10 Career Quotes to Start Your Year Off Right

By Martha Warrington| January 3, 2018

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We are officially in a New Year, and you know what that means: it’s time to get down to business.

Here are 10 of our favorite career quotes to start your year off right.

A fresh start is always full of promise, like a clean notebook at the beginning of a semester.

This is the time we make those resolutions, especially with our careers. But as time goes on, everyone needs a little motivation. We all want to be inspired to get out of our comfort zone, reach for that job that we’d love to wake up for and to just push through each hard day.

Inspiration helps us undertake the challenge of life changes that we make in our New Year’s resolutions. Whether that inspiration and motivation comes from a friend, a loved one, a mentor, a colleague or recognizing our own gift and talents; it keeps us going when we just want to quit.

That’s why we’ve pulled together this list of inspirational quotes to help you start the new year off right and conquer those challenges that lie ahead. So, let’s get inspired together, and draw on the wisdom of some of the great writers, leaders, artists, dreamers and innovators who achieved amazing things in their own lives and careers.

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

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“A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

 

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

 

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart

 

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

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Keep these quotes handy! After all, it can just take one moment of inspiration, one little nudge, to turn your dreams into reality.

 

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