57 Soaring Quotes to Motivate You This May

Quotes For May

May is a beautiful spring month full of renewal and growth. Let these 57 inspiring quotes motivate you to make the most of the fresh start this month brings!

The Power of Positive Thinking

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Buddha

One quote. That’s all it takes to shift your mindset.

Positive thinking isn’t just a useless platitude. It’s a scientifically-proven way to improve your life.

Research shows that optimistic people experience better physical and mental health, have stronger relationships, achieve more career success, and live longer.

The human brain has a built-in negativity bias that causes us to focus more on threats than opportunities. But that default can be overcome by consciously choosing positive thoughts.

It’s all about taking control of your inner dialogue.

Say Hello to a Fresh Start

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

There’s something magical about the start of a new month.

It’s a natural reset point to let go of what’s behind and embrace a clean slate.

May is extra special because it marks the return of lush greenery and warm weather for many parts of the world. All around you, nature is blossoming into vibrant life.

Use that powerful energy to spark a fresh start for yourself this month.

Set a New Goal

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

One or two sentences.

What new goal will you set for yourself in May? Dream big and believe you can achieve it.

Find Your Motivation

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

2. Sometimes a quick jolt of inspiration is all you need. But more often, you’ll need a constant feed of motivation to fuel you on your journey.

3. That’s where this incredible collection of 57 quotes comes in. Read through them daily or weekly to get recharged.

Here are 10 powerhouse quotes to get you started:

4. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

5. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

6. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

7. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

11.”Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

12. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

13. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

14. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

15. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

More Exceptional Quotes

Need an extra boost? Here are 47 more motivating quotes to propel you forward:

16. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

17. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

18. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

19. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

20. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

21. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

22. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

23. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

24. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

25. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

26. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

27. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

28. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

29. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

30. “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

31. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

32. “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.” – Angela Bassett

33. “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” – Joan Collins

34. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

35. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

36. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

37. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

38. “The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

39. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

40. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

41. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

42. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague

43. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

44. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

45. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

46. “You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.” – Lady Gaga

47. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

48. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

49. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

50. “Fears are stories we tell ourselves.” – Len Wise

51. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

52. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

53. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

54. “Keep your eyes on the prize.” – Winston Churchill

55. “Trust the process.” – Michael Josephson

Powerful May QuotesSources
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”W.B. Yeats
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”Eleanor Roosevelt
“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”Harriet Ann Jacobs

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