Are you feeling burnt out lately? Have your sales numbers taken a dip? A lack of motivation and inspiration can start to negatively affect your work, relationships and overall health. Successful and happy individuals all have one thing in common – they stay motivated. Whether you’ve been in a long-term slump or are simply dealing with temporary frustration after a bad call, these motivation quotes will keep you driven through the toughest times.
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde
It is important to remember that our hardest times turn us into stronger people and make us more equipped to handle future troubles that are thrown our way.
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Too often, we find that the harder we search for happiness and purpose, the more elusive they seem to be. Remember to be patient and keep an open heart and mind.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was a technological pioneer, and surely went through periods of doubt, whether in his own abilities or the prospects of his projects. Trust that if you make the best decisions you can, everything will work out.
“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” – Napoleon Hill
We all struggle with how much weight we should put into the opinions of others. No one is living your life but you, and you should make choices on your own accord because you believe the route you’re taking is best.
“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents; start charging for it.” – Kim Garst
It is incredibly easy to give too much of yourself away to the people or jobs you care about. Make sure that you are investing in relationships that give you a feeling of growth or satisfaction.
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
Don’t get caught up in wishing you had more. Be grateful for what you have – and if you need more, take action rather than simply dreaming. Focusing on the positive will serve you better and make you more likely to attract or earn what you want most.
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama
Life doesn’t always work perfectly in our favor. It’s crucial to remember that a seemingly foolproof plan can fail, and that isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes unexpected paths will lead you to a better future.
Staying motivated applies to all aspects of our lives, no matter how big or small. The next time you’re feeling workplace burnout, take a moment to reflect on the advice within the above quotes. Remember that you have the power to find motivation if only you choose to see it in the small reminders around you.