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38 Motivating Quotes About Pushing Yourself To Overcome Any Barriers You May Be Facing

Today’s collection of quotes about pushing yourself are super motivating and inspiring!

They may be just what you need to fuel your determination to get to the next level with whatever goals you’re looking to reach.

Back when I played basketball, there was this one particular day in practice where I completely reached my peaked and thought I couldn’t go any more.

This day was one of the hardest practices I ever had. We had just lost a game that we should not have the night before, so this practice was kinda like a punishment for all the silly mistakes we made…

But it also taught me a powerful and profound lesson that day as it was the day I almost quit.

I remember after an hour and a half of running and doing drills nonstop, my body felt as if it was going to give out…

We were on the 6th ‘suicide’ where I was literally dragging myself to each line to try and finish it. A suicide is a well known basketball drill where you get 30 seconds to run and touch each line on the court.

It’s really challenging, especially after doing a few.

My legs were cramping, I could hardly catch my breath and by this point, I’m barely making it ….to the point where I was about to walk off the court.

Coach comes up to me and got all in my face as I struggled to get to each line, and he’s yelling ‘push yourself!… Push yourself!’

‘You wanna be great? Then push yourself’…”You wanna win?” ”Push yourself until that second wind kick in..”

‘Second wind’? What?? Is what I was thinking…

But that’s what he kept yelling. And as tired as I was, for some reason, the more he yelled, the more energized I started to become.

It was like my determination was becoming stronger each time he said push yourself. Before you know it, I was beating the shot clock to finish my run…

From that day forward, every single time when I feel like giving up on something, there’s a small voice that says ‘Push yourself.’

There’s something magical that happens when you learn to push past all the things that’s trying to stop you from your goals.

You’re tired. Frustrated. And quite frankly, you’re just ready to give up.

But when you learn to keep pushing and push past all the obstacles that’s trying to hold you back, you’ll feel this sudden strength that you didn’t know existed propelling you to move forward..

It’s like you suddenly tap into an inner power that you didn’t know you had. You know, I never understood the ‘second wind’ thing really meant and how profound it was until I was much older.

It wasn’t necessarily about ‘catching my second wind’…

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It was about tapping into a power that I didn’t know existed until I built up enough courage to push past the pain, struggles and fatigue that I had faced that day.

This is how you get to the next level. You don’t need to be on the basketball court for this to happen.

When you can push through the pains, struggles, mental exhaustion of whatever challenges you’re facing, you’ll uncover a certain personal power that you never knew you had.

So I hope today’s quotes about pushing yourself inspires you to push past any barriers you may be facing.

Best Inspirational Quotes About Pushing Yourself

“Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”

“Constantly push yourself higher and harder until you reach your goals.”

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

“Get out of your own way.”

“Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.” – Christa Mcauliffe

“You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them.”

“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

“Usually your biggest trials come right before your biggest breakthroughs. Keep pushing on!”

“Mental toughness is when you can find fuel in an empty tank.”

“Train insane or remain the same.” – Jillian Michaels

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Encouraging Quotes About Pushing Yourself

“Push yourself to do more. Do not accept a life of Average. Work hard, train hard and be the best that you can be.”

“When we push ourselves, we come back stronger.” – Kim Butler

“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – The Dalai Lama

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

“Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.”

“Maybe you don’t have to push yourself forward. Maybe you just have to stop holding yourself back.” – Doe Zantamata

“If you’re not pushing yourself, you’re not going to get better. If you push yourself you’re going to fall. Falling is part of getting better.” – Darren Hardy

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

“It’s important to push yourself to get batter at your craft – whatever that is. It’s important to grow and evolve with each project.” – G-Eazy

“Today, Rise up. Push yourself to the limit. Earn it.”

“Look in the mirror…that’s your competition.”

“Pushing yourself to be the best is unsustainable. Simply push yourself to be better than the day before.” – Simon Sinek

Self Motivating Quotes About Pushing Yourself

“If you know you can do better, then do better.”

“Set goals that don’t feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you, and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies.” – Nathaniel Branden

“Its always a great feeling going to sleep each night knowing that you pushed yourself to the limit.”

encouraging push yourself quotes

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“When you push yourself beyond limits, you discover inner reserves, which you never thought existed earlier.” – Manoj Arora

“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.” – Martha Grimes

“Change equals self improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” – Pat Summitt

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

“Believe in yourself. Push to your highest limit.” – Marsai Martin

“Push yourself to the edge of your limits. That’s how they expand.” – Robin Sharma

“Either push your limits or die.” – Bruce Lee

“It’s hard not to be a winner who you are constantly pushing yourself to see how far you can go.”

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill

“Take your foot off the brakes, push the pedal, give yourself the green light and be unstoppable.” – Catrice Jackson

“When the winds of life are pushing you back, that’s when you push forward the hardest.” – Yvonne Pierre

“Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle.”

Which quotes about pushing yourself resonated with you the most?

We hope these quotes have inspired you to think about how your personal strengths can help overcome any barriers standing in the way of achieving success.

There are no limits, except those we place on ourselves and with a little bit of determination from within, anything is possible!

What quote was most inspiring for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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