123+ Effort Quotes to Unlock Your Power

Each of the following positive effort quotes is overflowing with wisdom, life lessons, and knowledge. All you need is a couple of minutes out of your day, and you can make different or better choices depending on what you learn.

Reading quotes about effort can help you change your perspective. They encompass nearly every aspect that makes up our day-to-day lives.

Thanks to all the distractions around us today, it’s easy to lose focus of what really matters in our lives. Sometimes all we need a reminder. To help you make the most of your life, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking effort quotes:

Best Effort Quotes

You must tell yourself, “No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it. Les Brown.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are Hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense. Thomas Edison

Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard. Tim Notke

There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices, and persistence. Michelle Obama

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson

All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point. Eric Thomas

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. Michael Phelps

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Brian Tracy

Talent without working hard is nothing. Cristiano Ronaldo

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. Steve Jobs

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. Virginia Burden

In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or to step back into safety. Abraham Maslow

Talent is nothing without dedication and discipline, and dedication and discipline is a talent in itself. Luke Campbell

When you hand good people possibility, they do great things. Biz Stone

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard

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If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo

It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone. Mark Cuban

Teamwork is a make or breaks the situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you. Kris A. Hiatt

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Henry Ford.

The ratio of we’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. Lewis B. Ergen

A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken. Bonnie Edelstein

Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned. Emily Dickinson

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. Zig Ziglar

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. Denzel Washington

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. Charles Kingsleigh

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Famous Effort Quotes

There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals. Idowu Koyenikan

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry Truman

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills

Self-Belief and hard work will always earn you success. Virat Kohli

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter

Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. Patrick Suskind

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry Golden

Work hard in silence, let success be your noise. Frank Ocean

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success. Henry Ford

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill

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

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. Seth Godin

Politeness is the poison of collaboration. Edwin Land

Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses. Kobe Bryant

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. Malala Yousafzai

The way team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. Babe Ruth

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there Will Rogers

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. Jack Dixon

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro

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The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time. Joe Girard.

It takes two flints to make a fire. Louisa May Alcott

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca

The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does. Gabby Douglas

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. James A. Garfield

Believe in yourself, work hard, work smart and passionately present your best self to the world. Hill Harper

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. Usain Bolt

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier

A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things. Ralph Lauren

Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction. Justin Sewell

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action. Alexander Graham Bell

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long-term success. Ned Lautenbach

Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. Oprah Winfrey

Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement. Marvin Weisbord

Words are powerful, and there’s a good selection of beautiful grind quotes to discover for a bit of wisdom, a boost of confidence or simple entertainment.

Inspirational Effort Quotes

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn

I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work. Greg Behrendt

It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin (Naturalist)

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. H.E. Luccock

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. – Estée Lauder

Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewing

The big talent is persistence. Octavia E. Butler

If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way. Jane Goodall

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvador Dali

You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. Alan Alda

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. John Rockefeller

Hard work pays off if you’re patient enough to see it through. Michael Chandler

Success is best when it’s shared. Howard Schultz

Luck is tenacity of purpose. Elbert Hubbard

Talent is given by God but you should respect it by doing good work. Johnny Lever

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Vince Lombardi

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Tim Notke

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vidal Sassoon

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

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in  years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. Kevin Hart

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. Eleanor Roosevelt

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like? Jean Cocteau

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Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. Malcolm Forbes

The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest. Deepika Padukone

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving  percent all the time. Don Zimmer

Without teamwork, there is no way that the company is going to experience success. In teams, individuals will work together and accomplish a lot more than what they do by themselves. Michael Welton

If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe. Abraham Lincoln

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! Marvin Phillip

Team spirit is knowing and living the belief that what a group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed that which an individual can accomplish alone. Diane Arias

Do not whine…Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone. Joan Didion

Hard work always pays off, whatever you do. Dustin Lynch

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. Margaret Thatcher

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau

Without labor, nothing prospers. Sophocles

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Powerful Effort Quotes

Confidence and Hard-work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you a successful person. Abdul Kalam

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas

No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy is, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. Reid Hoffman

If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. Michael Jordan

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. Gail Devers

When it comes to luck, you make your own. Bruce Springsteen

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If you take out the team in teamwork, it just works. Now who wants that? Matthew Woodring Stover

Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable Chris Bradford

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

The greater the effort, the greater the glory. Pierre Corneille

Hard work pays off. The harder you work, the more people will notice. Sydney Sweeney

I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. Muhammad Ali

To achieve your dreams, work is required. Suffering is optional. Jack Canfield

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. Conrad Hilton

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee

The insight and experience from uplifting progress quotes are valuable sources of wisdom, inspiration and motivation.