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43 Motivational Quotes to Inspire you During those Difficult and Challenging Times Confronted in your Job Search


Searching for a new job is an exhilarating, exciting, challenging, frustrating, maddening and heart breaking experience all at once.

Interviewing, constantly tweaking the resume, social media and real-life networking, creating catchy cover letters, running out to interviews, getting rejected, not hearing back from the company after you thought you did amazingly well, and a myriad of other ups and downs could be very discouraging and disheartening.

It is a time like this that you could really use a pick-me-up.  A stirring speech from a coach, life-changing statement from a favorite teacher, or words of wisdom and encouragement from a parent.

Also, we could seek out the advice of successful people who have been through their own challenging times.

Here are 43  quotes to motivate you and get you through the difficult periods of the job search.



1.      “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison


2.      “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain


3.      “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi


4.      "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.“ –John Wooden


5.      "If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn


6.      "Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.“ –Anonymous


7.      "If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” –Anonymous


8.      "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.“ –Winston Churchill


9.      “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” - Dhirubhai Ambani


10.     “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” - Mark Caine


11.     “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” - Tony Robbins


12.     It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius


13.     Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  - Thomas A. Edison


14.     “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” -David Brinkley


15.     “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”  -  Steve Jobs


16.     “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  - Eleanor Roosevelt


17.     “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?” - Jimmy J


18.     “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - J. K Rowling


19.     “
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” - Albert Einstein


20.     “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman


21.     “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” - Bruce Lee


22.     “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” - Swami Vivekananda


23.     “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” - Dale Carnegie


24.     “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” - Jim Rohn


25.     “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand


26.     “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” - Gurbaksh Chahal


27.     “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” - Robert Kiyosaki


28.     “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” - T. Harv Eker

29.     “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs


30.     In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.  - Nikos Kazantzakis


31.     Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.  - Og Mandino


32.     "Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” –Chris Grosser

33.     “If you’re going through hell keep going.” –Winston Churchill

34.     “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller


35.     “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Anonymous


36.     “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” –Anonymous


37.     “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” –Thomas Jefferson

38.     “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” –Robert Collier


39.     “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar


40.     “The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” –Napoleon Hill


41.     “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” –Wayne Dyer



42.     “Fortune sides with him who dares.” –Virgil


43.     Now, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep aggressively moving forward towards your goal of getting that great new job!  - Jack Kelly