Quotes to Get You to the Holidays

It’s a rough time of year work-wise. Thanksgiving is over, the winter holidays are on the horizon, and you’re stuck in the office, probably dreaming about turkeys and gifts and time spent with family and friends. There is just that pesky job standing between you and another long weekend. To help you face the next three weeks, here are some quotes to (hopefully) get you motivated.

“You are as amazing as you let yourself be.” –Elizabeth Alraune

“I have learned that real angels don’t have gossamer white robes and Cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the days’ sweat.” – Richard Paul Evans

“Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.” – Sanjo Jendayi

“You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.” – Saji Ijiyemi

“I have discovered that, important as self-discipline is to a child, it is increasingly important as one grows older. Then it is really essential for your well-being to regulate your life and habits in a sensible way.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” –Carlos Castaneda

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” –Seth Godin

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

“Light tomorrow with today.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyways.” – Earl Nightingale

“Make today your masterpiece.” –John Wooden

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” –Arthur Christopher Benson

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents- start charging for it. – Kim Garst

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”– Mario Andretti

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.” –Gurbaksh Chahal

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal

“If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.”– Albert Einstein

“You can decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward or you can spend it putting out fires.” – Tony Morgan

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” –Richard Bach

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Adrienne Nelson-Reynolds

Thank you so much!! I’m posting these to my “wall”, a journal of inspirational quotes and affirmations that I’ve compiled to keep me encouraged. Here’s an oldie, but goodie:
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
Henry Ford


What a wonderful gift to all of us! Thank you! And thank you Adrienne for your addition – I’ve added it to my list. Here’s one of my favorites: Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain. V. Greene