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Motivational Quotes to Energize Your Day

Motivational Quotes to Energize Your Day

Rosie Greaves

There are times in all our lives when we need a little extra help to get us through the day. None more so than at work. One Gallup study found that just 15% of workers feel engaged at work, with just 10% in Europe feeling motivated, compared to 33% in the US.

We’re not going to delve into the reasons for such low statistics. Instead, we've compiled a list of inspirational quotes for you to tap into whenever the mood takes you—whether it's to help you through the Monday blues or to get you over the line on Friday after a particularly grueling week.  

Whatever your reason for needing motivation, we’ve got it covered. You’ll recognize some inspirational quotes from famous people from all walks of life, including the business world.

Hopefully, our collection will inspire you as you pursue your dropshipping venture.

Let's take a look!

Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Although you may be bursting with ideas and enthusiasm for success. However, even entrepreneurs have tough days and experience self-doubt or struggle to get going some days.

So, here are just a few inspirational quotes for wannabe entrepreneurs:

  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” - Mark Twain.
  2. "Nothing in life that's worth anything is easy." - Barack Obama.
  3. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan.
  4. "When you are building a startup, it’s difficult. Particularly a startup that is expanding at the rate of Tinder. You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate." -Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder, Inc.
  5. "Don’t assume that borrowing lots of money can make your startup fly. There are many things to the business other than investors, and it’s possible to succeed with your startup without breaking the bank." -Barnaby Lashbrooke, Founder of Time Etc.
  6. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” — Beyoncé.
  7. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney.
  8. "If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly." -Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of Canva.
  9. "One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world, there’s going to be criticism." -Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group.
  10. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth.
  11. ."Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets." -Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep.
  12. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” ―Abraham Lincoln.

Motivational Quotes of the Day

We all need a boost now and again to get our day started. Whether it’s a work or personal life situation, here are some quotes to turn to when you need that extra push to start your day:

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  1. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama XIV
  3. “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” —Socrates.
  4. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”―Neil Gaiman.
  5. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ―Helen Keller.
  6. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” —William W. Purkey.
  7. “It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Lewis Carroll
  8. “Everything you can imagine is real.”―Pablo Picasso.
  9. “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” ―Simon Sinek.

Monday Motivational Quotes

A Forbes article once asked, “Why do we (still) hate Mondays?” and the conclusion was “a lack of fulfillment in one’s work.”

Therefore, in theory, if you’re starting a new venture, such as a dropshipping business, you may not feel this way. However, Mondays might be tough simply because we’ve partied all weekend or not had enough sleep...

Either way, if it’s Monday and you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for a positive quote for today that will help address those wretched Monday blues!

  1. “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her 18th birthday, you can get out of bed.” —E. Jean Carroll.
  2. “When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it’s Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.” —Edmond Mbiaka.
  3. “Goodbye, blue Monday.” ―Kurt Vonnegut
  4. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali.
  6. “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman
  7. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn.
  8. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind, for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” — Bruce Lee
  9. “If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton.

Friday Motivational Quotes

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So that’s Mondays dealt with, but what about Fridays? It’s easy to feel burnt out after a long week when you literally haven’t stopped. Being an entrepreneur can feel like you’re running a long marathon, and if you feel like a particular week has felt tough, you might need that extra push to get you over the finish line and kick-start your weekend!

  1. “Make Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of, knowing that you just didn’t put in time to the next paycheck.” —Byron Pulsifer.
  2. “I challenge you to let every day be a Friday. Permit yourself to be happy every day.” —Joel Osteen.
  3. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” —Robin Williams.
  4. “Every Friday, I like to high-five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor.” —Nanea Hoffman.
  5. “When you leave work on Friday, leave work. Don’t let technology follow you throughout your weekend (answering text messages and emails). Take a break. You will be more refreshed to begin the workweek if you have had a break.” —Catherine Pulsifer.
  6. “Oh! It’s Friday again. Share the love that was missing during the week. In a worthy moment of peace and bliss.” —S. O’Sade
  7. “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it." —Lou Holtz.
  8. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push this company in the next 24 hours?’” —Leah Busque
  9. “Hands up if you’re ready to do something you’ll regret this weekend. Go forth! You have my blessing.” —Florence Welch.

Inspirational Quotes for Work

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You may be running your dropshipping niche full-time or, at the moment, as a side hustle -whichever applies to you; motivation is essential.

Your bottom line may be what pushes you forward, but it may also be the sense of satisfaction you achieve from simply finding great products to sell!

Either way, these quotes will hopefully inspire you to keep going forward:

  1. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs.
  2. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar.
  3. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” ―Thomas Edison.
  4. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.” ―Mark Cuban
  5. “Every successful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him.” ―K’wan.
  6. .“Greatness only comes before hustle in the dictionary.” ―Ross Simmonds.
  7. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” ―Gary Vaynerchuk.
  8. "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

Motivational Quotes for Employees

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If you’ve grown your business to the point where you're employing people to run the day-to-day aspects of your business, congratulations!

However, it’s one thing motivating yourself, but how about your employees?

They, too, will sometimes need a boost to get through tricky work situations.

Here’s our list of motivational quotes for your hardworking team:

  1. “Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.
  2. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ―Sheryl Sandberg.
  3. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford.
  4. "If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love." - Barack Obama.
  5. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale.
  6. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ―Marissa Mayer.
  7. “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.
  8. "There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment." – Norman Vincent Peale.
  9. .“Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ―A.C. Benson.

Boosting Motivational Quotes

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What if the above quotes don’t quite match how you’re feeling and what you need? This may be because your business is experiencing a downturn or you’re struggling to find great suppliers to work with.

No matter the reasons, here's our collection of super motivational quotes to help you through those tricky patches.

  1. “Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life was the day I realized that I no longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business” —Cindy Gallop.
  2. “I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” ―Michelle Obama.
  3. “The hard days are what make you stronger.” ―Aly Raisman.
  4. “If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.” ―Wayne Dyer.
  5. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ―Theodore Roosevelt.
  6. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” ―Shonda Rhimes.
  7. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ―Kurt Cobain
  8. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash.
  9. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” —Michele Ruiz.
  10. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” - George Addair

Short But Sweet Motivational Quotes

Sometimes, we need something short, sweet, and punchy that you can refer to during the day.

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So, here’s a few snappy inspirational quotes that apply to all sorts of situations:

  1. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” —Dalai Lama
  2. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine―and shadows will fall behind you.” ―Walt Whitman
  3. “Make each day your masterpiece.” ―John Wooden
  4. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ―Confucius
  5. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  6. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” ―Helen Keller
  7. “Begin anywhere.” ―John Cage
  8. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” —Chris Grosser
  9. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot
  10. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” ―Walt Disney

Inspirational Quotes For Your Personal Life

Work isn’t the only time we need inspiration or to draw on someone else’s wisdom for inner strength. We all face daily personal challenges, be they with our health, our relationships, or our finances. With that said, here are some inspirational quotes you can turn to during those difficult personal moments.

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  1. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and, belonging, and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” — Brené Brown
  2. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today” - Will Rogers.
  3. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ―Katharine Hepburn
  4. “Never regret anything that made you smile.” ―Mark Twain.
  5. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt.
  6. “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” ―Buddha
  7. “Trust is the active engagement with the unknown. Trust is risky. It’s vulnerable. It’s a leap of faith.” - Esther Perel.
  8. “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” - Oprah Winfrey.
  9. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.” - Beyonce.

Our Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our list of motivational quotes to energize your day. Sometimes, when you’re experiencing the daily grind of work and personal life, it’s important to recalibrate and reach outside of ourselves for inspiration.

Hopefully, our list of quotes has done that for you, and you can use them to draw upon when you need that extra burst of motivation and inspiration.

Why don’t you bookmark this page to remind yourself to read some of these quotes to help you kick-start your week? Whether you’re aiming to go big with a new project or start small, these quotes will hopefully help remind you of your motivation.

Do you have a favorite quote that stands out most for you, or is there a quote you live by that we haven’t included? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rosie Greaves

Rosie Greaves is a professional content strategist specializing in all things digital marketing, B2B, and lifestyle. In addition to Spocket, you can find her published on Reader's Digest, E-commerce Platforms, and Judicious Inc. Check out her website Blog with Rosie for more information.

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