On cold, wet, soggy days pulling the covers over your head, hiding from the world and letting goals wait for another day seems like a good idea. Well, shove off those blankets! It’s time to beat the winter blues and get motived to achieve and succeed.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.   – Thomas Edison

Everyone has days when they want to give up and quit, especially when things aren’t working and it feels as though success is out of reach. But, the only way to get through the tough times is to keep moving forward. The only way to ensure success is to try, again and again, until something does work.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.  – Aldous Huxley

No one can control the circumstances around them or the actions of other people. But, you can control your own actions, behaviors and the reactions. By changing and improving yourself, a little bit every day, you can overcome any circumstance and any trial that the world throws at you.

In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.  – Nikos Kazantzakis

Determination and belief in yourself is a precursor to success. Though humility is admirable, when doubt in the ability to succeed creeps in and takes over, failure becomes a certainty. Tenacity is the key to staying motivated and focused, so give yourself a pep talk any time your confidence starts to waver.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.   – Mario Andretti

Motivation and desire are excellent starting points, but they are not enough to achieve your goals. Success takes hard work, often over a long period of time. To continue moving forward you must turn motivation into real, meaningful action towards to goal. 

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.  – Og Mandino

It can be difficult to find your motivation, and to hold on to it. But, when you hold tight to motivation, and use it to full hard work, there is nothing you can not accomplish.