Having a business as an entrepreneur is not an easy challenge for anyone. It has its ups and downs, which is pretty standard. There’s no path with all-time profit and happiness, and hard times come to give you more strength and experience to improve your business.
Many entrepreneurs, whether they are in the early stages of establishing their startup or they are already into the business, face several hard challenges which can make them take some steps back. It’s not suggested until you didn’t pass the curtain which is covering the sun, instead of giving up, keep your mood on and search for inspirations to turn the lights on again. Here are 35 quotes for you to get inspired and get your motivation back in charge.
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs co-founder and CEO of Apple.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo
“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely
“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney co-founder of the Walt Disney Company
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.
“Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister.
“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of All Turtles
“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” – Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke
“One of the most important things I have learned is that businesses don’t fail, entrepreneurs give up. Now sometimes, giving up is the right decision. But usually you just need to dig in and figure out how to make things better. Remember: Every day is a new opportunity to get up and do it better than yesterday!” – Adda Birnir
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle
“Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn
“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban
“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” – Claire Cook
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
“You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case, co-founder of AOL.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, physicist.
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.
“I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – Robin Williams
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills, opera singer.
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, inventor.
“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.
“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy, co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company
“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek