No matter where you are in your career, chances are you’re in need of a little motivation to get to the next step—to go for the job you’ll actually love waking up for, to ask for that promotion, or to just push through a rough day.
So, we’ve pulled together 50 inspirational career quotes to help you do just that. Now, off you go to get inspired.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.
Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
The future depends on what you do today.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.
A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
He who never makes an effort, never risks a failure.
If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.
There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Don’t feel sorry for yourself, only assholes do that.