70 Career Change Quotes To Inspire You To Find A New Job

Looking for inspirational job change quotes? We have rounded up the best collection of career change quotes, sayings, captions, and status messages (with images and pictures) to encourage you to search a job that is about your passion and true worth.

There are times when our job always leaves you feeling depressed, undervalued, and overworked. If that’s the case, you need to think about making a career change now.

Staying in a job or career that makes you feel bad about yourself as a person is never going to be worth it, no matter what the pay or perks are. You may feel underpaid, exploited, or don’t like the work environment.

Whatever the reasons are if you don’t feel fulfilled in your job and feel you don’t love what you are doing then it’s time to switch your job.

Also See: Leaving Job Quotes

I know changing jobs/careers is a big step towards change that might be scary. These motivational career change quotes and sayings by famous leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and business coaches will inspire you to do what you love and always pursue your passion.

Consider changing your career if you feel you are worth much more than what you are getting. Taking risks is always worth it if you are confident about your potential and your dreams.

Inspirational Career Change Quotes

  1. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin

  2. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

  3. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

  4. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser

  5. “Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.” — Henry Ford

  6. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden

  7. “Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success.” — Herb Brooks

  8. “If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.” — Paul F. Davis

  9. “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.” — Steve Jobs

  10. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell

  11. “I’ve learned that “making a living” is not the same thing as “making a life”.”― Maya Angelou

  12. “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.” —Katharine Whitehorn

  13. “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.” — Jon Stewart

Best Quotes About Career Change 

Workplace is one of the leading causes of stress due to all the work pressure and negativity around you.

Also See: Coworker Friendship Quotes

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite inspirational quotes about career change to help you find the courage to pursue a career you love and decide to change it today!

  1. “The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi

  2. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle                                                                               
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    job change quotes

  3. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” — Wayne Gretzky

  4. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair                                       
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    career change quotes

  5. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

  6. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt                                                                                                                                                           
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    switching job new job quotes

  7. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Andre Gide                                                                                                                                                           
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    new career quotes

  8. “Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.” — Celestine Chua

  9. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen Covey                                                                                                                                                                               
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    career quotes

  10. “A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  11. “Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.” — Hal Lancaster

Career Change Quotes For New Beginnings

There can be other reasons also to quit a job, be it bad working conditions, strict boss, low pay-scale, etc which will make you leave your job.

Also See: New Beginnings Quotes

These encouraging quotes about leaving your job will give you the courage to pursue your dreams and aim higher in life.

  1. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” — Paulo Coelho

  2. “He who never makes an effort never risks a failure.” — Anonymous

  3. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills

  4. “Throw away the rule book and create your own.” — Sandra Bellamy                                                       
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    career growth quotes

  5. “If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.” — Eddie Colla

  6. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown
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    career motivation quotes

  7. “When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between.” ―Rick Jarow

  8. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

  9. “There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

  10. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain

  11. “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.” — Michael Nolan

  12. “The time to build your future is in your teenage years and your 20s, but equally, in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.” — Lukasz Laniecki

  13. “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” — Warren Buffett

Famous Quotes For Career Change

Having a career where you feel like you are following your inner calling and that brings personal  happiness and professional satisfaction beats everything else.\

Also See: Starting Over Quotes

These positive uplifting career quotes will help you look at your job and take the next step towards your goals and professional growth.

  1. “Nothing is worth it if you aren’t happy.” – Unknown                                                                             
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    quotes on professional growth

  2. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart                                                                                                                                                                       
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    new beginning career change quotes

  3. “And suddenly you just know, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” – Unknown                                                                                                                 
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    career change quotes images

  4. “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.” — Jon Stewart

  5. “Each job requires a conscious choice of career path, and a different plan of development.” — Auliq Ice

  6. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud

  7. “No one can discover you until you do. Exploit your talents, skills, and strengths and make the world sit up and take notice.”— Rob Liano

  8. “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” – Andrew Carnegie

  9. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

  10. “If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  11. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

  12. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

  13. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields

  14. “Would you do your job and not be paid for it? I would do this job and take on a second job just to make ends meet if nobody paid me. That’s how you know you are doing the right thing.” – Oprah Winfrey

  15. “Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”— M. Scott Peck

  16. “Your career is like a garden. It can hold an assortment of life’s energy that yields a bounty for you. You do not need to grow just one thing in your garden. You do not need to do just one thing in your career.”— Jennifer Ritchie Payette

You can quit your job to start your own business, take a new job, do freelancing, or give wings to your true potential. Stepping out of your comfort zone may be tough but is always rewarding.

Let us know which of the above career transition quotations you resonate the most with? If you have a favorite quote which is not on the above list, please share it in the comments section below.

If you are motivated by these words of encouragement then also check out our post on work hard quotes and endurance quotes to inspire you to be the best version of yourself.

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