Sometimes it’s only natural that you feel a lack of motivation to work. Since this can happen more often during the summer, it’s more likely that you catch yourself admiring the outstanding sea view you get from your window or wishing you could be outside enjoying the nice warm weather. Just thinking about it makes it difficult for you to focus on doing any work, but you still have to do the work.
Not finding the motivation to work doesn’t necessarily mean that you hate your job. It might simply mean that you are too fatigued from the day before and your energy levels are low. Those things often get in the way and as a result have a major impact on your overall performance. So what do you do? How can you make sure you give 100 per cent every day and remain productive during the summer?
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Perhaps all you need is some inspiration to get you back on your game. So what better way to do it than reading a few lines of wisdom to help you regain your energy and motivation?
Zane Lowe, radio host and DJ at Apple’s Beat 1 station, believes that motivational quotes have invaluable power when it comes to doing your job effectively. As he stated in a Billboard interview, he keeps two quotes up on his wall that represent the culture of Beat 1 station, and his own philosophy of work. These are:
“Quality and consistency creates the addiction.”
“Don’t be boring.”
Just like Lowe, you too can come up with your own set of unique quotes that will help you boost your productivity and morale as well as make your work space look a little more creative. In this article we have compiled a series of inspirational quotes that might just have the answer to your problems. So, if you ever find yourself in need of a stimulus to work, have a look at this list and pick the ones you want to stick on your office wall:
#1 “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Rumi
Whatever you choose to do for living represents you in one way or another. This means that your job has essentially become a huge part of your life. You wake up and go to work with the goal to do some great work and hopefully change the world in some way, no matter how big or small.
#2 “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle
The secret to doing great work is incorporating fun into your job. This means you need to break your everyday routine by putting some humor and variety into it. Tell a joke to your colleagues and have a laugh about it. Use your humor to lighten the mood and you will notice an increase in your productivity and creativity.
#3 “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home, it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk
The definition of the word ‘job’ should be ‘something that you enjoy doing’. But since sometimes there might be parts of the job that don’t exactly thrill you, you need to engage yourself in the activity to make it more interesting. Try to figure out what makes you motivated to work in the first place and focus on that. If, however, there’s anything you don’t like, then change the way you work or make a suggestion to your boss.
#4 “Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances.” – B.J. Gupta
This is to remind yourself that although success doesn’t come easily, working towards it is the only thing you can do. What’s most important is to remember that you need to give 100 percent to your job and while you are it have fun by exploring all of the opportunities available to learn.
#5 “Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and become a slave.” Proverbs 12:24
Even though you are not in danger of becoming a slave in the sense of being owned by a someone, this quote does have a point. Stick it on your office wall and you will be reminded of what it feels to be a real winner. It suggests that you will only become a leader and an expert at what you do if you work hard. But if you are lazy you will hinder your prospects of becoming a leader and getting a chance to prove your talent.
#6 “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” – Elbert Hubbard
Even a simple quote such as this one can help you find your lost inspiration. Think about what you have done today that has helped you learn something new. Have you helped any of your colleagues out? Have you finally managed to confront your boss over an argument you two had the last week? Whatever it is, you should be proud of making a difference.
#7 “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold J. Toynbee
Work hard, play hard. This motto says it all! The secret to enjoying your job is blurring the line between what makes you a true professional and what brings you closer to your inner child. So just because you wear a tie, doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun at work.
#8 “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Obviously nobody said life was going to be easy. But, if you find the right opportunity that will allow you to chase your dreams you should do your best to achieve them. In that sense, finding meaning in what you do is the ultimate solution to enjoying your work. Likewise, there’s no point in doing a job that you don’t enjoy. If you think that you no longer find your job fulfilling it may be time to move on.
If you want to pick the most appropriate quotes for your office wall you need to do is focus on those that have the most profound impact on you so that you get the motivation to do work – not an excuse for wanting to abandon the office and run off to the Bahamas.
On a final note, don’t ever underestimate the power of words. A few words have the power to change your mood giving you the right spark of enthusiasm to get you up and running. This way you get reminded everyday how you can get closer to success by giving 100 percent.
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If you are reading this article while at work, here’s an incredibly inspirational video from BuzzFeedYellow that will help you get your motivation back in just under 60 seconds:
So, which job quotes would you rather see stuck on your office wall? Let me know in the comments section below…