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45 Inspirational Quotes for Work

We all know that weeks loaded with work can be rough. Whether at work or at home, every day can seem like a different challenge to stay productive and focused. On Monday, you crave a little jolt to start the week. Tuesday inspiration doesn’t always run as high as it needs to. On Wednesday, you need help getting over the hump. Motivation for Thursdays and Fridays is always elusive. Over the weekend, you may need to settle open issues, collect meeting reflections, and rejuvenate yourself for the coming week.

No matter what day it is or what your work motto is, here are some motivational quotes. These 45 inspirational quotes for work will give you the perfect inspiration and boost you to succeed throughout the week.

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Monday Motivations

Sure, even the Carpenters agreed that “Mondays always let you down,” but it’s all about good old-fashioned motivation getting you ready and excited, even with all the challenges that come with it. It doesn’t mean you can’t do it. These inspirational quotes from generations of great thinkers will motivate you to go one step further today, especially when it seems impossible. The rest of the week can be spent appreciating today’s effort.

  • George Lorimer quoted that You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
  • Thomas Carlyle quoted that Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.
  • Lou Holtz quoted that 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.
  • Tricia Cunningham quoted that The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.
  • Henry David Thoreau quoted that I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
  • Karen E. Quinones Miller quoted that When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.
  • Farrah Gray quoted that Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

Tuesday: Get Into The Business

With Tuesday fast approaching, it’s time to get to work, but it’s easier said than done. Having trouble getting motivated on Tuesday? These expert motivational quotes will help you improve your productivity. That way, you’ll be able to complete your to-do list and set yourself up for success for the rest of the week.

  • Karen Lamb quoted that A year from now you may wish you had started today.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning quoted that Light tomorrow with today.
  • Earl Nightingale quoted that Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it and the time will pass anyway.
  • Janet Dailey quoted that Someday is not a day of the week.
  • John Wooden quoted Make each day your masterpiece.
  • Muhammad Ali quoted that Don’t count the days, make the days count.
  • Tony Morgan quoted that You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide and if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.

Wednesday: Keep up the Good Work

Today is hump day. It’s mid-week and so far so good. But don’t let that slow you down or stop you from working hard the rest of the week to reach your goals. These hump day quotes will give you an extra boost to reach further.

  • Theodore Roosevelt quoted that Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
  • Steve Jobs quoted that The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and do not settle.
  • Will Rogers quoted that Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
  • Thomas Jefferson quoted that Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help a man with the wrong attitude.
  • Richard Bach quoted that The more I want to get something done the less I call it to work.
  • Robert Collier quoted that Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Thursday: Self-Motivation

You’ve had a focused week at work, so to motivate you for Thursday, take a look back at everything you’ve accomplished so far. These introspective quotes about work will open your mind and help you understand where you are, where you’re going, and how well you’re accomplishing your goals.

  • Mario Andretti quoted that If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt quoted Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
  • Albert Einstein quoted that Your imagination is your preview of lives coming attractions.
  • Yoda quoted Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
  • Nelson Henderson quoted that The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
  • Emile Zola quoted that I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
  • Arthur Christopher Benson quoted that Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
  • Jim Rohn quoted that If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Friday: Overcome Your Limitations

Today is Friday. With any luck, this week’s work is almost over. You may have one more day to be as productive as possible, but as you head into the weekend, remember not to let fear hold you back in your career or life! It will help you get out of the worries of the present and face the future with confidence.

  • Dale Carnegie quoted that Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
  • Truman Capote quoted that Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
  • E.E. cummings quoted that It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
  • Thomas A. Edison quoted that I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson quoted that What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.
  • Herman Melville quoted that It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
  • According to the Japanese Proverb, “Fall 7 times, stand up 8.”
  • Robert T. Kiyosaki quoted It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.

Saturday and Sunday: Preparation for Success

Weekends are a time to relax, rejuvenate and reflect on what you really want out of life. It may also be time to think about how you can balance work, your wider career, and your personal life to maximize your well-being. Use these free hours to mentally prepare yourself for success!

  • Mallika Tripathi quoted that Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.
  • Dale Carnegie quoted that People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
  • Joseph Campbell quoted that We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
  • Maya Angelou quoted that Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
  • Henry Ford quoted that Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is a success.
  • David Frost quoted that Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.
  • Robert Kiyosaki quoted that the size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.
  • Ayn Rand quoted that the question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.
  • Joyce Brothers quoted that Success is a state of mind and If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.


Lastly would like to add that set your goal, do the hard work, and stay motivated through these above-mentioned quotes. I know that you will conquer all the obstacles in your path and sooner or later Success is all yours!

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