There is something about a short inspirational quote that just gets to people. They can be as brief as two words or as long as a four sentence paragraph. When formulated correctly, a quote can make us think, laugh, cry, or motivate us. In the interest of the workplace, these are quotes meant to boost morale, get you motivated, and get you thinking productively.
Quotes for the Workplace
“The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.” – Silvia Cartwright, 18th Governor-General of Australia.
We are products of our environments. If we allow ourselves to live in a stressful and unproductive world, our attitudes will reflect that. By taking strides to make our homes, schools, and workplaces more liveable, our mind state will be more “peaceful”.
“What we know is the workplace is more demanding than ever before.” – Margaret Spellings, US Secretary of Education from 2005-2009.
It’s a scary truth, but be motivated by this. Yes, the workplace is more demanding. Companies are asking employees to do more with less resources. I’m not sure the context of the quote, but out of context, it can be turned from scary to encouraging. Everyday at work, realize the hardships and do what must be done to overcome them. Put your best foot forward. Communicate effectively with co-workers. Work through the hardships and get the tasks done.
“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure..” – Samuel Johnson, and 18th Century Author
Again, in the workplace, there is no point to putting anything less than your best foot forward. The amount of effort you put into something will yield similar results. Don’t give your bosses something that doesn’t work, or something you aren’t proud of.
My suggestion to you: Find a great quote (or multiple quotes) that really motivate you. Print it out and stick it on your desk. While you might not realize it, this is a great step toward workplace wellness. While it’s important to keep our physical self in shape and fit, our mental health is important, too!
“It’s a great day to be great’ – Greg Jennings