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Inspirational Motivational Posters

Updated on March 20, 2011

Motivational Posters

I recently went looking for some inspirational, motivational posters to hang by my desk and inspire me while I work. While some people have parodied these types of posters, I like them because the photography is always amazing, and the messages are uplifting. My personal favorites are posters that show people accomplishing amazing feats (check out the ones below of the guy standing on top of the mountain or hanging off the cliff!) because they show the amazing things the human spirit is capable of achieving. Just looking at some those images reminds me that nothing is impossible. Here are a few of my favorite inspirational and motivational posters.

AMBITION: Aspire to climb as high as you can dream

Ambition motivational poster
Ambition motivational poster

AMBITION Inspirational Motivational Poster

Have you ever dreamed of something that seemed nearly impossible to achieve? This great inspirational motivational poster shows a climber at the top of a mountain, looking out at a beautiful sunset. The bottom says: "AMBITION. Aspire to climb as high as you can dream."

Great Wall Inspirational Poster

Great Wall Inspirational Motivational Poster

The entire Great Wall of China, with all of its branches, stretches for more than 5000 miles across parts of China. No task this large is ever completed overnight. The Great Wall was built over hundreds of years, from the 5th century BC to the 16th century BC.

This motivational poster shows an inspiring photo of the the Great Wall of China snaking up a mountainside and offers the reminder that, "The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step." The quote is from Lao Tse, a 6th century Chinese philosopher known for writing the Tao The Ching.

DESTINY Inspirational Motivational Poster

Destiny Poster

Sometimes it may seem like life is just a random series of chances, and we're just caught in the current. But the text at the bottom of this beautiful poster, which shows a boat floating in shallow water reads, "DESTINY: The choices we make, not the chances we take, determine our destiny."

WISDOM Inspirational Motivational Poster

Wisdom: Gray Wolf Poster

In some ancient cultures, wolves were portrayed as wise, almost god-like creatures who were considered to be the highest spiritual teachers. This inspirational motivation poster invokes the spirit of this early traditions. It shows the image of a gray wolf peeking out between two trees. The text below says, "WISDOM. Seek always, for by looking for one thing you will surely find another - this is the path to wisdom."

Perseverance Inspirational Poster

Cliffhanger Perseverance Poster

Need some inspiration to keep you going, to keep from giving up? This poster should do the trick. This amazing photo of a climber hanging precariously off a huge rock face with a background of snowy mountains says, "PERSEVERANCE: What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

Action Inspirational Motivational Poster

Action Inspirational Poster

Mother Teresa once said, "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." This poster showing a drop of water echoes a similar theme. The bottom of the picture says, "Action: It only takes 'It only takes a single thought to move the world."

Do You Love or Hate Inspirational Motivational Posters?

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      fotoviva 5 years ago from Swansea

      Some really inspirational posters there with great messages. I wouldn't fancy being that climber though!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I love this hub! I will order the wolf poster for my sister. She loves wolves. Very nice to meet you and thanks for the follow. Looking forward to reading more of your hubs. :)vocalcoach

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      UrsulaRose 6 years ago

      What a fabulous idea - we all need a little inspiration from time to time.

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      Marilyn Monroe posters 6 years ago

      I love the very first poster saying "Ambition". This is the type of posters that I prefer for my own home, because every time I stare at it I know that I have to take action every day to move my life forward.

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      VirtuousCycle 6 years ago from London, England

      I loved the one of perseverance, very inspiritational! Thanks Lisa :)

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      Master Rob Norton 6 years ago

      Although I truly appreciate you spreading the word of my art, it should not be done at your personal financial gain. I am the author of the "Power of collection" inclusive of the "Power of Shoto-Chi". These prints and words are protected. I therefore respectfully request you either pay loyalties or remove my art from your site.


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      May PL 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks lisa42. Thoughtful and insightful life wisdom. I especially appreciated the words you wrote below the Action Inspirational Poster. We often think that as individuals each of us appear insignificant. But the words of Mother Teresa points to the fact that everyone are important in the part they play that would affect the bigger picture. Words that reflect the way she lived her life, I think. Thanks for sharing this. It has put a spring in my step today :)

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      Joe 7 years ago

      Thanks. The web page has help answer all my life questions.

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      freehans 7 years ago from Philippines

      very nice photos. like them all

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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      Wow - these are great!! It's hard to choose which one I like the best. Rated this hub up!