Words of encouragement for an employee (71+)

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Words of encouragement for an employee

  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “Do or do not. There is no try.”- Yoda
  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much of Today.” – Will Rogers
  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addai
  • “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll
  • “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath
  • “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Zigler
  • “If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.” – Tom Hirshfield
  • “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dali
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadows.” – Helen Keller
  • “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur
  • “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Lucius Seneca
  • “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.” – Karen Salmansohn
  • “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes
  • “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh
  • “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir
  • “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  • “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene” – A.C. Benson
  • “You can worry about the competition…or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.” – Jack Dorsey
  • You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.” – Saji Ijiyemi
  • ” A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.” – Mildred Struven
  • “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
  • “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “Becoming is better than being.” – Carol Dweck
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  • “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain
  • “Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.” – Habeeb Akande
  • “Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.” – Luther Campbell
  • “Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes from hard work.” – Joseph Barbara
  • “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein
  • “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Hall
  • I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” – Jonathan Sacks
  • “Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” – Paul Coffey
  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
  • “Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way to around them.” – JJ Goldwag
  • “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” – Patrick Suskind
  • “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden
  • “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  •  “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it” – Henry Ford
  • “You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” – Barack Obama
  • “You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  • “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
  • “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” —Truman Capote
  • “First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.” – Marie Curie
  • “If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse
  • “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  • “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb
  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
  • “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.” – Terence Fletcher
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller
  • “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
  • “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light” – Plato
  • “Well done, is better than well said” – Benjamin Franklin
  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” – Lao Tzu
  • “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser
  • “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is” – Vince Lombardi
  • “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  • “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
  • “Genius is born—not paid.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “I will prepare and someday my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
  • “It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.” – Rebecca Wells
  • “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti
  • “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn’t make a difference in the world. I think that’s just a horrible thing.” – John Skoll
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  • “The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” – Steve Schulte
  • “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
  • “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” – Ayn Rand
  • “The secret of getting ahead, is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.” – Aristotle
  • “Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  • “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek
  • “You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do” – Henry Ford
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
  • “You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually but in the team context.” – José Mourinho
  • “If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless” – Darryl F. Zanuck
  • “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha
  • “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock
  • “Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffet
  • “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championship.” – Micheal Jordan

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