120 Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time

One of the things people struggle with every day includes going to work. Stress from jobs is commonplace. As an employee, or if you are self-employed, you need a motivational push to get things done efficiently in due time. May these inspirational work quotes give you the drive to achieve your goal and become successful in what you do.

Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time
1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

2. “Being positive in a negative situation is not naive, It's leadership.” – Ralph Watson

3. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

4. “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.” – Mary Kay Ash

5. “You've only got three choices, give up, give in or give it all you've got.” – Anonymous

6. “In any given moment, we have two options, to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

7. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career.” – Carlton Fisk

8. “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work.” – Thomas A. Edison

9. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time
10. “Work to become, not to acquire.” – Elbert Hubbard

11. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can't get very far until you change it.” – Anonymous

13. “I am not luck. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don't call me lucky. Call me a bad ass.” – Shonda Rhimes

14. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” – Zig Ziglar
Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time
15. “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger

16. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” – Katherine Whitehorn

17. “Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.” – Robert H. Schuller

18. “Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already.” – Dave Willis

19. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time
20. “Great people do things before they're ready.” – Amy Poehler

21. “Hustle until your haters ask if you're hiring.” – Steve Maraboli

22. “It's supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” – Tom Hanks

23. “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

24. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwane Johnson
Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time
25. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” – Bansky

26. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

27. “You can only do your best, and if they can't appreciate that, it's their problem, not yours.” – Anonymous

28. “Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

29. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
Inspirational quotes for work that'll help you big time
30. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” – Anonymous

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31. “Never hope for it more than you work for it.” – Rita Mae Brown

32. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

33. “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” – Albert Einstein

34. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferris

35. “Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.” – Frank Ocean

36. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “You are always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Mark Batterson

38. “I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.” – Lou Holtz

39. “It will never be perfect. Make it work.” – Anonymous

40. “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.” – Jon Stewart

41. “Be so good that they can't ignore you.” – Steve Martin

42. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey

43. “Sometimes we do get it wrong. But that's okay, It's the only way to figure out how to get it right.” – Anonymous

44. “Don't be afraid to take time to learn. It's good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn.” – Vera Wang

45. “No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Turcois Ominek

46. “Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it.” – George Lucas

47. “Success is not owned but rented. And that rent is due every day.” – Rory Vaden

48. “It's desire. That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education, not being born with hidden talents.” – Johnny Carson

49. “Successful people are not gifted, they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G. K. Nielson

50. “Excellence is never an accident, it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” – Anonymous

51. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings

52. “Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.” – Michelle Obama

53. “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” – Anonymous

54. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit.” – Anonymous

55. “It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion comes together.” – Anonymous

56. “Show respect even to people who don't deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” – Dave Willis

57. “Stay an extra hour in the office and no one cares. Arrive 9:05 and everyone loses their minds.” – Anonymous

58. “Forget the mistake, remember the lesson.” – Anonymous

59. “Don't let little stupid things break your happiness.” – Anonymous

60. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

61. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

62. “I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.” – Anonymous

63. “Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.” – Anonymous

64. “Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.” – Joyce Meyer

65. “Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.” – Jonathan Mead

66. “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” – Brad Montague

67. “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” – Arthur Golden

68. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

69. “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” – Jay Danzie

70. “Don't stop until you're proud.” – Anonymous

71. “Work harder than you did yesterday.” – Alexandra Elle Smith

72. “Tell me I can't, then watch me work twice as hard to prove you wrong.” – Anonymous

73. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

74. “If work isn’t fun, you’re not playing on the right team.” – Frank Sonnenberg

75. “They threw her to the wolves and she returned leading the pack.” – Anonymous

76. “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.” – Zig Ziglar

77. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

78. “Don't wish for it, work for it.” – Anonymous

79. “Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

80. “If you can't do anything about it then let it go. Don't be a prisoner to things you can't change.” – Tony Gaskins

81. “If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden

82. “You don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for.” – Daniel Milstein

83. “You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.” – Confucius

84. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Mohsin Jameel

85. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

86. “Almost every successful person begin with two beliefs, the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.” – David Brooks

87. “You may not be able to control every situation and it's outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.” – Anonymous

88. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

89. “Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.” – Anonymous

90. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin

91. “Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

92. “Make your program so long and so hard that the people who praise you will always seem to be talking about something very trivial in comparison to what you are really trying to do. Get a good start on it. Then you will be free to work. And, being free to work, you will have achieved the truest success and satisfaction.” – Henry Ford

93. “If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.” – Anonymous

94. “Do it with passion or not at all.” – Rosa Nochette Carey

95. “I've worked in corporate environments for many years, and one thing that's clear is that there's no shortage of people knowing how to play the blame game.” – Jeanne Boschert

96. “Lack of planning your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.” – Bob Carter

97. “A direct result of delegation, outsourcing and automation is that many of us become dependent on others for our work. We become lazy and try to shrug off every little thing that needs to be done.” – Joe Martin

98. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

99. “I'm not here to be average, I'm here to be awesome.” – Anonymous

100. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

101. “Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – Arthur Christopher Benson

102. “Don't let idiots ruin your day.” – Anonymous

103. “When you are inspired in your work, everything seems to fall into place.” – Wayne Dyer

104. “Laughter in the workplace leads to employees who are genuinely happy to go to work every day.” – Jeffrey Briar

105. “When you feel passionate about your work, you do not set rigid boundaries between work time and personal time, because the work itself is personal.” – Larry Smith

106. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

107. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” – Tricia Cunningham

108. “If you can't see yourself working on something monotonous for an extensive length of time, that is okay. Set a limit.” – Brian Karr

109. “When you organize activities, you can weed out unimportant stuff and work more efficiently.” – Nick Bell

110. “You should never ever put yourself down. You are a work in progress; you will make mistakes.” – Robert Washington

111. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

112. “Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that's when you're more successful. You have to choose to do it.” – Simone Biles

113. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

114. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

115. “Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.” – David Frost

116. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

117. “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – George Washington

118. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

119. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving one hundred ten percent all the time.” – Don Zimmer

120. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

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