If nothing else about your job sparks some enthusiasm in you, you can do your work well because it’s your job. Your performance in it makes a statement about you. You must take pride in that statement.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
If not a sparrow falls upon the ground without your Father; you have reason to see that the smallest events of your career are arranged by Him.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
All members of the I-work-hard-but-because-I’m-not-up-front-I-never-get-the-credit club, take heart. Our God who rewards in secret will never overlook your commitment.
— Charles Swindoll
Don’t let your paycheck determine how you approach your work – or how you feel about yourself.
— Joe Torre
When looking for a job, tell the man what you can do for him, not how good you are.
— Martin Vanbee
Stop focusing on everything that’s wrong with your boss. Decide that you can handle his demands, or his distance, or his anger. Don’t allow your boss’s negative side to bring out your negative side.
— Joe Torre
Regardless of whether you like or dislike your boss, you have to respect him and you have to respect his opinion. If you don’t, you might be in the wrong job.
— Derek Jeter
Would you like to work for an incredible boss? Then start by treating your boss like an incredible person. Do extraordinary things for him or her, and over time I bet you’ll notice a difference in your relationship.
— Mark Sanborn
Showing deference to your boss means that you’re loyal and respectful. You’d be amazed how much you can accomplish with a tough boss when you grant him that basic regard.
— Joe Torre
To succeed, you must feel passionate about the work you have chosen. Lukewarm enthusiasm will not sustain you through the challenges you will face in a start-up business.
— Lillian Vernon
Make sure the career you choose is one you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, it will be difficult to give the extra time, effort and devotion it takes to be a success.
— Kathy Whitworth
One of the things I learned from my father was that he loved what he was doing. And he taught me early on that if you don’t love what you’re doing, you can’t be successful at it. You can never be successful at something you don’t love.
— Donald Trump
If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.
— Sam Walton
One of play’s products is fun – one of the most powerful motivators around. I’ve noticed that a fun working environment is significantly more productive than a routine environment.
— Roger von Oech
The way to get ahead in this world is to do whatever work you are doing well, then you will be picked to do some other job that is not being done well.
— Samuel Vauclair
Be so good they can’t ignore you.
— Jerry Dunn
All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.
— Charles Schwab
Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work – then try to trump it.
— Walt Disney
The only means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. This is a habit followed by all successful people since the beginning of time. Therefore, I say the surest way to doom yourself to mediocrity is to perform only the work for which you are paid.
— Og Mandino
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
— Greer Garson
There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
— B.C. Forbes
A dairymaid can milk cows to the glory of God.
— Martin Luther
There is no such thing as a perfect job. In any position you’ll find some duties which, if they aren’t onerous immediately, eventually will be. Success depends not merely on how well you do the things you enjoy, but how conscientiously you perform those duties you don’t.
— John Luther
Think enthusiastically about everything, especially your job. If you do, you’ll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you’ll shake it to pieces. You’ll love it into greatness, you’ll upgrade it, you’ll fill it with prestige and power.
— Norman Vincent Peale
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
— Dale Carnegie
I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
— George Burns
I’m a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don’t enjoy.
— Jack Nicklaus
Success is built by doing everything the best possible way. If you really want to be happy in your life, you must learn to enjoy and even love your work.
— Kemmons Wilson
You will probably get a larger position than you expect when you begin to do larger things than your firm expects.
— George Hobbs
If you want to get ahead, get your boss promoted.
— William George
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
— Napoleon Hill
Remember that the quickest way to get a raise is to raise your commitment to the company.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
H.P. Davison, who became the number one Morgan partner and was widely recognized as among the ablest bankers America ever produced, modestly explained to me how he went about qualifying for promotion. Briefly, he always taught whoever was immediately below him to do his (Davison’s) work; next he learned all he could about the job immediately ahead.
— B.C. Forbes