Everyone’s had those stressful moments or those hard days at work.
What we need sometimes is to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, realize that life is good and find some source of inspiration.
One of my favorite sources of inspiration are motivational quotes. I try to share as many quotes with my team as possible in the hopes that it helps them get through the day.
At Officevibe, we even have a Slack channel called “OV-Quoteoftheday” that encourages anyone on the team to add an inspirational quote when they find one.
It’s a nice way to share some inspiration with our team.
Here are 40 quotes that you can share with your team.
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.Warren Buffett
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.Babe Ruth
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.Henry Ford
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Vincent Van Gogh
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.John Lennon
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.Sheryl Sandberg
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.Albert Einstein
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.Henry Ford
It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn
To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.Doug Conant
When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.Simon Sinek
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.Stephen R. Covey
Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.Zig Ziglar
Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.Sam Walton
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.Steve Jobs
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin
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
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.Michael Jordan
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.Phil Jackson
There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.Jack Welch
Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.Bob Kelleher
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas Edison
The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.Richard Branson
If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.Seth Godin
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.Walter Anderson
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.Mark Twain
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.Albert Einstein
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.Winston Churchill
Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.Ben Horowitz
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.Maya Angelou
I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.Zig Ziglar
The three things that motivate creative people – autonomy, mastery, purpose!Daniel H. Pink
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.Steve Jobs
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.Jim Rohn
Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea.Ed Catmull
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.Bill Gates
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.Zig Ziglar
What Are Some Of Your Favorite Employee Motivation Quotes?
Share some of your favorites in the comments below!