50+ Inspirational Quotes to Help You Get Through Your Work Day

Updated on November 5, 2019
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Words with meaning can turn a day around. I like sharing meaningful words with others through my articles.

Sometimes it's tough to find motivation during days that are unspectacular, but reading the right words can certainly help.
Sometimes it's tough to find motivation during days that are unspectacular, but reading the right words can certainly help. | Source

Battle Burnout With These Uplifting and Motivational Sayings

What inspires you? There are so many places to find meaning in the world. When I'm feeling demotivated or uninspired, I like to read the words of people who have accomplished great things or overcome adversity.

Quotes and sayings have the power to inspire us and focus our minds on what we need to do. Look over the selections below and choose some phrases you resonate with. You can write them down or print them then hang them up in your home or workspace. Alternatively, you can memorize them and recite them aloud or in your mind when you need a boost.

The quotes on this page have been organized into the following categories for your convenience:

  1. Action
  2. Belief
  3. Courage
  4. Ambition
  5. Daring
  6. Positivity
  7. Focus
  8. Goals
  9. Dreams
  10. Purpose

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." —Arnold Glasow
"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." —Arnold Glasow | Source

1. Action

  • "It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." —Mahatma Gandhi
  • "An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." —Arnold Glasow
  • "You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." —Joe Sabah
  • "Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." —David Lloyd George
  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." —Lao Tzu

"You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." —Dr. Robert Anthony
"You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." —Dr. Robert Anthony | Source

2. Belief

  • "Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable." —Emily Gay
  • "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." —Golda Meir
  • "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." —Dr. Benjamin Spock
  • "You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it."Dr. Robert Anthony
  • "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." —Eleanor Roosevelt

"The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." —Paul Tillich
"The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." —Paul Tillich | Source

3. Courage

  • "The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." —Paul Tillich
  • "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." —Dale Carnegie
  • "Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." —Bryce Courtenay
  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." —Winston S. Churchill
  • "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." —E.E. Cummings

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." —Bill Bradley
"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." —Bill Bradley | Source

4. Ambition

  • "The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." —Maya Angelou
  • "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." —Walter H. Cottingham
  • "Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane." —Criss Jami
  • "What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval? I'm someone. I approve. So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!" —Richelle E. Goodrich
  • "Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." —Bill Bradley

"Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail." —Lester B. Pearson
"Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail." —Lester B. Pearson | Source

5. Daring

  • "Dreams will take you to places you have never before imagined. Dreams are the language of hope for leaders. Those who do not dare to dream have died, although their funeral will not take place for many years." —James Levesque
  • "Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail." —Lester B. Pearson
  • "Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behind your dreams." —Josh Hinds
  • "Life is an adventure, dare it." —Mother Teresa
  • "Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Take a walk outside—it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.” —Rasheed Ogunlaru
"Take a walk outside—it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.” —Rasheed Ogunlaru | Source

6. Positivity

  • "Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart." —Roy T. Bennett
  • "Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here." —Donald Trump
  • "Take a walk outside—it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind." —Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • "It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind." —Napoleon Hill
  • "In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision." —Dalai Lama

"Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals.” —Roy T. Bennett
"Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals.” —Roy T. Bennett | Source

7. Focus

  • "It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform." —Roy T. Bennett
  • "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days." —Zig Ziglar
  • "I don't judge people. It blurs out the center of my attention, my focus, myself." —Toba Beta
  • "Focusing is about saying no.” —Steve Jobs
  • "Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals." —Roy T. Bennett

"The goal is to keep yourself moving, remember? Don't linger. Don't hover. You are not going to stay.” —Terra Elan McVoy
"The goal is to keep yourself moving, remember? Don't linger. Don't hover. You are not going to stay.” —Terra Elan McVoy | Source

8. Goals

  • "If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things." —Albert Einstein
  • "A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at." —Bruce Lee
  • "Set your goals high, and don't stop 'til you get there." —Bo Jackson
  • "The goal is to keep yourself moving, remember? Don't linger. Don't hover. You are not going to stay." —Terra Elan McVoy
  • "Achieving a goal is nothing. The getting there is everything." —Jules Michelet

"It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.” —Laini Taylor
"It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.” —Laini Taylor | Source

9. Dreams

  • "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." —Rabindranath Tagore
  • "It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming." —Laini Taylor
  • "Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique." —Roy T. Bennett
  • "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."—Paulo Coelho
  • "I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do." —Haruki Murakami

"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” —Rumi
"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” —Rumi | Source

10. Purpose

  • "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” —Buddha
  • "Nothing is more creative . . . nor destructive . . . than a brilliant mind with a purpose." —Dan Brown
  • "Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd." —Rumi
  • "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving . . . we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it . . . but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor" —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


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