43 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Finally Get Started

Get Started Quotes

You’ll never accomplish anything if you never get started. So many people talk a good game about what they want to achieve, the dreams they have, or the future they’d like to have. Yet, that’s all they do – talk. Talking isn’t enough. In fact, it’s not even a requirement. Getting started (and staying started) is the not-so-secret secret to making dreams happen. If you struggle with getting started these quotes will inspire you to finally get started on your ideas, goals, and dreams.

1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

2. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3.  “The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.” – Vance Havner

4. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –  Arthur Ashe

5. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

6. “Often I feel that projects overwhelm us when we look at how many hours are involved until completion. But just getting started is usually not that difficult.” – Emily Giffin

7. “However, don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.” –  Marilu Henner

8. “If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.” – Drew Houston

9. “Ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead

10. “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” –  Napoleon Hill

11. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” – Dawson Trotman

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12. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.” – Robert Collier

14. “You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.” – Matthew McConaughey

15. “Rather than wait to be discovered, discover yourself. Whatever it is that you intend to do later, start doing it now, get good at it, and show people what you’ve done. Actions speak louder than words.” – Steve-O

16. “You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.” –  Napoleon Hill

17. “Anyone can make a difference, so you don’t have to have it be some huge, global campaign… you can start small, and that’s just as important.” – Blake Mycoskie

18. “Good seasons start with good beginnings.” – Sparky Anderson

19. “I stopped thinking; I just go out, and everything is in the moment. I just stop thinking and start moving – you just gotta be you.” – Lil Uzi Vert

20. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

21. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

22. “You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things.” – Asa Hutchinson

23. “Start wide, expand further, and never look back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

24. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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25. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

26. “All glory comes from daring to begin.” – Eugene F. Ware

27. “He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.” – Horace

28. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

29. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

30. “If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.” – Robert Kiyosaki

31. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

32. “You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

33. “To begin, begin.” – William Wordsworth

34. “If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.” – Publilius Syrus

35. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso

36. “Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.” –  Marcus Aurelius

Beginning is half the work

37. “To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.” – Martin Buber

38. “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.” – Lewis Carroll

39. “You begin with the possibilities of the material.” – Robert Rauschenberg

40. “Begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey

41. “When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in.” – Ben Okri

42. “You begin by always expecting good things to happen.” – Tom Hopkins

43. “If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.” – Oprah Winfrey


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