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Famous Quotes to Motivate You in Work and Life

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Famous quotes by famous people to help motivate you in work and life


The insight of others is a valuable source of inspiration and motivation. Learning from successful leaders and entrepreneurs is a fantastic way to grow. There’s much to learn from others’ challenges as well as their successes. Let’s take a look at some of their wisdom condensed into quotes to get energized and inspired at work and in our personal lives.


Best Quotes of All Time

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. -Margaret Mead

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. -Aristotle

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. -Anne Frank

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’ -Audrey Hepburn

“You become what you believe.” -Oprah Winfrey

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Famous Quotes About Life

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. -Maya Angelou

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas A. Edison

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss

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Road to Success Quotes

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston S. Churchill

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -Henry David Thoreau

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. -Steve Jobs

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. -John D. Rockefeller Jr.

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. -Thomas Jefferson

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. -Barack Obama

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. -Jim Rohn


Find Inspiration

Quotes can be a huge motivator. Pick one and put it in your office, stick it on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror– someplace you will see it every day. Live the words and keep them as your mantra. Those who keep learning and growing often find success. Where will your next success lie?

Compiled by Leslie Radford
Tips for Motivating Your Remote Team

Tips for Motivating Your Remote Team

Tips for Motivating Your Remote Team

By Leslie Radford

With many teams working remotely due to the pandemic, it can be hard to keep them motivated. Here are a few tips to implement to make sure your team happily does their best work.

Create a Remote Company Culture

You can’t replace water cooler talk or hang out with your colleagues at lunch, but you can reward their success through incentives.  This in turn helps you retain top talent, boost engagement, and encourage high performance.

You can do this by:

  • Send them a handwritten thank you note or gift
  • Extending your company’s culture remotely with team-wide recognition  
  • Have positively reinforced contests amongst teammates

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Help Them Solve Time Management Problems

Not everyone is cut out for remote work. It may have been forced upon them during the pandemic. When you struggle in this area, you aren’t producing your best work, are more likely to miss deadlines, and you’re unable to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Try using these techniques:

  • Stress the importance and benefits of time management to them
  • Set goals together
  • Focus on quality, not quantity
  • Help them identify what’s causing their time management problems so that you can come up with solutions
  • Offer training on programs being used by the company 
  • Provide resources for time management tools (Focus Keeper, MyOrganizedLife, Trello, etc.)

Trust Them

Allow them the flexibility they need to work at home. Many are juggling their children who are learning from home and they’re trying their best to get it all done.

That doesn’t mean that you don’t need to clearly define responsibilities, expectations, and deadlines, as well as checking in on them, but there’s no need to micromanage them. 

Emphasize what is produced instead of focusing on when and how much.


Collaborate with Them Frequently

Working remotely can take a social and psychological toll on some. Not having that human connection can affect their work. Use technology (Like Zoom and Slack) to touch base with them often. This will allow for team interaction and make them not feel isolated and alone.

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