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It can be scary to take the leap. Following your passion takes courage and you never know what will happen.

It can be scary to take the leap.

Following your passion takes courage and you never know what will happen. The truth is, it’s easier to live out our life within our comfort zone. Every day the same, warm glaze covering our daily experiences, nothing ever all that exciting, but…at least you avoided the pain.


Do you want to live out your life like that? I know I don’t. But I also know how difficult it can be to get yourself going. That’s why I gathered some of the most powerful and inspiring quotes to compel you to take action on your dreams and pursue your passion once and for all.

Here are fifteen quotes to inspire you to pursue your passion.

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Pursue Your Passion

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.

– Georgia O’Keefe

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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.

– Nelson Mandela

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.

– Neil Gaiman

It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.

– Mae Jemison

Follow your own passion – not your parents’, not your teachers’– yours.

– Robert Ballard

Passion is the genesis of genius.

– Anthony Robbins

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

– Ferdinand Foch

It not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.

– Tony Robbins

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.

– Oprah Winfrey

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain

Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

– Ella Fitzgerald

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.

– Wanda Sykes

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

– Oprah Winfrey