Motivational Quotes

Looking for motivational quotes is quite motivational in itself. You get insights and thoughts that have been shared over the centuries. From observations made in daily life, in the laboratory, advice passed down the ages, problems that have been faced and overcome, the answered and unanswered questions in life, there is no limit to sources of motivational quotes. From the earliest philosophers, the sportsman, the wily politicians, the men and women of science, the writers, orators, the ordinary man going about his daily business,so many people and shave inspired us with their quotes. Today we share these nuggets of wisdom with others hoping to inspire them as well.

The challenges to coming up with effective motivational quotes include the following:

GOAL FIRMLY IN MIND
What do you plan to use your quotes for? Who is your target audience for the quotes? Is is a specific group of people, say your friends or is it everyone who has access to your writings? The goals can be varied from seeking to motivate, provoke thought to providing good humour for example.

THE RULES, THE GUIDELINES!
It is very important that you come up with your own rules and guidelines in quotes. It is easy to offend others given the diversity of thought, religions, cultures, political affiliation, ideals to mention but a few things. You can decide which issues or areas you will stay clear of. The last thing you want to do is provoke anger when you all you intended was to uplift and motivate.

SIEVE AND RATE
You will probably have to go through a number of quotes before you find one that is to your liking.
Sometimes you will need to read a large number of quotes before you come across something you really like or something that inspires you.

TRY AND BE ORIGINAL
Well this is not possible because these are not your words firstly. However, sometimes it is possible to come up with something that people have not heard before. There are some quotes out there that have not been used.

QUOTE ONCE
How do you ensure that you do not repeat quotes you have used in the past? Well, this can’t be easy. Perhaps one way to go about it is to read and go over the quotes you intend to use a number of times. If quotes are picked and used hurriedly, the chances or repetition could also increase as you forget what you have quoted before.

GIVE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
It’s just fine that you didn’t think of it first. Imagine how many people have lived before you and what they have said. Give them their due. Do not take someone else’s words as your own.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT
Be open-minded in where you will get your quotes from. Do not limit yourself to books and printed material but even music, other art forms and fields of science. There is a lot story telling, poetry, motivational material that can be found in music, speeches.

READ WIDELY
Read as widely as possible. Motivational quotes can be found across several genres and types of written material from scientific to fictional material.

YOUR OWN WORDS
Every now and then you can break down your experiences and thoughts into your very words. Try and capture it in as few words as possible. Brevity is a virtue!

ENJOY!
Have fun enjoying the thoughts, the philosophy, the ideas and the quotes!

Have a wonderful day!
BTM

Author: Bruce Mubayiwa

My key interests and passions are Chess, Technology and Writing. I am the founder and editor of Africa Chess Net. My goal is to get more people playing chess in Africa.

5 thoughts on “Motivational Quotes”

  1. hey Bruce, I have gathered quotes over the years that I can either identify with or really speak to me. here are a few….

    *It’s better to be a lion for a day – than a sheep your whole life.
    *Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new – Albert Einstein.
    *you cannot discover new oceans, until you have the courage to loose sight of the shore.

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