

173. “If you aren’t hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven’t done something right.” – Mark W. Boyer

174. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.” – Khloe Kardashian

175. “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” – Anonymous

176. “To really be conscious of how long the journey is, be patient, push yourself, persevere and always be working on your craft while waiting for your break.” – Mahershala Ali

177. “Even if you have the talent, you still have to push yourself. I don’t think dreams magically appear, that’s why they’re called dreams. But if you do want to make that dream a reality, then you have to push yourself. It takes a lot of hard work, and if you don’t have the focus, then it’s going to be all the harder. If you have a big dream, it takes all of the above to achieve it: passion, the focus, and the effort.” – Gabby Douglas

178. “Endure, put up with whatever comes your way, learn to overcome weakness and pain, push yourself to breaking point but never cave in. If you don’t learn that lesson, you’ll never succeed as an elite athlete.” – Toni Nadal

179. “If you work on something a little bit every day, you end up with something that is massive.” – Kenneth Goldsmith

180. “Never give up on your dream. Perseverance is all-important. If you don’t have the desire, and the belief in yourself, to keep trying after you’ve been told you should quit, you’ll never make it.” – Tawni O’Dell

181. “Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go is what will make you great.” – Laurence Shahlaei

182. “Do you have the heart to push yourself? If you don’t, find a way to get it because talent will only get you so far. You’ve got to be hungry. You’ve got to have heart. That’s just reality.” – Tiffeny Milbrett

183. “If you don’t feel challenged, it’s because you’re not doing enough. Ballet should never feel comfortable. Comfortable is lazy! If you’re comfortable when you dance, you’re not pushing yourself hard enough. 100% is not enough. You have to give 200%. One tendu takes years of hard work and will never be perfect. Everything in ballet is a challenge.” – George Balanchine

184. “Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” – Ken Poirot

185. “You can create the perfect triceps by just pushing yourself off your wall.” – Jean-Claude Van Damme

186. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

187. “I like to keep a broad scope and read lots of different things with lots of different types of characters. Doing that is going to help develop me as an actor; you push yourself.” – Asa Butterfield

188. “While working as a team, you push yourself forward and move outside the boundaries. It’s a great thing.” – Martin Margiela

189. “As a poet or a novelist or a painter, you are pushing yourself all the time, always looking for a new way to approach something, challenging yourself and never, never trying to write the same book twice.” – Paul Auster

190. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.’” – Leah Busque

191. “The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

192. “As an actor, you—really want to push yourself, and there’s no better way than to do an intense drama.” – Matthew Lewis

193. “As a designer, you’ve always got to push yourself forward; you’ve always got to keep up with the trends or make your own trends. That’s what I do.” – Alexander McQueen

194. “As artists, you always want to push yourself. There’s always new territory.” – Tatiana Maslany

195. “Part of your job as an artist is to push yourself and make sure your creative juices are flowing.” – Benjamin Walker

196. “It’s not really the life of cooking that’s hard—it’s what you make of it and what level you push yourself to.” – Grant Achatz

197. “Performing is the craziest workout for me because I feel like, on the first day of the tour, I’m going nuts. Halfway through, I’m just so tired but obviously, you keep pushing yourself because you have fans watching you.” – Hayley Williams

198. “Push yourself, when you get smart up top in your head, your skills will fall right into place.” – Snoop Dogg

199. “Well there are two things: number one is, make sure you always enjoy yourself because when you enjoy yourself, you’ll learn, you’ll want more information, you’ll push yourself.” – Brandi Chastain

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