When your motivation is lagging, read these motivational quotes.  Every weekday morning, we post on Facebook a motivational quote to inspire you to maximize your day. These quotes are from our December postings. Please join us on Facebook by clicking here.

“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” – Jack Brown

“You don’t need anyone else’s permission to create. Green-light yourself and get to work.” – Charlie Todd

“Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if …’; and then do it.” – Duane Michals

“It takes struggle, a goal and enthusiasm to make a champion.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand

“Be totally results-oriented. Don’t get distracted by other people’s problems.” – Arnold Donald

“You have to be hard on issues, not hard on people.” – Joyce Roché

“The hat doesn’t always fit, and you must recognize it and move on.” – Deborah Lloyd

“You can’t prevent bad things from happening. But you can change how you respond.” – William Bauer

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities; seize common occasions and make them great.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” – Stephen Covey

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” – Pablo Picasso

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” – Thomas Dewar

“I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.” – Michael Jordan

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen

“Life is just a blank slate, what matters most is what you write on it.” – Christine Frankland

We’re always looking for new motivational quotes. Send us your favorite quote to consider for next month.