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Inspiration for the Home Worker

written by: N Nayab•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 6/8/2011

Success quotes are dime a dozen, but the ones that really strike a chord and inspire you to perform are rare. The following is a collection of ten such powerful quotes about success guaranteed to inspire the home worker.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Quotes About Success "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."

    Abraham Lincoln quotes on success sums up his personality well: personal mastery and self-belief.

    The key to victory, irrespective of whether in the home office or in the battlefield is conquering one’s own mind. No matter how easy or tempting the prospects, this does not come unless one makes up mind to commit to the course of action, and puts in a conscious and determined effort for the same. Conviction in one's beliefs and a will to follow through amidst odds remain two indispensible requirements.

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    Henry Ford

    "You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do."

    Henry Ford emphasizes the importance of performance and results to succeed in life. Anyone can make tall claims or resolve to attain great heights. All such talk or thoughts however remain just that, or castles in the air unless one actually implements such thoughts or actions by performing and establishing a reputation as a doer. The important thing again is not just to do things, but do things right. This quote serves as a daily reminder for the home office worker, whose reputation rests solely on accomplishments and not on claims or resolutions.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    "The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

    Benjamin Disraeli, the famous British Prime Minister drives home the importance of preparation. People want to do many things. At times, opportunities present themselves, and many people even take the initiative to create opportunities toward attaining such goals. Accomplishment however depends on having the right set of skills and competence to seize such opportunities. While the first step is to understand what one wants and commit oneself to such a course of action, one also needs to acquire the necessary competencies that equip them to attain such goals. Good preparation very often generates opportunities by itself.

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    Dale Carnegie

    "The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."

    Dale Carnegie, the famous American self-improvement writer sums up the key to achievement beautifully in his quotes about success. He stresses on the importance of taking the initiative, seizing the opportunity when it comes, or better still, taking the lead to create opportunities or make a path rather than trying to follow the trodden path. This quote should inspire a reluctant person to come out of his or her level of comfort to start their home based business or take up telecommuting, and remain motivated to the same.

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    Woody Allen

    "Eighty percent of success is showing up."

    Woody Allen, the famous American actor makes a blunt assessment on the cornerstone of success – “showing up." Put in other words, this means delivering the goods. The basis of work is fulfilling the need of your customer, prospects, or boss. It is your job to deliver what they want, when they want it. If you fail to do so, they will find someone else who can, and you lose out on the opportunity. If you show up and deliver, clients and bosses have no reason to replace you, allowing you the comfort and stability to push for greater heights.

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    Thomas Edison

    Quotes About Success "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly, a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework."

    Even if Thomas Alva Edison had not invented the light bulb, the thought provoking Thomas Edison quotes on success would have rendered for him a place in history. Here he explains the importance of perspiration, or “doing," and that inspiration plays only a negligible part. Talent alone is of no use unless one is prepared to put that talent to effective use through proper preparation and systematic applications. This quote inspire the home worker to remain organized, and work hard and diligently.

    "The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."

    Here Thomas Edison explains the matter further. In the earlier quote, he attributes success to perspiration. Here he explains the key components of perspiration: hard work and perseverance, backed up by common sense.

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    Walt Disney

    "Somehow I can't believe there are many heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C's. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence."

    Walt Disney explains the key factors that shape success. Curiosity makes a person explore a possibility, courage helps take the leap, and constancy helps in remaining committed to the task. The most important factor however is the confidence to believe in the possibility, confidence to take the plunge, and confidence to persevere even in the face of adversity. A home office worker with such temperament usually succeeds.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    "You will find the key to success under the alarm clock."

    This famous one-liner by the famous American polymath Benjamin Franklin sums up the importance of promptness, time management, and punctuality, key factors in any arena, and more so in an home-office. A at-home worker, under no supervision always battles the urge to do pleasurable activities that disgress from the task on hand. The extent to which they master their mind to remain focused on the task determines their success, and the best way to do so is to prioritize and allocate time to each activity or job, and stick to it.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

    Henry David Thoreau, the famous 19th Century American author and poet makes an interesting but true observation that success comes to people who keep themselves occupied in trying to fulfill their goals, without wasting their time on frivolities, or thinking too much about how to succeed that they develop "paralysis by analysis" or thinking too much and acting too little. History reinforces the fact that people who depend on performance rather than on luck or on others always remain successful. When a person makes adequate preperation and performs to the best of abilities, they create their own luck and help.

    Home-office workers require encouragement to thrive, and inspiring quotes is one sure-way of providing such encouragement. All other forms of encouragement, be it monetary incentives, social support, or anything else comes as others helping out the home worker. Inspirational quotes on the other hand create motivation from within, a sure sign that it remains genuine, and would last.

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    Source: Author's experience and research

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