At times when things don’t seem to be going our way, or when the goal we have in sight seems unattainable, we need a little inspiration. That’s why today I’m sharing 10 quotes that encourage me to keep going – even when the going gets tough.

Read on for a list of motivational quotes to help you dream a little bigger and take control of your life.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Alice Walker

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can’t just hope for happy endings. You have to believe in them. Then do the work, take the risks.”

Nora Roberts

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

Jonathan Winters 

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

Deepak Chopra

“Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.”

Robin Sharma

“We are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself.”

Barry Manilow

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”

Joshua Graham

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”

George Eliot 

“Whether you say you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

Walt Disney

Tell Me: Which quotes remind you to keep going?