We’ve all had one of those days when we just can’t seem to catch a break. Days when we’re hit with one setback after another, and, despite our best efforts, productivity falls flat. Even the most seasoned of business professionals aren’t immune—it simply comes with the territory.
But don’t despair! Next time you find yourself in the midst of a bad day, take a quick breather and check out these 10 quotes from some of history’s most influential thinkers for the shot of motivation you need to keep going.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
– Theodore Roosevelt
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
– Helen Keller
I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.
– Dr. Seuss
Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
– Audrey Hepburn
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
– Walt Disney
Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
– John Wooden
Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
– Zig Ziglar
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
What are some of your favorite quotes that help motivate you to keep pushing through difficult situations? Let us know in the comments section below.
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