13 Motivational Poems

May these motivational poems encourage and inspire you to be the best you can be. Being motivated will take you further than you realize. Allow the verses in these motivational poems to positively influence your day!

1. Actions Speak Louder Than Words 2. Poems About Frustration
3. Poems About Work 4. Who Do You Work For
5. Stop Wishing Start Doing 6. Drudgery

  1. Our Mind
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

    Our mind is a gateway to what's good and bad,
    It just takes us to show it, it's way.
    If we choose to be happy and see things not crappy,
    We're sure that our lives will obey.

    If we always worry or expect the worst,
    You'll soon see that life will follow.
    So in order to make sure that life will be grand,
    We must make sure our attitude is easy to swallow.

    Think big, not small, rise, don't fall,
    And everything will go your way.
    But if you find yourself negatively thinking,
    You may just need a replay.

    So kick off your boots and remember your roots,
    And decide how you want to be.
    If you want to be happy and think positively,
    then remind yourself of what you will see!

  2. I Will Be Worthy Of It
    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    I may not reach the heights I seek,
    My untried strength may fail me;
    Or, half-way up the mountain peak
    Fierce tempests may assail me.
    But though that place I never gain,
    Herein lies comfort for my pain —
    I will be worthy of it.

    I may not triumph in success,
    Despite my earnest labour;
    I may not grasp results that bless
    The efforts of my neighbour.
    But though my goal I never see,
    This thought shall always dwell with me—
    I will be worthy of it.

    The golden glory of Love's light
    May never fall on my way;
    My path may always lead through night,
    Like some deserted byway.
    But though life's dearest joy I miss
    There lies a nameless strength in this —
    I will be worthy of it.

  3. If you lack motivation or momentum, time will steal your life away, one day at a time. Donald S. Neviaser

  4. Pick Yourself Up
    Poet: Julie Hebert 2011

    To sit back and nap is nothing but slack,
    Especially when someone is in need.
    So get on your toes and pick up your lows,
    And help to accomplish the deed.

    People are hurting all over the world,
    And you may feel your something the same.
    But really your moping about nothing, not something,
    And something should light your flame.

    So pick yourself up, and get on your strut,
    And stop feeling sorry for yourself.
    You're all that you have, you can change who you are,
    Remove your positive attitude from the shelf.

    It's time to think big and not be scared of the world,
    As challenges make life interesting and fun.
    Take the next step and dive into something new,
    And you're sure to one day hit a home run.

  5. We must remember we are not the sum of our intentions but of our actions. Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto

  6. Do It Now
    Poet Unknown

    If you have hard work to do,
    Do it now.
    Today the skies are clear and blue,
    Tomorrow clouds may come in view,
    Yesterday is not for you;
    Do it now.

    If you have a song to sing,
    Sing it now.
    Let the notes of gladness ring
    Clear as song of bird in Spring.
    Let every day bring some music;
    Sing it now.

    If you have kind words to say,
    Say them now.
    Tomorrow may not come your way,
    Do a kindness while you may,
    Loved ones will not always stay;
    Say them now.

    If you have a smile to show,
    Show it now.
    Make hearts happy, roses grow,
    Let the friends around you know
    the love you have before they go;
    Show it now.

  7. Don't Worry
    Poet Unknown

    When things go contrary, as often they do,
    And fortune seems burdened with spite,
    Don't give way to grieving all dismal and blue;
    That never set anything right.
    But cheerfully face what the day may reveal,
    Make the best of whatever befall,
    Since the more that you worry the worse you must feel,
    Why waste time in worry at all?

    We all have our troubles, some more and some less,
    And this is the knowledge we gain
    It's work and a brave heart that lighten the stress
    Of a life's share of sorrow and pain,
    Then face with this knowledge Fate's cruellest deal,
    Too plucky to faint or to fall;
    Since the more that you worry the worse you must feel,
    Is it wisdom to worry at all?

  8. We motivate ourselves to get through the bad of today by playing a mental movie of the good that will surely come tomorrow.

  9. Self-Control
    Poet Unknown

    On my finger I tied a string
    To help me remember things
    Every day I set a goal
    Today my goal is self-control

    "We're faced with choices,” says my dad
    Choices to do good or bad"
    In the end what will you choose?
    To win with good or will you lose?

    There are some things that seem like fun
    That end up wrong when all is done
    Like sometimes I want to touch wet paint
    Or stick my fingers in the cake

    But then I look down at my string
    And I choose not to do these things
    My string helped me achieve my goal
    I'm glad that I learned self-control

  10. Regret
    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    There is a haunting phantom called Regret,
    A shadowy creature robed somewhat like Woe,
    But fairer in the face, whom all men know
    By her sad mien, and eyes for ever wet.

    No heart would seek her; but once having met
    All take her by the hand, and to and fro
    They wander through those paths of long ago —
    Those hallowed ways 'twere wiser to forget.

    One day she led me to that lost land's gate
    And bade me enter; but I answered "No!
    I will pass on with my bold comrade Fate;
    I have no tears to waste on thee — no time —
    My strength I hoard for heights I hope to climb;
    No friend art thou, for souls that would be great."

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