So you’ve decided on your new year’s resolution: to dedicate more time to your job search. Or maybe it’s something along the lines of, find a job you’ll really love. Whatever it is, it’s not always easy to find motivation for starting your job search. There will be obstacles along the way, and the fear of failing is sometimes enough to put it off. Perhaps you’ve already been searching for months, and your efforts are beginning to seem fruitless. There are always a million reasons to give up, but sometimes all we need is one more reason to keep going. That’s why we’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite quotes to inspire you to stick to your resolution and get cracking on that job search. You got this!

  1. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
  2. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
  3. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  4. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
  5. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  6. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
  7. “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  8. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck
  9. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  10. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
  11. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  12. “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” – Latin Proverb
  13. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” – Unknown
  14. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach
  15. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  16. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  17. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

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