Google “motivational quotes” and you’re often met with serious and even dour responses. Motivation does not have to be serious all the time, and in fact, you’re more likely to get motivated to reach your dreams or complete your goals if you’re having a little fun in the meantime. With that in mind, we’ve collected some of the best funny motivational quotes to simultaneously bring a smile to your face and set a fire under you to get you moving.
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Even if you’re on the right track, sitting there is going to get you nowhere. You’ll be cursed to watch while people who were once behind you pass you by in pursuit of your own goals. If you’re on the right track to achieve your goals or dreams, great: Keep going! Don’t slow down and don’t expect the track to carry you on its own. You’ll just get run over by the train.
“If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?”
Failure is a part of life. Once you learn to accept that, you will stop being discouraged by your failures. Instead, once you see that you have failed, you can easily analyze what went wrong, make some changes to your approach and try again. If you try to fail and succeed, then you’ve just found an easier way to reach your goals, but don’t go into life trying to fail. While failure is often unavoidable, it doesn’t mean that you should seek it out.
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
Good things don’t come to those who wait. The only thing that comes to those who wait is dust and old age. Don’t sit around waiting for opportunity to knock on your door, because you’ll just be disappointed. Instead, follow it around, beat down the door, and take your opportunities, rather than just sitting around waiting for something that will never come.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Motivation is essential to daily life. The motivation to retrieve a cup of coffee is what gets you out of bed in the morning. The motivation to earn a promotion or a paycheck is what gets you out of your house and off to work. It doesn’t last though, so it needs to be renewed each day. Find those little things that motivate you, and it will make your life just a little bit easier.