• Ben Banbury

My 10 Favorite Motivational Quotes

"People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily" - Zig Ziglar

The main social media platform I use is Instagram and I often ask my followers/clients how I can help them the most

In a recent poll I created, approximately 70% of my followers said that they knew how to reach their fitness goal, they just lacked motivation to actually do it

I was asked to put together a collection of my favorite motivation quotes to help, so here they are!

1. "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now"

-Chinese proverb

This ones for people putting off starting an exercise plan

2. "There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing"

- Aristotle

For those of you worried about what people think about you

3. "You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it"

- Charles Buxton

For those who think they don’t have time to exercise

4. "All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do"

- Norman Vincent Peale

Those who are unsure where life is taking them

5. "Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sunrise"

- Sophia Bedford - Pierce

For those stuck in jobs they hate

6. "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"

- Josua J.Marine

For those looking to get into exercise

7. "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment"

- Jim Rohn

For those who have fallen off the wagon

8."Eighty percent of success is showing up"

- Woody Allen

For those thinking about skipping their workout

9. Goals determine what you’re going to be

- Julius Erving

For those looking to start a new challenge or set a new goal

10. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going"

- Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

For those looking for a “quick-fix” to achieving their fitness goal


A few of those quotes I think about regularly and whenever a problem, stress or obstacle appears I think to them to help me though

Use these quotes whenever you need a motivational top-up or you're lacking inspiration

And lastly, one final quote that I've repeated to friends and family more times than I can remember;

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end"

- John Lennon

Thanks for reading guys!

Let me know in the comment box below what your favorite quote is and I'll post it on my Instagram account!

Ben Banbury, the Primal Coach

P.s As a thank you from me for reading my blog, If you're struggling getting into exercise, or you need help getting leaner and stronger, book yourself in for a free 15-minute phone call. I'll more than happily offer you advice and point you in the right direction. Book your call here