Inspirational quotes have become daily vitamins for goal-getters because entrepreneurship is a never-ending journey. Some entrepreneurs run out of gas and steam along the way, and it’s not their fault. A business is an endeavour that can completely burn you out and sap the life out of you if you let it.
This is why the smart entrepreneurs keep the energy up by digesting and internalising, daily, the words of individuals who have mastered the routes to building a successful business.
We have curated 12 quotes from some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs that ever walked the face of the earth. Their words would help you get through everyday in your pursuit of accomplishments.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs, Apple founder.
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.”
– Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walter Elias (a.k.a Walt Disney, Co-founder of Walt Disney Productions.
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
– Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
– Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company.
“I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.”
– Russell Simmons, Founder of Def Jam Records
“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”
– Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder.
“Always deliver more than expected.”
– Larry Page, co-founder of Google
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
– Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
“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, Facebook founder.
“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”
– Josh James, CEO and co-founder of Omniture
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.”
– Jason Fried, 37signals founder and co-author of Rework