In today’s modern world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We are constantly bombarded with distractions, both big and small. Sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated and focused on what’s important. But despite all of the negativity that surrounds us, there are still moments of beauty and joy. We just have to be brave enough to seek them out. One way to do that is by reading and reflecting on inspiring quotes about work. Here are a few of our favorites:

“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” — Mia Hamm

 “You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.” —Jessica Ennis

 “Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself.” ― Jason Fried

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffet

“To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ―Vernon Sanders Law

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” —Earl Nightingale

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” — Paul Bryant

“Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.” —Raymond Joseph Teller

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” —Maria Edgeworth

“For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” —Vincent van Gogh

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Rademacher

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” — Stephen Covey

 “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” —John Wooden

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” ―Jim Rohn

 “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller

 “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ―Theodore Roosevelt

“I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” —Anais Nin

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” —Tina Fey

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” —Michael Jordan

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” — Mia Hamm

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” — Mister Rogers

“Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.” —Kurt Vonnegut

 “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” —Leymah Gbowee

“I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are.” — Don Cheadle

“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” —Jay-Z

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

 “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steve Furtick

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” — Dita Von Teese

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” —Thomas Aquinas

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” — Dale Carnegie

 “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass

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

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” —Joyce Brothers

“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand

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

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” — Henry Ford

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” —Maya Angelou

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” —Joseph Campbell

 “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” — Dale Carnegie

“Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” — Mallika Tripathi

 “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” —Herman Melville

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

It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive. – Federico Fellini

 “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” —Truman Capote

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” — Dale Carnegie

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” — Emile Zola

“Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda

 “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” — Albert Einstein

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

 “The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.” — Richard Bach

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

 “Make each day your masterpiece.” —John Wooden

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray

“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ― Stephen Covey

“Motivation may be what starts you off, but it’s habit that keeps you going back for more.”  ― Miya Yamanouchi

“Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams.” ― Brad Sugars

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Eliot

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding, nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” ― Joe Torre

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” ― Billie Jean King

“One thing’s for sure, if you don’t play, you don’t win.” ― Kylie Francis

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” ― Hans F. Hansen

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” ― Brian Herbert

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” ― Jim Henson

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” ― Albert Einstein

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ― Will Rogers

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” ― Carol Burnett

“At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.” ― Frida Kahlo

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so … get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ― Robin Williams

“Failure isn’t the end of the road. It’s a big red flag saying to you ‘Wrong way. Turn around.’” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm” ―Winston Churchill

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” ― Bill Gates

“Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at the right time, it is also about taking actions at the right time.” ―Amit Kalantri

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” – Byron Dorgan

“It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Big jobs usually go to those who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interests you.” – Leigh Steinberg

“Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.” – Mary Kay Ash

“If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.” – Lawrence Welk

“Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.” – George Sand


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