Sometimes you have to push hard and stay tough even if you don't feel like. Training your mind to keep focused takes effort. Here are 35 badass quotes to make you unstoppable in life and business.

If you're looking for inspiration and mental push, use these badass quotes to remind you what you're going after and why it matters.

Staying tough comes down to your principles and values.

Once you have strong foundations, it's easier to resist temptations and go through hard times.

The quotes below will help you develop the badass mentality.

Badass Quotes

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston S. Churchill

“The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff

“I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” – Richard Feynman

“Do today what others won't and achieve tomorrow what others can't.” – Jerry Rice

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“You create opportunities by performing, not complaining.” – Muriel Siebert

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

“Push that snooze button and you'll end up working for someone who didn’t.” – Eric Thomas

“The characteristic feature of the loser is to bemoan, in general terms, mankind's flaws, biases, contradictions, and irrationality-without exploiting them for fun and profit.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Steve Jobs was a co-founder of Apple, one of the most notable visionaries of our time and a badass.
Steve Jobs was a co-founder of Apple, one of the most notable visionaries of our time and a badass.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“The best is the enemy of the good.” – Voltaire

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Van Gogh

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

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren

“Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.” – David Livingston

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

Take Action

Don’t just wish. Do something.

If you feel inspired by these badass quotes, set a goal, make an action plan, commit and show up everyday until your dreams come true.

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