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25 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through Open Enrollment

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on November 3, 2017

Everyone needs an extra measure of motivation to give them that energy boost they need to get through the work week. Perhaps we all need a little extra inspiration to get us through open enrollment, even more than other weeks. Whether you need a little dose of encouragement to stay the course or fresh, insightful perspective, these 25 inspirational quotes can help get you and your employees through this open enrollment week and beyond!

    1. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

    2. “The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it.” – Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason

    3. “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” – Stephen R. Covey

    4. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal—a commitment to excellence—that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti

    5. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

    6. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi 

    7. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant


  1. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


  1. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O'Brien


  1. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek


  1. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali


  1. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson


  1. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein


  1. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and how you do it.” – Maya Angelou


  1. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford


  1. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me?” – Ayn Rand


  1. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” —Stephen Hawking


  1. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” —Judy Garland


  1. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” —Robert Louis Stevenson


  1. “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” —Susan Cain


  1. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” —Leonardo Da Vinci


  1. “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton


  1. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain


  1. “I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” – Zig Ziglar






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Gretchen Knurr

About The Author

Gretchen Knurr

After 5 years of working in higher education, Gretchen brings a fresh perspective to research-based content through freelance writing and editing. You can usually find her working in a coffee shop filled with natural light and easy access to a hot cappuccino. When she's not finding new insights into modern HR topics, she is probably hiking in the mountains of Colorado or re-watching The Office. 

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