Whether it’s a bad case of the Mondays or urgent requirements from your clients just before you log off for the weekend, we have compiled some of the best lines we could to really get you through the storms of fate and paperwork.
Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally but what you do consistently – Marie Forleo
The most skilled people in the world all go back to saying practice makes perfect and much of that is achievable with perseverance and a hard look at the target you’re aiming at.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us – Gandalf
Simple yet powerful, these words by the famous wizard on making it count resound in the hearts of geeks and those who are lost and anxious. It’s a strong reminder of how the limited time we have is a privilege we should not be wasting.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Ghandi
Straight to the point, Ghandi reminds us to make each day count while also making it a point to keep learning and acting to improve our wisdom.
Don’t think you are, know you are. – Morpheus
A short but concise set of words that remind us to be self-confident.
Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised. – Aragorn
Ever feel like what you’re doing isn’t important because nobody is patting you on the back for it? These words by Tolkien’s Aragorn put the value back in the things we do and not in the things people say about them.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it – Charles R. Swindoll
A person who makes the most of a bad situation can sometimes do more than someone who squanders a great opportunity.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future – Lady Galadriel
If you’re just starting out, or you feel like you’re too far below the company ladder to make a difference, remember this line by the elf queen on how every piece of effort we chip in can make a difference.
Everything’s impossible until somebody does it – Batman/Bruce Wayne
There was a time when people couldn’t fathom flying and the Wright Brothers found a way. If you’re frustrated with an idea you can’t get to work, remember these words and the people who have proven naysayers wrong time and time again.
Keep moving forward. – Walt Disney/Meet The Robinsons
A powerful saying that reminds us not to look back at our previous failures and successes for too long and to keep looking ahead to the future.
It’s the job that’s never started that takes longest to finish – Samwise Gamgee
A gardener by trade, Samwise Gamgee is no stranger to jobs that take long to show signs of progress, and he makes a good point that you need to plant the seed before you can expect any progress at all.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
You’ll never get there if you give up and don’t get a move on.
Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. – Marie Forleo
There is no point in speculating and leaving things in our head to overthink with our colleagues and clients when simply asking could clear the air.
It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit. – J.R.R. Tolkien
Another line on perseverance by the man himself, Tolkien reminds us that our determination can overcome the limitations of our bodies.
I have one power. I never give up. – Batman/Bruce Wayne
Batman is a superhero without a superpower and this is how he does it.
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something. – Jake the Dog
Nobody is great at something on their first try, not even the second or third or fourth tries. It’s worth remembering these words when you only just starting out because there is no shortcut to success.
Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
Just go ahead and do it, no half-baked attempts. Everything we do to succeed requires deliberate effort.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes we need to take a leap of faith for the decisions we make.
Great things don’t come from comfort zones. – Roy T. Bennett
People proved the world was round by sailing a ship to what others thought was the edge. Don’t just stick with the familiar when you’re aiming for greatness.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
Plain and simple, the real way to achieve success doesn’t involve a secret ritual, a magic lamp, or a wizard’s brew. It’s being smart about your decisions and putting in the time and effort to really achieve it.
Any age is the perfect age to follow your dream. – Marie Forleo
Harrison Ford & Alan Rickman got their big breaks relatively late in their lives, but they never stopped following their dreams.
And that’s it for our list. If you ever feel like your career isn’t going anywhere, or if your business isn’t taking off, remember these words to help you back up on the road to your success.