82 Motivational Quotes For Work That You Need To Hear Right Now

In this post, we will list the best motivational quotes for work that will get you through the day. Sometimes it’s hard to get through a tough day. You get to Monday and you just feel like you do not have the energy to get through the week.

We’ve all been there, but we know that in order to do well at work we need that energy, drive, and motivation to not only do our jobs but to go above and beyond. Which is why we put together this list, by the end of it you feel fired up and ready to tackle your next work week with full force.

Motivational Quotes for Work

Motivational Quotes For Work

1. “Be so good they can’t ignore you” – Steve Martin

2. “All roads to lead to success have to pass through a hard work Boulevard at some point”

3. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

4. “Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career.”

Motivational Quotes For Work

5. “Don’t be busy, be productive”

6. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

7. “Let go of the thoughts that don’t make you strong.”

8. “Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday, let it go.”

9. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

10. “It’s beautiful when passions and career come together.”

Motivational Quotes For Work

11. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

12. “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”

13. “It never gets easier, you just get better.”

14. “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.”

15. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”

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16. “Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”

17. “Wake up and be awesome!”

18. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

19. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.”

20. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

21. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.”

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22. “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

23. “The expert at anything was once a beginner”

24. “Be the attitude you want to be around.”

25. “Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction”

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26. “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. Not the goal.”

27. “If you really want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.”

28. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

29. “There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs”

30. “Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.”

31. “One small positive thought in the morning can change your entire day.”

32. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you will be able to see further” – Thomas Carlyle

motivational quotes for work

33. “Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.”

34. “Every next level of your life demands a better you.”

35. “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”

36. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.”

37. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing… Motivation determines what you do… Attitude determines how well you do it.”

38. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

39. “Stay positive, work hard and make it happen”

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40 – “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow”

41. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living, the world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

42. “Talk openly about the mistakes you’ve made. Be real”

43. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere if you don’t change it.”

44. “You can always do more than you think you can”

45. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”

46. “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”

Steve Jobs Quote about loving your job

47. “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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

48. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

49. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

50. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

51. “The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it”

52. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” Larry Bird

53. “The question isn’t who is going to let me, the question is who is going to stop me”

54. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they’re doing”

55. “Great things never come from comfort zones”

56. “You will succeed just keep going.”

57. “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected”

58. “You get what you work for not what you wish for”

Motivational quotes for work

59. “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.”

60. “It’s easier to do a job right than explain why you didn’t”

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

62. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

Motivational work quote

63. “Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew, I told them I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”

64. “Quality means doing it right when nobody is looking”

65. “It’s always too early to quit”

66. “You are strong enough to get this far, you are strong enough to keep going.”

67. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

quotes that will motivate you to work

68. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me”

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

70. “Work is not always easy. Sometimes it can be downright difficult.”

71. “When you are inspired by your work, everything seems to fall into place”

Quotes for work

72. “Keep going, each step may get harder but don’t stop. The view is beautiful at the top”

73. “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” – JK Rowling, author

74. “If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.” – Bill Gates

75. “Failure is an opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”

76. “Keep going, you got this”

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77. “Customers will never love a company until employees love it first”

78. “When we learn how to work together versus against each other, things might get better”

79. “Broken crayons still color”

80. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”  – Franklin D. Roosevelt

81. “Keep going, today you are a step closer than you were yesterday”

Motivational Quotes For Work

82. “Don’t watch the clock, do what it does, keep going”


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