The workplace is a second home to most of us. We sometimes spend more than eight hours in the office working on our tasks and dealing with our colleagues. We sometimes get overwhelmed with what we do; thus, we end up losing motivation and may experience burnout. In times like these, a boost of motivation and inspiration are both needed.
Thanks to the people who have shared their thoughts, advice, and unforgettable quotes, which can help us gain back our passion for our job. They are words and food for thought from the world's famous coaches, speakers, entrepreneurs, authors, media moguls, and influencers.
Inspiring Quotes to Help You Value your Work and Excel in your Job
We've compiled some of the most famous and worth-keeping quotes from the world's amazing people of success and inspiration.
#1 "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." – Steve Job
When people are passionate about what they're doing, every task becomes easier to handle. Love for your job is an essential thing to consider. Make it a part of your life. Enhance it, learn from it, and succeed with it.
#2 "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you." – Maya Angelou
Passion and giving your best to what you value most are two traits that can lead you to great successes. When you are working, it's not only the money that you will aim for. There can be beyond it. It can be about recognition, self-actualization, helping other people, and becoming part of a company that creates change for the world.
#3 "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." – Pearl S. Buck
We all want to excel in everything we do. Because if not, why would we still give our best on tasks delegated to us? We want to feel that satisfaction that we have created something worth to be recognized. Excellence at work will provide us with pride, building our self-esteem to become ready for more challenging tasks.
#4 "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." -Estee Lauder
Dreaming is good, but it's not enough. We have to take action. Success does not happen in a glimpse of our eyes. We need to work hard for it. We need to exert effort and be consistent in creating good habits to achieve it.
#5 "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." – Maya Angelou
We should never stop creating and unleashing the great thoughts we have in mind. We need to utilize our talents and share them with the world. Every time that there's an opportunity to have our creativity be part of a workplace's project, then go for it.
#6 "Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden
Treat each day as a valuable opportunity. Make each moment a chance for you to become someone of value. It's up to you if you can create something amazing, or you can just let yourself defeated. Give the best at your work every day, and it will be all worth it.
#7 "Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand." -Oprah Winfrey
Challenges are given to us not to defeat us, but to make us invincible. They help us to overcome our self-doubts and recognize our capabilities. There is a particular pride and gladness in our hearts when we turn challenges into unbelievable success.
#8 "Don't think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you'll never do a thing."-Bill Murray
Mistakes are a normal part of our lives. Every one of us commits mistakes – big or small. But we shouldn't be blaming ourselves because of that. We may be wrong sometimes or fail with our goals. What's more important is that we gain lessons from those mistakes and failures. What's better is that we use those lessons to minimize creating errors in the future.
#9 "One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning, and purpose and life are empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away." -Stephen Hawking
Humility, loyalty, purpose, and love – all these are what the famous writer, Stephen Hawking, is referring to. Be grateful if you have the job that you enjoy.
#10 "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
Creating good habits is an excellent foundation for success. The more we practice applying those habits, the closer we get to the journey of success.
#11 "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." — Henry Ford
Believing in ourselves and our capabilities can lead us to boundless opportunities. The mind is so powerful that whatever we put in, it can happen. When we think positively, good things may happen. On the other hand, when we indulge ourselves with negativity, we develop less confidence, and we easily give up.
#12 "Risk something or forever sit with your dreams." — Herb Brooks
Do not be afraid of taking risks. They are a normal part of life. If you stay so scared of taking risks, then you will become stagnant, and you'll achieve nothing.
#13 "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." — Confucius
Patience, perseverance, and being cautious are a must for every person in the workplace. Do not rush; it is still better to taking decisive and careful steps rather than jumping into strategies you're not yet sure.
#14 "The future depends on what you do today." — Mahatma Gandhi
Your bright future will be a product of your efforts today. However, if you will do nothing in the present, then you can't have something expected in the future.
#15 "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." — Henry Ford
Things may not happen the way we want them to be. Don't be discouraged if you fail or if your plans didn't work. Just continue working and believing that you can do something great. You'll see one day that you'll receive something better.
#16 "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." — Albert Einstein
As previously mentioned, mistakes and failures can be a normal part of a person's life. Keep in mind that committing mistakes is another way of telling yourself that you can make something new.
#17 "Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart." – Rumi
We should work from the heart. We should know how valuable a particular job is and how it can make us better individuals.
#18 "I think the foremost quality – there's no success without it – is loving what you do. If you love it, you do it well, and there's no success if you don't do well what you're working at." – Malcolm Forbes
When we choose to work on a job that is close to our heart. This is because such will enable us to work more comfortably and happily.
#19 "Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, and you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined." - Johnny Carson
Choose a job where you can find comfort, convenience, and satisfaction. Let go of your job if it doesn't recognize your efforts and skills. You will be happier somewhere else.
#20 "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
Your workplace can be light and full of fun. It shouldn't be too harsh when it comes to work and task delegation. Strive to lessen stress and anxiety. Promote good vibes and happiness for the work environment.
#21 "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." — Albert Einstein
In everything you do, you can infuse a sense of value to it. It's more than a recognition that you can create masterpieces. It's how you've done the process before achieving success.
#22 "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." — Stephen Covey
Making decisions is one of the bravest tasks you can do in life and the workplace. We should not only depend on our dreams and insights. We should also come up with decisions, and bravely implement them.
#23 "Believe you can, and you're halfway there." — Theodore Roosevelt
Believing in yourself can bring you massive success. No matter how difficult the road to triumphs may appear, still, believing that you can give you the strength to carry on.
#24 "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
Passion, dedication, and innovation are all critical factors that will contribute to building your career.
#25 "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius
If you're looking for a job, choose the one that is close to your skills and heart. This is because you will be able to work on them with ease and comfort. You won't need to stress yourself.
#26 "It's not what you achieve; it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk
Sometimes, even the most famous person is not happy with what he achieved. This may be because the journey of his fame seems to be the usual way. However, if you're someone who achieved success after several hindrances, failures, and trials, success can be sweeter. You become stronger and more motivated because of those.
#27 "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure; it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller
Do not surrender at once after a series of failures. Instead, keep on trying. Mistakes are signs that you should keep on trying because you haven't done the right one.
#28 "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz
From defeat comes a big, valuable lesson. That's why it's okay to experience defeat sometimes. What matters is that you get a lesson from it and then utilize it to enhance your career.
#29 "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White
Make every moment counts. Do worthwhile things. At the end of the day, you'll be proud of how meaningful those days have become.
#30 "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden
Do your best to overcome your self-doubts. When not given proper attention, this can lead to stress and depression. Do not let your mind be overwhelmed by negative thoughts. Thay can hamper your opportunities to succeed and create meaningful achievements.