They call it “work” for a reason. It can be challenging, frustrating or downright irritating.

But often the problem with our job isn’t the job itself but how we approach it each day. Sometimes we need to take a step back and take a broader and more comprehensive look at this thing we call “work.”

Luckily for us, others have done that for us and shared their insights. Here are five of them, one for each day of the workweek. Maybe a new approach or attitude is all you need to turn those dull days into fascinating experiences.

  1. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do it. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”

                                                                   -Lou Holtz

Leave it up to the no-nonsense, straight-talking and sometimes controversial ex-football coach to get your week started off on the right foot. No amount of talent will create success without motivation and the right attitude to support it.

  1. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

                                                                                    -Earl Nightingale

Earl Nightingale was a radio personality and motivational speaker who could overcome practically any excuse someone could come up with for not striving for success.

 

  1. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

                                                                                    -Will Rogers

Rogers was one of the greatest American humorists of all time, but his advice here is seriously on the mark. Don’t get stalled in the middle of the week or in the middle of that big project. Keep moving forward and stay ahead of the train.

 

  1. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan, and guess what they have planned for you? NOT MUCH!”

-Jim Rohn

America’s foremost business philosopher, Jim Rohn understood the importance of taking control of your own life, rather than sitting around and hoping that someone else will plan it for you.

 

  1. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

                                                                                    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Fear is detrimental on so many fronts, but the great American writer Emerson points out that it does its worst work by keeping us from doing the things that will benefit us the most.

 

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