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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 03rd March 2011

Words for Work- Inspirational Quotes & Employee Motivation

What inspires you?

I was asked this question the other day by a colleague and decided to put together the following list. Why not use post-it-notes to write down some inspirational quotes to motivate you in your office space.

“No great thing is created suddenly”. Epictetus (A.D.200)

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength that you think that they have.” Anonymous

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Anonymous

“Be impeccable with your word.” Don Miguel Ruiz

“The Truly Educated never Graduated”. From a car bumper sticker

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense”. Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career”. Dan Carnegie

“Inspiration is definitely the sister of daily work. These two opposites are not mutually exclusive nor all that is contrary to nature”. Charles Baudelaire

“If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development”. Brian Tracy

“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”. Mark Twain

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal”. Napoleon Hill

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want”. Jim Rohn

“Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves”. William Patten

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else”. James M. Barrie

“Ideas without action are worthless”. Harvey Mackay

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man”. Thomas A. Edison

“I can't do it, never yet accomplished anything; I will try has performed wonders”. George P. Burnham