Getting inspired and motivated is a great boost in helping us achieve our goals in life. A great way to get motivated is to learn from and study the lives and achievements of successful people who have accomplished things we hope to accomplish someday.

Here’s a list of persons who have reached great levels of success in their endeavors. Let’s see what got them to where they are today, the challenges and hurdles they had to overcome, and what we can learn from the paths they took to achieve their goals.

Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone is an internationally acclaimed sales and marketing trainer and author of the bestsellers ‘The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure’ and ‘If You’re Not First, You’re Last: Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition’. Grant Cardone is also a real estate mogul, a renowned speaker, and a social media influencer.

Prior to hitting success, Mr. Cardone worked at a sales job which he didn’t like. However, three qualities helped him achieve success and he claims that anyone with those three traits will never end up broke. They are courage, creativity, and commitment. Armed with these qualities, Mr. Cardone doesn’t fear losing everything he’s worked to build as he can get them over and over and even faster.

Mark Cuban

American investor and businessman Mark Cuban is a self-made billionaire and the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks basketball team. He founded his first company – MicroSolutions – after being fired from his previous job as a salesperson for a software retailer. He ended up selling MicroSolutions to CompuServe for $6 million. He sold his next company – Broadcast.com – to Yahoo for a whooping $5.7 billion in 1999.

What has been key to Mark Cuban’s success and how does he stay motivated after reaching these heights? He attributes it to the skill of lifelong learning. That endless pursuit of knowledge is what has enabled Mr. Cuban to stay ahead of others and to succeed. His desire to stay ahead of his competitors and fear of failing has also continually motivated him to work hard to succeed.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur and internet personality known for his accomplishments in social media and digital marketing. He is the active CEO of VaynerMedia and the chairman of VaynerX. In the late 1990’s, he grew his father’s wine business from $3 million in sales to $60 million in just 5 years.

Gary Vaynerchuk is a huge promoter of the principles of positivity, gratitude, hard work, and realistic expectations. He believes that happiness is a choice and that “you find what you’re looking for”.

Tony Robbins

American philanthropist, entrepreneur, and life coach Tony Jay Robbins is also a renowned motivational speaker and author of self-help books including: ‘Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement’ and ‘Awaken The Giant Within’.

Some of Tony Robbins’ famous quotes include: ‘The path to success is to take massive, determined action’, ‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten’ and ‘It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped’. Reading his books and listening to his talks are a great way to get inspired and motivated to achieve your goals.

Patrick Bet-David

Patrick Bet-David is a financial advisor and entrepreneur and the CEO of PHP (People Helping People) Agency Inc. Patric teaches and promotes entrepreneurship and provides educational and inspirational entrepreneurship content on his media brand – Valuetainment. It’s a great resource for people with entrepreneurial aspirations who need all the motivation they can get to go out and start businesses that add value to their lives and the lives of others.

His published books include ‘Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible’ and ‘The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Pages: There’s an Amazing Story Behind Every Story’.

Tai Lopez

Tai Lopez is another successful entrepreneur that also shares the secrets to his success at business to budding entrepreneurs. He lays great emphasis on the importance of developing good habits and reading lot’s of books to gain knowledge. Tai Lopez also promotes adopting the lifestyle and mentality that you’d love to have and working to achieve it.

He also encourages entrepreneurs to build personal brands and to be willing to try out different approaches, test, and improve continually.

Get Motivated and Take Action

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, aspire to become one, or you’ve got other goals to accomplish, motivation is prime to getting anything done. Learn from successful people like the ones listed above and most importantly, take action by applying the principles they teach and live by. Doing this will help you achieve more and enjoy the fulfillment that results from doing what you love.