motivational employee quotes

Everyone’s had those stressful moments or those hard days at work.

What we need sometimes is to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, realize that life is good and find some source of inspiration.

One of my favorite sources of inspiration are motivational quotes. I try to share as many quotes with my team as possible in the hopes that it helps them get through the day.

At Officevibe, we even have a Slack channel called “OV-Quoteoftheday” that encourages anyone on the team to add an inspirational quote when they find one.

It’s a nice way to share some inspiration with our team.

If you use Slack, add the Quoty app to your Slack network to get a huge library of inspirational quotes.

Here are 40 quotes that you can share with your team.

  1. Warren Buffett

    The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.Warren Buffett

  2. Michael Jordan

    I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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

  3. Babe Ruth

    Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.Babe Ruth

  4. Henry Ford

    Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.Henry Ford

  5. Vincent Van Gogh

    If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Vincent Van Gogh

  6. John Lennon

    When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.John Lennon

  7. Lao Tzu

    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

  8. Sheryl Sandberg

    If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.Sheryl Sandberg

  9. Albert Einstein

    A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.Albert Einstein

  10. Henry Ford

    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.Henry Ford

  11. Abraham Lincoln

    It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

  12. Audrey Hepburn

    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn

  13. Doug Conant

    To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.Doug Conant

  14. Simon Sinek

    When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.Simon Sinek

  15. Stephen R. Covey

    Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.Stephen R. Covey

  16. Zig Ziglar

    Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.Zig Ziglar

  17. Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.Sam Walton

  18. Steve Jobs

    The only way to do great work is to love what you do.Steve Jobs

  19. Benjamin Franklin

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin

  20. Marissa Mayer

    I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.Marissa Mayer

  21. Michael Jordan

    Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.Michael Jordan

  22. Phil Jackson

    The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.Phil Jackson

  23. Jack Welch

    There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.Jack Welch

  24. Bob Kelleher

    Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.Bob Kelleher

  25. Thomas Edison

    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas Edison

  26. Richard Branson

    The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.Richard Branson

  27. Seth Godin

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.Seth Godin

  28. Walter Anderson

    Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.Walter Anderson

  29. Mark Twain

    Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.Mark Twain

  30. Albert Einstein

    In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.Albert Einstein

  31. Winston Churchill

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.Winston Churchill

  32. Ben Horowitz

    Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.Ben Horowitz

  33. Maya Angelou

    You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.Maya Angelou

  34. Zig Ziglar

    I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.Zig Ziglar

  35. Eric Ries

    Think big. Start small. Scale fast.Eric Ries

  36. Steve Jobs

    I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.Steve Jobs

  37. Jim Rohn

    Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.Jim Rohn

  38. Ed Catmull

    Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea.Ed Catmull

  39. Bill Gates

    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.Bill Gates

  40. Zig Ziglar

    You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.Zig Ziglar

If you use Slack, add the Quoty app to your Slack network to get a huge library of inspirational quotes.

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