As crazy as the world still feels one year after the Coronavirus pandemic began, the future is finally looking bright. Almost 500 million vaccine doses have now been administered with even more on the way. Nonetheless, there’s still a long way to go and it’s more important than ever to balance our work with taking time to improve our mental health. 

Many workers are facing remote work burnout, Zoom fatigue and an all-around feeling of stir-craziness while waiting for things to return to the new normal. 

As the work world slowly begins to transition back into the office, here are some quotes to keep you motivated and on track.

Quotes on Forward Thinking

  1. “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” - Pablo Picasso

  2. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney

  3. “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

  4. “You just have to keep driving down the road. It's going to bend and curve and you'll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.” - Ellen Degeneres

  5. “Take the changes in stride and understand that you may have setbacks. Instead of focusing on that, make sure to keep moving forward.” - Esther King

Quotes on Purpose

  1. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” - Dolly Parton

  2. "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou

  3. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  4. “When your life is on course with its purpose, you are at your most powerful. And though you may stumble, you will not fall.” - Oprah Winfrey

Quotes on Work Life Balance and Self Care

  1. “You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful...success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.” - Andrew Wilkinson

  2. “You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” - Zig Ziglar

  3. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” - Heather Shuck

  4. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ‘em.” - Shel Silverstein

  6. “If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” - Dalai Lama

Quotes on Transition and Change

  1. "Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else." - Tom Stoppard

  2. "Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it." - Andy Rooney

  3. "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." -Victor Hugo

  4. “Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work.” - William Bridges

  5. “Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” - Kristin Armstrong

Quotes on Positive Thinking

  1. “I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.” – Mike Ditka

  2. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”  - Harvey Mackay

  3. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a

    positive attitude.” - Lou Holtz

  4. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha

When life is full of uncertainty and transition, it can be hard to stay motivated when working from home. Take these wise words and get inspired to create the perfect environment for success in not only your work, but also in your life.