Something that we’re all looking for, from the moment we wake up, to the moment we shut our eyes in the hopes of falling asleep, is motivation! The motivation to work, study, learn a skill or a hobby, and sometimes, even to sleep. But is it enough to look up some motivational quotes on the internet and take help from wise people who have wise things to say? It’s surely not. What’s required is to take positive, encouraging quotes and try to decode and understand them better. So we can then apply them to our lives to finally get our sh*t together!

So here’s us decoding a few of our favorite motivational quotes so we all can apply them better to our lives!

1. Actions speak louder than desires

Motivational quotes are good only when we’re ready to apply them and work on ourselves and our goals consistently. There may be off days when you don’t wish to put in the work. And days when you choose just to sit back and reflect. And that’s okay! It’ll work as long as you’re putting in work to achieve what you desire. As opposed to just desiring and wishing for things to happen without putting in the work.

As these two motivational quotes say best,

“Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.”

Dr. Henry Link

2. It’s always a good time to start

You know how when you finally decide to get your life together, maybe work on your dreams and goals, or finally learn those things you’ve always wanted to? And you come across the most positive quotes, and the most encouraging quotes while scrolling on the gram. And you start to believe you’re finally in sync with the universe. But only to think to yourself later ‘I’m too old to learn something new now?’

Well, that’s a thought process you need to change. It’s never too late to get started to work on yourself. As the positive quotes say, it’s better late than never. So pull out your wildest dreams and desires, and start working on them without worrying about how far down the road of life you might be.

Here are two motivational quotes to get you started.

“Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.”

C.S. Lewis

3. Habits make all the difference

We and all the encouraging quotes in the world can’t reiterate this enough! Especially since the pandemic began, and we’ve all been forced to confront our habitual selves. Simply because we have more time to observe our actions.

So now that we’ve already taken the first step of observation, it’s now time to cultivate good habits that motivate and inspire you to go after your goals, your dreams, and become the best version of you with every passing moment!

As two of our favorite motivational quotes says best,

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Jim Ryun

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

Lolly Daskal

4. Push yourself, DAILY

And as habits are, once you do cultivate the good habits that motivate you and push you to achieve more, you’ll realize you had it in you all along. All you needed was a steady little push, each morning that you wake up, and sooner than later, you’ll have time, luck, and all the forces of the universe on your side for achieving whatever it is you desire!

And however positive the encouraging quotes might be, it sure feels like hard work in the beginning, but once you do practice a little bit daily, you’ll discover that your body and mind will crave that good habit of motivating yourself, just like it craves your bad habits.

The mind stays the same throughout the good and the bad. This is a blessing in disguise because that means, it’s simply a matter of choice on our part! Here are two motivational quotes that say it best.

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

Thomas Jefferson

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Zig Ziglar

And a little motivational quote by us, if we may.

You can do it!

Team Roomi

Now that you’ve gone through the best motivational quotes, it’s now time to begin!

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