Do quotes by famous or successful people inspire you? You must have read or heard a wide range of quotes for different situations in life. But quotes can improve your life only when you remember and act upon them. Quotes are valuable because they’re generated out of real experiences. Even when you want to improve your career, quotes can reveal many secrets and lead you to finding exactly what you want or what you want to become.
Given below are five great career quotes that I handpicked for you, so you can learn from them and improve –
#1. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan
Failure – it’s something that no one can escape. No matter which job you want or what career you want to pursue, you’ll most likely fail at least a few times during your journey. You may fail at an interview. You may fail while using a skill. You may face failure even in the workplace. But failures don’t mean you can’t achieve something. All that your failures mean is that you only need to work harder, and harder. Most importantly, if you’re happy that you never failed, it means that you didn’t try enough.
#2. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill
What are you waiting for? If you think there’s a right time to start doing something, you’re highly mistaken. Many jobseekers keep waiting for the right job to come their way. Regardless of what you want, waiting will not help you reach there. You need to act now, because ‘now’ is the best time. Instead of waiting for things to happen, you should take action now and create those opportunities that will take you to your ultimate destination.
#3. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie
Are you doing a job just ‘to make a living’? If yes, you’re headed in the wrong direction. There are plenty of people who are doing jobs that they don’t actually want to do. For achieving success, you need to identify your passion, and not just do any job. When you follow your passion, your work will never feel like work. If you’re still unaware of what career suits you best, you should evaluate your talents, skills and aptitude. It’s also advisable to seek the help of an expert career coach or career counselor so that you can discover what you’re really made for.
#4. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. – Ronald E. Osborn
One of the biggest secrets of career growth is to continue adding new skills or talents to your toolbox. No matter which industry you belong to, new technologies and trends will continue to emerge. Therefore, you should never think that you’ve mastered everything in your field of work. The moment you adopt this horrible mindset, you’ll stop growing. Always remember to learn new skills, tricks and techniques so that you continue to be the best in your chosen profession. In fact, keep on looking for opportunities to learn every day, every hour and every moment.
#5. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. – Hanna More
Goal setting is crucial for success. What’s even more important, however, is that you should never lose sight of those goals. Once you’ve defined your career goals, you should always keep the focus on them and continue moving ahead. With your eyes focused on your goals, you’ll easily get over obstacles no matter how big or scary they are. You’ll be afraid of the obstacles only when you take your eyes off your goals.
What’s your favorite career quote? Please feel free to share them in comments.
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