It happens to the very best of us: the work rut. Maybe you find yourself suddenly unmotivated, or pessimistic about the future of your career, or just absolutely sick of sitting at your desk and listening to your boss. Trust us, we get it. We have all been there at one point or another.
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We do not say that to belittle your feelings or your experience, we say that to make you feel a little less alone. The good thing about ruts is that you get out of them, and sometimes all it takes are words of wisdom from someone who has been there before.
So with that in mind, here are some of our very favorite quotes for getting out of those dreaded work ruts.
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." — John D. Rockefeller
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." — E. E. Cummings
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from." — Seth Godin
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." — Maya Angelou
"The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me." — Ayn Rand