If These Non-Tacky Motivational Posters Don’t Get You Ready to Carpe Diem, Nothing Will

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It’s officially 2021, and along with the new year always comes a boost of motivation and inspiration for new goals, better habits and the opening of a new chapter. After surviving the year that was 2020, however, we’re all just trying to keep going. For this reason, we believe providing yourself with some daily motivation and inspiration is a great option. Whether you choose a motivational soundtrack, a bumper sticker on your car or even a poster hung prominently in your home, these little doses of positivity and optimism can go a long way.

We’ve put together a selection of our favorite motivational posters you can hang up anywhere for extra bits of happy throughout your day. Each one provides a different approach to making you feel good and ready to take on the tasks ahead. These are also great gift ideas for kids going off to college, office workers and anyone who finds themselves in a rut from time to time. Plus, they look great and are an easy way to get rid of that ugly, open white space.

Check out our posters and find the one that speaks to you.


1. Get Sh(it) Done Poster


It’s plain. It’s simple. Get sh(it) done. This to the point Get Sh(it) Done Poster is great for giving yourself an early morning kick in the butt as soon as you open your eyes. The bolder writing on the white background really hits home while the slightly light “sh” delivers a more intense and expletive-filled message on days when you’re slacking. This poster is perfect for adults and college kids alike who often find themselves searching for motivation throughout the day.

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2. It’s a Good Day to Be Happy Poster


This optimistic, It’s a Good Day to Be Happy Poster, serves as a constant reminder that it’s always a good day to be happy. Granted, there are some days when bad things happen, and that’s OK, but the rest of the time, make sure you’re walking out the door with a smile on your face and a tune in your heart. This poster features a bright yellow background with clear, white text, stimulating happiness with bright colors and an equally bright message.

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3. Truce II Poster


With more of a philosophical approach to your day, the Truce II Poster delivers a reminder that no matter what has gone on in your day, the slate is always clean when the sun rises again. Whether you failed in your bid to run a certain time or got turned down by the attractive girl at the coffee shop, these are all life’s natural obstacles. While it’s perfectly acceptable to feel down, tomorrow is another day. This timely reminder is a great choice for office workers and students alike, and the black and white design provides a stylish visual to boot.

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4. The Four Agreements Poster


Whether you’ve read the book and want a constant reminder or would find grounding advice at the start of every day useful, The Four Agreements Poster puts its advice plain and simple. Taken from the best selling self-help book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, these four rules to live by free you from self-limiting behavior which may be hurting you in your daily life. The book is based on ancient Toltec wisdom and forms the basis of many successful people’s approach to life.

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5. You Got This Poster


Need some back up? In the You Got This Poster, you’ll get a number one fan who will never criticize or say anything negative at all. In fact, the poster will only ever remind you of one thing. Whether you’re talking to a new potential partner, heading to a job interview or even about to take on Everest, you got this. The bright red font on the salmon background ensures it’s always going to catch your eye, which makes this poster ideal for display in dorms and hallways, where you can see it just before you leave your place for the day.

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6. Be Scared and Do It Anyway Poster


The Be Scared and Do It Anyway Poster’s text is intentionally written in a handwriting font to speak to the inner you. How often have you had a task in your midst and then not completed it through a build up of fear? After the chance has passed, your brain tells you it was a missed opportunity and you should have done it anyway. If this situation sounds familiar, this poster is for you. Stick it on your wall and use it as a reminder that next time something scares you. Overcome it and worry about the consequences later.

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7. Be Someone Poster


Presented in the classic label maker font, this Be Someone Who Makes Everybody Feel Like a Somebody Poster is for everyone. After all, shouldn’t there be more kindness and friendliness in the world? The black and white style makes the message stand out from your wall, while the pleasant and wide-reaching message makes it a great option for family households as well as offices and classrooms, too.

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8. Make Waves Poster


Isn’t it about time you made some waves? If that’s a message that speaks to you, it’s probably a good idea to hang this Make Waves Poster on one of your walls. Not only will it serve as a daily reminder, the white writing on the turquoise background looks pretty groovy, too. If you have kids heading off to college or are looking to inspire a friend or colleague, this is a great gift to show support every time they catch a glance.

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9. For What It’s Worth Poster


The For What It’s Worth Poster isn’t the kind of wall hanging you glance at for a second and get your daily high. This poster offers a deeper inspiration via a life-affirming motivation. In your moments of procrastination or reflection, it will help point you in the right direction. The quote comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald, a writer well known for his flamboyance and excess. Whether it’s you, a friend or a colleague reading it, we hope you like what you read, and if you don’t, find a different poster and have the courage to start all over again.

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10. Discipline Equals Freedom Poster


If it comes from the mouth of a retired United States Navy SEAL, it’s quite hard to disagree. This “Discipline Equals Freedom” Jocko Willink Poster puts things as simply as possible. As well as being the title of Jocko’s book, this quote doesn’t beat around the bush in terms of setting out today’s number one goal – discipline. This is a great reminder for kids heading off to college or sports teams, and the clean colors give the poster a visual appeal.

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11. Cool to Be Kind Poster


It IS cool to be kind — no matter what. This simple poster is a great addition to shared bedrooms of siblings or family hallways where everyone needs to be reminded that being nice is key. We could all use that message these days, and this decorative poster spreads that much needed energy into the world. It has a look evocative of the “peace and love” era of the 60’s and will match neutral, blue or green furniture well.

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12. Underestimate Me – That’ll Be Fun Poster


This poster is chock full of sass, attitude and raw motivation that’ll energize anyone who reads it. It’s a poster for anyone who’s ever been told they couldn’t accomplish something — or anyone who simply needs to be reminded they’re a badass. Read this poster every morning and you’ll be more than ready to take on the day.

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13. The Man in the Arena Poster


This powerful Theodore Roosevelt quote is read by LeBron James before every one of his games — and it’s an excellent excerpt to hang up anywhere in your home. It’s a longer quote and doesn’t have the quick punch of other graphics on this list but it’s deeply motivating for anyone who stops to read it in its entirety. More so, it’ll inspire you to stay in the arena instead of listen to the haters watching from the sidelines.

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14. HUSTLE Poster


No matter who you are or what you do — hustling is necessary. This poster will remind you to do just that each and every day. It has a simple but fun multicolor design and is ready to help you get through all of your to-do lists, workouts, projects and late night work sessions. Everyday you’re hustlin’, with the help of this decorative piece.

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