Need A Little Motivation? 10 Great Career Quotes To Inspire You.

April 19, 2022 by

Sometimes you reach a point in your career where you need a little extra motivation.  You might feel stuck in a rut, nervous about completing new job tasks, concerned about your job security, or just feeling a little lost.

To provide inspiration for when you need it most, here are 10 quotes from entrepreneurs, athletes, intellectuals, artists, and visionaries to motivate you – no matter where you are in your career.


1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you have not found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple.


2. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  

– Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Co.


3. “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.”

– Katharine Whitehorn, British Journalist.


4. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”

– Michael Jordan, NBA great.


5. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

– Albert Einstein, Physicist, and Scientist.


6. “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”

– Maya Angelou, American Author, Poet,

& Civil Rights Activist.


7. “If you’re hurt, lick your wounds and get up again.  If you have given it your absolute best, It is time to move forward.”

– Richard Branson, Virgin Group


8. “One important key to success is self-confidence.  An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

– Arthur Ashe, Professional Tennis Player

& Activist.


9. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

– Thomas Edison, American Inventor.


10. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

– George Elliot, English Victorian Novelist.



Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.

Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.