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50 Motivational Quotes for Employees to Power Your Workday

Published on December 14, 2019 7:30 AM EST
50 Motivational Quotes for Employees to Power Your Workday

As the day goes on, office life can become quite mundane. Below are motivational quotes for employees to help you work even harder towards your professional goals.

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If an employee has a negative mindset on their work, that train of thought can become contagious and infect an entire team. That prevents work from getting done, business connections from being made, and money from being earned.

50 Motivational Quotes for Employees to Power Your Workday

The quotes featured below discuss a variety of topics that equate to success in the workplace including overcoming procrastination, the power of teamwork, and measuring success.

Check out the quotes down below and let them push you closer to your goal. For even more inspiration, be sure to also read our collection of productivity quotes as well as these empowering collaboration quotes on teamwork and success.

Motivational quotes for employees about procrastination

1. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson

2. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

3. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

4. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

5. “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.” – E.L. Simpson

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6. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” – Gene Hayden

7. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” – Alexander Graham Bell

8. “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” Charles Dickens

9. “To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” – Sydney Smith

10. “Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” – Victor Kiam

11. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

12. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

Motivational quotes for employees about success

13. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

14. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. – Charles Dickens

15. “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter

16. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

17. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holt

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18. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

19. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

20. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

21. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

22. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

23. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

You might also like these team quotes that will inspire you and your teammates to collectively meet your goals.

Motivational quotes for employees to boost morale

24. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

25. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

26. “Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

27. “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

28. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

29. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden

30. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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31. “Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember.” – Ginni Rometty

32. “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes

33. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

34. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.” Vince Lombardi Jr.

Motivational quotes for employees about problem-solving

35. “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

36. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

37. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

38. “Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity” – Gerhard Gschwandtner

39. “Instead of thinking out the box, get rid of the box.” – Deepak Chopra

40. “Solving problems means listening.” – Richard Branson

41. “All life is problem-solving.” – Karl Popper 

Also check out these team building quotes that promote working together.

Motivational quotes for employees about teamwork

42. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

43. “Coming together is a beginning… Keeping together is progress… Working together is a success.” Henry Ford

44. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

45. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

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46. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

47. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

48. “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney

49. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

50. “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” – Lewis B. Ergen

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If your team is lacking in motivation, share the above motivational quotes to boost their morale. Whether you send around these quotes in an inspirational email or post these quotes around the office, your team will benefit from an extra boost of positivity.

You may even want to share a daily inspirational quote with your team so you can set their day off on the right foot.

If you had to pick one of the above inspirational quotes for employees as your favorite, which one would you pick? Why would you choose that one as your favorite? Leave us a comment down below. 

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