Quotes to Motivate you when Searching for a new Job / Career

Have you ever read or heard a famous saying or quote that just hits home, made you think or changed the way you think about something? These words can be very powerful and can motivate or inspire us, but many times these feelings are short-lived as we forget these quotes. It is important to remember and hold on to quotes that motivate you and create positive thoughts when you are in a difficult or challenging situation, such as during a job search.

Below is a list of quotes which we feel will help you during your job search. As you come across ones that create positive thoughts, write them on post-it notes and stick them around or write them in your journal so you can easily refer to them. This might sound a bit trivial, but give it a try and see how it will help you maintain a positive outlook.

Our New Favorite Quote to Keep You on Track

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

List of Quotes to Keep You Motivated

  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you so have to start to be great.” - Zig Ziglar
  • “When you’re passionate about your job and career, success comes naturally and peacefully in both your personal and professional life” - Tom Powner
  • “The difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline” – Steve Smith
  • “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson
  • We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.”  M. Scott Peck
  • “If everybody’s thinking alike, then somebody’s not thinking.” - George S. Patton
  • “Don’t be defined by your past, your past is the tutor of your present and is always preparing you for new experience. Forget about disappointment or any past mistakes that is keeping you from moving forward. Its never too late for a new beginning.” – Kemmy Nola
  • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it” – Jonathan Winters
  • “The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning” – Ivy Baker Priest
  • “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” - Barack Obama
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” - Benjamin Disraeli
  • “Don’t fall before you’re pushed” – English Proverb
  • “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” - Alexander Graham Bell
  • “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shinning” - John F Kennedy
  • “Positive things happen to positive people.” - Sarah Beeny
  • “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Elliot
  • “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.” - Betty White
  • “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam
  • “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” - Confucius
  • “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” - John F Kennedy
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C.S. Lewis
  • “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” - Helen Keller
  • “It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” - Helen Keller
  • “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” - Helen Keller
  • “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball
  • “An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.” - Unknown
  • “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” - Jimmy Dean
  • “We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.” – Lynn White
  • Expect to succeed even before you start. All winners, no matter what their game, start with the expectations that they are going to succeed. Winners say, “I want to do this and I CAN do this”, not “I would like to do this, but I don’t think I can.” - Denis Waitley
  • “Wherever you are – be all there.” - Jim Elliot
  • “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” - Alice Walker
  • “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” – Russian Proverb
  • “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” - Ivan Turgenev
  • “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” -  Hannah More
  • “Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have—and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” - James Belasco and Ralph Stayer
  • “The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.” - Proverb
  • “You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” - Ted Turner
  • “We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda