12 Employee Motivation Quotes That Inspire

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Even the best of us get bogged down. Stress loads are at a maximum high. There is too much on your plate at work, and you find yourself questioning, “How can one person take on this much responsibility?” or “How am I going to meet all these deadlines?” As employees, we have all been there. There are weeks when you feel drained and you just can’t seem to find that internal spark to keep you going. Sometimes we just need to take a step back and get a fresh perspective.

There is inspiration all around us. It can be as easy as taking a different route to work, changing your exercise routine or even walking through a park. But from time to time, we have to look to the pros for guidance. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite quotes from philosophers, politicians, authors and inventors. If you are finding yourself in that sticky, no-fun, uninspired spot at work, use these employee motivation quotes to help you get reconnected. And feel free to comment and share some of your favorite quotes as well!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu, Philosopher

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin, Politician

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau, Author

“It takes no talent to give effort.” -Ben Cline, Politician

“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” -Queen Elizabeth II, Queen/Politician

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” -Marissa Mayer, CEO

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” -Chris Grosser, Photographer

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote, Author

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -Lolly Daskal, CEO

“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you are doing, it doesn’t matter what it is. You can eventually become a master of something.” -Allen Watts, Philosopher

“Never, never, never give up.” -Sir Winston Churchill, Politician

Want to inspire more of your employees? Check out our tips for creating an inspiring employee experience.

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