Have you ever had one of those days where you’ve just struggled to get motivated? Where all you wanted to do was roll over, pull the sheet up over your head, and sleep FOREVER?
We’ve all been there.
In fact, I’ve been there often! There’s possibly no place I love moreso than bed… and nothing I love more than sleep (asides from a lie in and naps… which both involve sleep). Just ask my husband.
The thing is, in order to be all adult and get through life we need to be able to motivate ourselves to get our asses up out of bed to tackle the day and whatever lies ahead – be it our dreams, our job, our kids, a whole lot of positive shit or an actual shit storm (and everything in between).
To help you do just that, here are 28 quotes to motivate you to get out of bed, because you can do it. In fact, you can do so much more than that!
“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” | J.M. Power
“Get out of your comfort zone. Wake up the sleeping giant in you.” | Dr. T. P. Chia
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” | Maria Robinson
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” | Steve Jobs
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” | Muhammad Ali
“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.“ – Arnold H. Glasow
“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” | Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” | Albert Ellis
“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” | Christopher Reeve
“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” | Leonard Cohen
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” | Anne Frank
“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” | Terry Bradshaw
“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
“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” | Henry Rollins
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” | Marcus Aurelius
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” | Jim Rohn
“Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.” | Albert Camus
“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” | Dale Carnegie
“The silence in the morning holds lots of expectations and is more hopeful than the silence at night.” | Victoria Durnak
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” | Helen Keller
“When I’m tempted to skip my morning routine or another form of self-care, I remind myself that I can better serve the people I love and the projects I care about when I start with me.” | Courtney Carver
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” | Audrey Hepburn
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” | Steve Jobs
“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” | Bikram Choudhury
“Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.” | Maya Angelou
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” | A.A. Milne
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” | M. Anne Radmacher.
“Give people high-fives for just getting out of bed. Being a person is hard sometimes.” |
Now what are you going to do?
That’s right – get out of bed and show the world what you are made of!
Whether you take the world by storm, or approach it in a more gentle way, regardless you’ve got this.
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