143 Motivational Quotes For Work to Boost Your Motivation and Inspire Success

143 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR WORK WITH AUTHOR NAMES

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Perhaps you need just a little inspiration to keep going?

Maybe it’s about time you inspired your employees for great teamwork with some motivational quotes?

We got you covered – here’s the full list of 143 motivational quotes for work that will boost your motivation instantly and inspire you and your team for success!


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

Eighty percent of success is showing up - Motivational Quotes for Work

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

18.  “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/

 

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

 

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

 

21. “You can do anything, but not everything. Prioritize better.”/Anonymous/

 

22. “Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.” /Anonymous/

 

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

 

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

 

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

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

32. “Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear. Choose.” /David J. Schwartz/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

39. “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/

 

40. “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/

 

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

 

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

Always deliver more than expected - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

43. “You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can sped it puttnig out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” /Tony Morgan/

 

44. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”/ Les Brown/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

50. “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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing - Motivational Quotes For Work

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

There' s no abiding success without commitment- Motivational Quotes for Work

 

68. “ What better place than here, what better time than now.”/ Tony Robbins /

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Nothing is a mistake. There s no win and no fail. There' s only make - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Do or do not. There is no try. - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Nothing Becomes Dynamic until it becomes Specific - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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

 

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

 

119. “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/

 

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

 

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

 

122. “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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

129. “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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work - Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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

 

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. “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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

Motivational Quotes for Work

 

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