143 Uplifting Motivational Quotes for Work to Inspire Success and Boost Your Performance

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In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, the power of inspirational and motivational quotes cannot be overstated. These pearls of wisdom have the unique ability to uplift our spirits, spark positive change, and fuel our motivation when we need it most. Whether you’re seeking a boost of encouragement, a dose of positivity, or simply some inspiration to brighten your day, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to our collection of 143 inspirational quotes that are designed to inspire, motivate, and uplift your spirit and life. We’ve carefully curated these quotes to cover a wide range of topics, from personal growth and perseverance to success and happiness. No matter where you are in your journey, these quotes offer timeless wisdom that can help guide you towards a more positive and fulfilling life.

The Power of Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes have a unique way of speaking to our hearts and minds. They are concise, yet profound, offering nuggets of wisdom that can instantly shift our perspective and provide clarity in moments of doubt. These quotes often come from people who have overcome tremendous odds, achieved greatness, or simply have a unique way of looking at the world.

Motivational quotes, on the other hand, are like a gentle nudge in the right direction. They remind us of our goals, dreams, and the potential within us to achieve them. Motivation is the driving force that propels us forward, and these quotes serve as a reminder of the incredible power we hold within ourselves.

Positive and inspiring quotes are like beams of sunshine on a cloudy day. They brighten our mood, inject optimism into our thoughts, and help us focus on the good in life. They’re a reminder that even in the face of adversity, we can choose to see the silver lining and embrace a positive attitude.

Finding Encouragement in Every Quote

Each of the 143 quotes we’ve gathered here carries its own unique message and lesson. Some offer wisdom on the importance of perseverance when faced with challenges, while others celebrate the beauty of embracing change and growth. You’ll find quotes that encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, take risks, and chase your dreams with unwavering determination.

For those seeking career success, we’ve included quotes that emphasize the importance of hard work, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a student, or a professional in any field, these motivational gems will inspire you to aim higher and achieve your goals.

A Source of Daily Motivation

Our collection of inspirational quotes is not just meant to be read once and forgotten. It’s a valuable resource that you can turn to whenever you need a boost of motivation, encouragement, or a reminder of your inner strength. Consider bookmarking this page, sharing your favorite quotes with friends and family, or printing them out to create a personal inspiration board.

No matter where you are on your life’s journey, remember that you have the power to create the life you desire. These quotes are here to remind you of that power and to help you stay on track, even when faced with adversity.

So, whether you’re seeking a daily dose of inspiration, motivation, or positivity, dive into our collection of 143 handpicked quotes. Let these words of wisdom serve as a guiding light on your path to personal growth, success, and a more fulfilling life.

As you explore the quotes, take a moment to reflect on how each one resonates with you personally. Which quotes inspire you the most? How can you apply their wisdom to your life? By harnessing the power of these inspirational quotes, you can truly transform your mindset and embrace a brighter, more fulfilling future.

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Feeling stuck in a rut? Dreading that never-ending to-do list? We’ve all been there. Sometimes, a little dose of inspiration and motivation is all it takes to reignite your passion and propel you forward. We have created a collection of motivational quotes for work, designed to spark your creativity, boost your focus, and remind you of the incredible things you’re capable of achieving:

1. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” /Amelia Earhart/

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2. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” /Stephen Covey/

3. “You can have results or excuses. Not both.” /Arnold Schwarzenegger/

4. “You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” /Sammy Davis Jr/

5. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” /Abraham Lincoln/

6. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act. But a habit.” /Aristotle/

7. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” /Lao Tzu/

8. “Think of many things, do one.” /Portuguese proverb/

9. “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” /Anita Roddick/

10. “If you have time to whine, then you have time to find a solution.” /Dee Dee Artner/

11. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” /Henry Ford/

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12. “It’s our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” /J. K. Rowling/

13. “The only day to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible” /Arthur C. Clarke/

14. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” /Dwayne Johnson/

15. “Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” /Oprah Winfrey/

16. “Everything you can imagine is real.” /Pablo Picasso/

17. “You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.” /Bear Grylls/

18. “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” /Eleanor Roosevelt/

19. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” /John Cage/

20. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” /Confucius/

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21. “Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.” /Stephen Covey/

22. “Always deliver more than expected.” /Larry Page/

23. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” /Elon Musk/

24. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” /Mark Twain/

25. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend first four sharpening the axe. “/Abraham Lincoln/

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26. “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” /Warren Buffett/

27.  “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” /John C. Maxwell/

28. “How wonderful is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. “ /Anne Frank/

29. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” /Anne Sweeney/

30. “You can do anything, but not everything. Prioritize better.” /David Allen/

31. “Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.” /Timber Hawkeye/

32. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” /Arthur Ashe/

33. “You have the power on your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” /Marcus Aurelius/

34. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into visible.” /Tony Robbins/

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35. “If a mind thinks with a believing attitude, one can do amazing things.” /Norman Vincent Peale/

36. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.’” /Woody Allen/

37. “Your goal should be just out of reach. But not out of sight.” /Remi Witt/

38. “If you are not where you want to be, do not quit. Instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.” /Eric Thomas/

39. “You must want to be a butterfly so badly, you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” /Trina Paulus/

40. “Not knowing you can’t do something is sometimes all it takes to do it.” /Ally Carter/

41. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” /Alice Walker/

42. “I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.” /Johnny Depp/

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43. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” /Meister Eckhart/

44. “Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities.” /Sophia Amoruso/

45. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” /Yvon Chouinard/

46. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” /Maya Angelou

47. “Someday is not a day of the week.” /Janet Dailey/

48. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” /Tim Ferriss/

49. “Do or do not. There is no try.” /Yoda/

50. “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” /Alan Cohen/

51. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” /Japanese proverb/

52. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” /Leo Babauta/

53. “Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life.” /Cheryl Strayed/

54. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” /John Quincy Adams/

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55. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” /Ayn Rand/

56. “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.” /A. P. J. Abdul Kalam/

57. “Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn’t make a difference in the world. I think that’s just a horrible thing.” /John Skoll/

58. “Work harder on you than everyone else and you will become unusually successful.” /Dani Johnson/

59. “Self-esteem comes from achieving something important when it’s hard to do.” /Clayton M. Christensen/

60. “There’s no abiding success without commitment.” /Tony Robbins/

61. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” /Stephen Covey/

62. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” /Paulo Coelho /

63. “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.” /Miguel De Unamuno/

64. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” /T. S. Eliot/

65. “Don’t justify your dreams, execute on them.” /Gary Vaynerchuk/

66. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” /Mark Twain/

67. “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” /Joshua J. Marine/

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68. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” /Oprah Winfrey/

69. “If something’s important enough, you should try.” /Elon Musk/

70. “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.” /Corita Kent/

71. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” /Steve Jobs/

72. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” /Zig Ziglar/

73. “Mastery of life is not a question of control, but of finding a balance between human and being.” /Eckhart Tolle/.

74. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” /Muhammad Ali/ (Also reference from Skepta –  “I never count the days, I make the days count.”)

75. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” /Ayn Rand/

76. “Forget the past and live in the present hour.” /Sarah Knowles Bolton/

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77. “Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” /Arthur Schopenhauer/

78. “The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity.” /Mitch Kapor/

79. “The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.” /Barry Werner/

80. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” /Colin Powell/

81. “There’s no abiding success without commitment.” /Tony Robbins/

82. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” /Harriet Beecher Stowe/

83. “I see the invisible. I believe the incredible. I attempt the impossible.” /Robert Schuller/

84. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” /William Faulkner/

85. “If plan “A” doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan.” /Claire Cook/

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86. “The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” /Robert Greene/

87. “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” /Marianne Williamson/

88. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” /Confucius/

89. “Self-esteem comes from achieving something important when it’s hard to do.” /Clayton M. Christensen/

90. “Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them.” /Unknown/

91. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” /Wayne Gretzky/

92. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” /Peter Drucker/

93. “I need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny.” /Og Mandino/

94. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” /Gandhi/

95. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. “/Dolly Parton/

96. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” /Ann Landers/

97. “If you dwell on the past or future, you will miss the moment.”/Rumi/

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98. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.”/Jean-Luc Picard/

99. “Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come.”/Mario Quintana/

100. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” /Michael Scott/

101. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” /Winston Churchill/

102. “Courage is like a muscle – we strengthen it by use. “ /Ruth Gordon/

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103. “To be successful you have to enjoy doing your best while at the same time contributing to something beyond yourself.” /Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi/

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

105. “The best way to improve your self-control is to see how and why you lose control.” /Kelly McGonigal/

106. “Stop waiting. The time will never be perfect. Things will always pop up. The best time to start is always now.” /Anonymous/

107. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” /Robert Schuller/

108. “We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” /Herb Kelleher/

109. “Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” /Neil Gaiman/

110. “So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.” /Norton Juster/

111. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” /Oscar Wilde/

112. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” /John Muir/

113. “Self – trust is the first secret to success.” /Ralph Waldo Emerson/

114. “Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific.” /Dani Johnson/

115. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” /Jimmy Johnson/

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116. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” /Tom Stoppard/

117. “Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life.” /Cheryl Strayed/

118. “If you look for perfection, you will never be content.” /Leo Tolstoy/

119. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” /Audrey Hepburn/

120. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” /Pele/

121. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” /Rumi/

122. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” /Dr. Seuss/

123. “Dream big and dare to fail.” /Norman Vaughan/

124. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” /Benjamin Franklin/

125. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” /Zig Ziglar/

126. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” /Elon Musk/

127. “It’s always the hard part that creates value.” /Seth Godin/

128. “I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.” /Johnny Depp/

129. “Success is my only option, failure’s not.” /Eminem/

130. “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” /Jeff Bezos/

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131. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work”. /Stephen King/

132. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” /Albert Einstein/.

133. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” /Oprah Winfrey/

134. “ACT. Actions kills procrastination and creates momentum to keep yourself motivated to keep moving ahead.” /Dani Johnson/

135. “Becoming is better than being.” /Carol Dweck/

136. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality time we put in.”/Arianna Huffington/

137. “When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what? “ /Sydney Harris/

138. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” / Bruce Lee/

139. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” /Scott Belsky/

140. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” /Marie Curie/

141. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” /T. Harv Eker/

142. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” /Michael Jordan/

143. “At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.” /Erin Cummings/

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In the quest for enhanced motivation and heightened productivity, a simple yet impactful solution may lie in the right choice of positive quotes. These words, brimming with good intentions, have the power to inspire and fortify your resolve, setting the tone for a successful day.

As the day unfolds, it’s the motivation we embrace that ultimately makes the difference. The words we choose to fuel our thoughts and actions can shape our outcomes. By selecting uplifting and motivational quotes, you can infuse your day with a sense of purpose and enthusiasm that propels you toward your goals.

Explore the profound influence of inspirational quotes and discover how harnessing their potential can boost your morale, strengthen your determination, and elevate your overall productivity. Choose motivation wisely, and watch as it transforms your daily endeavors into triumphant achievements

We, at Luxafor, encourage you to combine your inner inspiration along with some additional productivity techniques, for instance, the Pomodoro technique, that will undoubtedly help you in building up your habits to help you prosper. May these motivational and uplifting quotes serve you well and let’s be productive together!

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The top 10 best motivational quotes

  1. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." — Steve Jobs

  2. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." — Sam Levenson

  3. "Leap and the net will appear." — John Burroughs

  4. "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" — Robert H. Schuller
  5. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." — Robert Collier

  6. "If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." — Latin Proverb

  7. "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." — Arthur C. Clarke

  8. "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." — Vincent Van Gogh

  9. "Don’t count the days, make the days count." — Muhammad Ali

  10. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." — Lao Tzu

Best motivational quotes from philosophers

  1. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." — Aristotle
  2. "Courage is knowing what not to fear." — Plato

  3. "It is not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." — Epictetus

  4. "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." — Aristotle

  5. "Man conquers the world by conquering himself." — Zeno of Citium

  6. "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." — Epictetus

  7. "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." — Confucius

  8. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." — Confucius

Motivational quotes for daily motivation

To take full advantage of a motivational quote, you can write it down or post it in a place where you would often see it.

 

Place your chosen inspirational quotes on your mirror, refrigerator, desk, or as set them as your phone and computer wallpapers. Simply download the PDF from above, and choose the quote and image you like the most. They will help keep you motivated throughout the day!

Top 15 best short motivational quotes

  • "Dream big and dare to fail." — Norman Vaughan

  • "Success is not in what you have, but who you are." — Bo Bennett

  • "The best way out is always through." — Robert Frost

  • "The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph." — George Washington

  • "Well done is better than well said." — Benjamin Franklin

  • "It always seems impossible until it's done." — Nelson Mandela

  • "Don't count the days, make the days count." — Muhammad Ali

  • "Believe you can and you're halfway there." — Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." — Arthur Ashe

  • "Turn your wounds into wisdom." — Oprah Winfrey

  • "Do one thing every day that scares you." — Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Keep going. Be all in." — Bryan Hutchinson

  • "Be so good they can't ignore you." — Steve Martin

  • "Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." — Sarah Louise Delany

  • "To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst." — Wilson Kanadi

  • “Embrace the new week with a positive mindset and watch your potential unfold.”
  • “Success begins with a single step. Let’s take that step together today.”
  • “Believe in yourself and your abilities. You have everything it takes to conquer this week!”
  • “Set your intentions for the week and let’s make it happen. Monday is a fresh start!”
  • “With determination and focus, every Monday morning becomes an opportunity.”
  • “Your dedication and hard work make a difference. Let’s make this week remarkable!”
  • “Let’s set the bar high this morning. Our goals are within reach!”
  • “Positivity is contagious. Let’s spread optimism and enthusiasm this week!”
  • “New week, new goals. Let’s aim for progress and growth together.”
  • “Your energy and passion are the driving force for a successful week ahead.”
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