Quotes That Motivate and Inspire Me

I get inspired by random words of wisdom on a daily basis. Depending on my mood or the direction of the wind, I find inspiration in something my children may say, something I’ve read, or a random thought that crosses my mind.

It’s Day 3 in the Just Blog It Challenge, and today’s challenge is to share quotes that inspire and motivate me. It was not easy for  me to choose a mere, but alas, I think I’ve picked 5 quotes that summarize my thoughts and my life.

Motivational and Inspirational Quotes I Love

Do not go where the path may lead

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson”

Why I love it: I’ve always done what I felt like doing when I felt like doing it, I was born this way. I have yet to meet a ‘path’ I wanted to follow, I only know how to blaze a trail. 


Doing is a quantum leap from imagining

“Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.”  ~ Barbara Sher

Note to self: “Get off your butt Kemya, stop thinking and go DO something already!”


You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.  — Wayne Gretzky

I think this quote should be every human’s mantra. Stop being a wuss, kill the fear, and go for what you want. Period. 


I make my own dreams come true

I want to remember that no one is going to make my dreams come true for me… it is my job to get up every day and work toward the things that are deepest in my heart… and to enjoy every step of the journey rather than wishing I was already where I want  to end up. What more can I say?


Hold yourself to a higher standard

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Why I love this  quote: Growing up, I always called myself “borderline genius” – and I meant it. So in my mind, I always have to hold myself to a higher standard because people will never expect what I can deliver. 

And there you have it, a few of my favorite quotes!

Miss Kemya


What’s your favorite quote?



About Miss Kemya

Miss Kemya Scott Digital Marketing Strategist and Social Media Manager for Small Business at Marketing Sparkler Kemya L. Scott, Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategist, teaches her clients how to build a digital presence, increase revenue and create a more successful business. Known simply as “Miss Kemya”, she uses a results-focused, “how to” approach in implementing simple, customized strategies so clients enjoy tangible results quickly and easily.