IMG_6765I love inspirational quotes so when I saw a recent article promising “best inspirational quotes for jobseekers”, I excitedly clicked through. Unfortunately, the quotes left me feeling a bit flat. They were of the “rah rah” and “success involves lots of hard work – you can do it” variety. I’ve found that in jobseeking periods, I mostly needed compassionate and comforting quotes, or ones that spoke more to my heart.

Here are some of my favorite inspiring quotes for jobseekers in a variety of stages of the process that I’ve pulled from my Quote du Jour blog. I hope you like them.

“What I know for sure: No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead. No, I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.” -Oprah Winfrey

“Perhaps your challenge isn’t finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen.” -Seth Godin, Linchpin

“Better is one’s own dharma
though imperfectly carried out,
than the dharma of another
carried out perfectly.” -Bhadavad Gita

“Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar.”
“Traveler, there is no path, the path must be
forged as you walk.” -Antonio Machado

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” -Rumi

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

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver

“I love myself; therefore, I work at a job I truly enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities, working with and for people I love and who love me, and earning a good income…I love myself; therefore, I live totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the Universe, and the Universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more. All is well in my world.” –Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman