Seeking team quotes? Motivation for yourself or others?
My collection of motivational and other quotes for teams might be just what you need.
Even when things are going well, there can be bumps in the road. And those rocky patches can test the motivation of any of us.
Sometimes motivating myself to keep persevering through the daily challenges is a battle. Helping others find their inner motivation can be even harder. Particularly if that motivation has been lost for a long time.
We all know the power of the right words at the right time. But sometimes it can be hard to think of what to say. Or how to say it.
If this is where you're at, try tapping into the power of these motivational quotes. They may not achieve miracles, but at the same time, it's amazing what a shift in attitude a simple little saying can achieve.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone. ~ Lucretius
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
~ Thomas Jefferson
Courage does not always roar.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ~Conrad Hilton
If we don't start, it's certain we can't arrive. ~Zig Ziglar
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain
It is not the critic that counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena... who strives valiantly, who errs and often comes up short again and again...who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat...
~ President Theodore Roosevelt
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. ~Henry Ford
If I was given eight hours to chop down a tree. I would spend seven hours sharpening my ax. ~Abraham Lincoln
You see things; and you say “ Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “ Why not?” ~George Bernard Shaw
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
When using team quotes motivation is a common goal. Our page on how to use motivational quotes for teams in the workplace may give you some ideas on just how to put this into practice.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people. ~Lee Iacocca
The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.
~Rick Pitino, NCAA Championship winning coach
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot. ~Jim Rohn
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that's in him. ~ Unknown
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
~Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~ George S. Patton
In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. ~Rupert Murdoch
You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. But both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation. ~Homer Rice
For leaders seeking to build teamwork, motivational quotes like those above can be a useful tool.
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