When there is uncertainty all around us, worrying about our jobs and careers is natural. Here are a few quotes about successful careers that can offer some inspiration on your best days and encouragement on your worst.
4 Quotes To Keep You Inspired and Goal-Driven
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson
This is a reminder that you must be in the game if you want to win. Sometimes it can seem that people who land great jobs or get promotions are just lucky. But you don’t know what goes on behind the scenes. Successful people often put in extra time, not always on the job, but on personal development in their own time that makes them more marketable.
Someday is not a day of the week – Janet Dailey, Author
If you have goals you want to reach, it’s essential to make time to work toward them and put it in your calendar. Everyone has dreams, but if you want to achieve them, you must break down what you need to do into steps. Do you need additional education or training to take the next step in your career? Do you simply need to tell your boss that you are interested in a management track? Take a small action this week. Don’t wait for someday, because it never comes.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn
No one is as invested in your success as you are. If you have a supportive manager who is interested in your professional development, you are exceedingly fortunate. It’s truly up to you to take control. Design your life plan according to your own priorities, but don’t hesitate to accept help from a manager or mentor if it aligns with your priorities.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
This quote is well known because it’s so valid but so difficult to keep in mind when you are struggling. Much like Wayne Gretzky’s, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” this quote makes the point that taking chances is essential to success. You must get out of your comfort zone. Try new things. Take on new projects. John Maxwell, leadership guru, and author says, “Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.” Look for a new opportunity. Go out and find the next one. Look forward!
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