Motivational Quotes for When Your Job Makes You Want to Cry


When the monotony of your 9-5 gets to be too much, you need to find a source of motivation.  Sometimes, that can come from an unexpected place. Below are 12 motivational quotes from various comedians across the nation that all offer a little slice of inspiration – be the best version of yourself today.

  1. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  -Steve Martin
  2. “The great thing about taking big chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much. So you take big swings.”  -Amy Poehler
  3.  ”Whenever you leave behind failure, you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb.”  -Louis C.K.
  4. “Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.”  -Kristen Wiig
  5.  ”Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.”  -Conan O’Brien
  6.  ”I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.”  -Bob Hope
  7.  ”Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may.”  -Jon Stewart
  8. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”  -Bill Cosby
  9. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”  -Tina Fey
  10. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”  -George Burns
  11. “Most people work just hard enough to not get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”  -George Carlin
  12. “You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that it. It doesn’t mater if it’s a table or a film or gardening – everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’”  -Ricky Gervais