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20 Virtual Assistant Quotes for Mega Inspiration

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Oh, the joys of being a virtual assistant!

You get to work from anywhere, on your own schedule, doing projects you love.

But it’s not always smooth sailing. There will be days when you botch interviews with dream clients, get negative feedback on a project you poured your heart into, and even lose important clients that you depend on. 

In moments like these, you can do with an extra dose of motivation. 

These virtual assistant quotes will remind you why you chose this path and give you the push you need to keep going.

Success and passion quotes

1. “If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” 

-– Wanda Sykes

Stop waiting to start your virtual assistant career.  Do it now. 

Send that application. Reach out to your dream client.

Enroll in online virtual assistant courses to upgrade your skills. 

Just start.


2. “To succeed, you have to believe in something with such passion that it becomes a reality.”

-– Anita Roddick

It’s normal to feel like you’re not good enough sometimes.

The trick is to believe so strongly in your abilities that no one can doubt you.

You can’t even doubt you.

If you don’t know how to do something, that’s perfectly fine. The internet is full of resources to help you figure it out.

As a virtual assistant, you bring loads of value to your clients. In fact, you transform their life.


3. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” 

-– Dr. Seuss

You have everything you need to be a successful VA – from your industry expertise, to experience in virtual assistant tools and software, to your organization skills.

All that’s left to do now is use them.


4. “Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually, people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.”

-– Suzy Kassem

It’s easy to compare yourself to other VAs and how successful they are.

Remember that your path is different from theirs. 

It might have taken that other VA you’re jealous of YEARS to get to where they are.

If you want to be successful, focus on your own growth.


5. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

-– Steve Jobs

Finding satisfaction in your virtual assistant career isn’t just about the tasks you perform. It’s also about your mindset.

Find what you love, and do that. You’ll be in a better state of mind and work won’t feel so draining. 


Empowering quotes for VA business owners

6. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” 

— Jack Welch

As a virtual assistant, you’re a leader in your own right. You manage your schedule and choose which clients to work with.

Treat your VA services like the business it is – with you as the CEO.


7. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” 

— Caterina Fake

Optimism is essential for success. This helps you view setbacks as temporary roadblocks.

You might get rejected by a potential client or struggle with burnout.

But having a positive outlook keeps you focused on what’s ahead.


8. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” 

— Charles F. Kettering

As cliche as it sounds, good things don’t just fall on your lap. This is one rule of life I stand by.

If you want to grow your VA business, you need to work for it.

The perfect client won’t run to you unless you show them what you can offer.

Don’t be afraid to fail. If you keep putting yourself out there, you’ll eventually stumble into success.


9. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” 

— Golda Meir

Or like they say… “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

It started out with a few bricks and grew into an empire. But it took time, a clear vision, and a lot of hard work.

Focus on the first brick. Not the whole building.


10. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

-– Peter F. Ducker

It takes courage to pursue your dreams.

And not all virtual assistants are brave enough to turn their services into a business.

You’re one of the few who embraced the challenge. Be proud of yourself.


Inspirational quotes for personal growth

11. “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” 

— Heath L. Buckmaster

You’re a great virtual assistant. And you’re capable of achieving great things.

You may doubt yourself on occasion, but this isn’t any less true.

You’re meant to succeed. Claim it!


12. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” 

― Mia Hamm

A win is a win, even the small ones – ticking everything off your to-do list, hitting your KPIs (key performance indicator), or just finishing another day of work.

Be proud of what you achieved. Then use them to push yourself further.


13. “You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.” 

-– Bernice King

The sad truth about life is not everyone will be on your side.

Your friends might doubt your choice to become a VA. Relatives might look down on you for not having a conventional career.

But don’t let this get you down.

Focus on your goals and stay committed to them.


14.  “So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.” 

— Rainbow Rowell

You don’t have to be the BEST at every virtual assistant task right away.

Small positive changes build up over time. The more you put effort into improving, the faster you’ll succeed.

Improve yourself just 1% each day, and you’ll be shocked at how fast your skills start to snowball.


15. “Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way.” 

-– Allan Rufus

If you’ve ever played chess, you know how important it is to have a strategy.

And you need to be willing to adjust your approach when needed. 

It’s the same in virtual assistance.  Being flexible helps you take challenges head on and improve on your strategy.


Quotes about overcoming fears

16. “Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar.”

— Erica Jong

If you’re a virtual assistant, then you’re already pretty brave in my book.

You took charge of your life and did what many people can’t.

You don’t have anything else to be afraid of.


17. “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.

― Denis Waitley

Success brings new responsibilities and higher expectations. And it can be scary jumping into unfamiliar territory.

While these fears are normal, they shouldn’t hold you back in your VA journey.


18. “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it … that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer a fear.” 

-– Dale Carnegie

Let’s say a client asked you to give a presentation in her video conference. But, you’re terrified of public speaking.

Do it anyway. 

Practice what you’re going to say and deliver your presentation. You might be surprised at how well you do.

And the more you do it, the easier (and less scary) it becomes.

This is how you grow.


19.  “When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

If fear of failure is what’s stopping you from becoming a great VA, remember this:

You give yourself an equal chance of success the moment you try.


10. “Ultimately, we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.”

-– Mary Ferguson

It’s not lack of skills or experience that limits your success as a VA. It’s your fear of stepping outside your comfort zone.

Once you let go of your fear, there’s nothing but opportunities in your corner.

We all have days when we just want to quit. Remember why you chose this. You got this! Which one of these quotes is your favorite?

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