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350 Achievement Quotes to Inspire You to Attain Greatness

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

2. “The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” – Harold Taylor

3. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” –

4. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve—the fear of failure.” –

5. “If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.” –

6. “Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” –

7. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life—think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

8. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Achieving big goals requires you to become a bigger person. You must develop new habits, abilities, skills, and attitudes. You must stretch yourself, and in doing so, you will be forever stretched.” – Vic Johnson

11. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” –

12. “One cannot grow without pain. One cannot improve without it. Suffering drives us to achieve great things.” – Joe Abercrombie

13. “No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.” – Roy Bennett

14. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement—not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill

15. “Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement.” –

16. “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” –

17. “Achievement has no color.” –

18. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

19. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

20. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” –

21. “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” – Horace Mann

22. “The roughest roads often lead to the top.” – Christina Aguilera

23. “The value of achievement lies in the achieving.” – Albert Einstein

24. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” –

25. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

26. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

27. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal

28. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world—those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

29. “Patience is not a virtue, it is an achievement.” – Vera Nazarian

30. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –

31. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” –

32. “You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it. Better keep yourself clean and bright—you are the window through which you must see the world.” –

33. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

34. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” –

35. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” –

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

37. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson

38. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

39. “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

40. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

41. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding. You may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos

42. “Getting something done is an accomplishment, getting something done right is an achievement.” – Anonymous

43. “You are the greatest achievement of your own life.” – Sarah Rees Brennan

44. “What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind, there are just four essential ingredients—choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” – Benjamin Franklin Fairless

45. “If we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

46. “All great achievements require time.” –

47. “Any great achievement is preceded by many difficulties and many lessons—great achievements are not possible without them.” – Brian Tracy

48. “Achievement, in the long run, is that which serves the betterment of those around us through sharing, giving, encouragement, and compassion.” – Byron Pulsifer

49. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

50. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

51. “Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.” – Thomas Carlyle

52. “Powerful thought—great achievement often happens when our backs are up against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance.” – Robin Sharma

53. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream—not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

54. “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.” – Denis Waitley

55. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

56. “If talent is the floor and character the ceiling, then work-ethic is the altitude of personal achievement.” – Orrin Woodward

57. “Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy, can lead to massive alterations of your end result.” – Kevin Michel

58. “Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.” – Shannon A. Thompson

59. “To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.” – Tom Robbin

60. “Let today be the day that you become committed in being, in doing, in getting, achieving, in experiencing. Let today be the day that you are committed to being the change you wish to see and living the life you wish to live.” – Steve Maraboli

61. “To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.” – Kevin Michel

62. “You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires.” – Claude M. Bristol

63. “Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday.” – Blaise Pascal

64. “Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s level of aspiration and expectation.” – Jack Nicklaus

65. “Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.” – John Hope

66. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

67. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” – Charles Kettering

68. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

69. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

70. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

71. “The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement.” – Charles J. Givens

72. “All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” – Napoleon Hill

73. “If you go out without a plan, you will return home without any achievement.” – Awolumate Samuel

74. “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.” – Anonymous

75. “The difference between setting a goal and achieving it is in having a good plan and working it.” –

76. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather, try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

77. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” –

78. “Achievement is not about ‘doing something.’ Rather, it’s about ‘being someone.’” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

79. “When a person is connected to its true essence, there is nothing more rewarding than continuously developing it—there is no money that can buy the pleasure of putting into practice the talents each person has.” – Claudia Acevedo

80. “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” – Robert H. Schuller

81. “People have a tremendous capacity for outstanding achievement. There are also many extraordinary capacities that allow them to become high achievers.” – Steve Brunkhorst

82. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

83. “The best revenge is massive success.” –

84. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” –

85. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

86. “As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.” – Joseph Conrad

87. “Nothing that happens to you was meant to be. The only thing about you that was meant to be is you. Blaze your own trail.” – George Alexiou

88. “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt

89. “Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” – Criss Jami

90. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” –

91. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

92. “The easiest way to set goals is to answer the following questions—‘What is it I want to achieve?’ ‘When do I want to achieve it?’ ‘Where am I today, and what action do I need to take to achieve my goal?’” – Catherine Pulsifer

93. “People who achieve their goals do so with passion, planning, persistence, and purpose.” – Lynda Field

94. “When the awareness of what is achievable brushes your life, your journey has begun.” – Lorii Myers 

95. “Always ask, ‘Why?’ The more reasons you have to pursue a goal, the better you’ll likely do in terms of achieving it.” – Michael S. Dobson

96. “Clarity is essential to create success and achieve goals that are important to us.” – DK

97. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

98. “We tend to overestimate what we can achieve in short periods of time and underestimate what God can do with a man or woman over a lifetime.” – Dr. Roy L. Peterson

99. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

100. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Desmond Tutu

101. “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale

102. “If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” – Albert Einstein

103. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” –

104. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein

105. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

106. “Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.” – Anonymous

107. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” – Dr. APJ Kalam

108. “You have a choice—you can be someone who makes it happen, or someone who lets it happen.” – Bobby Darnell

109. “I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award—start early!” – Shirley Temple

110. “With the right balance of vacation and work, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that the human spirit cannot achieve.” – Sage Wilcox

111. “In order to achieve anything, we must have an understanding of its opposite.” – Rudy Scarfalloto

112. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

113. “To be successful, one has to be one of three bees—the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.” – Suzy Kassem

114. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett

115. “Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.” – Roy T. Bennett

116. “Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” – Aamir Sarfraz

117. “To succeed, you must never give up on yourself.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

118. “Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognise your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.” – Virat Kohli

119. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

120. “Potential unexpressed turns to pain.” – Robin Sharma

121. “But with sound self-confidence, you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement.” – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

122. “There are no boundaries on my abilities and achievements.” – Shruti Soni

123. “So, no matter what comes your way today, tomorrow, next week, or next year, for that matter, understand that you have in you what it takes to overcome it.” – Josh Hinds

124. “Your enthusiasm will inspire others to move forward with actions that bring rewarding achievements.” – Steve Brunkhorst

125. “If you say, ‘I have 100% confidence that I will achieve my goal,’ you will find a solution, you will take massive action, you will overcome any obstacles, and after achieving a goal will say, ‘I was right when I said that I can achieve my goal!’” – Andrii Sedniev

126. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender—it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –

127. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes

128. “Passion is the driver of achievement in all fields. Some people love doing things they don’t feel they’re good at. That may be because they underestimate their talents or haven’t yet put the work in to develop them.” – Ken Robinson

129. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

130. “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” –

131. “No man needs sympathy because he has to work—because he has a burden to carry. Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

132. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Anonymous

133. “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.” –

134. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” –

135. “If you keep working at it, if you keep moving forward, you will achieve what you want.” – Leigh Shulman

136. “Great achievement requires personal force, determined spirit, and self confidence.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

137. “I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life, I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.” –

138. “Walt Disney is a man who had a lot to give, a man who wanted to share his dream with the world, and a man achieved what he set out to achieve, proving that if you work at something hard enough, you will succeed at it.” – Brian Morris

139. “Nothing in life is achievable without effort.” – Anthony Muhammad

140. “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” – Jimmy Spithill

141. “Achievement results from work realizing ambition.” – Adam Ant

142. “There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.” – J. G. Holland

143. “Hard work is the foundation of all achievements, and no one ever succeeds without hard work.” – Dr T.P.Chia

144. “Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” –

145. “Let freedom reign. The sun never set on such glorious human achievement.” –

146. “Being solitary is being alone well—being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” – Alice Koller

147. “Completion is a great feeling, isn’t it? The satisfaction that you’ve achieved something, and that it’s completely done and gone, is psychologically thrilling.” – Graham Allcot

148. “A slice of satisfaction, fulfillment, and happiness can be found in the achievement—but the real source of consistent, lasting happiness lies in the process.” – Jeff Haden

149. “Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success—that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is . That’s a good day for me.” –

150. “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasar

151. “Goal setting is the most important aspect of all improvement and personal development plans. It is the key to all fulfillment and achievement.” – Paul J. Meyer

152. “The most direct path to achievement whether you’re an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member. This is also the secret to a meaningful career and self-fulfillment.” – Maynard Webb

153. “Gratitude allows you to recognize that although you don’t have it yet, you are thankful for the journey you will take to achieve whatever it is you desire.” – Debbie Dickerson

154. “The harder you fall, the heavier your heart. The heavier your heart, the stronger you climb. The stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” – Criss Jami

155. “Realize, rise, and act. Make mistakes, fall hard, then rise again, and try again.” – Abhijit Naskar

156. “Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – C. S. Lewis

157. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” – Bill Cosby

158. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

159. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

160. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” – Robert Schuller

161. “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

162. “Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts.” – Eric Hoffer

163. “Without failure, there is no achievement.” –

164. “It shouldn’t be easy to be amazing. Then, everything would be. It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder or impossible to lose.” – Sarah Dessen

165. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” –

166. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” –

167. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

168. “There can be no real achievement without any struggle!” – Avijeet Das

169. “Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor—persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.” – Orison Swett Marden

170. “In fact, stories of people of achievement often show that obstacles and struggles are the stepping stones to success.” – Michal Stawicki

171. “No matter how unique you may think your struggle is, many people have overcome the exact same issues, and many people are doing the work to overcome them right now, all around you. Connect with them.” – Mark Freeman

172. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

173. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

174. “To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

175. “Every scene is a challenge. There are technical challenges, but often, it’s the simplest challenge where you feel a sense of achievement when you pull it off.” – Roger Deakins

176. “Don’t give up no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.” – Alphonso Davies

177. “Show me a person who has never made a mistake, and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” – Joan Collins

178. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

179. “Mistakes are the foundation of achievement.” – Steven Magee

180. “Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.” – Henry Petroski

181. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

182. “The ultimate measure of a person is not her mistakes or accomplishments, but what she does with them.” – Liza M. Wiemer

183. “I profoundly believe that there is always more than one ‘right way’ to achieve great results.” – Robyn Pearce

184. “Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard

185. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

186. “Even a may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.” – Henry Ford

187. “Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.” – Susan L. Taylor

188. “Live the life of your dreams. When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes, and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance, and self-belief, there is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Roy T. Bennett

189. “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul—the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

190. “Greatness is never achieved in the realm of dreams but in the realm of reality, and the only way to achieving that greatness is to convert your time into added value to yourself and then to others.” – Sunday Adelaja

191. “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” – Bo Bennett

192. “The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” – James Allen

193. “To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.” – Kahlil Gibran 

194. “Every achievement—from the Nobel Prize to the Oscars—begins with ‘what if’ consciously or unconsciously.” – Mark Batterson

195. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

196. “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” – Orison Swett Marden

197. “Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams.” – Robert K. Greenleaf

198. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money—it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

199. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand

200. “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness—not pain or mindless self-indulgence—is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.” – Ayn Rand

201. “Happiness is a , which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

202. “I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy.” – Marco Pierre White

203. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin

204. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” – Albert Einstein

205. “Dr. Hill’s goal was to communicate clearly a philosophy and practice of individual achievement that would stimulate lasting happiness. His inner knower guided him to find his own life’s rainbow.” – Mark Victor Hansen

206. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Elizabeth Bibesco

207. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply—with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” –

208. “A mentor enables a person to achieve. A hero shows what achievement looks like.” – John C. Mather

209. “In an ideal world, nobody’s work would be just about the money. People could pursue excellence in what they do, take pride in achievement, and derive meaning from knowing that their work improved the lives of others.” – Barry Schwartz

210. “High achievers and top performers certainly aren’t average, but they definitely aren’t superhuman—even if you currently see them that way.” – David Fairweather

211. “The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” – Criss Jami

212. “It is quite okay for you to acknowledge other people as positive influences in your life and let their achievements inspire you.” – Luke Gregory

213. “Remember that a man’s achievements correspond with unerring certainty to the philosophy with which he relates himself to others. If you follow through your willingness to give something in return for the knowledge you desire, you are certain to make yourself so useful to the world that it will be compelled to reward you in terms of your own choice.” – Andrew Carnegie

214. “When you learn from others how they achieved their goals quickly, it can speed up your own results enormously.” – Mike Pettigrew

215. “Adopting altruism is the way to achieve social harmony.” – Peter Schwartz

216. “If you want to achieve your goals, help others achieve theirs.” –

217. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

218. “Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement.” – Menachem Mendel Schneerson

219. “Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.” –

220. “To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone that you have never been before.” – Les Brown

221. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone—change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

223. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

224. “Accept no limitations and you’ll have no limitations.” – Clyde Lee Dennis

225. “Potential is not an endpoint, but a capacity to grow and learn.” – Eileen Kennedy-Moore

226. “The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.” – Robin Sharma

227. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

228. “Check your definition of ‘security.’ Is it really what you want or is it the very thing that’s holding you back from achieving your ambitions?” – Tony Clark

229. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

230. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

231. “The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness.” – Ashish Patel

232. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually, you will be paid to do more than you do.” – Anonymous

233. “No one achieves greatness by becoming a generalist. You don’t hone a skill by diluting your attention to its development. The only way to get to the next level is focus.” – John C. Maxwell

234. “With your entire focus on your goal, you will reach levels of achievement that you never thought possible.” – Catherine Pulsifer

235. “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate, and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” – Paulo Coelho

236. “When you set your mind to achieve something, you must allow yourself the opportunity to get it done.” – Tasha Hoggatt

237. “Every great work, every big accomplishment has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often, just before the big achievement comes apparent failure and discouragement.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

238. “The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.” – Colin Powell

239. “The important thing is to find your true source of inspiration and to remain focused in the achievement of your goals.” – Sara Wellington

240. “You see, we all get caught up in non-trivial things such as phone calls, emails, checking this and that, but in reality, if we were really focused, we could achieve so much more.” – Catherine Pulsifer

241. “You can’t hit a target unless you are aiming for it, and you can’t achieve a goal without having it.” – Shawn Doyle

242. “The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.” – Mary Baker Eddy

243. “The is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

244. “Putting ideas, goals, and daily objectives down on paper helps immensely in our ability to achieve them and remain focused.” – Justin Byers

245. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

246. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.” – Dax Shepard

247. “Stop just cheering for others who are living their visions. Commit yourself to your own success and follow the steps required to achieve it.” – Steve Maraboli

248. “People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach.” – Marguerite de Navarre

249. “We can consciously decide to wish or want to achieve something, but if unconsciously, there are so many negative thoughts running deep inside our subconscious mind without control, we will never achieve what we want.” – Benny Zhang

250. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

251. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

252. “There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over oneself. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.” – Vash Young

253. “Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.” – Suzy Kassem

254. “Do you know the hallmark of a second rater? It’s resentment of another man’s achievement. Those touchy mediocrities who sit trembling lest someone’s work prove greater than their own—they have no inkling of the loneliness that comes when you reach the top—the loneliness for an equal, for a mind to respect, and an achievement to admire. They bare their teeth at you from out of their rat holes, thinking that you take pleasure in letting your brilliance dim them while you’d give a year of my life to see a flicker of talent anywhere among them. They envy achievement, and their dream of greatness is a world where all men have become their acknowledged inferiors. They don’t know that that dream is the infallible proof of mediocrity, because that sort of world is what the man of achievement would not be able to bear. They have no way of knowing what he feels when surrounded by inferiors. Hatred? No, not hatred, but boredom—the terrible, hopeless, draining, paralyzing boredom. Of what account are praise and adulation from men whom you don’t respect?” – Ayn Rand

255. “Criticism is easy, achievement is difficult.” – Winston Churchill

256. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” – Napoleon Hill

257. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton

258. “If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.” – Suzy Kassem

259. “Success is assured when a person fears more than the pain of the process.” – Orrin Woodward

260. “Every time you encounter an impressive achievement, ask, ‘What did it take to make that happen?’ Scratch the surface on any significant accomplishment—you will find grit.” – Paul G. Stoltz

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

262. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

263. “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others—for their sakes and for our own.” – Cesar Chavez

264. “It is little keys that open up big doors—on small steps leading to great achievements.” – Lamine Pearlheart

265. “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas M. Butler

266. “Even when I couldn’t fly as high as I wished, I still achieved victory every day.” – Stephen Guise

267. “The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.” – Bo Bennett

268. “Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.” – Anthony Joshua

269. “A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat, but not too much above his last achievement. In this way, he steadily raises his level of aspiration.” – Kurt Lewin

270. “Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement.” – Robert Vaughn

271. “The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” –

272. “It’s not interesting to achieve—the ways of achievement are interesting.” – Krzysztof Kieślowski

273. “Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.” – Robin Sharma

274. “Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

275. “To succeed in achieving something truly great, you really have to want it so much that there is no other alternative, and this is evident in Obama’s philosophy.” – Karen Barrett

276. “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desires, you can achieve.” – Norman Vincent Peale

277. “When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

278. “Achieving a goal is a very proactive step in someone’s life, and if you don’t have the proper attitude and , it may not work out as well as you had hoped for.” – Sharlene Snow

279. “If your desire is pale and flabby, your achievements will also take on that hue and consistency.” – Dale Carnegie

280. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale

281. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it—teach yourself to be impatient.” – Gurbaksh Chahal

282. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

283. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

284. “Desire is creation—is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.” – Willa Cather

285. “Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

286. “The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.” – Brian Tracy

287. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential—these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Eddie Robinson

288. “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” – Zane Grey

289. “Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity.” – Robin Sharma

290. “I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.” – Jonas Salk

291. “Men make opportunity. Every great industrial achievement has been the result of individual effort—the practical development of a dream in the mind of an individual.” – Charles M. Schwab

292. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

293. “The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.” – Luc de Clapiers

294. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart

295. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

296. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward—you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

297. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

298. “If you believe that achievement ends with retirement, you will slowly fade away. First of all, keeping the mind active is one way to prolong your life and to enjoy life to its fullest for as long as possible.” – Byron Pulsifer

299. “To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

300. “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

301. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” –

302. “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their .” – Lisa M. Amos

303. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

304. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” – Anonymous

305. “The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

306. “Nothing of significance was ever achieved by an individual acting alone. Look below the surface and you will find that all seemingly solo acts are really team efforts.” – John C. Maxwell

307. “Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

308. “If we strive to work together imaginatively and unselfishly, we will be helping to achieve each other’s personal goals, and the combined legacy that we leave as a result will be brighter and more valuable than any of us could have achieved unilaterally.” – Paul McCabe

309. “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a working together.” – Paul Ryan

310. “Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.” – Dale T. Mortensen

311. “Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?” – James Patterson

312. “Sir Gordon Richards was the most successful jockey, flat or jumps, there’s ever been—champion jockey for 26 years. He set a record of 269 winners in the season 55 years before I broke it. That was my greatest achievement.” – Tony McCoy

313. “Differences there were differences among strong men representing strong and proud peoples, but these paled into insignificance, alongside the miracle of achievement represented in the shoulder-to-shoulder march of the Allies to complete victory in the West.” –

314. “When I was little and running on the race track at school, I always stopped and waited for all the other kids so we could run together even though I knew that I could run much faster than all of them. I pretended to read slowly so I could wait for everyone else who couldn’t read as fast as I could. When my friends were short, I pretended that I was short too, and if my friend was sad, I pretended to be unhappy. I could go on and on about all the ways I have limited myself, my whole life, by waiting for people. And the only thing that I’ve ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them, and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do. My mother used to teach me, ‘Cinderella is a perfect example to be,’ but I have learned that Cinderella can go fuck herself, I’m not waiting for anybody anymore! I’m going to run as fast as I can, fly as high as I can, I am going to soar, and if you want you can come with me, but I’m not waiting for you anymore.” – C. JoyBell C.

315. “I’m looking forward to eventually becoming a marvelous—excuse the word marvelous—character actress like Marie Dressler, like Will Rogers.” –

316. “In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.” – David Beckham

317. “Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.” – Ben Stein

318. “Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back, and taught me how to be a better person.” – Naveen Jain

319. “Praise your children more than you correct them. Praise them for even their smallest achievement.” – Ezra Taft Benson

320. “Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often, that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws.” – Alain de Botton

321. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill

322. “The real success of our personal lives and careers can best be measured by the relationships we have with the people most dear to us—our family, friends, and co-workers. If we fail in this aspect of our lives, no matter how vast our worldly possessions or how high on the corporate ladder we climb, we will have achieved very little.” – Mary Kay Ash

323. “Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.” – Elle Macpherson

324. “My is my biggest achievement. She is a little star, and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen

325. “Compatibility is an achievement of love—it shouldn’t be its precondition.” – Alain de Botton

326. “Your greatest achievement is to love me.” – Prince Charles

327. “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back—a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” –

328. “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

329. “Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.” – George Bernard Shaw

330. “We shouldn’t teach great books, we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.” – B. F. Skinner

331. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents—start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

332. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden

333. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

334. “Any creation of human skill is a work of art. Creating a great business or a great career is art. Developing your own talents or cultivating a wonderful family life is an art. Art transforms what is. It’s the creative impulse in every human heart.” – Tom Morris

335. “Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” – Frederic Chopin

336. “It shows exactly what you can do if you’re a total psychotic.” – Woody Allen

337. “Students achieving oneness will move on to twoness.” – Woody Allen

338. “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” – Banksy

339. “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” – Anonymous

340. “Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to?” – Ayn Rand

341. “There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.” – Loretta Young

342. “People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track is my biggest achievement.” – Yogi Adityanath

343. “The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement—particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone—I think it’s narcissism, even more than hubris. And for women, too, narcissism is the killer.” – James Woods

344. “Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement.” – Bhagat Singh

345. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” – Andrew Hendrixson

346. “Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.” – Robin Sharma

347. “To achieve something is better than not achieving.” – Sam Winters

348. “Calculus is one of humankind’s most inspiring collective achievements.” – Steve Strogatz

349. “People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.” – Katharine Anthony

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