15 Powerful Quotes To Motivate You While You’re Still Unemployed

Becoming unemployed can be devastating to you and your family.

You may feel useless, money could become a problem, and there’s the potential for more stress to pile on.

While it may feel like the situation is impossible, there is hope.


You won’t be without a job forever. Soon enough, you’ll be back at work as if nothing ever happened. Stay motivated during unemployment and continue trying.


I still remember the time when I was unemployed for One Month. It was a challenging time for me.


But I didn’t give up on Negative thoughts. I wrote down some quotes in my journal. These quotes helped me to create positive thoughts when I was searching for a job.


I’m sharing these with you. Hope you’ll love these:


15 Powerful Quotes To Motivate You While You’re Still Unemployed

#1. Start Small. Start Today

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar


#2. Take Action

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney


#3. Do What You Like

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


#4. Build The Opportunity

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it” — Jonathan Winters


#5. Respond, not react

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” — John Maxwell


#6. Success Comes After Failure

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

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#7. Don’t Regret Upon Closed Door

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.“ ”— Alexander Graham Bell


#8. Life Always Teach You

“Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” — Brian Tracy


#9. It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.

It is during the hard times that you must reflect inward and remember all that you have to offer. Remind yourself of how amazingly unique you are. Use those thoughts to Overcome-.” —Doe Zantamata


#10. Worst Feature of Unemployment

“Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.” — William E. Barrett


#11. Worrying Doesn’t Get You Anywhere

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.” — Betty White


#12. Keep Faith In Yourself

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” — Lucille Ball


#13. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

If you want a better future for yourself, you can’t give up if you become unemployed. Believe in yourself and your ability to move forward and succeed. The future doesn’t belong to those who give up, it belongs to those who keep pushing on. – Eleanor Roosevelt


#14. Do Not STOP

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


#15. Grab All The Opportunities

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt



Since giving up isn’t an option when you are unemployed, the only thing you can do is accept it.

You have to move forward if you want to pick up the pieces and keep your life together.


This may be hard to do, but you aren’t alone.

Many others have already been through this or are going through it right now, and everything worked out just fine.

These motivational quotes for when you are unemployed can help you get moving in the right direction.


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