Inspirational Quotations About Commitment for the Workplace

Increase employee morale with 25 motivating quotations

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Maintaining a consistent commitment to excellence in your work is no easy task. Sometimes you need some inspiration to stay the course.

If you need an inspirational quote about commitment for your newsletter, business presentation, website, or inspirational posters, you've come to the right place. Grab your favorite quote and pin it to the wall over your desk for a reminder. These quotes about commitment are also useful for increasing employee motivation as they help you create success in business, effectiveness in management, and wins in life.

25 Inspiring Quotations About Commitment

W.H. Murray (of the Scottish Himalayan Expedition)

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.'"

Alfred Adler

"Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement."

Peter Drucker

"Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future."

”Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do the thing and you will be given the power."

Mario Andretti

”Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal—a commitment to excellence—that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

Ross Perot

"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment."

George W. Bush

”Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion, and character. “

Rollo May

"The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt."

Vince Lombardi

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

"Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

"I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about."

Robert Conklin

”If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.”

Thomas Edison

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

Napoleon Hill

"You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

Dr. Joyce Brothers

”If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider."

Anthony Robbins

"The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment."

Stephen Covey

"Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it."

Ralph Ellison

”It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow."

Stephen Gregg

"People do not follow uncommitted leaders. Commitment can be displayed in a full range of matters to include the work hours you choose to maintain, how you work to improve your abilities, or what you do for your fellow workers at personal sacrifice."

Troy Tyler

Strategy is all about commitment. If what you're doing isn't irrevocable, then you don't have a strategy—because anyone can do it...I've always wanted to treat life like I was an invading army and there was no turning back."

Michael A. Schuler

"Sustainability isn't about the quick fix or the cheap solution. Generally, it means making a commitment and trying, as best we can, to honor it. In any worthwhile enterprise, from protecting the environment to preserving a relationship, we are going to encounter difficulties. The good life is not a problem-free life. In point of fact, the process of overcoming adversity often produces some of the most rewarding experiences we will ever have. Human beings need to be challenged to 'test their mettle,' as it were. Throwing in the towel at the first sign of trouble or small inkling of distress may be the easy thing to do, but it doesn't help our self-concept. Most of life's troubles can be overcome if we are willing to work through them with patience." – Michael A. Schuler

Irving Kristol

”You have to know one big thing and stick with it. The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment. This permitted them to create something. Those are the ones who leave a legacy.”

Abraham Lincoln

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”

Paul J. Meyer

 “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”