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30 Inspirational Quotes for Work To Unlock Your Full Potential
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30 Inspirational Quotes for Work To Unlock Your Full Potential

Yesterday you felt like you could take over the world and today you can barely roll out of bed. Here are 30 inspirational quotes for work to help you keep going.

We all need to see or hear something inspiring every now

and then, especially when it comes to work. And this applies regardless of what

we do for a living or how much we’re getting paid.

Everyone struggles at some point, has a moment of weakness or maybe just a bad day. Yesterday you felt like you could take over the world and today you dreamt that your teeth fell out.

Confidence fluctuates, but one thing is for sure. It is not enough to crave. You have to work on your dreams.

The following quotes for work are from people who have

accomplished amazing things in life and none of them would’ve succeeded without

consistency and effort. They’ve all met obstacles or had to deal with failure.

So if today you’re feeling unproductive, let their words give you a little


Here are 30 inspirational quotes for work to help you keep going:

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (more Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes)

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.


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.


I have learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (more Henry David Thoreau quotes)

The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.


The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.


Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.


When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.


Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.


A year from now you may wish you had started today.


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


I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

THOMAS JEFFERSON (more Thomas Jefferson quotes)

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.

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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 (more Steve Jobs quotes)

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

STEPHEN KING (more Stephen King quotes)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

THOMAS EDISON (more Thomas Edison quotes)

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

VINCE LOMBARDI (more Vince Lombardi quotes)

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.


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Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.


Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.


Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.


Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.


The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.


Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.

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Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.


This is the real secret of life  to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

ALAN WILSON WATTS (more Alan Watts quotes)

Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.


Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.


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