The human mind feeds on inspiration. It is developed by learning. What we grow to become is a product of what we have learnt overtime from others and experiences we have gathered from our own actions.
Collated in this post are inspiring business quotes from renowned entrepreneurs; business quotes that I have come to see as invaluable in the day-to-day running of my business. These words are the fuel that keeps me going even when all isn’t well and I feel like giving up. I believe these business quotes, if meditated upon, will as well fuel your entrepreneurial zeal and help in your everyday business decisions.
1. Solve a problem
“When you provide what people need you don’t have to convince anyone; you only have to build a product that meets that need. Then you won’t need to look for customers – they’ll look for you.” – Jeff Haden (INC)
2. Don’t give up
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
3. Explore, take risk
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain
4. Rediscover your talent
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso Tweet this quote
5. Pursue your vision
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh (Zappos CEO) Tweet this quote
6. Think positive
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha Tweet this quote
7. Follow your passion
“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 (Apple Inc.)
8. Rise above limitation
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried (37signals founder) Tweet this quote
9. Do what you know how to do best
“Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh (Zappos CEO) Tweet this quote
10. Be your own boss
“I doubt I’ll ever go back to corporate work. Once you see the light, there is no turning back.” — Magnus Jepson (WooThemes co-founder) Tweet this quote
11. Take risk
“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.” — Tom Preston-Werner (Github co-founder) Tweet this quote
12. Look for like minds
“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” — Marc Benioff (Salesforce CEO) Tweet this quote
13. There is strength in building a team
“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” — Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder) Tweet this quote
14. Surround yourself with positive people
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder) Tweet this quote
15. Learning is key
“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” — Sara Blakely (SPANX founder)
16. You can
“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 (AOL co-founder) Tweet this quote
17. Don’t limit yourself
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash (Mary Kay Cosmetics founder)
18. Experience is the best teacher
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” — Richard Branson (Virgin Group founder) Tweet this quote
19. Be the best and nothing less
“Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” — Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg L.P. founder) Tweet this quote
20. Decide what you want to become
“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.” — Harland Sanders (KFC founder)
Wow! This list can go on and on, but twenty seems like a perfect number to me. Also, it’s not about how many great quotes we know; but one quote, if understood and adopted, can make a difference of a lifetime.
The messages in these quotes, if applied, will become the booster that will take your business to a whole new level. And remember to always aspire towards greatness because possibility and impossibility are both creations of our mindset.
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Do have a great day.