7 “Motivational” Quotes to Get You Through the Work Week
By Abbey Theban, TVG Account Executive
Motivation comes in all forms—a great book, an insightful blog post, words of wisdom from a mentor, or in this case, some really tweet-worthy quotes. Take a few minutes from your work day to get inspired by these off-beat “motivational” quotes from some relatively famous people.
1. “Hey. They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was gonna go to the moon. Now he’s up there, laughing at them.” – Will Ferrell, Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell is not only the songbird of his generation, but he is also a motivational mastermind. He explains that sometimes, you might have to prove yourself to others, like your boss or your coworkers. There will be plenty of people that try to tell you what you can and can’t do, but through perseverance, you can push past your obstacles. Just look at Louis Armstrong! Sitting pretty up there on the moon. 😉
2. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin
Besides the obvious, I definitely think our friend Steve Martin was trying to tell us that the day is what you make it. A positive attitude helps you get through the work day and puts both you and your coworkers in a great mood. So keep that sun shining today, because honestly no one likes to work in the dark.
3. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain
The great Mark Twain is clearly telling us that prioritization at work is key. You have to ask yourself: what must get finished today and what can wait? Meeting your deadlines is an important part of success! So always plan to be productive… tomorrow.
4. “Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” – Ellen Degeneres
Good ol’ Ellen is never short of inspiring advice. Her advice is easy: don’t be afraid to be yourself! Showing your personality to your boss and coworkers allows you to establish a bond with them and makes your work days much more enjoyable. Unless you’re a recovering officemate serial killer. Then please just stay in your office, thanks.
5. “If you fall, I’ll always be there.” – The Floor
Hi, just your friendly reminder that you always have a support team behind you. You’ve got people to both revel in your accomplishments and to pick you up when you’re down. There will be plenty of times where you will fall flat on your face, but don’t worry, a cushy floor made up of your friends and colleagues will be there to catch you!
6. “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright
Sometimes we have to accept that we can’t be perfect at everything we do. It is inevitable that we will make mistakes, but it’s what we learn from them that will make us a better employee and a better person. But really, let’s pretend that failure is not an option for skydiving, k?
7. “Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” – Mindy Kaling
My girl Mindy is always there to give us a little dose of reality. Everyone has tasks at work that they don’t want to do, but that doesn’t mean that you can put them off forever. Real life is learning how to do those painful tasks with a glossy smile on that beautiful face of yours!
What helps motivate you? Do you have a favorite quote that you live by? Tweet us @VandiverGroup, and let us know!