‘Don’t be an Eeyore, be a Pooh’ – Some Motivational Quotes for Your Job Search

Posted 1/7/2019 by James Selway
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The job search! You know what it’s like, sometimes we all get a little down in the dumps. Often it’s the smallest bit of wisdom or insight that makes us kick back into re-calibration mode, dust ourselves down and move forward. It's that extra bit of motivation we need. Motivation is dam important!


Now for me, I have a bit of love hate relationship with motivational quotes or words of wisdom which I prefer to call them. Let’s face it, we see them all the time, everywhere! 


We all have a couple of friends that overuse them on their social media profiles, let’s not pretend. However, they do perk me up on occasion, and I dare say others as well. In moderation!!


So here are 10 handpicked quotes from wisdom givers of yesteryear, as well as some contemporary words of wisdom.


If you’re having what I refer to sometimes as an ‘Eeyore’ moment in searching for jobs, I hope these snap you out of it. I know job searching is hard! 


“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent” Eleanor Roosevelt 

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. 


“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”Tony Robbins 

Tony Robbins is an American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach.


“I would rather die of passion than of boredom”Vincent Van Gogh



“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears”Les Brown

Les Brown is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician. 


“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an  American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. 


“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”Christopher Columbus

Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. 


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover”Mark Twain

Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.


"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." -George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. 


“Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you" - Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”Gandalf the Grey Wizard

Gandalf is fictional character from the Lord of the Rings books.


Hopefully, one of these quotes may get the job search fire going again. Try and stay motivated, you will get there in the end. 


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