28 Work Challenges Quotes

No matter the workplace, there will always be challenging days in every single job.

Whether it’s the sheer workload, the management, dismall pay, lack of teamwork, incapable co-workers or uninspiring company visions – workplaces can certainly be challenging!

The following quotes about work challenges all highlight the issues, inspire change and show empathy and understanding. Because sometimes, such challenges are outside of our control and we just need to shift our perspectives a little.


Work Challenges Quotes


“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz


“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Samuel Goldwyn


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Unknown


“Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.” Napoleon Hill


“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” Byron Dorgan


“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” Rumi


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“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” Robert Frost


“Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.” Mary Kay Ash


“It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” Benjamin Franklin


“I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just e-mail with a view.” Elon Musk


“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” Robert Frost


“Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.” Margaret Fuller


“You’re blessed if you have the strength to work.” Mahalia Jackson


“I put my heart and my soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process.” Vincent Van Gogh


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison


“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi


“Quality is everyone’s responsibility.” W. Edwards Deming


“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” Jonas Salk


“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Samuel Goldwyn


“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi


“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!” David O. McKay


“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” Albert Camus


“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” Ann Landers


“And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” Will Smith


“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” Ann Landers


“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” Johnny Carson



If you can’t change your job right now, or if it’s just an unusually difficult time right now, don’t despair, be inspired by the following quotes for a mindset boost:

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