Quotes to Inspire and Motivate Accounting and Financial Professionals


As an accounting and financial professional, you work tirelessly to keep your clients’ finances in order. However, there are days when the “BLAHS” set in, and you need some inspiration to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Here are some inspiring quotes to help you stay motivated and move forward:

Francis of Assisi once said, “Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” These words of wisdom are as relevant today as they were in the 11th and 12th centuries.

Where to start can sometimes be the biggest hurdle. To start with what is necessary and see where it goes from there.

Elon Musk, the brilliant entrepreneur behind SpaceX and Tesla, encourages us to work hard and make mistakes to create a great product that sets us apart from our competition.

If you want a great company, you are going to need a great product. Work hard, make mistakes and discover that product that sets you apoart from your competition.

Aristotle Onassis, the Greek shipping magnate, was a shrewd businessman who knew he had to do things differently to succeed in a highly competitive market.

The secret of business is to know something that nubody else knows. To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

Jonas Salk, the scientist who developed the polio vaccine, reminds us that work is a privilege, and we should find joy and satisfaction in whatever work we do.

Working is a privilege, and once we understand that concept, we find more joy and satisfaction in whatever work we do.

Thomas A. Edison failed more times than anyone, but his perseverance led to some of the most influential inventions in history.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Andrew McAfee, a scientist at MIT, advises us to look at problems from a different perspective to find solutions.

The world is one big data problem.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, reminds us that failure is part of the process when inventing something new, and we should use both success and failure as inspiration. If you want to invent something, be prepared for some failure along the way. No one gets it right the first time. Use both success and failure as inspiration.

Failure and invention are inseparable twins. To invent you have to experiment, and know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment.

Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, encourages us to learn from the past but keep our focus forward. Sometimes we get stuck focusing on the past, both good and bad. Learn from the past but keep your focus forward.

Your most important work is always ahead of you. Never behind you.

Whenever you need some inspiration to keep moving forward, remember the wise words of these inspirational figures. And let Reach Reporting help you deliver beautiful and easy-to-understand financial reports to your clients, reducing costs, increasing productivity, and providing proactive insights. Book a free demo today!

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1 Comment
  1. Roxanne

    I am definitely coming away from reading this article both inspired and motivated! Thanks for putting all these amazing quotes in one place! A great mid-week pick me up!

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