No more making excuses for why you can’t go after your dream job or the title you know you deserve!

Most of the times, we need an extra push to achieve our career goals; great quotes from highly successful people can do just that! Today I’ve compiled a few quotes from some great thinkers that’ll surely inspire you to follow your dreams and achieve your career goals.

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom

Lesson to Learn: You need to figure out things that are holding you back from your career success. Usually, it’s the worry and fear that keeps us from exploring new avenues and leaving our comfort zone. Leave your fear behind and move forward because the things we are afraid of, are often the things most worth doing.

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

Lesson to Learn: Before you take up a new project or get started with a job hunt, you need to make sure that you have gained enough skills to succeed in that. Moreover, actions without comprehensive planning do not usually end up well.

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

Lesson to Learn: It’s difficult to get anywhere in your life, whether personal or professional, without a bit of dreaming. So you should always dream big and keep striving to make it a reality.

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

Lesson to Learn: In order to achieve big, you need to go the extra mile. Nobody has ever made it to their dream job or dream business without going above and beyond.

“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

Lesson to Learn: You’ll be faced by a lot of negatives in your professional life that’ll demotivate you and turn you down. If you start focusing on all these negatives, you’ll miss out on great opportunities. The idea is to only focus on the positive aspects of your career.