Quotes to Help Your Employees to Finish the Year Strong


It’s the end of the year, and the vibe around your office probably feels like that. Employees are excited for some much-needed time off to spend the holidays with their families.

While your office is buzzing with excitement, you also understand that there is still work left to be done. You don’t want to be a grinch and completely stifle your office’s spirit, but you also want to be sure that your employees finish the year strong as January quickly approaches.


Quotes are a great way to motivate your employees throughout the year, and the following quotes should help inspire them to finish 2018 strong.


Quotes about Finishing Strong

“Many will start fast, few will finish strong.” -  Gary Ryan Blair

This quote will help to remind your employees that the easy part is starting the year strong. The most dedicated will finish even stronger.

“Start strong, stay strong, and finish strong by remembering why you started in the first place.” Ralph Marston

This quote is a good reminder to your team about staying focused on the task at hand. ‘Remembering why you started in the first place’ can help your team see the big picture on why you’re asking them to finish the year strong.

“No matter who you are or what you do, embrace the challenge to first start with the goal to finish strong.” – Andy Andrews

Sometimes all it takes is a mindset shift to finish strong. If employees set the goal of finishing strong, they’ll be more apt to reach it.

“Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn’t matter how well you start if you fail to finish.” – Billy Sunday

This is a great quote to use for the sports fans in your office by using a baseball analogy. Stopping at third base is equivalent to not finishing the year strong. Ultimately, it doesn’t help your team.

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” - Oprah

This is a good reminder to your team that by finishing the year strong, they’re setting themselves and their team up for success in the following year.

"We will go to the moon. We will go to the moon and do other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard." - John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Acknowledge that you know it’s not always easy for your employees to finish out the year strong with so many other things going on. However, your business probably wasn’t founded upon taking the easy way out. This quote shows that you can do things that are ‘hard’ if you put your mind to it.

“If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not." - B.G. Jett

This one is pretty self-explanatory. If your employees have a ‘quitting’ mentality, finishing strong is unlikely.

A few other quotes that you can use to motivate your team at the end of the year:

  • "Remember no matter how fast you run, you can't be the winner if you don't finish." - Israelmore Ayivor

  • "Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • "Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running." - African Proverb

  • "Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic." - Robin Sharma

Finishing the year strong is vital for your company. Use these quotes to keep your team motivated so you can finish 2018 and start 2019 strong.


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