When we’re tackling personal or career roadblocks, a truly great quote can be all it takes to snap things back into focus.
As a life coach, you’ll usually find that you’re motivated, due to your sheer passion for the job. So, hooray for that!
However, even the best of us experience moments of self-doubt and weakness. Whether it’s due to a lack of vision, or the fact that your resolve isn’t what it used to be, an inspirational pick-me-up can be just what the doctor ordered.
How can life coaching quotes help me out?
Having a personal collection of inspirational words can really help you out on those dark days, as it can be difficult to psych yourself up for a day on the job when you’re not feeling too hot about yourself.
So, if you’re craving some perspective, or are looking for a new lease on life, be sure to check out some of our favourite quotes below.
Though replaying quotes in your head to motivate yourself may feel a little phoney at first, we promise that revisiting these words of wisdom from time to time will do wonders for your mental health.
As Walt Disney once said, “if you can dream it, you can do it”, and when it comes to succeeding in the coaching industry, we truly believe that. So, if the dream feels just a little out of reach right now, why not take some advice from those who have achieved greatness before you?
Not only do these amazing people have the benefit of hindsight (it is 20/20, you know!), but most of them are successful because they’ve picked themselves back up after each and every failure.
Fallen down seven times? They’ve gotten up eight and lived to tell the tale.
Our favourite life coaching quotes
Whether you’re looking to boost your social media engagement with some insightful words or just want to keep your own motivation levels high, the following quotes are some of our favorite words to live by.
So, take it away, inspirational folks!
Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay. Keep shining.Mandy Hale
Your anger? It’s telling you where you feel powerless. Your anxiety? It’s telling you that something in your life is off balance. Your fear? It’s telling you what you care about. Your apathy? It’s telling you where you’re overextended and burnt out. Your feelings aren’t random, they are messengers. And if you want to get anywhere, you need to be able to let them speak to you, and tell you what you really need.Brianna Wiest
We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.Marianne Williamson
Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this”.Toni Sorensen
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.Chinese Proverb
There are no failures – just your experiences and your reactions to them.Tom Krouse
Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.Karen Salmansohn
Great things never came from comfort zones.Ben Francia
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.Barbara de Angelis
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.Earl Nightingale
It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.Jodie Webster
It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.Vince Lombardi
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.Lance Armstrong
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.C.S. Lewis
Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.William Scott Downey
Refuse to attach a negative meaning to the word ‘no’. View it as feedback. ‘No’ tells you to change your approach, create more value or try again later.Anthony Iannarino
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.Henry Ford
Demand more from yourself than anyone else could ever expect.Tony Robbins
Perseverance removes all obstacles and opens every avenue to power and accomplishment.Walter Matthews
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.Elbert Hubbard
Many people wrongly exclude fear from the definition of courage, believing that courage is the absence of fear. Every time such people feel afraid, they assume that they aren’t courageous. The reality, though, is that courage is fearful. When we are acting courageously, we are, most typically, very afraid. But we don’t allow the fear we’re carrying to stop us. Instead, we press on. This is the signature feature of courage: to carry on despite being fearful. Fear, thus, is an essential element in the definition of courage. You can’t be courageous unless you are afraid.Bill Treasurer
When you love something, perseverance isn’t even a thing you consider, it’s second nature.Spring King
When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.Victoria Moran
Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.Roy T. Bennett
Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.Steve Maraboli
Fear regret more than failure.Taryn Rose
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.Mahatma Gandhi
We acquire the strength we have overcome.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The people who succeed the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are the people who have tried the most.Unknown
If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it.Jesse Jackson
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it’s a kind of order that sets me free to fly.Julie Andrews
Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue…as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.Viktor Frankl
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.Karim Seddiki
The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away.Deepak Chopra
Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.Theodore Roosevelt
Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.Albert Einstein
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.John F. Kennedy
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.Winston Churchill
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.Nelson Mandela
When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say “why me” say, “try me”.Unknown
Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.William James
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.Helen Keller
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.Jimmy Dean
The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.Steve Jobs
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.Don Zimmer
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.Mary Anne Radmacher
The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.Unknown
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.Tony Robbins
If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.Elon Musk
What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.Anne Frank
Some words of wisdom to round things off…
To be successful as a coach, you need to keep yourself mentally fit.
Like any job, coaching can be draining at times; you’re responsible for fielding hard-hitting issues and troubleshooting them for your clients, which is no easy task!
Though it’s part of the job, and you love what you do, it’s important to give yourself breathing room when you’re feeling overwhelmed. So, be sure to pencil in some time to reflect, recharge, and energise in that schedule of yours!
We hope these quotes have struck a chord with you, as they can really help to put things in perspective when you’re feeling lost. And realistically, it’s difficult not to be inspired when you’re reading words from some of the greatest minds that the world has ever seen, right?
Einstein, Mandela, and Churchill all had great power and influence in their time, and their words still ring true today. And who knows, with some grit and resilience, one day it could be YOUR words that are used to inspire others…
So keep fighting the good fight, dreamers. You’re doing great.