If you come to think of it, motivation is that most important and essential component which acts as a prerequisite for any task accomplished. Confused? Allow us to explain: Without motivation, a person will not, under any circumstance, perform a task. We get up in the morning for work because we are motivated to earn a living; we cook or go out to buy food because we are motivated to satisfy our hunger; we help a friend because we are motivated to lessen their burden and keep a steady friendship. We even require motivation to do relaxing tasks like watching a movie; we are motivated to hear and see an interesting story which will stimulate our sense of adventure, and the list goes on.

So what is motivation? Motivation is that drive or force which compels us to perform a task by giving us a reason, basically the drive activates when we have a need that demands satisfaction. The most famous theory of motivation is Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory.

Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

The theory consists of a five story pyramid, with each level equipped with a need. The needs are: Physiological Needs, Safety Needs, Social Needs, Esteem Needs and Self-actualization Needs. The bottom most level need i.e. Physiological Needs is the most crucial and demanding need, followed by the one above and so on. A person, according to Abraham Maslow, cannot move forward (or above a level) unless their current level need is not satisfied.

A truth about motivation is that despite the fact that the need in demand for satisfaction may be present, motivation still tends to fluctuate. For example, our need to earn a living is present yet some mornings we find our motivation to get out of the bed fluctuating. This can be increasingly difficult as an employee and also difficult as an employer, because it wouldn’t matter if you yourself have managed to get out of the bed if your employee hasn’t.

For all of you, today we have a list of reflections for work; over-flowing with inspiration which can and will motivate you to stretch and do the work you have been avoiding!

Reflections For Work Meetings

Inspiring Quotations About Work

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

”Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment, and to either of these ends, there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?” – J. Paul Getty

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

“The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” – Robert Frost

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

”The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.” – George Elliot

“Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.” – William Lyon Phelps

”You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” – Warren Beatty

Inspirational Quotations For Success In Work

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” – Robert Schuller

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” – Earl Nightingale

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” – Warren G. Bennis

“Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.” – Lee Lacocca

With these quotes and added motivation, get out there in the world and show it what you’re made of!