Quotes About Hard Work to Keep You Motivated and Moving Forward

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Anything worth achieving is worth working for. Those goals that we reach when we really strive for them, giving it our all, are the most rewarding.

Whether it is taking small steps towards your goals, shooting for a new objective, or simply dreaming those big dreams, hard work is what gets us there. Trusting in yourself and your own abilities will allow you to dig deep, put in the time, and get where you want to be. Everything is achievable with the right mindset.

Creators know firsthand the importance of hard work, having lived the experience to achieve their own goals and dreams. Here we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite audiobook quotes about hard work to motivate and inspire you.

Quotes About Hard Work to Help You Succeed

Without hard work and struggle, it is nearly impossible to achieve our goals and reach true success. These inspiring quotes will remind you of the importance of hard work, and that sticking to it and putting in the effort will lead you to success.

1.“Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” - Perfume: the Story of a Murderer

2.“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to." - It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

3.“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” - 99: Stories of the Game

4.“We are born, we live and we die—in the midst of the marvelous.” - The Last Great Dance on Earth

5.“You have to use your failures as stepping stones to success.” - A Fine Balance

6.“I know that change is difficult, and comes slowly, and that it is the work of many days strung together in a long line until the origin of them is forgotten." - Allegiant

7.“So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed). Kid, you'll move mountains.” - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

8.“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” - Outliers: the Story of Success

9.“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.” - Crazy Love

10.“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” - The Art of Racing in the Rain

11."Don’t worry about it. Just look ahead to the next question. You didn’t get here by accident. You passed the test. You deserve to be here. These categories maybe don’t line up with your areas of expertise. But you’re bright. Keep your head up. Move forward. Keep going.” - The Answer Is..

12.“Early success is a terrible teacher. You're essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can't do it. You don't know how.” - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

13.“To me, it’s simple: if you’ve got the time, use it to get ready. What else could you possibly have to do that’s more important? Yes, maybe you’ll learn how to do a few things you’ll never wind up actually needing to do, but that’s a much better problem to have than needing to do something and having no clue where to start.” - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

14.“It’s not enough to shelve your own competitive streak. You have to try, consciously, to help others succeed.” - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Quotes About the Value of Hard Work

Hard work is a lesson that is constantly taught throughout life. From taking our first steps as a baby to succeeding at our job, we are constantly working and learning and growing. Here are some of our favourite audiobook quotes about the value of hard work and how it can shape you and your life outlook.

15."If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." - The Wee Free Men

16.“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault." - Ender's Game

17.“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before." - Cat's Cradle

18.“Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at…something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.” - One Day

19.“It is hard work to fill one's life with meaning. That I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here.” - The Chosen

20.“One minute was enough, Tyler said, "A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.” - Fight Club

21.“..If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires” - Outliers: the Story of Success

22.“If you aim to be something you are not, you will always fail. Aim to be you. Aim to look and act and think like you. Aim to be the truest version of you. Embrace that you-ness. Endorse it. Love it. Work hard at it. And don't give a second thought when people mock it or ridicule it. Most gossip is envy in disguise.” - The Midnight Library

23.“Let me tell you a secret: there is no such thing as an uninteresting life. One day you must tell me your full and complete story, unabridged and unexpurgated.We will set aside some time for it, and meet. It's very important. It's extremely important because it helps to remind yourself of who you are. Then you can go forward, without fear of losing yourself in this ever-changing world. Maneck smiled. 'Why is it important?'” - A Fine Balance

24.“A lifetime had to be crafted, just like anything else, she thought, it had to be moulded and beaten and burnished in order to get the most out of it.” - A Fine Balance

25.“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - PS, I Love you

26.“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” - Different Seasons

27.“The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” - Diary

28."Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination.” - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

29.“Yet I still believe in the will to live. I believe in positivity. I believe in optimism. I believe in hope, and I certainly believe in the power of prayer.” - The Answer Is..

30.“You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” - Memoirs and Misinformation

Quotes About Hard Work and Persistence

The importance of working hard is not just a one-time act. Trying is key, but it is continuing to try—getting up when you are knocked down, pushing through the failures—that is the measure of true success. We’ve gathered some of our favourite quotes about persevering through hard times that are sure to keep you motivated as you strive for your goals and dreams.

31.“A lot of people want a shortcut. I find the best shortcut is the long way, which is basically two words: work hard.” - The Last Lecture

32.“I was giving up. I would have given up—if a voice hadn't made itself heard in my heart. The voice said ‘I will not die. I refuse it. I will make it through this nightmare. I will beat the odds, as great as they are. I have survived so far, miraculously. Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen everyday. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die. Amen.’” - Life of Pi

33.“Work hard, know your shit, show your shit, and then feel entitled. Listen to no one except the two smartest and kindest adults you know, and that doesn't always mean your parents. If you do that, you will be fine." - Why Not Me?

34.“..You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can't do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it's just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard..” - Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

35."You know what they say. If at first you don't succeed, try the same thing again. Sometimes the effort is called persistence and is the mark of a strong will. Sometimes it's called perseveration and is a sign of immaturity.” - The Inconvenient Indian

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