Do you think your team needs a quick pick-me-up to help motivate them in your office? If you want to add a little extra something to your day, consider sharing motivational quotes with your staff to help them move forward. You can send them out as a Monday morning email. You can post them on the office bulletin board. Or you can use them as a go-to quote when the going gets a little tough. Here are seven motivational quotes to get started.

  1. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee.

    The original master of international Kung-Fu movie fame, who brought this Chinese cinematic classic to the United States, was an inspirational figure. And it’s helpful to listen to his words about motivation. Don’t just think about it, do it.

  2. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill.

    Another quote that shares the sentiment there is never a perfect time is this one. Waiting for perfection is what happens when you’re not willing to start. The stars will never align to make it exactly the right moment to start something, so why not start now?

  3. “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy.

    This U.S. president was known for many important statements throughout his lifetime, and this is no exception. Sure, there are always risks when you start something new, but there are also risks to not starting at all. You may be comfortable, but that doesn’t breed achievement.

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

    This horror author is one of the most prolific, and not every one of his books are absolute winners. But that doesn’t stop him. He doesn’t wait for inspiration. Every day, Stephen King gets up and writes. That’s what we should all do, whatever it is that we do.

  5. “Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.” – Robin Sharma.

    Being busy and being productive are not always the same thing. Don’t settle for busy-ness. Strive to create, build or work on something that will make a difference. Be motivated to accomplish something that will help others, no matter how small your contribution may be. Every role is essential, so dig in.

  6. “The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau.

    This author is a controversial figure to be sure, but he stumbled upon a few insights in his time. The work you do is not just an even exchange for money, you’re using your time and energy to create something in return for a reward. So find out how much you’re willing to contribute to be successful.

  7. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary.

    This explorer knew that scaling Mt. Everest wasn’t the real accomplishment. What he found was that he learned more about himself in his efforts to set out and accomplish something no one had done before. Know that when you start something, what you learn about yourself along the way will be the most important take away.

What are your favorite motivational quotes?

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