23 Career Mindfulness Quotes to an Energy-Filled Workday

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Whatever career you choose in life, the driving force of it must come from within you.

A career which involves learning and hard work, can be anything that you want it to be. It is the occupation that once taken, accounts for a significant period of your life and with opportunities for progress.

Added to that, your career must be one that makes your life happy and beyond the money or other financial gains, it should be energy-filled.

Notwithstanding, it is imperative that when seeking a career in life, one must think about the hard work that comes with it, the rewards that can come when you have a mindset for getting the work done through team effort and what it means to have good work ethics while in pursuit of a your career.

Here then are 23 career mindfulness quotes to an energy-filled workday:-


1.) “No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.” ~ Napoleon Hill

2.) “Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard work hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.” BC Forbes

3.) “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” ~ Carlton Fisk

4.) “He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”  George Bernard Shaw

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

6.) “A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.” ~ H S M Burns

7.) “Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day…” ~ Orison Swett Marden

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8.) “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha

9.) “The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career.” ~ Earl Nightingale

10.) “Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes for it has no time for anything else.” ~ Heywood Broun

11.) “I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.” ~ James Joyce

Hard Work

12.) “I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. This is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

13.) “There is no substitute for hard work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison

14.) “If you want to achieve some big and really interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.” ~ Steve Pavlina


15.) “We’re supposed to be perfect our first day on the job and then show constant improvement.” ~ Ed Vargo

16.) “Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.” ~ Ross Perot

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17.) “Working collectively and collaboratively is the difference between mediocrity by yourself..or success as a team. You have to share the pain..and the responsibility…and if you do then you will also share in the rewards.” ~ Michael Bloomberg

18.) “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi

19.) “No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination, a person can overcome anything.” ~ B. Dodge

20.)  “Teamwork is the ability to work towards 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

Work Ethics

21.) “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

22.) “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” ~ Booker T. Washington

23.) “Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” ~ James Allen

You get hired for a job, but you build a career – not by what you achieve, but by what you were able to overcome.

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (793 Articles)
Yvonne I. Wilson is known for her prolific, dynamic leadership style with over twenty years in the healthcare industry. She is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change; a positive thinker and someone who is very passionate and optimistic about life. She is mantled as an end-time Apostolic Prophet with an extraordinary spirit of discernment, an exceptionally strong prophetic and healing anointing and a unique gift in prophetic intercessory prayer as she navigates through the realm of the spirit and as she ministers to the nations. With the Agape love of God and His undeniable purpose for which He has called her, God has given her a Prophetic Deliverance Ministry to bring deliverance to His people, to heal the wounded, rejected and emotionally scarred/broken in spirit, to break barriers, old paradigms and false teachings and to rebuild, establish and plant the things of God.

10 Comments on 23 Career Mindfulness Quotes to an Energy-Filled Workday

  1. Yash Birajdar // May 26, 2015 at 1:35 am //

    Hey Yvonne I. Wilson,

    Thank You for such a great collection of quotes which has really inspired me. I liked what George Bernard Shaw said in the above quotes.

    Really Inspiring and Thank You again for such a lovely quotes.

    • Hi Yash,

      It’s always a pleasure to see you here. I am glad that you enjoyed the selection of quotes and you were inspired by them,. May you have a blessed day and a great week.

  2. Hi Yvonne ma’am,

    Nice list of quotes with great motivational value. It is hard for me to pick my favorites. I loved the teamwork quotes. T- Together E- Everyone A- Achieves M- More. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead. 🙂

    ~ Rohan.

    • Hi Rohan

      So excited to see you here again. 🙂 The TEAM concept is great and I love the way that you have spelled it out. There is definitely power and strength in unity. Just imagine in the workplace how productivity level can increase if everyone work together in unison. Awesome!

      Your comment is appreciated. Have a wonderful week ahead. Cheers! 🙂

  3. Hello Yvonne, Great post needed .

    I was checking one of my Facebook Friend Facebook Activity. He shared your this article and the title of this article really make me crazy to read about this. I am always looking to find out Business quotes to share my Friends as well to get motive myself and also them. And You really did a great job with” 23 Career Mindfulness Quotes”

    Thanks For sharing. Have a Good Week End and Keep sharing with us !

    • Hi Tonmoy,

      It’s a pleasure to see you here at my blog. Welcome! 🙂 I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and to give such a wonderful feedback.

      I am so excited to hear that you love the post and found it useful and relevant to your business, to the point of being motivated. More power to you in your work as well. Looking forward to hear what you have to share on your site.

      Have a great day/weekend. Blessings.

  4. Hi Yvonne
    I am glad I came to know about this post. You have decorated the article with wonderful quotes. All these quotes are motivating. I really love the closing line of one of the quote
    Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career.” ~ Earl Nightingale
    I am in love with this line. It fills in more energy within me.
    Thanks for sharing these lovely quotes.

    • Hi Yatin

      I am so excited to see you here again. It’s somewhat of a coincidence that we both focused on career in our posts this week. Great minds sure think alike. 🙂

      The quotes are certainly motivating and some very strong contenders among the list such as that one by Earl Nightingale. That was one of my AHA moment! I am glad you were encouraged and energized from the post.

      Thanks for sharing it. Much appreciated. Have a great day/weekend! Cheers Buddy! 🙂

  5. Hi Yvonne,

    Awesome indeed 🙂

    You know how much I love quotes and ensure to add a few in most of my posts – so this one is getting bookmarked for sure, because these are so different and unique, as they relate to our career and work!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    • Hi Harleena

      Quotes are indeed fashionable and I love them just the same! 🙂 It’s the collective thoughts, ideas, and strategies of others that brings us hope, inspiration and encouragement. So happy that you love them and would be bookmarking the post.

      Have a great day/weekend. TGIF! 🙂

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