19 Completely Encouraging Quotes You Have To Read Before You Die From Work Fatigue

encouraging quotes for depressed don draper

Michael Yarish/AMC

The grind. It’s a necessary part of everyone’s career because it tests our work ethic and our character. When the going gets tough–budgets get cut, clients complain, or unexpected complications surface–that’s when we find out how creative we truly are. Join me and stop your moping, stop staring out the window, and stop driving yourself into more and more work fatigue. Take a breather, go for a walk, and soak in these completely encouraging quotes…and then make it happen.

Completely Encouraging Quotes You Have To Read Before You Die From Work Fatigue

1. “Please recognize the world we’re living in. We’re living in a world where there is so much more opportunity. This internet thing created way more opportunity for us […] Take a step back, and think about how awesome it actually is. Then, recognize that you can attack the world in a totally different way because you were lucky enough to be born in this era.” -Gary Vaynerchuk

2. “In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.” -Bill Bernbach

3. “Sometimes what we call ‘failure’ is really just that necessary struggle called learning.” -Author Unknown

4. “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off. They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.” -Pearl S. Buck

5. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” -Jack Canfield

6. “Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day.” -Les Brown

7. There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” -Alain de Botton

8. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” -William Prescott

9. “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” -Steve Jobs

10. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” -Walt Disney

11. “I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising.” -Leo Burnett

12. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

13. “Success is never accidental.” -Jack Dorsey

14. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ―Maya Angelou

15. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” -J. K. Rowling

16. “Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.” -David Ogilcy

17. “The only things that are scarce in the world of connection and services and the net are the things that are difficult, and the only things that are valuable are the things that are scarce. When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we’re much more likely to actually create value.” -Seth Godin

18. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” -Buddha

19. “To accept where you are without blame by seizing the present for what it is – for the opportunities it’s giving you every instant – that’s what injects life into your story and ultimately moves you forward.” -Marc Chernoff

20. Bonus:

Facebook Conversations