I hated going to the orthodontist as a kid. It was the most painful and unpleasant recurring experience of my childhood. While a grumpy old man tightened the wires on my braces, I stared straight ahead at one of the motivational posters hanging on the wall. There was one in front of every dentist chair. They were the generic kind with a black border, nature photo, and a word like “Determination” underneath, followed by a quote from some unknown Hallmark gift card writer.
Don’t be like my orthodontist. Those posters only serve to bring back haunting memories of school detention, panting on the treadmill at the gym, and general inadequacy. Instead, decorate your office with something modern and inspirational. Here are 50 motivational posters that will boost office productivity and won’t give employees nightmares. And if those don’t work for you, why not to design a poster yourself?
She believed she could so she did by OldEnglishCo
Believing is the first step.
Life is like a camera by DesignMyType
Focus. Capture. Develop.
Just begin by LoveWonderPrints
The same sentiment as Nike, now without the intellectual property infringement!
Please be aware of the energy you bring into this room by LotusLeafCreations
A healthy reminder in a team environment.
Mistakes are proof that you are trying by GraphicsByAlex
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Wake up, kick ass, be kind, repeat by PauseProducts
Need something a bit stronger?
Everybody is a genius by AngelinasArtShop
Yes, even that person in marketing who just has to be the CEO’s nephew or something, right? You know who I’m talking about.
Write by thedreamygiraffe
For those lazy writers who just write long lists.
Take control by NostalgiaCollect
For the nostalgic office gamers.
It is going to be worth it by MotivationShop
Can’t it be both?
Killing it by printabold
Just make sure no one in your office is named Ingit. That would be embarrassing.
Be so good they can’t ignore you by MotivationalThoughts
A legendary quotation from a legendary showman.
Don’t stop hacking by techstudios
Sometimes, you’ve got to try turning it every which way.
Stay hungry, stay foolish by Tang Yau Hoong
I always seem to be both.
Hustle by PlainType
It’s what stands between you and getting the job done.
The secret to getting ahead is getting started by PlainType
Have you ever noticed how motivational posters seem to divulge a lot of “secret” knowledge?
Make sh*t happen by WeArePaperPlane
Just get it done, right?
Make it simple but significant by InspireAndMotivate
Anything can make an impression.
Kid, you’ll move mountains by WatercolorAndStrokes
You can always rely on the timeless wisdom of Dr. Seuss.
San Francisco by Eboy
Eboy has posters for cities all over the world. Show a little pride in your city!
Keep calm and sell on by keepcalmspot
Work hard, travel often by spellandtell
Assuming you get a decent amount of vacation days.
Put this up when the office starts getting too loud.
Don’t forget to relax by handz
To balance out all these “work hard” posters.
Always be shipping by techstudios
Keep those features coming.
Clean code by techstudios
Keep it clean.
Nothing halfass by techstudios
Do it right, or don’t do it at all.
The riskiest thing is to take no risks by Startup Vitamins
Probably shouldn’t jump down that hole, though.
Solve the problem by techstudios
This should be every developer’s philosophy.
Think lean by techstudios
Startup advice that doubles as dieting advice.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step by Tang Yau Hoong
So get walking.
Dream hard and work harder by Istriadesign
But don’t sleep at work.
Don’t quit your day dream by MottosPrint
But seriously, stop nodding off during meetings.
Creativity is intelligence having fun by Tang Yau Hoong
You can never have enough Einstein quotes.
Sharpen your imagination by Tang Yau Hoong
Or buy mechanical pencils.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see by Tang Yau Hoong
I see a bunch of alligators about to chow down on some tasty elephant.
Experiment. Fail. Learn. Repeat. by Startup Vitamins
In that order.
It always seems impossible until it’s done by Tang Yau Hoong
I hear Mandela was a fan of optical illusions.
Imagination is the beginning of creation by Tang Yau Hoong
In my best Spongebob voice: Imaaaaginaaaatioooon!
Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea by The Curious Brain
The future belongs to the curious.
I just wanna make nice things and get enough sleep by Emma Berqvist
I feel the same way.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn by society6
For the person who thinks he/she knows it all.
Try hard till the last breath by MotivationalPictureQuotes
Never give up, never surrender.
Be original by Adam Betts
Don’t be a boss, be a leader by MotivationalPictureQuotes
Bosses need motivation, too.
Trust your crazy ideas by MotivationalPictureQuotes
I’ll admit, this one keeps me up at night.
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go by MotivationalPictureQuotes
It’s okay to ask for directions, though.
1 year = 365 possibilities by MotivationlPictureQuotes
Motivation and a calendar all in one!
If not now then when? by MotivationalPictureQuotes
If not me, who?
Finish what you started by Startup Vitamins
You’re almost finished with this list!
Do you have any inspirational posters or quotations that get you going? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!