100 Motivational Quotes For Work

We all need a bit of motivation for our various jobs. Work, we know, fill a large part of our lives and finding success and satisfaction in a particular job requires a  daily desire to improve, to be better, to get a little bit closer to our goals. The best part, however, is the more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to do, the higher you’ll want to reach.

Sometimes, despite the long to-do list, you may discover a day of unproductiveness that could, perhaps, spiral into multiple days of feeling listless, lethargic, and even bored. It is also easy to feel motivated and driven when you’re planning and dreaming, but the most difficult part rests on staying driven and motivated when you’re doing the actual work needed to make your dreams a reality. To help keep you in the work spirit, here are great motivational quotes for work you can meditate on daily.

Short Motivational Quotes For Work

1. Change is hard work. —  Billy Crystal

2. Make each day your masterpiece. — John Wooden

3. Only cooked time tastes well. —  Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed

4. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. —  Babe Ruth

5. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. —  Jim Rohn

6. Embrace the pain to inherit the gain. — Habeeb Akande

7. Everything yields to diligence. — Thomas Jefferson

8. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. — Beverly Sills

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

10. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. — Beverly Sills

11. Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect. — Luther Campbell

12. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. — Benjamin Franklin

13. Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet. — Habeeb Akande

14. Success only comes to those who dare to attempt. — Mallika Tripathi

15. The more I want to get something done the less I call it work. — Richard Bach

16. If you don’t burn out at the end of each day, you’re a bum. — George Lois

17. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. — Harry Golden

18. Hard work helps. It has never killed anyone. — Unknown

19. Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. — Helena Rubinstein

20. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. — Jimmy Johnson

21. A ship is always safe at the shore but that is not what it’s meant for. — Albert Einstein

22. Talent is what God gives us, Skill is what we give back to Him. — Eliel Pierre

23. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. — Dale Carnegie

24. If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough. — Mario Andretti

25. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers

26. What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. —  Robert Hall

28. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson

29. You learn the value of hard work by working hard. — Unknown

30. Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes from hard work. — Joseph Barbara

Motivational Monday Quotes

31. A year from now you may wish you had started today. — Karen Lamb

32. To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. — Pearl S. Buck

33. Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up & chase them. —  Kristin at Sophisticated Gal

34. The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. — Charles Dickens

35. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. — Steve Jobs

36. Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! — David Dweck

37. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. — George Lorimer

38. I believe the first step in any success-sports, work, a service group, whatever-is showing up. — David DeNotaris

39. Go as far as you can see; when you go there, you will able to see further. — Thomas  Carlyle

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

41. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. — Riki Rogers

42. No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work. — Jonathan Sacks

43. Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.— Saint Francis

44. Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. — Jerry Spinelli

45. Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.— Haile Gebrselassie

46. Monday won’t be so gloomy if you believe that something good is always bound to happen.— Unknown

47. I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.— Edgar Winter

48. I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. — Julius Erving

49. Wake up on Monday and start your day with a lot of awesomeness and you will get happiness back.— Jim Butcher

51. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love – then make that day count!” — Steve Maraboli

52. People want to be heard and want to be loved. That attitude of acceptance and support inspires them to be the best they can be. — Bobby Genovese

53. Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it. — Muhammad Ali

54. Monday is a fresh start. It’s never too late to dig in and begin a new journey of success.— Unknown

55. If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.— Ray Kroc

56. Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.— Germany Kent

57. You’ll find that implementing small changes can have a significant impact on your life. Remember – little hinges swing on big doors.— S. J. Scott,

58. Good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who pursue the goals and dreams they believe in…Happy Monday!— Venus Rivers

59. 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.— Lou Holtz

60.The critical ingredient is getting off […] and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.—  Nolan Bushnell

Friday Motivational Quotes For Work

61. Life is beautiful especially on Friday! — Anonymous

62. Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom. — Lauren Oliver

63. Music always sounds better on Friday. — Lou Brutus

64. If my boss knew how unproductive I am on Fridays, he wouldn’t want me here either.— James Johnson

65. People wait all week for Friday, all year for Summer, all life for happiness — Raimonda B

66. Although I understand that all days are equal with 24 hours each, most of us agree that Friday is the longest day of the week and Sunday the shortest.— D.S. Mixell

66. Oh! It’s Friday again. Share the love that was missing during the week. In a worthy moment of peace and bliss.  — S. O’Sade

67. Make a Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of, knowing that you just didn’t put in the time to the next paycheck. — Byron Pulsifer

68. It’s Friday…any plan of being a productive member of society is officially thrown out the window. — Anonymous

69. I like to be home on a Friday night. I don’t go out. I don’t go to clubs. It’s not my thing. I sit at home with my glass of wine and watch hours of reality TV.— Keley Cuoco

70. Every Friday, I like to high five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, will power, and inappropriate humour.  — Nanea Hoffman

71Hands up if you’re ready to do something you’ll regret this weekend. Go forth! You have my blessing — Florence Welch

72. If you must have the motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.—  Noel Coward

73. It’s always difficult to keep Fridays confined within themselves… they tend to spill over…— Parag Tipnis

74. Friday is like a superhero that always arrives just in time to stop me from savagely beating one of my coworkers with a keyboard. — Rico

75. When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. —  Edmond Mbiaka

76. On Monday morning, when you wake up, do you feel in the pit of your stomach you can’t wait to go to work? And when you’re ready to go home Friday afternoon, do you say, ‘I can’t wait to go home?’ —  Chuck Schumer

77. Friday: The day after Thursday and before Saturday according to Rebecca Black. Also, the most annoying day of the week now. — Aaron Peckham

78. For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it’s where government officials dump stories they want to bury. —  John Sununu

79. Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music, and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. — Henny Youngman

80. It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where every day is your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make every day a play-day…— James A. Murphy

Motivational Business Quotes

81. Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them. —  Seth Godin

82. Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich. — Henry Ford

83. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn

84. Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners. — Robert T. Kiyosaki

85. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. — Maya Angelou

86. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. — Albert Einstein

87. Creative without strategy is called art. Creative with strategy is called advertising. — Jeff  I. Richards

88. I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance? — Jill Konrath

89. When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts. —  Larry Ellison,

90. If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. — Martin Luther King Jr.

91. Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. — Howard Schultz,

92. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.— Thomas Edison

93. It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.— Roger von Oech

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94. Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. — Oprah Winfrey,

95. My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new. —  Richard Branson

96. What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed. — Dave Thomas

97. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. —  Mary Kay Ash

98. Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else. — Sara Blakely

See Also: 130 Positive Thinking Quotes To Create A Great Attitude and Energy

99. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. — Nolan Bushnell,

100. It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are. — Mark Cuban

Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.


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