103 Moving Forward Quotes That Get You Fired up


Are you feeling stuck in life? No matter if the going gets tough or if you’re confronted with doubt and frustration, the following moving forward quotes will help you to get going again. P.S.: You may also like our list of the 10 most powerful ways to free yourself from being stuck in life.

Does it feel like something is holding you back in life? And do you struggle to put words to it or to figure out what the reason for this is? You’re definitely not the only one. In fact, everyone – from the high achievers to the top performers – occasionally finds themselves in a stage where moving forward seems to be the most difficult thing possible.

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.”
Rocky Balboa

When life throws trials and tribulations at you, when it seems impossible to take the next step, giving up seems to be the easiest option. But as it is in most cases, diligent work and determination may be greatly rewarded – especially in these situations.

Moving forward quotes

These moving forward quotes help you to push your limits

If you feel like something is holding you back, it’s time to get you going again. In many cases, all it takes is the willpower to take one step after the other and to keep pushing ahead to free yourself from being stuck in a rut. Interestingly enough, your success in life depends to a certain degree on your ability to push through these uncomfortable phases in life.

103 Moving Forward Quotes That Get You Fired up

Perhaps it is quite comforting to know that some of the most brilliant minds struggled occasionally to move forward in life. Luckily for us, these magnificent individuals found creative ways to free themselves and put their ideas to paper so that future generations could profit from their knowledge. The following list of moving forward quotes will not only motivate you to take action, but it will also get you pumped to push ahead. But it will also inspire you to continue overcoming your limitations once you have freed yourself from what was holding you back.

Enjoy reading this selection of inspirational moving forward quotes


Moving forward quote

“Every great journey begins with one step and it begins with moving forward, turning on the engine, and shifting into the right gear at the right time. Remember, going through pain is temporary and it will subside, but quitting, on the other hand, lasts forever.”
Louie Herron


Everything that has us mastered quote

“Anything that has us mastered will not only slow us down from moving forward but, if it goes unchecked, will also eventually cause us to start moving backward.”
John Siebeling


Moving forward is the most important decision

“Moving forward is one of the most important decisions we can make in life, because it allows us to grow, learn new lessons, have more energy, enjoying more peace, and overcome our adversities.”
Dr. Peter Nieman


Moving forward quote about courage

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
Theodore Roosevelt


Force yourself to move on

“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”
Elizabeth Taylor


“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie


“My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.”
Richard Branson


“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
Harriet Tubman


“If life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. And if you get up, you can stand up. And if you stand up, you can fight for your dream once again. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!”
Les Brown


“I demolish my bridges behind me… then there is no choice but to move forward”
Fridtjof Nansen


“Success is measured by how high you bounce when you hit bottom”
George S. Patton


“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”
George Whitefield


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


“You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.”
George Eliot


“Trying to be the best. Failing. Getting back up. Those characteristics are going to allow you to make great decisions. They are going to allow you to compete. They are going to allow you to achieve your best. That’s the American dream.”
Ronnie Lott


“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win.”
Lyndon B. Johnson


“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
Vince Lombardi


“Persistence – the ability to keep moving forward, in spite of difficulties.”
Byron Pulsifer


“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill


“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.”
Gordon B. Hinkley


“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”
Rainer Maria Rilke


“I relate moving forward to living out God’s purpose with deep determination and passion in spite of the challenges of grief.”
Angela Roberts Jones


“It’s not the failures in our life that define us, it’s the moments when we decide that getting back up is all that matters.
Joel Brown


“Life may not be going well for you now, but as long as you are here, as long as you press forward, anything is possible. Hold on to hope.”
Nick Vujicic


“Long ago we mastered the ability to create and harness fire, but we still don’t know how to light and maintain the fire that inspires us and keeps us moving forward.”
Heidi Grant Halvorson


“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.”
George Lucas


“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”
Oprah Winfrey


“Faith is moving forward even when things don’t make sense, trusting that in hindsight everything will become clear.”
Many Hale


“Winners never quit. And quitters never win.”
Vince Lombardi


“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.”
Denis Waitley


“I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.”
Harrison Ford


“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
Amy Anderson


“If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.”
Israelmore Ayivor


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Thomas A. Edison


“I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.”
Morgan Freeman


“When it comes to moving forward, we have to first get a vision for a better future. We use that picture in our heart and mind of where we want to be and then ask ourselves, what choices do I need to make today to get there?”
John Siebeling


“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.”
Tupac Shakur


“God wants us to be ever moving forward so we can discover the fullness of the life He came to provide. And as people who follow Him, we want to go forward too. We desire all the fullness of life that God offers to us.”
Doug Fields


“No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.”
Joel Osteen


“It’s about being able to go through the grind, willing to get back up when you’re knocked down. And when life’s not going well, not getting down on yourself and just getting back up and getting back to work, and striving to be the best you can be.”
Robbie Lawler


“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
Conrad Hilton


“As I look back on my life, I realized that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
Steve Maraboli


“I’ll probably get knocked down a few more times before this life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I’ll never stay on the ground.”
Colleen Hoover


“If you can look up, you can get up.”
Eric Thomas


“Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.”
Sidney Sheldon


“It’s the days you have every right to breakdown and fall apart, yet choose to show up any way that matter most. Don’t diminish the small steps that others can’t see.”
Brittany Burgunder


“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
Babe Ruth


“The most successful people are those who are willing to keep moving forward after making mistakes.”
Coach Flanagan


“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
Roy T. Bennett


“The whole point about moving forward is not that it connects what is already known, but that it continually opens a path into the unknown.”
Heather M. Morgan, Ruth Morris


“The fact of the matter is that sitting on a couch watching TV, or drinking, or playing a sport just cannot help towards success. It is a matter of being able to take action after action and never be dissuaded from moving forward by obstacles.”
Catherine Pulsifer


“Sometimes the process of growth looks a lot like destruction and pain. But you’ll realize with time that you’re not breaking; you’re healing.”
Brittany Burgunder


“You may not be responsible for getting knocked down. But you’re certainly responsible for getting back up.”
Wally Amos


“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
Alyson Noel


“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
Walt Disney


“Moving forward first requires a step to be taken.”
Chase S.M. Neill


“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stow


“Keep going until your efforts start to make things better in your hometown.”
Yoko Ono


“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”
Mary Manin Morrissey


“Knowing your enemy has much to do with developing a strategy for moving forward.”
Michael Anthony, Mick Boersma


“Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.”
Germany Kent


“If you stop, you’ll lose everything. You’ve got to keep going. ”
Greyson Chance


“Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
Christian D. Larson


“You can learn a lot from failure, but that requires you to continue moving forward despite having failed.”
Darcy Oordt


“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”
Kahlil Gibran


“Let’s dare to promote ourselves to better ‘us’ by working hard and moving forward instead of regretting and rewinding the past.”
Pantea Kalhor


“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”
Beryl Markham


“Our scars make us who we are. Wear them proudly, and move forward.”
Jane Linfoot


“The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.”
Edmond Mbiaka


“Let them write you off, let other’s say you are finished but if you believe in your self, if you are willing to put in the work you can and you will overcome.”
Sope Agbelusi


“Learning, empowering, studying, practicing, and not repeating the same mistakes will help you move forward, move up, and move on to where you want to be.”
Loren Weisman


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett


“The bravery lies in moving forward, no matter what.”
Lauren Oliver


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher


“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Nelson Mandela


“If I look back I am lost.”
George R.R. Marti


“Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.”
Jerry Rice


“If I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, it stands to reason that I’m going to get there.”
Rachel Joyce


“No matter how bad things get in life, no matter how many times things change, hang onto your ability to dream. Those dreams may well take you further than you could have ever believed.”
Davan Khalil


“Having perseverance is all about being able to bounce back and keep moving forward.”
Jason Scotts


“You should feel safe and confident that moving forward in your life is what God intended.”
Angela Roberts Jones


“The energy it takes to take that step is within you if you are really serious about moving forward with a determination to get to the end, the goal, and the accomplishment.”
Byron Pulsifer


“Since starting with that single first step, I can clearly see that moving forward requires a community, each of us supporting one another.”
Dr. Peter Nieman


“As long as you’ve done your best, making mistakes doesn’t matter. You and I are human; we will mess up. What counts is learning from your mistakes and getting back up when life has knocked you down.”
Shawn Johnson


“You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep doing something, seizing the next opportunity, staying open to trying something new.”
Shonda Rhimes


“That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.”
Robyn Schneider


“You can’t expect to move forward if your emergency break is on.”
Angela Cecilia


“Just keep moving forward and don’t give a damn about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”
Johnny Depp


“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
Roy T. Bennett


“Don’t quit because you are not good enough, keep going because you are not good enough yet.”
Richelle E. Goodrich


“Dissatisfaction is a great starting point, for it is right there that we have the most power, strength, and energy to push change through.”
David DeNotaris


“If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward.”
John Wooden


“Even if we take three steps forward and two and a half back it’s still going half a foot forward.”
Stephen Fry


“Set your goal and keep moving forward.”
Georges St-Pierre


“Always remember that motivation gets you moving, but determination keeps you going.”
Dr. Prem Jagyasi


“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein


“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”
Denis Waitley


“Psychologically stand up and face those demons once and for all. That takes great courage, determination, and stamina. And doing so should make you hold your head up: At least you’re trying. At least your moving forward.”
Dave Pelzer


“Life moves on and so should we”
Spencer Johnson


“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.”
Gordon B. Hinkley


“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.”
Wayne L Misner


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
Napoleon Hill

I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational moving forward quotes. What are the tricks that help you to move on with your life after a setback?

Stay victorious!


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