A man is not a financial plan. —Kim Kiyosaki

As cheesy as this sounds, I love taking notes of inspirational quotes I’ve heard or come across so I can reference them later.

To me, if it makes me reflect on who I am or adds some form of value in my life, I’ll share it on my social media platforms, or put it in the notes section of my phone.

Quotes are great reminders for me to grow, stay inspired, stay grounded, and push me to keep going when life gets tough.

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To kick off this Monday, I thought I’d share with you 50 inspirational quotes I love and try to live by. Some of these quotes came from Pinterest, conversations with friends, speakers at events/conferences I’ve attended, books, podcasts, and videos.

It is my hope that not only will some of these quotes add value to your life, but that you apply what resonates most with you to change your life for the better as well. I hope you enjoy them!

Inspirational Quotes About Identity

  1. “When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.”
  2. “Care about others, but don’t care about what they think about you!” – Caleb Maddix
  3. “Remember that failure is an event not a person.”
  4. “Moral courage: Do you act in spite of challenges? It requires risk, but the payoff is the satisfaction that comes from knowing you did the right thing.” – Coach Mike Swider
  5. “If you’re constantly seeking affirmation for validation, your actions are the real confirmation.”
  6. “Don’t exhaust yourself trying to keep up the facade of perfection and end up losing your sense of direction.”
  7. “You’re made to express, not to run around seeking man to impress.”
  8. “Who you are is your authenticity, but remember, being real includes showing your vulnerability.”
  9. “The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.” – Wayne Dyer
  10. “Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.” – Brene Brown

Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles

  1. “The limit is not in the sky. The limit is in the mind.”
  2. “Your mind is like a bank. What you deposit, you can withdraw.”
  3. “This month’s choices are next month’s body.”
  4. “What you allow is what will continue.”
  5. “If you dream small, you’re offending God.”
  6. “A life of significance is about serving those in need with your gifts, your leadership and your purpose.”
  7. “Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how.”
  8. “The things that go wrong for you have a lot of potential to become part of your gift to the world.”
  9. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
  10. “If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” – T. Harv Eker

Inspirational Quotes About Love and Relationships

  1. “A man’s money will never excite an independent woman.”
  2. “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”
  3. “She is far away, she is far, far away from me. She walks in starlight in another world. It was just a dream. Do you think she could have loved me?” – The Hobbit movie
  4. “She lives her life like a flame; a dance of purposeful chaos. Her enchanting light can guide you and quell your fears. She’s warming those who respect her and burning those who don’t. She’s a flame with an unforgettable glow. A weak man will try to dim her luminance, but her soulmate will take pleasure in fanning the blaze.” -Steve Maraboli
  5. “Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it’s never worked with anyone else.”
  6. “It takes a lot of energy to stay angry at someone. When you hold a grudge, it takes a lot of energy out of YOU, not the other person. Forgive them and move on.” – Crystal Larthridge
  7. “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you rather than look for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.”
  8. “A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been born and raised in the arms of a queen.”
  9. “When it’s time for souls to meet, there’s nothing on Earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located.”
  10. “I’m not a trophy wife. I’m your wife who will help you get the trophy.”

Inspirational Quotes About Faith

  1. “Sometimes we need to change course. If we’ve been too passive waiting on God to do something, maybe God’s waiting on us.” – Dr. Henry Cloud
  2. “Don’t expect people to understand your grind when God didn’t give them your vision.”
  3. “Don’t put your limits on a limitless God.”
  4. “It’s one thing to believe in God and it’s another thing to believe God.”
  5. “God prunes us when He’s about to take us into a season of growth and expansion.” – Christine Caine
  6. “If you’re going to live an excellent life, it will always invite examination.” – Pastor Ben Pirtle
  7. “Delayed disobedience is still disobedience.” – Christine Jenson Ewald
  8. “God isn’t obligated to fulfill the potential of your life.”
  9. “God does not lead us to change that He will not sustain us through.” – Pastor Dan Alarcon
  10. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, but could say I’ve used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

Inspirational Quotes About Success/Career

  1. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
  2. “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not making decisions.”
  3. “Everything worthwhile is uphill.” – John Maxwell
  4. “Your life is as only good as your mindset.”
  5. “Make today’s ceiling tomorrow’s floor.”
  6. “Successful people base their actions on their commitment, not their feelings.”
  7. “VACATIONS LIE. Culture tells us to spend an entire year saving for a week to escape our life. We call it vacation. Even as I’m on this incredible road trip across the Northwest with my family, something doesn’t feel right. Vacations are meant to be new, they are meant to be fun, but they are not meant to be better than your normal life. I’ve been all around the world, and I would never trade travel for what I have at home. Life isn’t about the 50 vacations you’ll take while you’re on this planet. It’s about the 25,000 days between them. Stop creating a life that you need a vacation from. Instead, move to where you want to live, do what you want to do, start what you want to start, and create the life you want today. This isn’t rehearsal people. This is YOUR life.” – Dale Partridge
  8. “Please think about your legacy because you’re writing it everyday.” – Gary Vaynerchuck
  9. “Leadership shouldn’t be a title. Leadership is a lifestyle.” – Pastor Levi Lusko
  10. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

And as a bonus, here are my absolute “Ohhh snap!” favorites:

  1. “A man is not a financial plan.” – Kim Kiyosaki
  2. “It’s harder to look good and get better at the same time.” – Eric Worre
  3. “People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.” – Bob Proctor
  4. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell
  5. “You cannot sell a dream if you look like a nightmare.” – Mike Sims
  6. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”
  8. “Expectations will let you down, but appreciation won’t.” – Tony Robbins
  9. “Short-term thinking destroys long-term vision.” – Lisa Grossman
  10. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

What inspirational quotes do you live by?

Leave me a comment below on quotes that you absolutely love and live by. I’d love to know!


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