By Jeff Waller, 7 Mindsets Co-Creator and VP of Educational Services 

Many of us use quotes or affirmations to help start the day, stay focused on goals, and push forward during challenging situations.

7 Mindsets distributes daily inspirational mindset quotes via email, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter to provide a constant source of motivation and positive energy that can be relied on.

Here are some of our community’s favorite mindset quotes that have received truly wonderful feedback…

Quotes that inspire us to dream bigger

1. “Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” – Claude T. Bissell
2. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
3. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Earl Nightingale
4. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
5. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Quotes to foster an authentic life

6. “Where talents and the needs of the world cross, therein lies your vocation.” – Aristotle
7. “The two most important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you discover why.” – Mark Twain
8. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
9. “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” – E. E. Cummings
10. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
11. “Life is about being and becoming, not having and getting.” – Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath

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Quotes to connect us with others

12. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Teddy Roosevelt
13. “Sorrow shared is halved, joy is doubled.” – Ancient Indian Proverb
14. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
15. “If you can accomplish your dream alone, then you are not dreaming big enough.” – Scott Rigsby
16. “Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruits.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Quotes that drive us to own our lives

17. “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley
18. “If not now, when? If not here, where? If not me, who?” – Steve Geiger
19. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Teddy Roosevelt
20. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
21. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

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Quotes that teach us to be happier and find greater meaning

22. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller
23. “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
24. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – William Shakespeare
25. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – B. Olatunji
26. “It is not length of life, but depth of life that matters.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes that motivate us to make a difference

27. “He who gathers has little, he who scatters has much.” – Lao Tzu
28. “You can accomplish anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
29. “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, for all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
30. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
31. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead

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Quotes that urge us to take action

32. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
33. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
34. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
35. “To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
36. “Our greatest glory comes not from never failing, but rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
37. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King

Mindset quotes like these affirm our dreams, remind us of our goals, and inspire us throughout the challenges of our lives.

And, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today!”