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9 Life Quotes that Will Change Your Theories of Work


Work-life can be both delightful and bitter. You might find yourself plop on your desk, exhausted from working long hours. On the other hand, you might also feel energized and happy because you can finish your project in a satisfactory note that gains praise from your boss. 

Which one do you constantly feel? Exhausted or happy? 

Whichever you feel about your work now, there is no reason to give up. To help you get the most of your working life, here are the top 9 life quotes that will hopefully make you more positive at work. 

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“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry and complaining.” - Stephen Hawking 

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ASL at the age of 21. Someone diagnosed with an incurable disease at that age has reasons to be angry, longing, and maybe giving up on his life. But Stephen never had such thoughts because he knew that complaint and anger are not the answer and definitely not the solution to your problems. 

“Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.” - Stephen Hawking 

We all know that knowledge is a power to form a better generation and a better world. And if all big, famous, and smart influencer including Stephen advise you to learn and learn more, then take it. From online courses to reading novels, there is always something you can do to gain more knowledge and beef up your resume. 

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you cannot change it, change your attitude.” - Dr. Maya Angelou 

Everyone has something they don’t like and they can choose to change it to something they like. But before that, Dr. Maya suggests us to see our internal self before judging others or external situation. Your “internal” behaviours, mind, and way of thinking determine how you see that difficult unachievable project. 

“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” - Stephen Hawking 

Everyone needs self-satisfaction and that is what Stephen is trying to emphasis. Only working towards something you love, you can achieve the truest and purest satisfaction in life.

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” - Stephen Hawking 

Don’t say you give up because you haven’t found the right job or are unable to finish a project! Learn from Stephen, he was unable to even move a finger and with all his will, he is now known as a great scientist who contributes big to our science history. 

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” - Aristotle 

There must be a solution to every problem you are encountering right now. You just need to switch your focus on the smallest and most likely fallible solution rather than always complaining about the problem. 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” - Helen Keller 

Problem with a supervisor or difficult project is likely to make you feel burnout, down, and unmotivated at work - something that eventually makes you unproductive. But Hellen teaches us that as long as you have confidence and hope in yourself, you can conquer the fear of not being able to finish up your work. 

Finally, let’s finish with these to encouraging quotes telling us that success is not merely in your head, but it is upon actions that you take. 

“Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart.” - JmStorm 

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” - Pele 

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