Everyone needs motivation. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the bottom of the totem pole or the top; the janitor or the CEO; the benchwarmer or the star player. Everyone needs something that will drive them to be the best they can be. That can be a goal, an aspiration, or a position they want, but at the end of the day, the thing that’s going to get them there is having the right mindset.
Getting to the place you want to go is all about knowing what will motivate you to get there. For most people, the way they both become and stay motivated is by holding onto reminders of what motivation means. A great way to do that is by creating physical reminders of how they want to think and then surround themselves with those.
At Canvas Cultures, one of our main objectives is empowering people to stay motivated, and that’s why we have an entire selection of canvases dedicated to surrounding people with inspirational quotes and ideas. Here are a few highlights of canvas designs made by independent artists from around the world!
1. Rocky Knowledge, by Ross Baines
Almost everyone knows the Rocky movies. They’re iconic for being an epic journey of how one person can do almost anything if they set their mind to it. It might take weeks, months, or years of perspiration and dedication, but if they put in the work and the long hours, they can become their own wildest dreams. The stories in the movies have surpassed even the movies themselves and become embedded into the rest of modern culture. The iconic trumpets of the Rocky theme song are sure to ring a bell in anyone’s mind, no matter if they’ve even seen the movies.
This quote by the main character, Rocky Balboa, has inspired countless people for decades. It talks about the concept of perseverance, the idea that no matter how many times you get beaten or knocked down, you keep getting up and getting stronger. It’s a concept that has been glorified over the years, but is only seen in the best of the best. Having this reminder from the context of the Rocky films can help to drive anyone to keep getting better and getting stronger every day. It’s not easy, but in the end, it’ll always be worth it. Keep on fighting, and keep moving forward!
This canvas illustrates that quote and mindset in a brilliant way and is sure to motivate any person, boxer or not, to greatness, despite the hardship that comes with it.
2. Take The Stairs, by Shelly Bombshell
It can be so tempting to try and take the easy way up. We often see so many people rising to the top quickly and easily and think it isn’t fair that we need to hustle and work our way up. But despite that, there’s infinitely more glory that comes with taking the long, hard way to the top.
There are countless reasons why taking the hard way is better than the easy route. First off, you learn lessons that you will take with you for the rest of your life. Some things you only learn through battle, even if it’s a challenge. Another reason is that people will know when you’ve been through hard times to get to the point where you are, and that will set you apart from the crowd. The attitude that being a survivor gives you will take you long and far on the way to where you want to go.
And perhaps the best reason why taking the hard way is so important is that it teaches you to work hard. At the end of the day, The people who succeed in life are the ones who grind the hardest, and if you already have practice at that, you are sure to succeed in life.
This canvas design by Shelly Bombshell is an excellent example of motivational pieces that will help remind you how to work. It’s not going to be easy, but it will always be worth it. Take the stairs because there will always be glory at the top step.
3. Be Humble
Humility is something that sets you apart from the rest. Everyone has worked with someone who thinks they’re better than the rest and deserves more than anyone else. They are generally the kind of people you’d do better to avoid because their toxic mentality will only drag you down in the long run. If you truly live and act humble, then you are infinitely more likely to find your way to the top with the least amount of wreckage possible.
What does humility look like? It’s the mindset of putting others first and giving up rights for the sake of other people. It’s not easy, and it requires incredible amounts of grace and mercy towards the people you do work and live with. But at the end of the day, being humble is one of the most important things you can do. It will catapult you forward in other people’s minds and give them reasons to be on your side. Don’t fake humility, but instead, find ways to genuinely be humble in your life. Instead of tearing you down, being humble is actually something that will endlessly build you up in your life.
This illustration is a perfect reminder of the concept of being humble. It’s plain and simple, just like humility is. There’s nothing to distract you from the idea that the more humble you are, the more likely you are to get to the top with as many friends and companions as possible. It’s all about being the best version of yourself and living your entire life that way. This incredibly designed canvas can find an easy home in any workplace you have. Or, maybe it could work as a great gift to that person in your life who really needs a reminder like that.
4. Mountain Top, by Shelly Bombshell
Everyone wants to be on a mountaintop, and nobody wants to be in a valley. But when you look at the lessons you’ve learned in your life, how many of them were when you won, and how many were when you lost and lost hard? For most people, the vast majority of the lessons they’ve learned and now carry with them every day are the ones that they learned in the depths of their struggles in life. They may be hard lessons to learn, but they will benefit you and help you for the rest of your life.
This canvas by Shelly Bombshell is one of the best pieces of art for motivating yourself through a hard time. Sometimes, it’s hard to find reasons to get up at the beginning of a day, but the fact is, the time you spend at the bottom is what is going to make the mountaintop all the more worth it. This is one of the best lessons to take with you on your journey to the top of the world!
5. Time, by Robert Anthony Jacobs
Time is the most valuable thing we have. We can’t get any more of it, and once you lose any of it, you can’t get it back. It’s infinite in one sense, but at the same time, it’s one of the most finite resources we have. Using our limited time in the best way possible is one of the most important things we can learn how to do. It can really change the course of your life if you learn how to maximize your time in the best way, and it will take you all the way to the top if you truly become a master at that discipline.
This iconic canvas by independent artist Robert Anthony Jacobs is a piece that is sure to help remind you to make the best use of every second of your time. It’s not an easy thing to do, but remembering that you only have so much time left can really help you out in achieving your goals.
Motivation is something that we all need, and we need it in abundance. So many people are living their lives without drive and inspiration, and it’s exhausting and debilitating. Those of us who want to get to the top in our own fields need to make sure that we keep our eyes on the prize, our pedals to the metal, and our heads out of the clouds.
These inspirational and motivational canvases are sure to help you find success in your life and enable you to become everything you want to be. It’s never going to be easy, but as long as you make sure to keep your drive maximized with motivation, you’re sure to find success in anything you do!