Ten short motivational quotes for work

Ten Short Motivational Quotes for Work

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Going back to work after a relaxing weekend or a wonderful vacation can be tough. In fact, for most people, it takes time to get back into the rhythm of the daily workweek schedule after taking some time off. Today, we share ten positive and motivational quotes for work that will help you get back to doing your job with the motivation you need. 

Motivation, according to the Cambridge dictionary, is the enthusiasm, need or reason for doing something. It is called the burning desire to achieve a specific and well defined goal. Do you lack that enthusiasm or reason to do your job? If you do, it could affect how you handle tasks at work. This is because motivation triggers you into action and allows you to follow through on tasks, especially when obstacles appear. You can take a look at our post on five reasons why you may hate your job and five things you could do about it for more on the subject.

Why everyone needs some form of motivation

Different people are motivated by different things. For some, money is a great motivation. For others, family, success or career achievements are primary sources of motivation. Regardless of what motivates you, everyone needs it to achieve their goals. Here are some things that happen when you are motivated:

  1. When you are motivated, you wake up each morning, ready and excited to start your day. It makes you attack problems head-on and turn them into wins. This practice invariably gives you an abundance of life and joy.
  2. When you are motivated, it increases your efficiency. It creates the balance between the ability to perform tasks given and a willingness to want to perform the task. This balance can lead to an increase of productivity and efficiency.
  3. When you are motivated, you put your best effort into the tasks that are assigned to you and nothing will be able to match with your level of commitment and optimism.
Ten Motivational Quotes for Work

As you go through the motivational quotes for work we’ve compiled below, take some time to think about how each quote applies to you. You could also consider what steps you could take to apply them at work.

  1. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell
  2. Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top. – Paul Coffey
  3. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  4. All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. – Calvin Coolidge
  5. Everything yields to diligence. – Thomas Jefferson
  6. Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work. – Joseph Barbara
  7. The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. – John Ruskin
  8. The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Saint Francis
  10. One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. – Michael Korda

Which of these quotes do you feel best apply to you? We love the quote by Thomas Jefferson about how everything yields to diligence. Our understanding of that quote is that you should keep at what you do and eventually, you will become great at it. The quote is quite motivational.

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Today’s Funny Quote

The human brain is a wonderful thing George Jessel

We would like to leave you with a funny quote by George Jessel, the American comedian and actor,

“The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.”

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