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Best Famous Career Quotes to Help Keep You Inspired

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It doesn’t matter what stage of your career you are at, there will be some times when you need a little bit of motivational inspiration to kick start your mind and boost your energy levels once again. Little nuggets of inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources, but often these will be just what you need to help you go ask your boss for that promotion, or to try for a job that you once thought was out of your league, or even just to get you though having a rough day at work.

Did you know that many industry leaders and career coaches have written a lot of articles about the benefits of using inspirational quotes to keep your motivation going? It is true – and the most simple way they recommend you do this is to write out your favorite, most inspiring quotes onto sticky post-it notes and place these in prominent places within your eyeline around your workspace.

Can you imagine the boost you can give yourself by combining the best career quotes out there with post-it notes so you can use them as your motivational career mantras! There are so many different quotes to choose that no matter what issues you need to tackle, you can keep going and achieve your goals.

So no matter if you need some instant motivation to get a job done, if you are looking to become a better team leader, you are having a rough time with someone at work or dealing with demanding clients, or you are simply in need of something uplifting to boost your flagging mood – we have collected together some fantastic inspirational career quotes to help keep you motivated no matter what:

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

– Bob Dylan

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

– Phillip Sidney

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

– Katherine Whitehorn

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

– Milton Berle

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Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.

– Robert H. Schuller

If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet.

– Mike Wallace

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

–  Robert Frost

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

– General George Patton

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