Powerful Motivational Quotes – 8 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Source of Limitless Potential

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“ No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging over the brink of failure. ” --- Napoleon Hill

Welcome to the Spiritual Bee’s collection of Powerful Motivational Quotes!

“The heights that great men reached and kept, were not achieved by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”
– H.W. Longfellow

It is the famous boxer Muhammad Ali who once said “Champions are not made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream and a vision.”

And rightly so. The driving force for all achievement comes from within. Just as the potential to become a tree lies within the seed, so too does the potential to become great, lie within each one of us. It is simply a matter of channeling it out.

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

In this collection of powerful motivational quotes are unveiled 8 formidable keys to unlocking this inner source of limitless potential.

8 Keys to Success that Separate Champions from the Crowd

Each of the following 8 Keys to Success, consists of a selection of powerful motivational quotes from some of the world’s greatest people. Their profound words of wisdom are sure to recharge your batteries and leave you feeling energized and invigorated.



  1. Dare to Dream!
  2. Tap into the Infinite Power of your Mind
  3. Cultivate an Indomitable Will – A Burning Desire to Succeed
  4. Have a Goal, Your Own Personal Legend
  5. Chart your Own Path – Sail Away from the Safe Harbor
  6. Be Creative – Set Your Imagination Free
  7. Do not Procrastinate – The Time to Act is Now
  8. Let Go of the Past


Key 1: Dare to Dream!

Dreams are the starting point of all achievement. Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas and dreams in order to conceive. One must first dream the impossible, before it can be made possible.


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
A famous motivational quote by Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

Whatever you can dream you can do. Boldness has genius, power and magic.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German literary genius and author of one the world’s longest poems, Faust.

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on it, and the perseverance to follow it. Wishing you a great journey!
Powerful words of motivation from Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-American astronaut who perished in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, doing a job she loved the most.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.
Helen Keller (1880-1968), deaf and blind author and activist.

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970), one of America’s earliest motivational authors who wrote the book “Think and Grow Rich”.

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Never Give Up!

When you reach for the stars you may not quite get them, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.
Leo Burnett (1891-1971).

No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is an encounter with God and with eternity.
A beautiful motivational quote from the book “The Alchemist: A Fable about following your Dream” by Paulo Coelho.

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Muhammad Ali, the world’s most famous boxing champion.

Key 2: Tap into the Infinite Power of Your Mind

The human mind is a store-house of incredible potential. Throughout history, mankind has repeatedly demonstrated that focused mental effort can produce miracles. This is because when an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it has the effect of transforming our thoughts into powerful magnets, which attract to us the forces, people and circumstances necessary to convert our dreams into reality.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.
Napoleon Hill.

Your thoughts are mighty forms of energy. Focused thoughts are even more powerful and manifest with greater velocity.

So, no matter what your personal aspiration, it is important to articulate it and implant it firmly in your heart and mind. Determined mental and emotional focus will invariably manifest the achievement of your desire more quickly than anything else.
A powerful motivational quote from the book “Secrets of the Light” by Dannion Brinkley.

How has all the knowledge in the world been gained? By concentrating the powers of the mind. The world is ready to give up its secret, if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow.

The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point. That is the secret.
Powerful words of motivation by Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), one of India’s greatest and most beloved spiritual teachers, whose life and teachings have served as an inspiration to millions of people across the world.

“O Divine Providence, I ask not for more riches, but more wisdom, consisting in the power to control and direct my own mind to whatever ends I desire.”

If you accept and express this prayer in the same spirit of humble sincerity in which I pass it on to you, then a better world will reveal itself to you. A world in which you will see reflected the circumstances and the things which you yourself have created.
Napoleon Hill.

Key 3: Cultivate an Indomitable Will – A Burning Desire to Succeed

The human will stands beyond all circumstances. Everything must go down before the will, for that comes from God Himself; a pure and a strong will is omnipotent. Before it all the powers, even of nature, must bow down, succumb, and become its servants – the strong gigantic, infinite will in man.
A powerful motivational quote from Swami Vivekananda’s book, “From Colombo to Almora”.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).

Great convictions are the mothers of great deeds.
Swami Vivekananda.

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Napoleon Hill.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Napoleon Hill.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win, which is essential to success.
Napoleon Hill.

Key 4: Have a Goal, Your Own Personal Legend

The first step to realizing your dreams is to establish a firm goal around which to organize your thoughts and plan a path of action.

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill.

I believe in wishes and in a person’s ability to make a wish come true. I remember going swimming as a child, and before I jumped into the pool I would make a wish. I’d stretch my arms out as if I was sending my thoughts right up into space. I’d make a wish and then I’d dive in the water.

I’d say to myself: “This is my dream, this is my wish.” Because a wish is more than a wish. It is a goal. It is something your conscious and subconscious can help make reality.
Beautiful words of motivation from pop music legend, Michael Jackson (1958-2009).

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let it be so great, so strong, that there may be nothing else left in the mind; no place for anything else, no time for anything else.

Let the brain, muscles, nerves and every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This the way to success. And this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking machines.
Swami Vivekananda.

One’s Personal Legend is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is.
At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives.

But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend.
Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.

Paulo Coelho, best-selling Brazilian novelist and spiritual writer.

Key 5: Chart your Own Path – Throw off the Bowlines and Sail Away from the Safe Harbor

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Never Give Up!

If you want to succeed you should strike out new paths rather than travel worn paths of accepted business.
John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937).

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 (1835-1910).

The biggest mistake people make in life is not making a living doing what they most enjoy.
Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990).

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430).

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.
Edward de Bono.

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes, or other people’s opinions.
Paulo Coelho.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

Key 6: Be Creative; Set Your Imagination Free

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Edward de Bono.

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.
Edward de Bono.

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
Napoleon Hill.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
Abraham Maslow (1908-1970).

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
Abraham Maslow.

Key 7: Do Not Procrastinate – The Time to Act is Now

One of the most critical steps to achieving your dream is to wake up and act. The majority of people who fail, do so because they do not get started. They do not overcome their inertia to make a beginning.

Remember, before a sea-gull learns how to fly, to soar in the sky, it first jumps off the cliff. So go ahead and take the plunge! If a tiny bird can summon such enormous courage, so can you! Do not wait for the perfect moment. The time will never be just right. Now is the time to begin to transform your dreams into reality.

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish to be. We have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions. So we have to know how to act.
Powerful words of motivation from Swami Vivekananda.

In this moment you are sitting in a sea of infinite possibilities. Each choice you make is a vehicle for distilling the actual from the potential. Therefore it is imperative that you put your thoughts to action and work diligently to realize your dreams.
Metta Zetty.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Lord Buddha (500 BC).

You have got to jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain.

Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Napoleon Hill.

Do it now! It can affect every phase of your life. It can help you do the things you should do but don’t feel like doing. It can keep you from procrastinating when an unpleasant duty faces you. But it can also help you do those things that you want to do. It helps you seize those precious moments that, if lost, may never be retrieved.
Napoleon Hill.

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.
Napoleon Hill.

It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
Jim Rohn.

Remember that lost time does not return.
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471).

Time is the most important resource there is because while time can be consumed (in fact we cannot avoid consuming it, no matter what we do or refrain from doing), it cannot be produced. It is the resource which must be economized to the greatest extent possible, because it cannot be replaced.
William Buckler.

Key 8: Let Go of the Past – The Past Cannot be Changed; the Future is still in our Hands

In order to realize your destiny you must be willing to release your history.
Karl Schmidt (1884-1976).

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Stephen Covey.

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Mahatma Gandhi.

All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future. Let the dead past bury its dead. The infinite future is before you.
Swami Vivekananda.

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