Getting folks in the workplace motivated can be hard. After all, you’ve printed out as many funny motivational quotes about life that you could find and stuck them around the office!
But odds are, you haven’t come across all the inspirational quotes in the book. Lucky for you, we’ve got some funny motivational quotes to offer you as well as some ideas that can invigorate the office.
So get ready for some absolutely ridiculous and funny quotes. Ones that will inspire, encourage, and motivate everyone to get their head in the game.
#1. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin
Sometimes, funny quotes are just funny. But funny motivational quotes about life will always offer a solid life lesson.
Every once in awhile, it’s okay to stop playing by the rules
It can be easy to go along with the everyday routine of the office. But sometimes, that routine can only inspire you to fall asleep.
So shake things up a bit! Find new ways to accomplish the same goals, but perhaps more efficiently.
Bring your own thinking to the table rather than waiting for the supervisor in charge to make change. Besides, doing so will be a sure sign that you’re ready for bigger and better things in the office.
#2. “Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.” – Marie Van Ebner-Escenbach
You might not be right all the time. But don’t let that get you bogged down so much that you can’t see the progress you’re continuing to make.
View failure as an opportunity to grow and adapt for next time
At work, you mustn’t lose hope. Sometimes, life gives you lemons, and other times, it gives you a rotten batch.
But each supposed failure is a stepping stone toward your inevitable success. Allow these funny inspirational quotes to remind you of the big picture.
So no more “Why me?” And a little more “Okay, just a set back. But I can do this!”
#3. “I am an early bird and a night owl… so I am wise and I have worms.” – Michael Scott
When work feels absolutely boring, just remember that The Office exists. And that’ll be sure to put a smile on your face! Unless…
Tickle the office’s funny bone with some corporate entertainment
Unfortunately, Michael Scott isn’t available for corporate events. But our corporate entertainers at Clean Comedians are!
When only the race against the clock is motivating you, we’ll be sure to provide you some true inner peace. Through laughter!
And no need to use a four-letter word to get our points across. Our funny quotes and anecdotes are all about inclusive language that will not only prove intelligent life exists, but that everyone in the office has a funny bone just waiting to be tickled.
#4. “Well behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Who’ll decide the future of the company? The leaders of tomorrow, that’s who.
Inspire the newest leaders of tomorrow
Funny inspirational quotes are one thing to put around the office. But encouraging employees to recognize their potential and tap into it is a whole other way to bring the office to life.
You know the warm feeling you get inside when someone congratulates you on a job well done. It feels exciting to be recognized for your efforts.
Besides, when life brings big winds, it inspires folks to sweep themselves up into the storm. Only then will they do exactly what they’re made of.
#5. “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” – Erma Bombeck
Inspirational quotes might seem like a funny gimmick. But there’s actually a lot more truth to them than you might think.
Follow the simple philosophy of taking your shot
There are moments in every workplace for a person to take their shot. And far too often, folks pass up those opportunities out of fear or self doubt.
But when you hire out a comedian to come into the office, folks are reminded of the present moment. This entertaining treat only happens every once in a while, just like opportunities do.
So it’s time to remind folks that they make their own opportunities. Imagine the world coming to an end and you didn’t take your shot when you could have. (A little dark, but you get the point.)
#6. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers
Forget tossing in the towel. You choose to follow your own life plan, even when there may be easier options along the way.
Don’t stop at the self doubt station just because it’s easier than succeeding
Good stories always involve perseverance. There’s a saying that says, “Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.”
But we’re not too keen to get behind that cynical mindset. Instead, our corporate entertainment is here to invigorate the dreamers in your office.
We’re here to remind them that while truth hurts, some dreams are meant to be fought for. And the easier paths aren’t always the ones that lead to the most happiness.
#7. “When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department usually uses water.” – Unknown
We all have that one person in the office who, with a single word, can set us off. But allow these funny motivational quotes to remind you to keep your cool. Literally.
Maintain a clear conscience and a clear head, even when you know you’re in the wrong room
Frustration and conflict are inevitable in the workplace. But, like we tell all of our clients, laughter can help you cope with stressful situations.
Of course, having funny inspirational quotes around the office isn’t the only way to make sure everyone remains in good spirits. Sometimes, it’s a matter of welcoming a magician speaker into the mix.
Not only to replace that one coworker’s bad memory of a kid’s birthday party magician. But to slow engines in the office and remind folks to keep cool-headed with a little bit of levity.
#8. “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain
If you think about it, life itself is a classroom. And with it, an abundance of life lessons are lurking around each corner.
Be open to lessons everywhere
You might be tempted to follow someone else’s path that’s been glorified. But really, you’ll only be joining just confused admirers.
Rather than follow the lesson plan to a T, look for other areas to inform your education. You may worry whether or not you’re on the right track.
But maybe the right track isn’t what you expected it to be at all. If that’s the case, give yourself over to the lessons that present themselves everywhere. They probably have more to offer than you think.
#9. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell
Similarly, in the office, it’s important to keep an open mind. Not only when it comes to your career development, but even when trying to accomplish simple tasks.
You never know where you’re going to find that little spark
Opening yourself up to opportunity in the workplace is something we hope all funny motivational quotes endorse. Because following a single train of thought can lead you into a rut.
But when you look at things differently, you open yourself up to new ideas and perspectives. And in doing so, you may just find that spark of passion you’ve been missing.
That’s why our comedy magicians aim to bring a little magic into the office. Because sometimes, creativity and hope just need a little push.
#10. “Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” – Franklin P. Jones
Feedback can be hard to take. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile to take it.
But just because it’s hard to take doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile to investigate
Some funny motivational quotes will give you the hard truth. Others won’t. But at Clean Comedians, we’re all about growth and helping you tap into your fullest potential.
Essentially, that’s what feedback is all about. It’s not a criticism of your work.
Rather, it’s an opportunity for you to identify areas of improvement and grow from them. Shifting your perspective just so can do wonders for your career and personal development.
#11. “A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” – Justin Sewell
Don’t you just love it when funny motivational quotes remind you to take advantage of the team members around you? Or is it just us?
Your team can become a formidable force if only you invest in their team building
At Clean Comedians, we’re particularly passionate about team building. After all, working with people is literally our trade.
So when you feel like you’re slowly dying under the heap of paperwork you need to finish, remember you’re not alone. Together, your office can accomplish more than any one person can.
And that comes from implementing team building activities and structures around the workplace. If you’ve encountered violent opposition to team building in the past, don’t worry.
Our approach to team building isn’t some sappy kumbaya. (Although we are known to be fans of s’mores around a campfire.) Instead, we put these funny motivational quotes in action.
#12. “See the world like a big wardrobe. Everybody has [their] own costume. There is only one that fits you perfectly.” – George Harris
Plenty of funny inspirational quotes will remind you not to sacrifice your individuality. And really, we’re just here to drive that point home.
Know yourself and share your gifts with the world
A diverse set of skills in the workplace is key to giving your company a competitive edge. So rather than enforce a status quo, encourage employees to tap into their unique gifts.
There’s far more that folks can offer when they’re given freedom and autonomy. And you might be surprised at just how much they have to offer in the first place.
Everyone works differently and thinks differently. But all of these differences can actually prove to be an advantage for your organization.
Because if funny inspirational quotes remind us of anything, it’s that there are a million ways to look at the world. No seriously, there are millions of quotes about the world, and all from a different perspective.
#13. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
What are we left with at the end of the day if we sacrifice play? Just sadness.
Folks working faithfully eight hours a day deserve to feel light hearted with laughter
We like to remind people of the scene in The Shining where Jack goes off the deep-end at the typewriter. You know the scene – “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
And as creepy as that scene is, there’s truth to what he’s typing out. As we grow older, we forget how to play and experiment.
But with the right entertainer in your office, that knack for imagination will come running back to each of your employees. Because when you play, you learn.
You might not do everything perfectly. But that’s not the point. The point is to experiment, investigate, and discover new ways of accomplishing a common goal.
The bottom line
Hopefully by now, you’re able to see why we’re such big fans of motivational quotes. Not only are they a great decoration around the office space.
But they remind folks to keep perspective. That’s exactly what we try to do in our entertainment acts at your corporate events.
So consider us your life-size version of a pocket-sized motivational poster. We’re here to support and encourage you!
Adam Christing is a professional comedy magician, virtual MC, and the founder of CleanComedians.com. He is a member of the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and a popular corporate entertainer, magician, and virtual speaker.