Monday, May 5, 2008

Positive Motivation for the Workplace

Motivation is an internal thing that drives us to achieve our goals. Just in case you are a little down today, read this collection of Workplace Motivation Quotes and get going.

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.
Sir Winston Churchill

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King

If you can change your mind, you can change the world.
Joey Reimer

Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present.
Peter Drucker

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them.
Henry David Thoreau

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Les Brown

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got.
Adam Urbanski

I have never had a policy. I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.
Abraham Lincoln

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert Schuller

There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.
Russell Ewing

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

Why follow the steps of another to find out where our dreams will lead us.
Peter Block

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.


  1. www.yourewonderful.comJuly 14, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Absolutely love your montivational site. Great quotes!! We use quotes in our workplace all the time.
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