Some good motivational reflections for employees are Helen Keller's reminder to "Believe in yourself" and Maya Angelou's reflection that "They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Additional motivational reflections for employees include various positive sayings about the value of hard work.
Helen Keller reminds listeners that each person should hold his head high without bending to others. A similar motivational reflection from Aristotle says that hard work and goal-setting makes life worth living.
Other encouraging reflections include the Japanese proverb that one kind word warms winter for three months. The Dalai Lama offers that practicing compassion brings happiness to the person offering compassion as well as to the person that receives it. These positive reflections tell employees that they are capable of handling challenges in the workplace. Mother Teresa adds that "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
General motivational reflections for employees include statements about the value of hard work such as Mahatma Gandhi's saying that true value comes in effort rather than success. Another motivating employee reflection says that success comes when a person embraces the unknown. Inventor Alexander Graham Bell adds that when one opportunity closes another door of opportunity opens but that, too often, a discouraged person spends so much time dwelling on failures that he fails to see nearby opportunities.