150+ Positive Wednesday Motivation Quotes For Work

Want to feel great about work? Check out these 150 Wednesday motivational quotes about work. Share these quotes with your team, friends, and family too!

These positive quotes and words of wisdom about work and success will help you gain a new perspective on your job. The overwhelming feeling that we get from the crazy fast pace of work and life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and affect our productivity

We all feel like we need to work harder and more efficiently, but often times we forget about enjoying the little things or taking care of ourselves. These motivational quotes will help remind you just that. It doesn’t matter if it is your first day on the job or if you’ve been in an office for 20 years, you can use the inspiration from our 150+ positive work quotes to stay motivated and upbeat.

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Wednesday motivation quotes for work

  • You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown 
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills 
  • You must get good at one of two things. Planting in the spring or begging in the fall. –Jim Rohn 
  • You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong 
  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu 
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. –Steve Jobs 
  • The death rate for people who play it safe and for people who live boldly is the same: 100%. –Patti Digh 
  • There is no passion to be found playing small. –Nelson Mandela 
  • Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. –William Shakespeare 
  • You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou 
  • A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. –Stephen King 
  • A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all. –Rita Mae Brown 
  • A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. –Polybius 
  • A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. –John C. Maxwell 
  • A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 

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Motivation Wednesday quotes

  • As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. –George Bernard Shaw 
  • As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. –Bill Gates 
  • Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. –Adolphe Monod 
  • Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 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, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. –H. Jackson Brown 
  • Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. –David Lloyd George 
  • Education is the mother of leadership. –Wendell Willkie 
  • If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren 
  • Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. –Peter Drucker 
  • Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. –Stephen Covey 
  • Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. –Will Rogers
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius 
  • Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. –Booker T. Washington 
  • For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. –John F. Kennedy
  • Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade and war. –John Shebbeare 
  • Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. –Robert H. Schuller 
  • Goals determine what you're going to be. –Julius Erving 
  • He that rises late must trot all day. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • He who gains time gains everything. –Benjamin Disraeli 
  • He who knows most grieves most for wasted time. –Dante 
  • I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. –Warren Bennis 

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Positive Wednesday morning quotes

  • I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  • I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present. –Somerset Maugham 
  • I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci 
  • If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb 
  • If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over. –John Wooden
  • If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. –Lawrence J. Peter 
  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. –Henry David Thoreau 
  • In a day, when you don't come across any problems –you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path. –Swami Vivekananda 
  • It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. –Winston Churchill 
  • It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. –Latin Proverb 
  • It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top. –Arnold Bennett 
  • It is never too late to be who you might have been. –George Eliot 
  • It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers 
  • It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? –Henry David Thoreau 
  • It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison 
  • Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. –Jesse Jackson 

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Wednesday morning motivation quotes

  • Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. –Norman Schwarzkopf 
  • Life is full of obstacle illusions. –Grant Frazier 
  • Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life. –George Burns 
  • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. –Stephen Covey 
  • Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • Never let yesterday use up today. –Richard H. Nelson 
  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. –Andrew Carnegie 
  • Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time. –Peter Drucker 
  • Nothing happens until something moves. –Albert Einstein 
  • Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year –and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade. –Anthony Robbins 
  • Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it. –Unknown 
  • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar 
  • Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. –Sara Paddison 
  • Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. –Peter Drucker 
  • The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself– the invisible battles inside all of us– that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens 
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.” –Franklin Field 
  • The higher goal a person pursues, the quicker his ability develops, and the more beneficial he will become to the society. I believe for sure that this is also a truth. –Maksim Gorky 
  • The impossible is often the untried. –Jim Goodwin 
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart 
  • The most effective way to do it is to do it. –Amelia Earhart 
  • The most important question to ask is, what am I becoming? –Jim Rohn 
  • The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. –Carl Sandburg 
  • The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. –Reverend Theodore Hesburgh 
  • There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. –Beverly Sills 
  • Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. –Attributed to Carl Bard 
  • Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. –Hector Louis Berlioz
  • Time lost is never found again. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. –Friedrich Nietzsche 
  • We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie 

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Wednesday motivation work quotes

  • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. –Zig Ziglar 
  • While we are postponing, life speeds by. –Seneca 
  • You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future. –Unknown 
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • Every day of your working life is part of an interview for a job you don't even know you're going for yet. –Adam Darowski 
  • Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. –Claude Bissell 
  • You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. –Zig Ziglar 
  • A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. –Forest Witcraft 
  • Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours. –Doug Larson 
  • Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. –General Colin Powell 
  • He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing. –Cicero 
  • He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost. –Thomas Fuller 
  • I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. –Douglas Adams 
  • If it weren’t for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn’t get done. –Michael S. Traylor
  • If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got. –Lee Iacocca 
  • If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
  • If you're bored with life ––you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things ––you don't have enough goals. –Lou Holtz 
  • It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. –Samuel Johnson 
  • It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it. –Marcia Wieder 
  • Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. –Brian Tracy 
  • Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. –John F. Kennedy 
  • Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. –General Colin Powell 
  • Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. –Samuel Smiles 
  • Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. –Tom Peters 
  • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. –T.S. Eliot 
  • Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self–esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. –Sam Walton
  • Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. –Sylvia Plath  

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Wednesday motivational quotes for the workplace

  • Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. –Doug Larson 
  • Take a rest. A field that has rested yields a beautiful crop. –Ovid 
  • Take the first step in faith. We don't need to see the whole staircase; we just need to take the first step. –Martin Luther King Jr 
  • Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thou shalt progress. –Maimonides 315 The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try–angle. –Author Unknown 
  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self–restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. –Theodore Roosevelt 
  • The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. –Harvey Firestone 
  • The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. –Kenneth Blanchard 
  • The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. –Eric Hoffer 
  • The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. –Sir Winston Churchill 
  • The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • The real pleasure of one's life is the devotion to a great objective of one's consideration. –George Bernard Shaw 
  • The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. –Thomas Henry Huxley 
  • Every no gets me closer to a yes. –Mark Cuban 
  • The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. –Bertrand Russell 
  • The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. –Elbert Hubbard 
  • The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t. –Jim Rohn 
  • The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible –and achieve it, generation after generation. –Pearl S. Buck 
  • This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. –Jean De La Bruyere 
  • Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician. –Lucille Harper 
  • Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. –Thomas Edison 
  • Time is the wisest counselor of all. –Pericles 
  • Time will take your money, but money won't buy time. –James Taylor 
  • To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. –Eva Young 
  • To do two things at once is to do neither. –Publius Syrus 
  • True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. –Bill Owens 

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Wednesday positive work quotes

  • What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • What may be done at any time will be done at no time. –Scottish Proverb 
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford 
  • When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. –Napoleon Bonaparte 
  • Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. –Cyril Parkinson 
  • You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • You may delay, but time will not. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • You must have long–range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short– range failures. –Charles C. Noble 
  • Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. –Les Brown 
  • You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. –Jim Rohn 
  • If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. –Katharine Hepburn 
  • The best way to succeed is to double your failure rate. –Thomas Watson 
  • This to shall pass. –Proverb 
  • After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. –Nelson Mandela 
  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi 
  • You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. –Rabindranath Tagore 
  • You don’t lead by hitting people over the head–that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower 
  • You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. –Ken Kesey  
  • A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. –John Pershing 
  • A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. –Ovid 
  • A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. –Andre Gide 
  • A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. –Baltasar Gracián 
  • Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you. –Mark Cuban 
  • The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. –Leo Kennedy 
  • The space you occupy and the authority you exercise may be measured with mathematical exactness by the service you render. –Napoleon Hill 
  • If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody up. –Henry Longfellow 
  • By perseverance the snail reached the ark. –Charles Spurgeon


These motivational quotes and inspirational maxims offer words of wisdom that will reinvigorate your spirit and remind you to take time out for yourself. In a world where we sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses, here is your chance to pause, breathe deep and go easy on yourself. These positive quotes were thoughtfully chosen to help you achieve a better outlook on life, no matter what struggles you may be going through right now.

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How to keep motivated at work?

Now that it’s officially mid-week, your eyes are probably drooping, and your mind is probably drifting towards thoughts of Fridays, vacations, and how you can decide which activities to squeeze into your weekend. 

"How do you motivate yourself to stay focused on the task at hand?" This might be a question that you constantly ponder over…

 The following are some strategies to consider. 

  • Try creating a checklist for yourself with the most important things to do. This way, you’ll be sure you’re not forgetting anything. 
  • Another thing that works is to write up some personal work principles, which you can then follow throughout your week. 
  • Rewrite your task-related questions and figure out what you need to do, and when. Figure out what’s the right timeframe to finish a particular task and stick to it. This way, you won't spend too much time on any one subject.

How to get your employees motivated?

Motivation is the driving force of success. It’s what gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you going until bedtime. Motivated employees are also more productive, creative, and work with greater efficiency. The ability to motivate oneself is not a natural trait; it needs to be cultivated over time with practice and discipline.

We are constantly motivated by factors such as rewards, punishment, and fear. Which is why it can be difficult to motivate employees who are not paying attention or who don't fit the company culture. The key to motivating employees is to understand their needs and offer them an incentive that works for them.

What should I post on motivation Wednesday?

Every Wednesday, this question might pop up in your mind: "What should I post on my Instagram account?" “What should I share with my LinkedIn connects?”

Tuesday might be a day for reflection, but Wednesday is a day for inspiration. We have compiled some of the best quotes about motivation to help you get through your day. Go through the list of powerful quotes and share them in your circle to push your friends and well-wishers to help them achieve their best

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