50 Inspirational Career Quotes
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.
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 the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.
Go where you are celebrated—not tolerated. If they can't see the real value of you, it's time for a new start.
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.
The harder I practice, the luckier I get.
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 in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than 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.
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 ones make you feel that you too can become great.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
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 have time to judge other people, you have way too much time on your hands. Get off your ass and do something meaningful.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
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.
Don't feel sorry for yourself, only assholes do that.
The best revenge is massive success.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
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