8 Motivational Quotes For Success From The Highly Successful

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The road to success is paved with confidence, hard work, and the ability to stay motivated. Just ask the stars — musicians, actors, and celebrity trainers – behind these motivational quotes and solid pieces of advice.

You can find an excuse or you can find a way.

“You can find an excuse, or you can find a way.” — Jeanette Jenkins, celebrity trainer and creator of the 30-Day Butt Challenge.

What success may look like to others may look different to you.

“You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.” – Diddy, artist and business mogul 

Slow motion is better than no motion.

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah Winfrey, creator of OWN, producer and philanthropist.

Practice makes perfect.

“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” – Will Smith, actor.