This was first published on Mashable.

Stop complaining about your 9-to-5 cubicle nightmare and find the motivation to follow a more rewarding career path.

That motivation might come from an unexpected place, like the words of comedians. Funny folks like Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. might seem more likely to tickle your funny bone than inspire your thoughts, but if you stop laughing for a moment, you might learn something.

 

Even if you're not looking to switch careers or aren't quite ready to take a job leap, these 12quotes should at least inspire you to be a slightly better version of you today.

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