Bouncing out of bed every morning with a hop to your step is easier said than done. Some days it seems your goals are too far from reach. It is easy to throw your hands up and go back to sleep but you know that gluing your head to the pillow will not reward you in the long run.
If you find yourself needing a helpful nudge to get your life on the right track, read the following philosophies and inspirational quotes from these top ten motivational gurus.
These individuals are renowned for painting pictures with their words that can teach you what it takes to transform your attitude and strive to make your dreams come true.
Sharma does most of his motivational teaching through his writing. He is a world-renowned author who started his career as a lawyer.
His books, including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, focus on what it takes to achieve true success and happiness in this world.
According to Sharma, happiness comes more from the journey to success than the money earned as a result. His teaching includes steps to finding one’s inner self while focusing on a life of leadership.
Today, Sharma’s is one of the world’s premier speakers on personal mastery and leadership. He has touched countless lives and spoken to even titan organizations such as Nike, GE, FedEx, HP, NASA, Microsoft, McDonald’s, and more.
“Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone.”
– Robin Sharma
Brown grew up in poverty and knew he did not want to be stuck on that path forever. The education system deemed him impossible to teach due to perceived mental deficiencies.
Brown was labeled as education mental retardation and since then, he began to believe in it.
These limitations spurred Brown on to prove society wrong with the help of his mother and a supportive teacher, Leroy Washington, who changed his life forever.
His teacher told him to not give up and to believe in himself, which he did. One of the most remarkable things that his teacher told him was, “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.”
Brown then decided to pursue his dream of becoming a DJ, which eventually led him to become one of the best motivational speakers in the world. He now focuses on self-esteem and setting goals without limits.
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
– Les Brown
It is hard not to be inspired after hearing Vujicic’s story. Born without legs or arms, he spreads happiness to others by using a message of joyful determination that includes storytelling, comedy, and making fun of himself.
His mere existence on stage is absolute proof that anything is possible. His picture ought to accompany any printing of the words “never give up.”
Unlike the majority of us who started out average, Nick started differently. He turned his weakness into his strength. And he learns to use his inner potential to help and inspire others.
“If you can’t get a miracle, become one.”
– Nick Vujicic
While many people know him from his roles in The Terminator franchise or as the former governor of California, he may not be known as a motivational speaker, but many of his talks have drawn many followers to his message concerning how to set and reach goals.
Schwarzenegger believes that a fulfilling existence begins with a person’s quest to find out what he or she truly wants out of life.
He stresses the importance of staying committed to a vision even as obstacles and deterrents arise.
Arnold is also famous for his “6 Rules to Success”. You can watch the video below. Trust me, it’s going to be time well spent.
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tracy is the CEO of a company named after him that teaches people the methods of success.
Tracy has found a platform to impact lives, as he believes that any journey to achieving goals should be efficient and not be wasted by insurmountable doubt.
His teachings include the importance of training the mind to expect success and finding the best path to attain it. He also stresses any path should involve helping others along the way.
If you have been in the sales industry or the personal development field, you will definitely come across books written by Tracy. I have read a couple of his books, they are easy-to-understand, simply inspiring, and more importantly, Tracy’s advice are effective.
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?'”
– Brian Tracy
Do I need to tell you who Tony Robbins is? He is the one that requires no introduction. In fact, many regard him as the #1 success coach in the world.
Over the years, Tony has coached many including tennis superstar Serena Williams, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, the 42nd President of the US, Bill Clinton, and much, much more.
Tony is a strong voice that commands respect from listeners. He believes in expecting greatness and following defining moments in your life that will lead you down the path to success awaiting your arrival.
His mantra is that a happy destination exists for us all, but it is up to us to stay on the path that leads to that place.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
– Tony Robbins
Dr. Michelle Rozen
Rozen is sought after by companies worldwide because of her innate ability to communicate her message of achieving satisfaction in life by not limiting your goals.
The focus of her message is on empowering women to pursue leadership roles.
As she can testify from her own experience, studies have shown that women are underrepresented in the medical field, which to this day remains a male-dominated environment.
By exposing the truth about artificial limitations put on women, she inspires other women not to be intimidated by the challenges of reaching a leadership position.
“When you truly want something, you are unstoppable, and you know it.”
– Dr. Michelle Rozen
Thomas spent years living on the streets after failing to finish high school. After he got his life back together, he decided to share his secret to success with the world.
He is brutally honest and does not fool listeners into believing the rag to riches story is an easy one.
His passionate style has earned him respect from those who follow his message, and they now refer to him as the “Hip Hop Rapper.”
“Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you.”
– Eric Thomas
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dyer was an orphan as a child but he decided early on that his less-than-preferable upbringing would not keep him from being the man he aspired to be.
After high school, he enrolled in the United States Navy and then became a teacher. He soon realized that his own self-made story could inspire others.
He offers his story as a method of demonstrating to others what is possible when you believe in yourself.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
– Dr. Wayne Dyer
Khera is an Indian author who came to the United States to spread his enthusiastic message about his keys to success.
After listening to the teachings of Norman Vincent Peale, he adopted many of his Peale’s ideologies and sought to expand the work.
Khera continues to focus on the idea started by the late Vincent Peale, which stated that positive thinking alone has the ability to transform lives from the bottom of the pits to the top of the ladder.
“Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently.”
– Shiv Khera