Coach Marife's Top 11 Motivational Quotes

Hey there! It’s Coach Marife and today I want to talk about motivation.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to eat well and work out — we’ve all been there. Maybe it is cold outside and you’d prefer to stay cozy in your warm bed or maybe it was an exhausting day at the office and you’d rather eat fast food while watching TV.

How to use inspiration quotes for motivation

When I’m in need of motivation, I often turn to certain motivational quotes (like the 11 listed below) to give a push in the right direction. But, it’s not enough to just read the quote and move on with your day. Here are some ways to keep the quotes top-of-mind:

  • Write motivational quotes on sticky notes and place them on your bathroom mirror
  • Save one on the home screen of your cell phone
  • Stick one on the rearview mirror of your car
  • Keep one in a prominent place in your wallet

Wherever you are — bathroom, work, car, supermarket — inspiration will be there too. If you aren’t inspired by my favorites, please find some that resonate with you. We all need inspiration sometimes, and finding the right motivational quotes can make all the difference!

1. Believe in yourself

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

2. Real change takes time

“It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing. It takes 8 weeks for your friends and family. It takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world.”

– Unknown

3. No more waiting

“Start now because sometimes “later” becomes “never.”

– Unknown

4. Make that commitment

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

– Ken Blanchard

5. Embrace the struggle

“The struggle you face today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.”

– Robert Tew

6. Little steps add up to amazing results

“Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.”

– Unknown

7. Something is better than nothing

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”

– Unknown

8. Good habits, good life

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jim Rohn

9. Be resilient

“Failure doesn’t come from falling down. Failure comes from not getting up.”

– Zig Ziglar

10. Ask yourself how important this is to you?

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”

– Eric Thomas

11. The sky is the limit

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Robert Schuller

Looking for even more motivation? Check out our 8fit podcast.