Quotes to motivate you to achieve your reading goals

35 quotes that will motivate you to achieve not only your reading goals

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January 2018 is over. We all probably had lots of ambitious reading plans to achieve our reading goals. I know I did. As they say, plans can be changed. After all, they are just plans. What is important is to keep marching forward relentlessly.

Some people participating in the Read Around The World Challenge managed to read one page, while others read one whole book or more. It’s not the amount of pages or books that matters. What matters is whether you are making progress or not. Are you reading more books, understanding more from what you read, finding more time to read, etc.

The fact is, reading one whole page is a huge achievement for someone who hasn’t read any book for years. So progress comes in all shapes and sizes. The question is, will February be better than January and March better than February, tomorrow better than yesterday, and so on.

Here are some productivity quotes to keep you motivated and make sure you do everything possible to keep marching towards your reading goals for this year.

Believe you can achieve your goals

1. “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” “Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”

2. “It always seems impossible until its done.”- Mandela

3. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

4. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond the greatest failure.” – Napeleon Hill

5. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable” – Coco Chanel

6. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does, that’s what makes you a winner” -Venus Williams

Set your reading goals

7. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” – Charles C. Noble

9. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

10. “Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals” – Brian Tracy

Leave your reading comfort zone

11. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” -Michael John Bobak

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

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

14. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

15. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Keep track of the books you are reading to check progress

16. “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” – Tim Ferriss

Take action if you want to achieve your reading goals

17. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

18. “What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do” – unknown author

19. “To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.”  - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

Form reading habits to help you go through the hard times

20. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

Find time to read every day to achieve your reading challenge goals

21. ” Because our time is limited, we must limit what we do with our time.” – Andy Stanley

22. “You can’t make time; so those who waste the least, achieve the most” – Tim Fargo

Be positive and embrace failure as a step towards reading success

23. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out” – John Wooden

24. “Success is better than failure but the biggest lessons are found in failure.” – James Altucher

25. “The key to happiness is having dreams.  The key to success is making your dreams come true.” – anonymous author

26. “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” ― John Quincy Adams

Focus and keep reading, come what may

27. “80% of success is showing up” – Woody Allen

28. “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” ― Winston S. Churchill

29. FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful – Robert Kiyosaki

30. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill

31. “Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.” – Steve Jobs

32. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

33. “The more you do, the more you can do.” – Thomas Jefferson

34. “As long as I’m faced in the right direction, it does not matter the size of my steps.”– Unknown

Success is a combination of the little steps that you make every day. So keep reading one paragraph per day, or one page per day or even one book per day. Do whatever it takes to make progress towards your goal of reading more books this year.

If you are planning to join the Read Around The World Challenge, do not listen to those who say it’s impossible to read at least one book by an author from each country in the world because:
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it” – Unknown Author

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