Inspirational quotes for work are sometimes a nice pick-me-up for those tough days of work. If the daily grind finds you down on a day, have a read through these sayings to boost your spirits.
Our collection of quotes and images below include favorites from the likes of Vince Lombardi, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thomas Edison. So, start your scrolling down and enjoy the wit and wisdom of some great minds.
Best Inspirational Quotes For Work
1.) “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
You know there are a lot of definitions of what makes a person successful, but this one from noted author Maya Angelou is spot on.
2.) “Make each day your masterpiece.”
You’ve probably heard the expression, “Live in the moment.” Well, John Wooden’s quote takes your aspirations one step higher. Instead of just trying to get by, try to make each day your best — one you can be proud of.
3.) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Isn’t this statement from Teddy Roosevelt the truth. Confidence plays such a big part in the completion of tasks. This quote reminds me of the Henry Ford quotation, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”
4.) “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
The day-to-day commitment of successful people is what makes the difference between failure and success.
5.) “Never allow a person to tell you, “No,” who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”
If you’ve ever done cold call selling, this statement should speak very directly to you. Don’t let a gatekeeper prevent you from closing a sale. Be creative!
6.) “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.”
Teamwork makes the dream work in all fields of life. From Super Bowls to super business programs, the key is to work together and bring out the best in everyone.
7.) “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
Get the most out of every day keeps your progress going and usually ends in good things. Be patient. Keep your eye on the prize and keep working.
Good Inspirational Quotes For Work
8.) “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
Much is expected from whom much has been given.
9.) “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
Ultimately, a lot of the good habits you develop and practice benefit you the most. But the great paydays of tomorrow are generated from the work today.
10.) “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas A. Edison
If you look at failures as simply another step on the way to success, you’ll enjoy your day to day work much better. Anyone who has accomplished something great has probably failed many times.
11.) “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
If you can find a career that you really enjoy, the work and play element mix to where some of the time, you can’t tell the difference. When that’s the case, it feels a lot less like work.
12.) “To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.”
The fulfilled person truly enjoys their work. If the work is done well, usually the money and rewards will follow.
13.) “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”
Pope Paul VI
Embracing the struggles and hard work that happens to all of us is part of the process. Learn from your difficulties and challenges. Appreciate how you were able to work through them.
14.) “Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.”
In a way, everyone puts a signature on their work output. From a floor being mopped effectively to a well-written book, your brand is on your finished product.
Work Inspirational Quotes
15.) “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
Life is a learning experiment. You grow from your challenges and your successes. Acknowledge who you are, what you like to do, and build a life around it.
16.) “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
Sometimes what we initially desire for our work changes dramatically as we go about it. Be open to change.
17.) “Your imagination is your preview of life coming attractions.”
If you can believe it, you can achieve it. A vivid imagination fosters your creativity and enables some of your greatest achievements.
18.) “Dream it. Wish it. Do it.”
Here’s your blueprint for success. Don’t stall out on the dream it or wish it stage. The biggest challenge is in the “do it” phase.
19.) “Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.”
There are few second acts in life. If you have a goal, set out to accomplish it.
20.) “Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.”
If you’re working on something you love, you’re much more likely to find success. The key is action.
Staying inspired at work
So, we hoped you enjoy our quotations and images for work. In addition to reading through some of these for inspiration, it’s a good idea to talk to a friend or loved one if you’ve had a trying day.
Sometimes, hearing a different perspective will help you shape your thinking on an issue or challenge. Or, maybe a bike ride or walk will help you relax and think through the subject. Good luck.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is a writer and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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