73 Inspirational Quotes for Work

Let these inspirational quotes for work encourage you to be your best and to do what you love to do. Find positive words that are inspiring and motivational to apply to your job. Our jobs or our employment we all need to support ourselves and our families; we hope these encourage you.

1.     You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage worth ethic. Zig Ziglar
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2.     It reminds us that opportunity abounds, that all one needs is the knack of seizing the chances that exist, of being in the right place at the right time. A little bit of luck helps, yes, but the key element, which too many in our affluent society have forgotten, is still hard work - grinding it out. Paul D. Paganucci, Intro to Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's

Play your strengths. Success will come if you love what you're doing. Bobby Genovese
3.     Play your strengths. Success will come if you love what you're doing. Bobby Genovese
Inspirational Quotes   |     Strong

4.     Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job. Walt Disney
Quotes about Life   |     Famous

5.     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.Ö Get a good start on it.Ö Then you will be free to work. And, being free to work, you will have achieved the truest success and satisfaction. Henry Ford

6.     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, The Ethical Exit: Transition Your Work and Love Your Life

7.     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, My Time My Rule
Top Ten Work Quotes

When you are inspired in your work, everything seems to fall into place. Wayne Dyer
8.     When you are inspired in your work, everything seems to fall into place. Wayne Dyer
Words of Encouragement

9.     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, No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need To Do To Have A Great Career

10.     Change is tough. If you're like most people, every fiber of your being will resist having to take on the hard work of eliminating the thoughts that support your self-forfeiting feelings and behavior. Wayne Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones: Step-by-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life
Inspirational Thoughts

11.     One of the things that modern work has shown us time and time again is that a job seems only as good as the day is long. This simply means that one never knows when the fortunes of a company will change where no change was expected. Byron Pulsifer, The Finish

12.     Delegate your work. Stop spending dollar time on penny jobs. Mary Kay Ash
We Never Seem to Have Enough Time

13.     Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3
Quotes about God   |     Inspirational Sayings

14.     When you organize activities, you can weed out unimportant stuff and work more efficiently. Nick Bell, Organize Yourself Starting Today!

We get what we want when we stay focused and do the work.
15.     New careers, self-employment, part-time work, or consulting are common occurrences for people who 'retire' from a long-time, primary job or career. Sara Yogev, A Couple's Guide to Happy Retirement: For Better or for Worse . . . But Not for Lunch

16.     Laughter in the workplace leads to employees who are genuinely happy to go to work every day. Jeffrey Briar, The Laughter Yoga Book: Laugh Yourself to Better Health - Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, Spiritual

17.     It wasn't until 1926 that Henry Ford introduced the 40 hour work week, but that is still an elusive goal to some. Joe Zeller, How To Wake Up Early: For Super Lazy People
Henry Ford Quotes

18.     If you can't see yourself working on something monotonous for an extensive length of time, that is okay. Set a limit. Brian Karr, A Self-Help Cure For Procrastination: 5 Highly Effective Strategies To Get Things Done

19.     One of the biggest mistakes made by people who are wishing to become self-dependent is the inability to come to grips with the fact that it takes a lot of hard work. Dr. Lauren Cunning, Choose Yourself: A Guide to Being Self-Dependent

You should never ever put yourself down. You are a work in progress; you will make mistakes. Robert Washington
20.     You should never ever put yourself down. You are a work in progress; you will make mistakes. Robert Washington, Inner Peace and Happiness In 14 Steps

21.     But believe it or not, stress is not about how much the job demands of us, it's how much we are able to stand up to the demands. We all have thresholds, and vacations are a way of reinforcing those thresholds and fortifying the spirit. Sage Wilcox, The 2-Hour Vacation: Let Go and Relax, Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Gain Inner Peace, and Happiness
Vacation   |     Stress

22.     Work is a blessing not a curse; just ask anyone who is pounding the pavement in search of a paycheck! Wallace R.Curiel, Thriftcraft - How to Work Less, Live More, and Retire at Any Age Sooner Than You Ever Dreamed Possible!

23.     If you realized you work too many hours, make a commitment to leave work half an hour earlier this week. Tsang Lindsay, Live Free: Re-Write Your Story
Commitment   |     Inspirational Stories

24.     It is difficult to maintain a relationship with someone who cannot put down their phone or leave their work commitments at the office. Jamaal Watson, Stress Management

25.     Each of us has our own work to do, our own path to walk. Corey Gladwell, The Human Experience

26.     Yes, you have to work at it and take action. Finding optimum health takes action. Losing weight takes work. It takes willpower and discipline. Brian M. Heater, Start the Revolution Within
Health   |     Willpower

You will need hard work, determination and an unflinching attitude to get where you want to get. K. Elizabeth
27.     You will need hard work, determination and an unflinching attitude to get where you want to get. K. Elizabeth, Follow Your Passion
Determination   |     Attitude

28.     To me, staying healthy at work means you can go home at the end of the day or at the end of your shift feeling peaceful. It means you can stop thinking about work and enjoy your life. Kathleen A. Paris, Ph.D. Staying Healthy in Sick Organizations
Home   |     Thinking

29.     If you want to be a leader, take it for granted that you'll have to work long and hard, sweat the details, be eloquent, fight through many obstacles and never give up. That's the job description. If it bothers you, find another line of work. Will Peters, Leadership Lessons

30.     Public speaking is hard work; don't let anybody fool you into thinking otherwise. Frank Fields, Public Speaking Without Fear

31.     Certain musicians can emanate a signature similar to that in their own writing, so you can differentiate their own unique form of work through the colours formed from their music. Paul Keller, Peace

32.     A person's ability to function at work is severely impacted by anxiety disorders, also hampering them in social settings and within the family. Mike Mitchell, Mindfulness: Mindfulness For Anxiety Relief

33.     While some people can't wait until their retirement, others feel cheated that they have to retire at all. Catherine Pulsifer
Retirement Wishes

34.     . . . take pride in what you are doing and finish it from start to finish. You are going to find that people will notice it and you can take some pride in your work. Mike C. Adams, Self Discipline

The focus is to find a blueprint you are unhappy with and work
 out how to change it. Kylie Dunn
35.     The focus is to find a blueprint you are unhappy with and work out how to change it. Kylie Dunn, Living with Intent

36.     You may, of course, sometimes find yourself in work situations that are indeed unfair and unrewarding. But by reacting angrily or by impulsively 'running away,' you encourage people to conclude that you cannot handle frustration and are likely to enrage yourself when things get tough again. A much better alternative is to reduce your anger and do your best to improve the situation. Albert Ellis, How To Control Your Anger Before It Controls You
Anger  |     Frustration

37.     Most people who crave recognition for their work do not understand their urge to create and explore without the need for recognition. Eric Christian, Introvert

38.     Even if you are just lying on the bed throughout the day, your body is working to digest food, keep your senses and brain active and work on demand. In fact, your brain works even while you are sleeping. Naomi Hill, How to Have a Good Day
Personal Development Goals

39.     Self-discipline in the cornerstone of success. It can help you do better at school, work, sports, fishing, chess, and any other activity or goal that you have. Brad Ryan, Self-Discipline: Self-Discipline of a Spartan
Success   |     Sports

Being confident at a young age can also help you gain upward mobility at work. Gabor Cadman
40.     Being confident at a young age can also help you gain upward mobility at work. When you are confident, you have a greater chance of being promoted. Gabor Cadman, Confidence: Easy Steps to Attain Super Confidence

41.     If you must work hard, work hard to find a smart solution. Alexander Woo, Work Hard, Die Poor? Or Work Smart, Retire Young and Rich?

42.     Simplicity takes work. But it's good work. And it's worth it. It's not the 'easy way out.' It comes with effort. But the value is great. Mike Burns, Simpler: Declutter Your Life and Focus on What's Most Important

43.     If you want to improve your focus now, you should choose the places where you work or study. Avoid places that have a lot of tempting distractions. John Morgan, 100% Focused: 25 Great Ways To Improve Your Focus And Concentration

44.     Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill. Winston Churchill

45.     Throughout his (Dwight Eisenhower) adult life his diaries record that he habitually rose at six, and on many days worked till eleven p.m. 'Seven hours' sleep is plenty,' he would say. Paul Johnson, Eisenhower: A Life
Dwight Eisenhower Quotes

46.     Identify which part of the day you feel most confident and energized, and use this time to work on the tasks that require the most concentration. Ted Robbins, Time Management: Master Time Management and Boost Your Success

At the working manís house hunger looks in but dares not enter. Benjamin Franklin
47.     At the working manís house hunger looks in but dares not enter.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes

48.     Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Kahlil Gibran

49.     There are 3 outcomes for you in any job: you'll be fired, quit or get laid off. You WILL change jobs. Joshua Waldman
Poems about Life

50.     Research shows that high-performing workers demonstrate high degrees of self-awareness and can more accurately assess their workplace behaviors such as procrastination. Nancy Morris, . Procrastinate Now: Rethinking Time Management

51.     Beavers build houses; but they build them in nowise differently, or better now, than they did, five thousand years ago. Ants, and honey-bees, provide food for winter; but just in the same way they did, when Solomon referred the sluggard to them as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes

52.     Many of us do not need a different job. We simply need a different attitude and a new point of view about the job we have. Begin by envisioning Jesus standing in the midst of your work place as your real boss. Then look for the life lessons God provides through your work. Mary Southerland
Life Lessons   |     Inspirational Messages

53.     If you took the time to talk to any successful person, she would tell you that success is always a process. It's a daily slog where most of your time is spent doing the same thing over and over. Rinse and repeat. Day in and day out. A few wins along the way, and then a few setbacks. Eventually, by working hard, and often for many, many years, you'll become successful. That's the reality of success. It's not luck or an event - just a lot of hard work and daily action. S. J. Scott, Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Action   |     Successful

54.     The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.
Jim Rohn Quotes

55.     Never wish for what you can work for. Catherine Pulsifer

56.     None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. Benjamin Franklin
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57.     The solution is within range, but what you're currently doing isn't working, and you need to change your approach. Stephen Hall, Emotional Mastery
Thoughts about Change

58.     It's not enough these days to just turn up at work. You're expected to be a contributor also. Norah Deay, How To Become The Go-To Person: Make yourself indispensable!
How You Accomplish Your Work

59.     I was never really great in anything I did, but because I worked hard I was able to achieve success in almost everything I tried my hand in. Marc Trestman, Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork

60.     Keep improving your skills, and educational qualifications and you will greatly improve your odds of success either in your current work environment or in a new endeavor. Catherine Pulsifer, What Motivates You?
Personal Development

61.     To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance, accountability, and action. Byron Pulsifer, Don't We All Want To

Motivational Quotes For Work

62.     Always write down your specific goals in writing and paste it in front of your working table. Make sure your goal chart is in front of your eyes. This will give you motivation and keep you pumped up while working on your goal. Jack Clinton, Keep Calm and Stay Productive

63.    Do the kind of job that if at the end of the day, your employer had to pay you what you were worth, they couldn't afford to keep you, rather than for you to owe them. Christine Brown
Motivational Quotes

64.     The question is, "why is it important to balance work and play?" For starters, "all work and no playÖ" You know how that goes. Ginel Love, 25 Tips To Balance Everyday Work and Play
Motivational Poems

65.     Effective communication will help you to strengthen your relationships with others. It will improve your ability to work with a team, make decisions and solve problems. Eric Davenport, Communication
Communication  |     Teamwork

Positive Quotes For Work

66.     Sometimes people seem to be doing better than you. They may seem to be way ahead of you in hitting some goals that you may not be close to achieving, but never be bothered by it. Just keep on working hard and carrying on with the steady pace that works best for you. Chikamso Efobi, Twisted in a Positive Way

67.     Unless you discover what will increase your positive feelings, you are unlikely to make a change that will offer a true difference to how happy you feel about going to work. Reen Rose, The Secrets to Being Happy at Work: Learn to Love the Job You're With
Positive Attitude

68.     Positive thinking is like fuel to the car. It will keep you energized throughout your work. Abder-Rahman Ali, How I Became Productive: 12 Proven Factors To Productivity
Positive Thinking

69.     And, most importantly as you work to achieve your goals, enjoy life! Catherine Pulsifer, Positive Inspirational Note
Good Day

70.     You can attract positives by being positive just by simply smiling and saying hello to everyone at work. Byron Pulsifer, How To Attract Positive Energy
Smile Poem

71.     Even if you have a job that's not necessarily the most fulfilling job, start looking for the one or two things you do like about your job and focus on those. Linda Chaousis Thurston, Beyond Positive Thoughts

72.     Einstein eventually learned piano as well, but his passion was violin, and he said that music helped him with his work. Florian Hewitt, Einstein: Famous Scientist, Committed Pacifist, And Timeless Genius
Albert Einstein Quotes   |     Learning

73.     Another stress reduction technique involves helping other people through charity, community work or even simple good-deeds to the people around you. Scott Colter, Psychology: Positive
Helping Others

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