1) “People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.” – Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder & COO, Cloudflare 

2) “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” 

– Stephen Covey, Author

3) “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”

– Sheila Murray Bethel, Author

4) “Life doesn’t always present you with the perfect opportunity at the perfect time. Opportunities come when you least expect them, or when you’re not ready for them… Opportunities, the good ones… are hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.”

– Susan Wojcicki, CEO, Netflix

5) “There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”

– Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

6) “Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. It is easy to allow insecurities about age/experience level to prevent you from making a big demand, or asking for a meeting with an influential person, or even admitting that you need help.”

– Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, Author

7) “If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.”

– Paul F. Davis, Author

8) “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

– Arianna Huffington, Author, Business Leader

Steve Jobs Career Quotes

9) “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.” 

– Steve Jobs

10) “Love what you do and do what you love. Doing something new and different requires a level of drive and passion that is really hard to fake. When your heart is behind what you are doing, so much is possible.”

– Tracy Sun, Poshmark Co-founder

11) “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” 

– Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

12) “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

– Amelia Earhart, American Aviator

Marie Curie Career Quotes

13) “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

– Marie Curie , Radioactivity Researcher and Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner

14) “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”

– Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX

15) “Trust in yourself, believe that your voice matters, and know that your words are good enough.”

– Amber Gordon, Founder of Femsplain

16) “Always deliver more than expected.” 

– Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google

17) “Worry less about being liked and more about being respected. Early on in my career, I was so concerned with burning bridges, because everyone says ‘Don’t burn that bridge.’ But you know what? There are some bridges that are totally okay to burn. What you find is that, when you get rid of all that stuff, you realize that it’s just noise and negative energy. And you make room for so much better. I found so much when I surrounded myself with people that believed in me and that made me feel good.”

– Michelle Surya, Testlio Head of Sales

18) “If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet.”

– Mike Wallace, Journalist

19) “Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

– M. Scott Peck, Author

Meg Whitman Career Growth Quotes

20) “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.”

– Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard

21) “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.” 

– Steve Jobs

22) “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of why we want it.”

– Simon Sinek, Author

Richard Branson Career Quotes

23) “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”

– Richard Branson, Entrepreneur

24) “Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.”

– Rebecca Woodcock, Co-founder and CEO, Cake Health

25) “If you live for the weekends and vacations, your sh*t is broken.”

– Gary Vaynerchuk

26) “Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.”

– Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google

27) “If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.”

– Jane Fonda, Actress

28) “When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.”

– Cecil Selig

29) “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”

– Anne Frank

Simon Sinek Career Quotes

30) “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of why we want it.”

– Simon Sinek, Author

31) “You will never feel 100% ready when an opportunity arises. So just do it.”

– Unknown

32) “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.”

– Katharine Whitehorn, British journalist

33) “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.”

– Tim Cooke, CEO of Apple

34) “You don’t need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.”

– Michael Dell, CEO of DELL

35) “The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

36) “You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks at night.”

– Jarod Kintz, Author

37) “Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counterclockwise.”

– Grace Hopper ,  Pioneering Computer Scientist

38) “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

– Gore Vidal, Writer

39) “No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.”

– Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur

40) “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.”

– Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter

Sara Blakely Career Quotes

41) “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

– Sara Blakely​, founder and owner of Spanx

42) “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.”

– Simon Sinek, Author

43) “If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it…simply keep going forward because success will come.”

– Cassandra Sanford, Co-founder & CEO, Kelly Mitchell Group

44)  “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

– Anne Sweeney, former co-chair of Disney Media

45) “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” 

–  Anna Freud, Austrian psychoanalyst

46) “Bring your whole self to work because, that way, you can come full of ideas and the wholeness of your unique abilities.”

– Bozoma Saint John, Marketing Executive

47) “To do great work, you need to feel that you’re making a difference. That you’re putting a meaningful dent in the universe. That you are part of something important.”

– Jason Fried, Basecamp Founder

Leah Busque Career Quotes

48) “Life is like the monkey bars: you have to let go to move forward. Once you make the decision to leap, be sure to loosen your grasp on old concepts so you can swing your way to new ones.”

– Leah Busque, TaskRabbit Founder

50) “In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.”

– Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal