March 3, 2021
Inspirational Quotes for Working From Home in 2021
Filed under: Life Hacks
Whether you’ve worked remotely for years or are new to the job, there are days we all need a little more motivation. Maybe you are trying to psych yourself up for a difficult task. Perhaps, you’re seeking a way to reach a new level of success. Whatever the reason, you’re looking for inspiration. The words of others can help.
These inspirational quotes for working remotely are especially relevant in 2021. There are lots of people new to the work-from-home (WFH) life within the past year. Sit back, read these words of wisdom, and find what you need to keep moving forward.
Heather Shuck knows what she is talking about when it comes to work/life balance. She has years of experience as a marketing strategist and coach, specifically working with self-starters. Her book, The Working Mom Manifesto, is all about creating happiness rather than hoping for it. For remote workers, it’s a great reminder that the flexibility of WFH can spill over into all aspects of life.
This is another piece of work/life balance advice, this time from Liz Grossman Kitoyi, co-founder and CEO of Baobab Consulting. Hers is a reminder that, even though we do have flexibility as people who work from home, we still need boundaries. Our jobs are our jobs. Our home life is our home life. Keep work out of bed.
"We're people of all ages, from all countries and all socio-economic classes, and what brings us together is our shared mindset that we want to do something different and have adventures sooner, rather than later in life."
Spencer Jentzsch played a large role in developing Hacker Paradise as a CEO, which means he knows a lot about remote work and the people who do it. You may hear a lot about the young, mobile workforce, but don’t let this discourage you if you don’t fit into this mold. There are all kinds of people who love and thrive on remote work. No matter who you are, there is a place for you.
"The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."
This quote from Steve Jobs can put your work from home into perspective. As long as you are doing what you believe is great work and you love it, your life is on the right track. If you are in a situation where things don’t feel like that, it may be a sign to keep looking for the ideal WFH role.
"Successfully working from home is a skill, just like programming, designing or writing. It takes time and commitment to develop that skill, and the traditional office culture doesn't give us any reason to do that."
Turnbull, founder and CEO of Groove, offers motivation and inspiration for those who feel they lag behind. Especially when you are first making the switch to working from home, it can feel like you do not have the skills you need. But, as Turnbull points out, anyone can develop and improve their skills. With time and experience you can thrive.
This quote is an excellent reminder to stay positive. It’s also a testament to the power that starting the day well can hold. One piece of advice often given to remote workers is to find a good routine, separating the workday from the rest of your home life. People sometimes emulate their commute by taking some time to get up, hydrate and eat, and prepare mentally for the day. If what the Dalai Lama says is true, starting your day with positive thoughts and actions can help everything else to follow in an equally encouraging way.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
This quote from the 26th U.S. president can apply in many situations. When it comes to working from home, this is a great reminder that all you can do is your best. When situations are not as expected or you have an off day, remind yourself that you are doing what you can, with what you have. If you want to improve on what you have, you can always look into more training.
We hope that some of these words of wisdom will help inspire and motivate you. Whether you’re looking for specific wisdom from work-from-home experts or a bright thought, there are many to choose from. If you ever feel you are struggling, need a burst of energy or want a positive reminder, we recommend that you reread these quotes.