The Best Inspirational Career Quotes

The Best Inspirational Career Quotes

Work life can be a bit of a chaos that sometimes makes you feel like you’re a hamster running a marathon without getting out of the wheel.

Our jobs often make us feel demotivated, it’s just the way it goes. Often there are situations that go out of control and we lose motivation to keep up and continue conquering the career path.

Building a career can be rather confusing. It’s a way full of pitfalls, and whether you’re in your career for a long time or just beginning your path, you’re going to have to deal with that.

Here’s when you need something that will bring your motivation and desire to keep going. Something like inspirational career quotes.

So here are some quotes about starting or building the career of your dreams that will inspire you to commit even more.


#1 “The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs


Steve Jobs said those immortal words during his commencement speech at Stanford in 2005. This speech is still very popular to this day and has over 30 million views on YouTube. And there’s a reason for that: the advice he gives does not only work for the young college or university graduates. It applies to every one of us.

Here’s the original quote in the context:

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” 

Steve Jobs


#2 “If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Sir Winston Churchill


Although Quote Investigator doubts that it was definitely Mr. Churchill who came up with this quote because there’s no textual or other evidence of him saying or writing that. However, the quote is so popular and so relevant to many of us that it really doesn’t matter who originally came up with it.

If you’re going through tough times, keep your head up and continue with what you’ve been doing. Any failures and hardships will only make you stronger, so it’s important not to stumble and fall, but to continue your struggle. You’ll be rewarded at the end.


#3 “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


Unlike the previous one, this quote is registered by Wikiquote and actually belonged to Confucius. It is also considered to be a rather controversial saying. People who have the luxury of doing what they love for a living, say that they actually work more than other people.

But doing what you love and immersing yourself in your job completely is what Confucius meant by saying this. Meaning of “work” here is not neutral and implies a lot of effort that you don’t want to make but have to because it’s your work. But if you do what you love for a living, you don’t force yourself to do it. That’s what every one of us has to aspire to.


#4 “You’re not supposed to do this perfectly. You don’t do life perfectly. No one does.”  – Michelle Obama


This quote is for those who always seek perfection, during high school when you wanted to be the best in class, at college when you wanted to have the best research paper, and now trying to do your job better than others.

However, perfection is a fallacy. By chasing it, you won’t achieve anything and can potentially harm your mental health. Don’t overwork yourself because you think that something is not perfect enough. Do make mistakes and do fail. This is how you learn. But don’t sabotage your health for the sake of perfection.


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


And we’re finishing the list with one of Audrey Hepburn most popular quotes. At a first glimpse, this quote seems so naïve and light-hearted, but it’s a lot of meaning in it.

How many times do you say to yourself “It’s impossible that I’ll get that job” or “It’s impossible that my boss will give me a promotion”. You program yourself that nothing good will happen to you and it probably won’t if you don’t put a little bit of faith into it. That’s what Audrey Hepburn meant. Reach for the stars because everything is possible if you put your mind into it.


Your Career Path Belongs To You, You Decide What to Do With It


And the last advice is from the team of our website. Don’t let anyone define what you’ll be doing for a living. Your job should bring you satisfaction and enjoyment if you want it to be fruitful. Hopefully, our selection of career quotes will inspire and motivate you to pursue your dream job and succeed in it.  


Tom Jager

Tom Jager is professional blogger. He works at A-writer. He has degree in Law and English literature. Tom has written numerous articles/online journals. You can reach him at G+ or Facebook.

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