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Monday Motivation: 30 Mental Toughness Quotes To Inspire You When The Going Gets Tough


We all know giving up at the dying minute is the surest way to lose. Nevertheless, it is one thing to know in theory/principle and another to thing to execute.

Thankfully, mental toughness is a quality that can be developed through practice. By constantly stretching beyond your comfort zone and taking on challenges that come your way, you can build the strength to keep going when the going gets tough.

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Here are 30 quotes to inspire you to push through the hard times.

  1. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller
  2. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.”- Albert Einstein
  4. “Mental strength is what separates champions from near champions.”- Rafael
  5. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. — Karen E. Quinones Miller
  6. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has their’s bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” — Bryce Courtenay
  7. “Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee
  8. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” — Jodi Picoult
  9. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  10. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” — Wayne Dyer
  11. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent van Gogh
  12. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” — Mark Victor Hansen
  13. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practised, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” — Barrie Davenport
  15. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” — E.E. Cummings

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  1. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir
  2. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe
  3. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” — Oprah Winfrey
  4. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali
  6. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary
  7. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
  8. “The ability to continue moving when you are feeling scared, fearful or lazy is the sign of true mental strength.” – Matthew Donnelly
  9. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha
  10. “It is what it is. But it will be what you make it.” – Pat Summitt
  11. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  12. “Freedom is what everyone wants – to be able to act and live with freedom. But the only way to get to a place of freedom is through discipline.” – Jocko Willink
  13. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
  14. “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” – Babe Ruth
  15. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brené Brown

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Samuel Okoruwa

My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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