Your career is going to be an ever-evolving journey. Chances are, you’ll make multiple pivots throughout your lifetime as your passions, talents, interests, and needs evolve. No matter what season you are of your career, you can find inspiration in these inspirational curated career quotes.

If one of these really resonate with you, I suggest writing it and posting it somewhere you can look at on a regular basis. Don’t forget to comment below with your favorite quote and add any that I missed.

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51 Best Inspirational Career Quotes

  1. 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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.- Steve Jobs
  2. If work isn’t fun you are not playing for the right team – Frank Sonnenburg
  3. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. -Maya Angelou-
  4. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. -Albert Einstein-
  5. Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress.  Working hard for something we love is called passion.- Simon Sinek
  6. It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than to be on the top of one you don’t.–Chris Guillebeau-
  7. If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For passion will lead you right into your purpose. -T.D. Jakes-
  8. My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from. -Rob Hill-
  9. The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.-Unknown-
  10. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.- -Oprah Winfrey-
  11. Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.- Mandy Hale
  12. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that is how you grow.-Marissa Mayer
  13.  “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” —Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
  14. There comes ‎a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up for sex for your old age?” — Warren Buffet
  15. The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” —Mark Zuckerberg
  16. Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural- Oprah
  17. You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big.” —Andrew Carnegie
  18. Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. The path to success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think- Misty Copeland
  22. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose is to give it away- pablo picasso
  23. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.- unknown
  24. Don’t rush the process good things take time- unknown
  25. Every time you have to make a choice about anything, think, ‘Does this go toward or away from what I want?’ Always choose what goes toward what you want.”—Barbara Sher
  26. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory- Arthur golden
  27. If you want to be successful in this world you have to follow your passion not a paycheck- Jen Welter
  28. Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
  30. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
  31. The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.-M Scott Peck
  32.   Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy- Paulo Coelho
  33. Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.- Katharine Whitehorn
  34. Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.- Babe Ruth
  35. Do the work that feeds your soul not your ego- unknown
  36. Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. If you are not willing to risk it all, you don’t want it bad enough. – Anony
  38. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.- Seth Godin
  39. I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’. —Maya Angelou
  40. A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  41. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West
  42. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. – Robert H. Schuller
  43. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
  44. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. – unknown
  45. Better an oops than an what if – unknown
  46. Be stubborn and thick skinned. Because I think even if youre passionate, and even if youre really good at what you do, I think you are likely to be subject to preconceived notions of who can do what. – Anab jain
  47. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up  harriet beacher stowe
  48. A career is like a house: it’s made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.”  -Andrea Bocelli
  49. Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.- Ruben Chavez
  50. Be true to what naturally interests you—and be brave enough to turn an obsession into a profession.”—Shelly Branch
  51. Often people attempt to live their lives backwards. They try to have more things or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.”—Margaret Young

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