4 Quotes to Live and Work By

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What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.  ~ Benjamin F. Fairless

What could possibly be better than doing something you love?  When you love your job you will find that it is easy to give it your all and when you love you job, being part of the team is easy.  You will find that with an attitude like this, many opportunities will come your way so be ready to grab on and enjoy the ride.

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.  ~ Brian Tracy

Self-development is one of the most important aspects to having a satisfying career.  Coincidentally, it can also be the thing that helps you to move forward in your career and create opportunities for yourself.  When self-development is part of your daily life, job and life satisfaction will increase.

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.  ~ Lou Holtz

Some say that it is not the successes in our careers that we learn the most from but the failures.  Failures are learning opportunities and they can encourage us to do better.  If you remember that failure is a part of everyone’s life and use the experience to learn, to grow, and to expand in your skills you will be noticed by others in the office.  Failure is not a bad thing.  Failure is a growth opportunity.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.  ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain has many wise things to say and they can almost always be applied to the office and to your career.  This one is especially true.  If you surround yourself with the complainers and whiners in the office you will soon find that you are unhappy with the job you are at.  But if you surround yourself with the people in the office that are excited about their jobs and get worked up about a new project, you’ll soon feel the same way. 

What quotes inspire you?  What quotes make you feel like a super-star at your job?  I’d love to hear them so share them in the comments!