51 Achievement Quotes to Inspire Your Journey to Success

So, you're looking for achievement quotes. Something to help you on your journey to achieve success.

Well you come to the right place.

In this collection of powerful achievement quotes we will feature quotes about how success habits can help you achieve your goals.

We will give you some success quotes that will help to inspire hard work. Will give you some motivational sayings that will help you achieve your goals.

And finally will give you some positive quotes to help you counter specific obstacles in your pathway to success.

That's a whole lot of achievement. But what is achievement? It seems to me to be one of those words that changes a little bit depending on the person who is using the term. So before we start on the achievement quotes with getting the exact definition of the word achievement.

According to dictionary.com achievement is: something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage.

So remember that has been going over these achievement quotes. We're not talking normal, mundane tasks here. We're talking about achieving things that have some significance.

Famous Success Quotes on How Habits Help You Achieve Goals

“Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.”
— Andrew Hendrixson

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”
—Thomas J. Watson

Famous Success Quotes - “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” ― Tim Fargo

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
— Billie Jean King

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“Potential is not an endpoint but a capacity to grow and learn.”

Eileen Kennedy-Moore
American Psychologist

“Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.”
— Robin Sharma

“Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.”
— Orrin Woodward

“Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.”

Robin Sharma
Writer

I love these habit achievement quotes. Habits are my bread-and-butter. I think good habits can revolutionize someone's life. They are the answer to getting rid of everything you don't like about yourself and replacing these things with a better, idealized version of the self you want to be.

If you actually want to spend the time and effort to make some changes in your habits you certainly come to the right place. Over several years I've written tens of thousands of words on habits and habit change.

If you want to change your habits the first step is figuring out exactly which habits you want to change. For that I suggest checking out one of two lists.

Here you can find the list of bad habits (that you may want to get rid of) and here you can find a list of good habits you can use to replace the bad ones.

The next step to changing your bad habits is to actually do the work and take the time to actually change a habit. As you may know if you've ever tried to change habits before, this can sometimes be easier said than done.

To make this step is easy as possible I've created a 27 step guide that will help ease much of the friction people encounter when trying to change bad habits.

Well, enough about habits and habit change, I think you have enough to get you started if you're interested in pursuing habit change further. Let’s get back to the inspirational achievement quotes.

Success Quotes and Sayings to Inspire Hard Work

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Don't mistake activity with achievement.”
― John Wooden

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
— John Wooden

Success Quotes and Sayings - “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.” — Conrad Hilton

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much.”
― Joan Collins

“Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity.”
— Robin Sharma

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney
American entrepreneur

“Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”
— Thomas Edison

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”
― Chris Grosser

“When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”
― Napoleon Hill

“Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

Ayn Rand
Russian-American novelist

There is a single common thread about every person who has ever had a significant achievement. That thread is that they had to work hard for their success.

Achievement never comes in a lightning bolt of inspiration, it comes after countless hours of toil … and then MAYBE, a lightning bolt of inspiration.

Of course, it is a little bit disingenuous to hint that hard work is the only thing you need to achieve success.

That is what most of these quotes are actually telling us. But it is not entirely true.

While it is extremely difficult or even bordering on possible to achieve success without hard work, the simple fact that you work hard does not always guarantee success.

Things like having confidence in your abilities, being an organized person, and even something like just plain good old luck all factor into the chance of achieving success.

Want some more inspiration to achieve success. Check out a couple of the links below.

Motivational Sayings to Help You Achieve Your Goals

“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
― Lolly Daskal

“The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.”
― Colin Powell

“Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement.” 

Albert Camus
French philosopher

“When you set your mind to achieve something, you must allow yourself the opportunity to get it done.”
― Tasha Hoggatt

“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
― Albert Einstein

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential? These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
— Eddie Robinson

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” 

Norman Vincent Peal
American minister

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”
― Horace Mann

“The ultimate measure of a person is not her mistakes or accomplishments, but what she does with them.”
― Liza M. Wiemer

Motivational Sayings - “Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.” — Zig Ziglar

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”
― Criss Jami

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When the awareness of what is achievable brushes your life, your journey has begun.”

Lorii Myers 
Author

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”
— Albert Einstein

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
― Harry Truman

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”

Kahlil Gibran 
Lebanese artist

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
― Robert F. Kennedy

“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”
— Jonas Salk

What is the power of motivational sayings? Can they really help you achieve success?

I am guessing that you believe achievement quotes, motivational quotes, success quotes and all the other positive quotes and affirmations you read must have some positive impact on your life. Or what's the point of reading this post on achievement quotes?

These quotes obviously won't do the work for you. But it is helpful to know others have gone down the same path and have achieved success. That is the magic of these quotes. You get distilled wisdom from someone who is been-there-done-that.

If you wonder whether motivation is more science or art, I suggest you check out this post, How to Get Motivated: The Science of Achievement Thru Motivation. This post will tell you everything you need to know about getting yourself motivated and how to help you achieve the success you desire.

Personally though my favorite motivation comes from small wins. The idea behind this is that you make tasks so insanely simple that you cannot help but to succeed. What tasks it is easy you often go above and beyond the tasks achieving more than you initially thought possible all because you are buoyed by your initial small win success

Positive Quotes for Success to Counter Obstacles

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.”
— Author unknown

“Potential unexpressed turns to pain.”
— Robin Sharma

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
― Jim Rohn

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

Oscar Wilde
Irish writer

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
― David Brinkley

“The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.”
— Robin Sharma

“Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.”
― Suzy Kassem

Positive Quotes for Success - “When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.” ― Joseph Joubert

“People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach.”
― Marguerite de Navarre

“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

Ray Goforth

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
— Earl Nightingale

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
— John Wooden


I have saved the best achievement quotes for last.

If you want to achieve any measurable level of success, planning for the obstacles that are going to get new ways that you.

You may not know is going to get in your way. You may not know when it is going to happen. But you can rest assured that will happen. Any success, be it with habits or in a career is only going to be achieved after you get past the obstacles are surely going to find themselves in your path.

To overcome these obstacles to plan. As these great quotes above suggest.

Check out my most popular posts where I discuss how planning can be essential to achieving your desires:

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