Everybody has their very own dreams and passion. But only a minority of people are actively working towards making their dreams a reality. Only a fraction of people in the world are actually chasing their passion.

Chasing your dreams and passion also indicates that you’re going to face a lot of uncertainty. It’s one of the hardest decisions to make in life – to leave your comfort zone and quit your daily routine, just to chase your dreams and passions. It requires tons of courage to take the first step on a journey full of uncertainties.

Therefore, let’s take a look at some inspirational quotes to help you build up your courage to break out of your comfort zone and chase your dreams and passion:

1. Enthusiasm moves the world. – Arthur Balfour

Enthusiasm moves the world

Enthusiasm is really important, no matter what we do. Are you enjoying what you’re doing every day? Are you eager enough to wake up every morning because you know it’s going to be a great day?

Life may be full of hardships, but you can always fill up the remaining parts with enjoyment.  To live our life to the fullest, it is necessary to have something that we are truly interested in. This simple quote reminds us how important enthusiasm is to us.

2. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life

You just can’t disagree with this motivational quote. If you love your job, you will never feel like you’re working at all. We spend half of our day in the workplace. If we don’t enjoy the time we spend in the workplace, the majority of our life would be wasted in doing something we don’t like.

Yes, it’s hard to find a job you love and make a living from it. That’s how the world works. But when there is a will there is a way! You can always start small and slowly move into doing it full time in the future.

3. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. – Steve Jobs

If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out

This is one of the most famous quotes from Steve Jobs. How passionate you are about your dreams is the key that decides if you will stick with it through the end.

The pathway to make your dream come true isn’t easy. It’s always full of hardships and filled with lots of unexpected events. If you aren’t passionate enough, you might end up giving up halfway.

4. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs


Lots of people are still struggling with one thing. They don’t love their jobs. They don’t like what they are doing daily.

“What am I passionate about?”

“What is my passion?”

“What work do I love to do?”

These questions are often asked by ourselves to discover what we really love to do. It’s not easy to find out what we really love to do, it takes time. Good things take time, right?

In order to truly discover your passion, try to constantly expose yourself to different things, skills and adventures. Constantly look for opportunities to learn something new, and one day, you’ll definitely find out what you really love to do. Like what was mentioned in the inspiring quote above, don’t settle until you found it!

5. The real secret of success is enthusiasm. – Walter Chrysler

The real secret of success is enthusiasm

Are you enthusiastic about your job? If not, the best version of yourself will never appear in your workplace. You will be less likely to achieve your full potential while in your workplace.

To bring the best out of you, you must first be really interested in the thing you are doing. If you’re not interested in it, you will never put in 100% effort. Ask a person who isn’t interested in gardening to garden and what do you think the results would be? Frustration and a lot more frustration I guess, and it will never last long.

As stated by Walter Chrysler in the inspirational quote above, enthusiasm will bring success to you. It may not be financial success, but undoubtedly having something to be enthusiastic about is a huge success in life.

6. If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it

Another famous motivational quote from Walt Disney, the man who was turned down again and again before receiving the funding necessary to build Disneyland.

I’m sure most of you have heard of his story. Walt Disney got turned down 302 times before he finally got the financing he needed. Imagine that if he had given up at the 10th rejection, there would be no Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck today. If that were the case, our childhoods might have been less interesting as well.

If you have a dream, you have to believe in your own ability to make it happen. There will be obstacles along the way, but never let it stop you from moving forward.

7. If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. – Zig Ziglar

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it

This quote is quite similar to the one above, so let’s keep it short.

Having faith in yourself is really important when it comes to making your dreams come true. Believe that you can achieve it, and you will. This mindset alone will make a huge difference in your life.

8. It is necessary to have a dream.

It is necessary to have a dream

Sounds familiar, right? I am sure almost everyone has heard of this quote.

Similar messages are often delivered through movies. Have you heard of Stephen Chow’s movie, Shaolin Soccer? I quote from one of the famous scenes in the movie:

“What’s the difference between a salted fish and a man, if a man doesn’t have a dream?”

It may sound a little weird in English, but it is a really great and inspiring quote.

We should always have a dream. A dream may seem unrealistic and unachievable at first, but it doesn’t matter. We can always change our dreams to match the reality of the world.

It serves as a life goal to aim for. It steers us in the right direction in our lives.

9. When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. – Carol Burnett

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go

How many of you have let go of your childhood dream? Plenty, I’m sure, and I am also one of them. As we turned grew up and turned into adults, we start to realize that our childhood dreams are childish and unachievable. Eventually we don’t believe in our dreams anymore.

That’s the norm. But, when you have found a new dream which matches the reality of the world, would you let it go again or reach out and grab it? The choice is in your hand!

10. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs

Face it, if you don’t put in the effort to build your dreams, you’ll never see it come true. No one will help you to achieve your dream, until you actually put in a tremendous amount of effort.

Your dreams will never come true if you just lie on your bed and dream about it all day long. Without taking any action, don’t hope for a miracle to happen anytime soon, or even at all.

11. Don’t wait for your dream to happen. Make it happen.

Don’t wait your dream to happen. Make it happen

Stop waiting for your dream to come true. It’s never going to happen if you don’t MAKE it happen. If you want something, go out and get it yourself. When it comes to achieving your dream, it’s all about the execution.

You can visualise your dream, you can have the best plan to achieve your dream, but if you don’t take action, it is meaningless. There is no perfect timing to do something. Stop waiting and start making it happen.

12. No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. – Maeve Greyson

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them

Have you watched the “The Pursuit of Happyness”? There is this one scene in the movie that conveys a similar message. Here I quote the dialog between the father and son in the movie:

Christopher Gardner: “Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?”

Christopher: “All right.”

Christopher Gardner: “You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”

This is one of the most motivating scenes from the movie. It’s the perfect example to explain what this inspiring quote is about. Never let someone, anyone, shatter your dreams.