7 inspirational quotes about work

Quotes about workToday I offer you some quotes about work.

However, first consider this question. What exactly is work?

Well Physics offers a definition, of course. Essentially it says that it’s the effort required to move a force through a distance.

However, that’s not really my point today. I’m talking about work in relation to people. That thing that, for most people, takes up eight hours of each and every weekday. Now, in that sense, work is simply doing stuff for other people in exchange for money.

Do what you enjoy doing:

Ideally you should be doing stuff you enjoy doing because if you enjoy it you’ll do it well and if you do it well you’ll enhance your value over the long term. And if you really enjoy what you’re doing it won’t seem like work at all.

However if you’re doing stuff for just one person, regardless of how much you enjoy it, essentially you’re just trading your time for money.

Now I’m not suggesting that there’s anything wrong with trading your time. After all, that’s the way most people work. However, that’s not the way to earn serious money, unless you work on Wall Street.

Serve one for many:

To generate a significant income, for most people, you need to be doing stuff for many people simultaneously. One for many, rather than one for one.

For instance, if you write a bestselling book, record a bestselling music album or produce a bestselling video these activities can lead to you making serious money. A period of work by you produces a product which potentially gives pleasure to millions.

Quotes about workBecome an entrepreneur:

Starting a business and selling products by the thousand is another way to make serious money. Becoming an entrepreneur is another way to serve one for many.

The key message for you today dear reader is this; working ‘one-for-one’ can make you a living. Working ‘one-for-many’ can make you a fortune, particularly if you can continue to serve the many whilst you’re sleeping.

Whether it’s becoming a creative person, a performing artist, or starting a business. These are the roads to riches.

It’s never easy of course but it can be done and people do. You could too with a little self-belief.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about work to get you thinking about it.

Quotes about work:

  1. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~Confucius
  2. Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. ~Rumi
  3. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~Vince Lombardi
  4. There is no substitute for hard work. ~Thomas A. Edison
  5. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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
  6. All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. ~Pope Paul VI
  7. Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. ~Booker T. Washington

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