Choosing a career might be difficult, and at this stage, one needs motivation from time to time. So we’ve written 85 way to success quotes to inspire you.
It may be easy to read quotes, but don’t forget that behind each and every one of them, there’s truth, as my team and I have written these ourselves from experience.
You may read these quotes, understand them and even feel motivated, but a true belief in them only comes when you’ve truly walked the path and learned the hard way. Quotes have very deep meaning, so keep coming back to them whenever you’re having a difficult day, and need some pick-me-ups to get you through it.
Whether you’re looking for some inspiration as a student, or you’re a manager looking for some way to success quotes to motivate your team, we’ve got you covered. We’ve written 100% original 70 quotes – all based on our own learnings from our successes and failures – earned over decades of hard work! Plus, we’ve also added 15 more quotes by famous people – all designed to inspire you.
Way to Success Quotes
If you’re looking for quotes about the road to success, this is the right place for you. From inspirational quotes about roadblocks to dreaming big, here are loads of way to success quotes.
The way to success is never easy. However, the quality that differentiates successful people from the unsuccessful is that the former don’t give up. So here’s your motivation on how to not give up on your way to success!
1. On the road to success, most people want you to fail.
2. The way to success starts with dreaming big. Try to see beyond mediocrity.
3. The road to success is not a tarmac highway, but a cobbled path.
4. The way to success requires a certain level of madness.
5. The road to success is paved with decisions, which are taken neither to stand out, nor to blend in, and nor to prove you’re right – decisions that are taken just because someone believes in them. – Shilpa Ahuja
6. You may befriend a lot of people on the way to success. Unfortunately, many of them hate you.
7. Working hard for success is easy, finding direction is tough.
8. You’re the only roadblock on your way to success.
9. Success and happiness may not be on the end of the same road. Make sure your road leads to at least one of these.
10. All your hard work will find a way to be useful at some point or the other on your way to success.
11. The way to success is paved with failures.
12. Have fun on the way to success, this will be more enjoyable than success itself.
13. Action counts. No one ever sat their way to success. – Tom Peters
Success Quotes for Students
Forget success quotes on Tumblr and Reddit. If you want the real stuff, here are some unique success quotes for students. My team and I have come up with ourselves, which you can use as your Instagram captions for pics, or just read to motivate yourself during rough exam days!
14. Everybody has a different definition of success, make sure yours is your own. – Abhishek Sareen
15. Strive to achieve success for yourself, not to gain admiration from others.
16. Who are you trying to be successful for? To prove to yourself or to show it off to the world?
17. Your approach to success defines you way more than success itself.
18. Success is not about following others’ footsteps, but about finding the perfect path created by yours.
19. Stop reading quotes on success, and start working towards it.
20. Keep redefining your success parameters. It’s okay that they may change over time.
21. If you want to be successful, you must first learn to be your own strongest supporter. Because very soon, no one will.
22. Everyone encourages the successful, but only you can encourage yourself on the way to it. – Shilpa Ahuja
23. True success is not about stepping on other people’s toes, but about making them successful with you.
24. Success isn’t about being rich and famous, but about fulfilling your deepest dreams, and being proud of yourself.
25. Success is all about learning – from your mistakes, from your peers, and even from those who don’t know they taught you.
26. On a quest, you have to use what you’ve got. – Onward
Short Quotes on Success
If you’re looking for some short quotes on way to success for social media captions, or tid-bits to print for your study desk or office, here are some words of wisdom. In 10 words or less, we’ve made some original short success quotes to inspire you!
27. To achieve success, you need to define it first.
28. No grit, no success. – Abhishek Sareen
29. Success isn’t found, it’s created. – Shilpa Ahuja
30. Don’t lose yourself on the way to success.
31. Hard work is the short-cut to success.
32. Failure is the stepping stone to success.
33. If you haven’t given up, you haven’t failed.
34. You can copy ideas but not success.
35. If being successful was so easy, everyone would be.
36. The only secret to success is true grit.
37. Success is a mental state.
38. Success is a journey, not a destination.
Quotes about Success and Achievement
Success can bring some truly unexpected side-effects. Here are some quotes on accomplishments, and something to inspire you to keep on track on your way to your dreams.
39. Nobody can truly measure your success better than you.
40. Decades of unrelenting hard work, and people will finally call you an overnight success.
41. It’s way easier to preach about success if you haven’t achieved it yourself.
42. Success is not just difficult to achieve, but also difficult to maintain.
43. You’ll make many friends when you’re successful, but your true friends will still be the ones you had before you were successful.
44. If you don’t know what success means to you, how’ll you know if you achieved it?
45. Do you want to be successful to be happy, or do you want to be happy for your success?
Quotes on the Meaning & Way of Success
What does success really mean? It’s to each, his own. But we’ve tried to define it the best we can. Or at least, created some quotes to help you define it. If you’re a student who’s in the process of figuring out your career, dreams and ambitions, this is the perfect place for you. Take notes, and pick your favorite one to set as your wallpaper!
46. Learn to enjoy your journey of valor, for it’ll last longer than success itself. – Shilpa Ahuja
47. The way of success is all about an obsession with improvement.
48. Success is not a one-time thing. You need to keep working at it.
49. Success is about giving back more than taking.
50. The way to success starts with removing self-doubt. It’s okay to be ambitious and it’s okay to make decisions others don’t approve of. Because true success is for yourself, not for others.
51. By the time you are successful, you may not even realise it.
52. Talent is overrated, the way of success is defined by hard work, grit and learning from failure. – Abhishek Sareen
53. All successful people are like icebergs, there is loads of hard work hidden underneath the surface.
Success & Failure Quotes
No article on way of success quotes can be complete without the mention of failure. Success and failure are two sides of the same coin, and that’s why it’s important to accept it as a part of your journey. So here are some key to success quotes that de-stigmatize and normalize failure.
54. If you haven’t given up, you are not a failure. – by Abhishek Sareen
55. Only after several failures, you learn there is no easy way out.
56. You can learn how avoid failure from others, but you have to create your way to success yourself.
57. If you cannot enjoy the process of failing and learning, you probably won’t get the chance to enjoy success either.
58. Others can’t make you successful. Nor can they make you fail. The way to success is all yours.
59. Your belief and conviction can be the difference between success and failure.
60. Failure should make you wise, success should make you humble.
61. If you have seen failure and are still going, then you are your way to success.
62. It’s okay if you’re not successful. At least you won’t regret not trying.
63. You can gain wisdom from books and quotes, but it is failure that makes you believe in them.
64. Pain is temporary, quitting is forever. – Lance Armstrong
Success Quotes for Work
Are you looking for some quotes on success for your workplace? Want to print one out for your pin-up board to motivate yourself or your teammates? Here you go! We’ve written some original powerful business quotes & way to success quotes for young entrepreneurs & professionals.
65. Success is not about making others fail. It’s about setting a goal and stopping at nothing to achieve it, regardless of what your competitors are doing.
66. You don’t have to travel on the way to success alone, if you take other people with you.
67. It’s always crowded at the bottom but lonely at the top. Thankfully, that also means there’s a lot of room there.
68. You can either be focused on looking for others’ failure or your own success, but not both.
69. Not everybody gets the chance to work hard for success.
70. Success will take 3x the time and effort than what you planned. You’ll believe it after it has.
Success Quotes and Sayings
We’ve also rounded up some famous success quotes and sayings for you! You can easily copy this text for your wallpaper, or Ctrl C + V these for your Insta status or tweet of the day!
71. Luck favors the prepared, darling. – Edna Mode, The Incredibles
72. A bad plan is better than no plan. – Peter Theil
73. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge. – Sterling W Sill
74. Humility is the true key to success. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. – Kevin Bacon
75. Success can be obviously a two way street. – Chris Noth
76. You always pass failure on the way to success. – Mickey Rooney
77. Even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success. – Mary Kay Ash
78. Success is not the destination; it’s a way to travel. – Denis Waitley
79. Success is important but what you become on the way to success is more important. – Debasish Mridha
80. You can always tell when you are on the road to success; it’s uphill all the way. – Paul Harvey
81. Success is when reality catches up with your imagination. – Simon Sinek
82. It’s only lonely at the top if you forget all the people you met along the way and fail to acknowledge their contributions to your success. – Harvey Mackay
83. No one can be guaranteed success without failures along the way. But one thing that guarantees failure is never taking action. – Clifton Anderson
84. There are no accidents; success is the result of doing the right thing, in the right way, over and over. – Spencer Johnson
85. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first – Tom Peters
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Shilpa Ahuja is the editor of Career Nuts. She has a Masters in Design Studies (MDesS) degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, class of 2011. Shilpa is an entrepreneur and founder of Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media, an online publishing company that includes HowtoGetinto-Harvard.com, a Harvard admissions guide and ShilpaAhuja.com, one of India’s most-read digital fashion magazines. She is also the creator of SlubShop, a trend-based online fashion store, and Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She also has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture (B.Arch), class of 2007. She has worked in interior project management for The Park hotels and in graphic design and education technologies for Harvard Law School. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa enjoys art, creative writing, fashion and travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh. Her work has been published in University of Fashion blog, Jet Airways magazine, Chandigarh Times and Indian Design & Interiors magazine. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”.