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Do you ever feel that your team is feeling down at times, but aren’t sure what to do to motivate them?
Motivation is the energy that drives us all. Without it, everything seems drab, grey, dull and uninteresting… we don’t feel like anything anymore. So, how can we find it again when it’s gone?
Without a minimum of motivation, nothing is done, nothing is created. Which is very problematic at work and of course in a team. It is our driving force, which invites us to take action, to do something and to make us lively, concrete and efficient.
I have selected for you 40 quotes that will help you motivate your team.
But how to use them effectively?
Here are some suggestions for using quotes for you and your team:
Write them on cards that you distribute to all your employees.
Print them and post them on your bulletin board every day or every week.
Start all your meetings with one of these motivational quotes that you can put on your agenda to start each meeting well or sign up on a whiteboard.
Put them in the background on the computers of your employees and on your screen to boost the motivation of everyone including yours.
Do not be shy and use them as much as you can!
« Each difficulty encountered must be an opportunity for further progress » — Pierre de Coubertin
«Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life » — Amy Poehler
« With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts » — Eleanor Roosevelt
« Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory » — George S. Patton
« Problems are not stopped signs, they are guidelines » — Robert H. Schuller
« Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. » — Bill Gates
« Always do your best. What you plant now, will harvest later » — Og Mandino
« The secret of getting ahead is getting started » — Mark Twain
« If you can dream it, you can do it » — Walt Disney
« A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did » — John Burroughs
« Logic will take you from point A to point B. Imagination and audacity will lead you where you want it » — Albert Einstein
« When two forces are joined, their effectiveness is double » — Isaac Newton
« It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit » — Harry S. Truman
« A goal is a dream with a deadline » — Napoleon Hill
« You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win» — Ted Turner
« Individual commitment to a group effort- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work» — Vince Lombardi
« Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence » — Helen Keller
« Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it » — Dwight D. Eisenhower
« Enthusiasm is at the base of all progress » — Henry Ford
« Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you had to live forever » — Gandhi
« We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated » — Maya Angelou
« Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team » — Patrick Lencioni
« The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph » — Thomas Paine
« Imagination is more important than knowledge » — Albert Einstein
« One becomes a man only by surpassing oneself » — Aristotle
« There is only one answer to the defeat, and that is the victory » — Winston Churchill
« Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other » — Walter Elliot
« Well done is better than well said » — Benjamin Franklin
« In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can » — Nikos Kazantzakis
« Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. » — Helen Keller
« Only those who take the risk of failing spectacularly will succeed brilliantly » — Robert Kennedy
« Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing one’s enthusiasm » — Winston Churchill
« It always seems impossible until it’s done » —Nelson Mandela
« We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us » — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
« The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare » — Bobby Knight
« Go for it now. The future is promised to no one» — Wayne Dyer
«Motivation will almost always beat mere talent » — Norman Ralph Augustine
« Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives, It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results» — Andrew Carnegie