Building and growing a career is a process with many ebbs and flows. Our career goes through several different seasons. There may be seasons of growth or periods of disappointments.

Hereunder are 99 career quotes which provide inspirational lessons that you and I can live by.

Career Goals Quotes

The best way to predict the future is to create it (Abraham Lincoln)

Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all your might (Ecclesiastes chapter 9 v10)

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments (Jim Rohn)

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you placed that will amaze you (Les Brown)

Good things happen when you set your priorities straight (Scott Caan)

If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet (Mike Wallace)

Setting goals is the first step in training the invisible into the visible (Tony Robbins) You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to strive for ( Ted Turner)

Your goals are the roadmaps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life (Les Brown)

The trouble with not having a goal that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score (Bill Copeland)

If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals (Lou Holtz)

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there (Bo Jackson)

Without dreams and goals, there is living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here (Mark Twain)

If you have no destination, you’ll never get there (Harvey MacKay)

Figure out where you want to go; then work backwards from there. (Steven Pressfield)

Career Development Quotes

All our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient (Malcolm X)

Life Begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)

The man who wins is the man who thinks he can (Walter D Wintle)

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further ( Thomas Carlyle)

Think Big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small (Tim Ferriss)

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail (Benjamin Franklin)

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears (Les Brown)

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission (Eddie Colla)

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

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going (Beverly Sills)

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today (Malcolm X)

Career Motivation Quotes

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm (Bobby Knight, Henry David Thoreau)

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door (Milton Berle)

Opportunities are seldom labeled (John G Shedd)

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you (Walt Whitman)

Purpose is what gives life a meaning (C.H. Parkhurst)

If you can dream it, you can do it (Walt Disney)

The worst enemy to creativity is self- doubt (Sylvia Plath)

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today ( H G Wells)

Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else (Les Brown)

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines (Robert Schuller)

Let perservance be your engine and hope your fuel (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

Career Success Quotes

My best successes came on the heels of failures (Barbara Corcoran)

The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt, like it was the hand you wanted (Karen Salmansohn)

The twin killers of success are impatience and greed (Jim Rohn)

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom (General George Patton)

The harder I practice, the luckier I get (Gary Player)

You don’t have to be the biggest to beat the biggest (Ross Perot)

The man who wins is the man who thinks he can (Walter D Wintle)

You must do the thing you think you cannot do (Eleanor Roosevelt)

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going (Beverly Sills)

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. (Stephen Hawking)

Career Growth Quotes

Start before you’re ready, don’t prepare. Begin. (Steven Pressfield)

A winner never whines (Paul Brown, American Football)

Be happy with what you have while working for what you want (Helen Keller)

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. (Winston Churchill)

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard (Tim Notke)

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough( Mario Andretti)

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up ( Babe Ruth)

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory (George S Patton)

Growth occurs when we confront our personal experiences and how they’ve changed us. You can create a new pattern and move forward with determination like never before (Sarah Jakes Roberts)

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take (Wayne Gretzky)

Once you’ve been through tough times, you can only become stronger ( Alesha Dixon)

When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open (Bob Marley)

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new ( Albert Einstein)

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t ( Thomas Edison)

If you’re offered a seat on a rocketship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on. (Sheryl Sandberg)

Whatever you are, be a good one. (Abraham Lincoln)

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career.  You learn a lot from it (Lou Holtz)

Don’t think about your errors or failures, otherwise, you’ll never do a thing (Bill Murray)

Career Quotes for Inspiration

Accuracy builds credibility (Jim Rohn)

Make each day your masterpiece (John Wooden)

A winner is a loser who tried one more time (George Augustus Moore)

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win. (Gilbert K Chesterton)

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today (Will Rogers)

Just because things aren’t going the way you planned doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Trust that God’s plans for you are always for a reason. Have Faith. (Shelly Lewis)

Even in tough times, he’s still a good God (Victoria Osteen)

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened (Dr. Seuss)

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible (Christopher Reeve)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one (Elbert Hubbard)

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going (Joseph Kennedy)

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up (Thomas Edison)

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful (Joshua J Marine)

The pain of not doing it is worse than the pain of doing it (Steven Pressfield).

Believe you can and you’re halfway there (Theodore Roosevelt)

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are (Yogi Bhajan)

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)

Career Quotes that Inspires You to Keep Going

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. (Sam Levenson)

If you’re going through hell, keep going (Winston Churchill)

I’m gonna keep going (Leon Spinks)

One thing I’ve come to learn about myself is that I have to keep going. (Andrew Mason)

I’ll keep going till my face falls off (Barbara Cartland)

You make mistake, you keep going (Linda Gray)

You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Either I will find a way or I will make one (Phillip Sidney)

I want to do more, and complain less. (Toni Payne)

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine (Jack Ma)

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success (Elbert Hubbard)

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life (J.K. Rowling)

If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward ( Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying (John C Maxwell)

The worst thing you can do is nothing (Terry Pratchett)

If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far (Steve Jobs)

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated (Maya Angelou)

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Final Thoughts

Trust these career quotes above provide you with inspiration and motivation to achieve all the goals that you set out to accomplish. Feel free to comment which career quote resonated most with you.

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99 Powerful Career Quotes To Live By

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