Nine Inspirational Work Quotes to Get Through Today

The path to a meaningful career is riddled with the same complexities as all of life’s journeys. Maybe it is because we use such polite and proper language to talk about work, or because we are experienced and/or credentialed in concrete ways, that we believe it should be tidier than the rest of life. But creating our careers, and existing day-to-day in those realities is a human undertaking, subject to the same challenges as the rest.

When we feel a bit weak or a little lost, it’s helpful to do what humans have always done to find direction: Look to the stars.

These luminaries have worked hard and endured much to rise to their current positions of power, learning a lot along their way:      

Finding your place

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Knowing yourself

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Exercising control  

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Forging career trajectories

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Facilitating engagement

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Preserving

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Growing

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