100 Positive Energy Quotes to Kick-Start Your Project

Like most people, we want to make the most of our time. How can we become more productive? Let’s find the answer(s) together!

Feeling in a slump, demotivated, or simply overwhelmed at the start of your work or personal project?

Are you in desperate need of some good vibes to reset your brain back to its creative, productive, proactive self?

We know the feeling all too well – we’ve also had our fair share of setbacks, mishaps, and hiccups in our life.

This is why the first article we worked on simply had to be about positive energy quotes.

So kick back, relax, and surround yourself with positivity!

Here are the top 100 Most Inspiring Positivity Quotes

1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

– Dr. Seuss

2. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

– Elon Musk

3.Anything worth doing will come with a healthy dose of fear.

– Evan Carmichael

4. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

– George Eliot

5. “It is impossible to live without failing at something.”

– J.K. Rowling

6. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston S. Churchill

7. “It will work if you forget all the reasons it will not.”

– Paulo Coelho

8. “Forget about what other people say and that the odds are stacked against you.”

– Evan Carmichael

9. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

10. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.”

– Mark Zuckerberg

12. “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

13. “There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.”

– Elon Musk

14. “Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.”

– Mark Cuban

15. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”

– George Whitefield

16. “ The key is to get started. Too many people don’t start because they’re afraid of failure, You will know failure. Keep going.”

– Evan Carmichael

17. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

– The Dalai Lama

18. “Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.”

– P.C. Cast

19. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

– Franklyn D. Roosevelt

20. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.”

– Robert H. Schuller

21. “Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.”

– Roy T. Bennett

22. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”

– Sarah Dessen

23. “I’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition – that’s what I’ve always wanted.”

– Kobe Bryant

24. “Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher.”

– Maya Watson

25. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

26. “It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”

– Steve Maraboli

27. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.”

– Elon Musk

28. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

– Babe Ruth

29. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

– Roy T. Bennett

30. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”

– Roy T. Bennett

31. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

– Maraboli

32. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”

– Elon Musk

33. “Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.”

– Jon Bon Jovi

34. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

– Confucius

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35. “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”

– Roy T. Bennett

36. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

– Henry Ford

37. “You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift… YOU!”

– Steve Maraboli

38. “Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.”

– Samuel Lover

39. “If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”

– Roy T. Bennett

40. “Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

– Jack Ma

41. “One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.”

– Steve Maraboli

42. “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

– Steve Maraboli

43. “Sometimes we forget about our own advantages because we focus on what we don’t have. Just because you have to work a little harder at something that seems easier to others doesn’t mean you’re without your own talents.”

– Chris Colfer

44. “You’re never ready for what you have to do. You just do it. That makes you ready.”

– Flora Rheta Schreiber

45. “Stay positive, all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.”

– Joe Peterson

46. “Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences – increases your self-esteem – boosts confidence in your ability to decisions – and ultimately leads to achieve success in life.”

– Roy T. Bennett

47. “As I naturally go through a full range of emotions in my life, I mustn’t feel ashamed for feeling lost, for it is honest and human to feel such.”

– Forrest Curran

48. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”

– Dr. Henry Link

49. “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

– Thomas Jefferson

50. “We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

– Charles Bukowski

51. “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!”

– Brian Tracy

52. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”

– Hasidic proverb

53. “You’re stronger than you know. You’re braver than you’ve been told. You’re greater than you’ll ever imagine.”

– Robin Sharma

54. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

– John Wooden

55. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

– Stephen King

56. “Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

– Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

57. “Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”

– Mark Zuckerberg

58. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”

– Elbert Hubbard

59. “Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”

– Stephen Covey

60. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Winston Churchill

61. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

– Will Rogers

62. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

– Walt Disney

63. “You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.”

– Ethel Barrymore

64. “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”

– English proverb

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65. “Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.”

– Robert A. Cook

66. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

– Buddha

67.“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

– Henry Ford

68. “Nothing is more creative… nor destructive… than a brilliant mind with a purpose.”

– Dan Brown

69. “It’s not about working hard, it’s about working together. You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself.”

– John Calipari

70. “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

71. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

– Jim Rohn

72. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”

– Elon Musk

73. “The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first”

– Sergey Brin

74. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”

– David Ogilvy

75. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.”

– Kobe Bryant

76. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”

– Michelle Obama

77. “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

– Jeff Bezos

78. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”

– Dr. Seuss

79. “Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.”

– Sergey Brin

80. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

– Kobe Bryant

81. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.”

– Jack Ma

82. “You have to be odd to be number one.”

– Dr. Seuss

83. “Know in your heart that there is someone out there who wants to say yes, and don’t give up until you find them.”

– Evan Carmichael

84. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

85. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

– Paul Coelho

86. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

– Audrey Hepburn

87. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

– Walt Disney

88. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”

– Kathryn Stockett

89. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

– Dean Karnazes

90. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.”

– Mark Cuban

91. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

– Mark Zuckerberg

92. “I’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition – that’s what I’ve always wanted.”

– Kobe Bryant

93. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Rob Siltanen

94. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”

– Michael Phelps

95. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”

– Alphonse Karr

96. “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”

– David Frost

97. “It’s not a sin to get knocked down; it’s a sin to stay down.”

– Linley Wartenberg

98. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”

– Les Brown

99. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”

– Madeleine Albright

100. “Accept the fact that all events occur for a reason, and that it is within your capacity to see this reason as positive.”

– Robert Greene

Final Words

Feeling motivated already? Which of these positive energy quotes moved you the most? Did any of these lines manage to change your mindset? Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to go over them with you!

Author: Florina

I’m passionate about personal development and growth, personality traits, and all things related. When I’m not working on myself, I enjoy hiking in the great outdoors, reading, watching movies, and taking care of my indoor garden. But my strongest passion will always be self-help. 

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