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67 Push Yourself Quotes to Motivate You

We’ve all been there ― quitting feels much more appealing than pushing on, especially when facing a tough time. But somewhere deep within us, there’s this persistent success call that’s too strong to ignore. However, it’s tough to maintain focus and get things done without proper motivation.

This is where these Push Yourself quotes come into play.

I’ve rounded up powerful motivational quotes to help you take on progressively tougher challenges and boldly step out of your comfort zone to find true strength. I aim to help you become a better version of yourself, whether that means improving your exercise habits, work ethic, finding happiness, or whatever is important to you.

If you want to go beyond your limits, overcome doubt, and take charge of your life, these 67 Push Yourself quotes will help motivate you to achieve what you want in life.

Push Yourself Quotes to Help You Go Beyond Perceived Limits

  1. “How will I know who I can become if I don’t give myself the chance to try new things, to push myself beyond my normal boundaries? Who might I be if I am away from the things that I currently use to define myself?” – Eileen Coo
  2. “You only get one shot in your life, and you might as well push yourself and try things.” – Jason Statham
  3. “In each of us, there are places we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.” – Joyce Brothers
  4. “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than to your comfort zone.” – Billy Cox
  5. “That wall is your mind playing tricks on you. You just need to say, ‘One more step, I can do this. I have more in me.’ You’ll be so proud of yourself once you push yourself past your threshold.” – Kerri Walsh
  6. “By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could ― like running the track after a two-hour practice ― you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.” – Pat Summitt
  7. “There is something that you can do, for a greater good, for a greater cause, one that is far bigger than just yourself. Find it, and then do it.” – Kevin Abdulrahman
  8. “Excuses are fences. Push yourself beyond these, and you’ll see that success knows no boundaries.” – Martin “Rainman” Leghart Jr.
  9. “It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
  10. “The deeper the difficulty in fulfilling a dream, the brighter the outcome of its fulfillment and the sweeter the celebration thereof. Persist to the end; don’t give up!” – Israelmore Ayivor
  11. “Extravagance chases you when you push a little extra each time.” – Hiral Nagda
  12. “Believe in yourself. Push to your highest limit.” – Marsai Martin
  13. “You can’t be all God wants you to be if you’re not willing to move your feet.” – Germany Kent
  14. “When you really push past your limits, you get acquainted with your brand new strength.” – Hiral Nagda
  15. “There’s a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight.” – Marcus Luttrell
  16. “Your only barriers are what you let it be.” – Gino Norris
  17. “That’s the great part of Girl Logic: it nudges us to push ourselves, question what we want, and refine our own ideas about what will make us happier, better people” – Iliza Shlesinger
  18. “You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” – Alan Alda
  19. “We must school and train ourselves to deal personally with the unconverted. We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task until it becomes easy.” – Charles Spurgeon
  20. “If you don’t push yourself to the limit, no one else will do it for you.” – Suniel Shetty
  21. “It feels good to push yourself into uncomfortable territory. There’s nothing more thrilling than feeling like, ‘This train might just come off the rails right now, in front of these people.’” – Christopher Paul Stelling
  22. “Never set limits. Go after your dreams, and don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot ― it’s good for you!” – Paula Radcliffe
  23. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird
  24. “Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” – Mary Lou Retton
  25. “Commit yourself to do something innovative, which average people are afraid to do. Aim high and push yourself to achieve everything you wished.” – Anil Sinha
  26. “Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go is what will make you great.” – Laurence Shahlaei

Push Yourself Quotes to Help You Stare Down Fear and Doubt

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  1. “Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.” – Audre Lorde
  2. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Decide to become fearless. Face the thing you fear the most. You’re stronger than you give yourself credit for. If you can laugh at it, you can move past it. You have the ability to do more than you have ever hoped, imagined or dreamed. You have GREATNESS within you!” – Les Brown
  3. “You have to believe in yourself, challenge yourself, and push yourself until the very end; that’s the only way you’ll succeed.” – G-Dragon
  4. “Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury
  5. “Sometimes it’s like: If something terrifies you, you should totally do it because it terrifies you. And then you’ll do it, and you’ll realize what you’re capable of.” – Jonathan Saccone-Joly
  6. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  7. “The fear never goes away. Just do it with fear.” – Wesam Fawzi
  8. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michelle Ruiz
  9. “When you hear that something can’t be done, ignore that advice and push forward.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  10. “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” – Helen Keller
  11. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz
  12. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer
  13. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” – Henry Ford
  14. “Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.” – Travis Bradberry
  15. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C. S. Lewis
  16. “When the winds of life are pushing you back, that’s when you push forward the hardest.” – Yvonne Pierre
  17. “A kite can’t soar without some kind of force against it.” – Dakota Kirk

Push Yourself Quotes to Help You Keep Things in Perspective

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  1. “It’s about finding that balance where you have one foot in the familiar, one foot in the unfamiliar. If you have two feet in the unfamiliar, it’s overwhelming. If you have two feet in the familiar, there’s just boredom. It’s about having both.” – Humble the Poet
  2. “You don’t have to achieve everything overnight. You just have to be willing to try. One day at a time. Just keep trying. Keep believing.” – Akiroq Brost
  3. “No one event will ever be the be all or end all. It’s never a big deal, so stop ever making it one. Put every challenge in perspective and push forward.” – Kevin Abdulrahman
  4. “Pushing ourselves to do too much despite the pain will not result in gain but may cause additional injury. However, sometimes we do need to push ourselves to get up and move around to avoid becoming stiff and actually increasing our pain.” – Karen Lee Richards
  5. “You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.” – R. J. Mitte
  6. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
  7. “Always be slightly too deep for your feet, And never intend to stay. For it’s a real shame when extraordinary brains are used in an ordinary way.” – Daniel Thompson
  8. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
  9. “Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury
  10. “You can’t be content with mastery; you have to push yourself to become a student again.” – Austin Kleon

Push Yourself Quotes for When You Don’t Feel Like It

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  1. “I didn’t feel good today ― little things here and there ― but that’s the nature of this game. You just keep pushing, being mentally and physically ready. Some days are better than others, but even if you don’t feel so good, you get yourself going.” – Mike Matheny
  2. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis
  3. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  5. “Music breeds its own inspiration. You can only do it by doing it. You may not feel like it, but you push yourself. It’s a work process. Or just improvise. Something will come.” – Burt Bacharach
  6. “When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it.” – Lindsey Vonn
  7. “Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.” – Jesse Itzler
  8. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley
  9. “Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.” – Nathan Chen
  10. “Life is hard enough. Life is always going to be hard, so you need to push for what you want.” – Dizzee Rascal
  11. Surround yourself with people who push you to do and be better. No drama or negativity, just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate. Simply bringing out the absolute best in each other.” – Warren Buffet
  12. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Sean Patrick Flanery
  13. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ.” – Shannon L. Alder
  14. “When you push yourself beyond limits, you discover inner reserves, which you never thought existed earlier.” – Manoj Arora
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