145 Inspiring Quotes For Peak Performance In Your Life

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  1. a state in which a person is in the zone of optimal creation, productivity, focus, health, love, joy and flow. It is in this state that individuals create extraordinary results, able to radically change their lives…and even the world.

To honor the spirit of the peak performer in you, I’ve created a list of 145 inspiring quotes from world-class peak performers in various areas of life to inspire more peak performance in your life. After reading this if you’re still looking for even more inspirational quotes of this nature, you might want to have a look at an article by block37 on Letterkenny quotes that could help you out in your day to day life. Some of these quotes would be great for personal motivation, but when working with larger crowds, sometimes a quote isn’t enough to inspire people. For example, team events require a lot of motivation to ensure everyone gives their best performance. To motivate a team of people, it’s probably better to consider arranging a motivational speaker from a website like https://www.sportsspeakers360.com/. That would probably have more of an impact on team members than a quote. However, these inspirational quotes are still useful and they should still be around the team’s building to inspire people. Have a read of these and see which ones you think are the best! Enjoy and share this powerful wisdom with your family and friends!

Bruce Lee

Since as young as I can remember, Bruce Lee has been an inspiration in my life as a powerful example for mastery, grace and wisdom. I used to watch Enter The Dragon, Fist Of Fury, and The Way Of The Dragon growing up with my dad, and was inspired to take on martial arts at the age of 4. Since then and throughout my life, the wisdom I’ve gained from Bruce has profoundly shaped my life in a way that inspires effortless results with masterful peak performance. And with that, here are a few nuggets of wisdom from Bruce Lee to inspire greater peak performance in your life:

1. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”

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2. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash.”

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3. “Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation.” AwVrEtPCAAAlZ5X

4. “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”


5. “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”


Zig Ziglar

It was actually after Zig Ziglar passed away that he came into my life, and this alone goes to show the powerful legacy this man has left. Since I started following Zig, I was immediately amused by his humor, wisdom and his name. What I found remarkable about Zig is that he was still traveling and doing seminars even in his 80s! That feat itself requires a strong purpose and peak performance strategies, and Zig sure lived it. Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes from Zig:

6. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”


7. “We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.”


8. “Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I’m glad I did?'”


9. “Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.”


10. “Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude.”


11. When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.”


12. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”


13. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”


14. “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”


Wayne Dyer

With his first book, Your Erroneous Zones, having sold out over 35 million copies to date, Wayne Dyer is reputably known as one of the most profound influencers in the personal development industry. When I discovered Wayne, I was immediately captivated with his Soulfully optimistic attitude towards life. Unfortunately I didn’t have the honor to meet him while I knew of him, and in honor of his recent passing here are some of his most powerful nuggets of wisdom that has inspired greater peak performance in my life.

15. “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”


16. “Let the world know why you’re here, and do it with passion.”


17. “Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul.”


18. “When you live on a round planet, there’s no choosing sides.”


19. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”


20. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”


21. “Too often we jump to the conclusion that something is impossible simply because we cannot see the solution. No one knows enough to be a pessimist.”


22. “Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”


23. “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.”


24. “Love is forgiving and Love is for giving.”


25. “Transformation literally means going beyond your form.”


26. “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”


27. “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”


Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins. Wow. This man is a living legend! I remember the first time I discovered Tony…I was so amped off of the stories and strategies he had to share, his powerful strategic interventions with people, and his ability to make personal development and peak performance so fun that I just dove in absorbing as much as I could each day. Since then, I’ve had the privilege to go to almost all of Tony’s programs, and even meeting Tony at the first seminar my dad and I went to of his: Unleash The Power Within. I met so many amazing people, trained my bodymind to expand with new strategies and capabilities, and had a phenomenal time. In fact, I wrote a post about it called 10 amazing life lessons I’ve learned from Tony Robbins.

I live, breathe and own so much of the strategies I’ve gained from Tony Robbins still to this day, and it’s made a powerful impact in the quality of my life and results. I bring in strategies I’ve learned from him with the clients I work with and people I meet on a daily basis, and together we can say that Tony’s influenced an outstanding level of peak performance in our lives. Without further adieu, here’s Tony!

28. “Where focus goes, energy flows.”


29. “Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.”


30. “It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.”


31. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”


32. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”


33. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”


34. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”


35. “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and asa result, they get better answers.”


36. “Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”


37. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”


38. “Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.”


39. “The secret to living is giving.”


40. “Life is a gift, and it offers use the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”


41. “Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning you give it.”


42. “Ask yourself, ‘Where did these beliefs about who I am come from, and how old are they?’ Maybe it’s time to update your identity.”


43. “There are no failures in life – just results.”


44. “Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”


45. “Life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear.”


46. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”


47. “Make a decision today that can immediately change or improve the quality of your life.”


48. “When you focus on serving, there is no fear in you.”


49. “At any moment, the decision you make can change the course of your life forever.”


50. “Commit to CANI! – Constant And Never-ending Improvement.”


51. “Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.”


52. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”


53. “We need to make certain that the labels we put on ourselves are not limits but enhancements.”


54. “What new experience could you pursue today that would expand your life? What kind of person would you become as a result?”


55. “Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of everything you could explore and experience – and begin immediately.”


56. “We don’t need to wait until we have a grandiose master plan to make a difference. We can have impact in a moment, in doing the smallest things, in making what often seems like insignificant decisions.”


57. “Our everyday decisions will shape the world we pass on to future generations.”


58. “You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? Don’t think about who you have been.”


59. “Questions are the laser of human consciousness. Use their power to cut through any obstacle or challenge.”


60. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”


61. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”


62. “Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”


63. “A change in your personal definition will instantly change the talents you express, the behaviors you demonstrate, and the aspirations you pursue.”

64. “We all make mistakes but that doesn’t invalidate the contributions we make in the course of our lives. Perfection is not heroism; humanity is.”


65. “Get off the bench and step into the game of life!”


66. “It’s true that most of our heroes are hidden behind what appear to be small acts done consistently. Look around you. There are heroes everywhere.”


Donny Epstein

This man is hands down one of the biggest influences in my life with Tony Robbins right beside him. I first found out about Donny Epstein at Tony’s seminar, Date With Destiny. At the time, and for about 15 months before then, I was struggling with anxiety and panic attacks… and I was “trying everything”. My parents suggested I went to buy weeds online quebec, Canada, where it’s legal. Weed (marijuana) has proven to be quiet sucessful with people suffering from anxiety. For that reason, weed products have been gaining prevalence. Along with the plant itself, products used to smoke weed have gained prevalance; you can see pipes here as an example of how popular products are getting. Nevertheless, if you start smoking weed for anxiety, you will need one of these products. It wasn’t until I started working with Donny and the practitioners he’s trained worldwide that I fully overcame anxiety. I consistently focus on and bring the wisdom I’ve gained from Donny influencing my life, and I bring it into the clients I work with and people I meet every single day, multiple times a day. If you’re dedicated to peak performance, you MUST know this man, work with him, and the practitioners he’s trained. Here’s some great insights I’ve gained from Donny!

67. “Life doesn’t happen to you. Life happens through you. Then you happen for life.”


68. “Make the WHY big enough – then the HOW and the WHEN will fall into place.”


69. “Whatever it is you can’t be with, you want to release, you are pushing down, you want to get rid of, that is what you need to be with. Then it can become something else. Even the deepest suffering must become joy when you’re fully with it.”


70. “I have no need to be average or normal. I surrender the need to fit into the expectations of others at the expense of my own evolution. I joyfully celebrate my loss of normalcy, and claim my authenticity, sanity, and health.”


71. “Forces of change are not often liked by this who want to stay asleep…”


72. “The mind searches, the soul calls.”


73. “Energy is the context for all content.”


Robin Sharma

Upon first discovering Robin, I immediately recognized him as being one of the most sharp, on-point personal development leaders I’ve seen. With a heart focused on service and bringing tons of value to people all around the world, Robin is a true inspiration to me and many. On top of that, he’s got some amazing quotes of leading your life with the edge peak performance. Check out these gems by Robin Sharma:

74. “The secret of passion is purpose.”

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75. “If we practice being spectacular long enough, spectacular will become our way of being.”


76. “If you don’t believe that you have the potential to be one of the best there ever was at your chosen craft or skill, then there’s no way you’ll do what it take stop get there.”


77. “The billionaire gets buried next to the street sweeper. In the end we all end up as dust. All that matters is who you become and how many you help.”


78. “A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.”


79. “What tests your patience is what can help you grow your patience.”

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80. “It’s not about the end goal it’s about who you become by consistently pushing to the edge of your limits.”


81. “All it takes is one new insight or idea – strongly acted on – to take you to a completely different place.”


82. “A leader requires no title. Just a dream. A devotion. And the fire to start! GO LEAD.”


83. “When you most feel like giving up is when you most need to be keeping on.”

Quote-When-you-are-going-to-give-up-by-Robin-Sharma 84. “To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery.”


85. “Leadership’s not a title. It’s a behavior. Live it.”


86. “Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you.”


87. “Your current conditions are echoes of your past choices.”


88. “Today’s a great day to behave as the person you’ve always wanted to be.”


89. “Average people talk about people. Exceptional people discuss their dreams.”


90. “The fears we don’t face become our limits.”


91. “Awesome habits yield amazing results. So start some better ones today.”


92. “You were born to win, built to wow and designed to inspire. Live that potential today.”


Tim Ferris

Tim Ferris inspired me to pursue mastery like a hacker. It’s a very interesting story with how I discovered Tim. I was at a time in my life where I started having intense, vivid and lucid dreams, all of which were calling me to take a journey out into the unknown with the purpose of becoming an evolved, integrated man. Sometimes I’d paint images from my dreams, and so one day I made a water coloring of me dreaming with two books on the table: one orange and one blue. About 2 weeks later I discovered The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body, both of which expanded my perspectives for what was possible for me at just 19 years old. Tim is powerful when it comes to reverse engineering methods for success in rapid and more effective ways, increasing productivity and fulfillment in life. Here’s a few of my favorite quotes from Tim Ferris for inspiring peak performance.

93. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”


94. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.”


95. “Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”


Brendon Burchard

From a near death experience at 19 years old to leading the stages with the world’s most influential people, Brendon has inspired millions of people around the world to live the charged life: a life where you live, you love and you matter. I recently attended one of his High Performance Academy seminars and the man is fueled with energy. He’s got so many strategies set into his daily habits to trigger him for peak performance. One of Brendon’s greatest gifts, in my opinion, is inspiring people to become generators…to generate the energy, joy, results they want in their life, as opposed to just waiting for something to maybe happen. That being said, here’s some inspirational wisdom from Brendon Burchard!

96. “Don’t wait for positive energy to land on you – summon it. The power plant doesn’t ‘have’ energy, it generates it.”


97. “The reason you’re blessed with so many years of life is not to play small – it’s a grant of time to hone your true self by taking great leaps, trying new things, falling down and getting up over and over, finding out what matters to you and what is really worth living and dying for.”


98. “When I pass by others, I often look at them and in my mind say, ‘I wish you joy, abundance, health and love.’ They might not know what’s on my mind, but they can literally feel good intent coming from me and a positive aura being directed to them.”


99. “If you haven’t impressed yourself lately with how much you can learn and adapt and contribute, then it’s time to challenge yourself with bigger goals.”


100. “Pondering gets you only so far; take action and the path will reveal itself.”


101. “Be persistent. Your dreams are worth more than you know.”


102. “Stop thinking you must delay. No matter how small you start, start something that matters.”


Lewis Howes

A former pro athlete who turned to lifestyle entrepreneurship while he was broke and living on his sister’s couch, Lewis Howes is a peak performance leader for life. He’s the host of the globally known podcast, The School Of Greatness, and he’s recently coming out with an amazing book that I’ve been privileged to read in advance. I first found out about Lewis when I saw an interview he’d done with Tony Robbins, which just happened to be one of my favorite interviews Tony has done, and I knew immediately that I had to know this guy. I’ve since been fully engaged in his podcast (it’s actually the first podcast I’ve ever consistently listened), and have seen him at a few of his events. One of my favorite things about Lewis is that he gets raw, real and connects with someone’s Soul. He’s got a hunger for greatness and continues to expand every day, living his message with congruence. Here’s a few of Lewis’s quotes to inspire you for greatness and peak performance:

103. “Greatness is a lot of small things done well everyday.”


104. “Never stop giving your best.”


105. “You need desire to be fully alive and you need vision to fulfill your desires.”


106. “A dream without goals is just a fantasy.”


107. “Average minds analyze. Great minds execute.”


108. “Greatness is my passion, but vision is my obsession. A clear vision can unleash extraordinary, mind-boggling power.”


109. “Be someone that can be looked up to, not someone that looks down on others.”


Gary Vaynerchuk

Raw. Real. No BS. Straight to the point. Nothing held back. Inspired by the hustle. All of these phrases describe Gary Vee…one of the most badass marketers around. And that’s what I love about Gary Vaynerchuk: he’s raw, real, and authentic…especially in an industry where it seems like most aren’t. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Gary speak at a StartUp Grind event, and man is the guy hilarious! He throws in nuggets of wisdom regularly as well. Aside from being one of the best marketers in the world, he’s also a die hard Jets fan. Here’s a few golden quotes from Gary Vee himself to inspire peak performance in every moment of your life.

110. “Every minute has to count.”


111. “Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.”


112. “Obliterate ‘I can’t’ from your vocabulary.”


113. “Your biggest advantage is that you are hungrier than your competitor.”


114. “Spend all your time and energy on creating something that brings value.”


115. “Give more than you take. That’s how you win.”


Joseph Campbell

Known as the weaver for The Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell reminds us of the magic of life and the great journey we’re all on. When I first discovered Joseph and The Hero’s Journey, my body was covered in goose bumps and vibrating intensely with this sense of knowing that my time and everybody else’s here on Earth is meant for more. I clearly began seeing the stages and cycles of life, noticing that at the time I discovered The Hero’s Journey, I was being initiated through the wounding I was experiencing…and that being with and moving through process (as opposed to avoiding it) was beneficial to my evolution and the expanded gifts I am here to give to the world. On a daily basis when I speak to people, I notice the patterns in their lives…their hero’s journey. Thanks to the insights I’ve gained from Joseph, I see the gifts they are here to bring to the world and the gifts I have to give to them. In respect of Campbell’s amazing Soul, here are some of the most powerful quotes I’ve found to inspire peak performance in your Hero’s Journey:

116. “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”


117. “When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”


118. “The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”


119. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”


120. “The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”


121. “If you are falling, dive.”


122. “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the Universe, to match your nature with nature.”


123. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”


124. “Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths.”


125. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”


126. “When your heart speaks, take good notes.”


127. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”


128. “No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities.”


129. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”


Nelson Mandela

Easily known worldwide as one of the most influential human beings of the century, Nelson Mandela has been a powerful role model in my life for servant leadership. To go from 27 years of political prison to working with the people who imprisoned him to rebuild the country requires a different level of consciousness…one focused on living with purpose and Soul. It just so happens that my grandfather was also politically prisoned from the age of 6 to 25, and through him and his experiences…I’ve always felt a strong bond with Mandela as well. Unfortunately I did not have the privilege to meet him before his passing, and I do remember the day he passed away…coincidentally it was just around the same time I discovered Donny Epstein at a Tony Robbins event, both of whom are featured on this post as well. In honor of the contributions and inspirations Nelson Mandela brought forth for humanity, here are some of his most powerful quotes for inspired peak performance in your life:

130. “There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”


131. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


132. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


133. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”


134. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”


Jim Rohn

With wit, humor, honesty, simplicity and charisma…Jim Rohn has inspired millions of people worldwide to lead greater lives. Jim has been an influence for many personal development leaders today, including an early mentor to a younger Tony Robbins. Although I did not have the gift to meet Jim in person before he passed, I have been inspired to lead an epic life of peak performance with him as an influence. Here are just a few of my favorite quotes from Jim Rohn:

135. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”


136. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”


137. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”


138. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”


139. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”


140. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”


And a few more…

141. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy


142. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs


143. “Passion is the path to peak performance.” – Anonymous


144. “Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.”


145. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs


Did you make it all the way through? If so, congratulations! And wow! How inspired are you feeling to upgrade your life with peak performance? I’d love to hear which quote(s) inspired you the most below. And make sure to share this wisdom below to inspire more peak performance in the world!

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