Ken Lear loves motivational quotes – but it’s not just about reading inspirational words, it’s about implementing action.

How To Make Motivational Quotes Matter

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When the going gets tough, a wise person finds a coach to help them cope with the obstacle blocking their path. A star pitcher on a baseball team might find a sports psychologist to help him get out of a slump. The coach will provide insight into body mechanics and how they connect with a positive mental attitude. The right coach has a powerful positive impact on an athlete’s performance. The right motivational speaker will have an equally powerful impact on the problems that you’re facing at work.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

As human beings, we naturally aspire to do a good job. We want to find role models who will help us improve our lives. Leaders in the arts, business, education, finance, and social welfare provide a powerful resource of motivational messages. Messages with powerful images and strong messages can change our thinking and help us to see our situation differently.

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –  Stephen Covey

It’s no secret that motivational quotes can change our lives. The trick is to activate these messages in your everyday life. Don’t just put the quote on the wall in a picture frame. You must make the quote a part of your daily life. Write your favorite quote down on a piece of paper. Write down ten times and each time you write the quote think about the meaning of each word that you’re writing.

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“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?’” – Leah Busque

You’re not just memorizing these words. You’re making them part of your daily life. Speak these quotes. Say them out loud. Share them with your team members. A vague memory of a quote will not inspire you to create excellence. It will teach you to mumble or speak so softly that no one will be able to hear you.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Take these quotes off of the page and hang them in your heart. Make the effort to find motivational quotes that matter. Take the time to find the messages that speak to your work life. A powerful motivational message isn’t just a bunch of pleasant words on a piece of paper. It’s a hand to hold when you’re feeling weak. They’re always there and easy to find. Take the time to get to know a few motivational messages and them they’ll return the favor by giving you words to live and work by.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

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