Entrepreneurship is notoriously challenging. It’s a high-stress, high-pressure lifestyle that can take its toll on even the most experienced entrepreneurs. However, these motivational quotes can help inspire small business owners.
Motivational Quotes To Keep Moving Forward And Never Give Up
We all want the best in life.
Most entrepreneurs desire to do something meaningful in life, to be happy, succeed, love, and be loved, and to leave this world better off today than yesterday.
☑ That is why we do the crazy thing and start a business from scratch!
Drawing from other people’s life experiences, building a successful business from scratch can be a real challenge. However, learning from the successes and failures of others is a great way to give ourselves a leg up.
When business is good, entrepreneurship is the best place on earth.
However, even when we try to mitigate most risks with all the planning and preparation in the world, somehow, things may still go wrong for entrepreneurs.
When times are tough, most entrepreneurs find it extremely hard to persevere, dedicate themselves and have the discipline to see it to the end.
Therefore, most entrepreneurs look elsewhere for motivation, inspiration, and hope.
☑ By faith, all good things are possible.
We hope we can all draw inspiration from these uplifting quotes from businesspeople and other professionals. They will motivate us never to give up but to push through during the most challenging times.
With Hard work, determination, and the right skillsets, intertwined with a can-do attitude, anything is possible when we set our minds to achieving something.
✔ So, without much ado:
Below is a list of motivational quotes to inspire you today.
Famous Motivational Quotes
"Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear." 🔔
List of other famous quotes to cheer someone up.
- All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
➿ Walt Disney
- The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.
〰️ Vince Lombardi
- Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.
🪄 Benjamin Hardy
- You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.
〰️ Oprah Winfrey
- It is only when we take chances when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest.
🎉 Walter Anderson
- If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
➿ Jim Rohn
- When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
〰️ Helen Keller
- You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
🪄 George Lorimer
- If you can’t yet do great things, do small things in a great way.
〰️ Napoleon Hill
- Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
🎉 Dale Carnegie
Motivational Quotes by Famous People – Table of Content
Albert Einstein is a big inspiration to many people.
Albert Einstein was the crème de la crème of science in his day. Yet, he firmly believed in the relentless power of dreams.
☑ He did not dismiss illusions as mere figments of our imagination.
Einstein believed that dreams were often a way for our minds to work through issues we’re thinking about during the day. For example, he would often dream about his work and wake up with new insights or solutions to solve his problems.
In a world fraught with loss and despair, it is incredibly sobering that one of the greatest minds in science believed firmly in the power of faith and determination.
He knew as well as anyone that we could learn from our experiences if we choose to. But we can’t always live in the past. So it comes a time we need to move forward.
It also helps to know that to succeed; we have to dream, create an illusion of success, and keep at it until we obtain what we set out to achieve.
Quote by Albert Einstein
Quote by Stephen Covey
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Quote by Dale Carnegie
Make Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of knowing that you just didn’t put in time to the next paycheck.
One of the differences between some successful and unsuccessful people is that one group is full of doers, while the other is full of wishers.
Every Friday, I like to high five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor.
Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.
Social interaction is part of everyday life everywhere we go. These interactions entail positive and negative influences from peers, colleagues, friends, and family. The same goes for news media, where information and ideas sprout endlessly.
Sometimes we are affected by things we read, hear or see.
☑ Often, we’re influenced by people’s opinions, actions, and events as they happen.
Careful consideration and critical thinking are essential to maintain our standpoint while respecting other people’s views. We can listen to what they say but must learn to say no if we disagree while keeping an open mind.
Before making decisions, it’s best to consider facts, logic, and reasoning rather than simply going with the trend. But, most importantly, we must act with what complies with our standards and beliefs, which everyone is bound to respect.
Quote by Aristotle
William G.T Shedd
Quote by William G.T Shedd
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.
Quote by Lolly Daskal
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
George Bernard Shaw
In life, we have to keep on trying.
We should never wait for the perfect time to start achieving our goals because we’re afraid of making mistakes and are waiting for the ideal time in life.
It’s better to stop waiting for the perfect time because it will never be. Making mistakes can be scary, but it’s important to remember that we all do it.
Making mistakes is how we learn and grow.
If we want to change anything around us, we should start by changing our mindset to embrace and accept that making mistakes is part of life.
Then, we give our best while correcting any mistakes along the way, and with each step, we take daily, we will get closer to achieving our goals.
Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Quote by John Lennon
People’s passion and desire for authenticity is strong.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Quote by Ella Fitzgerald
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.
The best revenge is massive success.
Henry Ford was an astounding individual, and his accomplishments have had a lasting impact on humanity as a whole.
If we start out seeking only wealth, we will have difficulty finding any.
Seeking wealth on its own gives us no leverage to earn it. So instead, we must take the time to develop something other people find helpful and add value to their lives.
☑ It’s not always easy to find, but it’s worth it in the end.
If we can discover a way to help others and improve their lives, we’ll also at the same time tend to increase our chances of gaining financially.
It all starts with being of service to others and doing what we can to help, and the world will have no problem increasing our fortune in exchange.
Abraham Lincoln quote
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Quote by Thomas Edison
You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.
It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.
Mahatma Gandhi was an exceptional human being, and his words are a true testament to what he stood for.
Although it can be easy to forget, as Mr. Gandhi puts it, we are each ultimately responsible for the change we want to see in the world around us. Therefore, it’s up to us to be the change we wish to see.
We can’t afford to sit idly and complain about a particular situation. We can do something, anything, even if it’s small, to make a difference.
☑ The change we all desire to see starts with each of us.
We all can make a difference no matter how big or small it is in the world. But we must strive to bring that change with love and peace until we succeed.
If we all pitch in, we can make this world better for everyone.
Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Quote from Trina Paulus
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded there.
Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
Quote by Michael Jordan
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.
What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to achieve excellence is by facing our fears.
When we face the things we fear most, we learn that it’s okay to be scared sometimes – and that anxiety can be a good thing, sometimes!
Next time we’re afraid to do something, remember that the things we’re most scared of doing end up being the best thing ever happening to us.
For example, if we’re afraid that we lack talent, let us remind ourselves that there are people who started from scratch with nothing but are highly successful. They have worked hard and probably failed a few times to get where they are today.
☑ Fear of failure didn’t stop them, nor did they achieve their goals overnight.
It’s because of their dedication that they were successful. And we can do the same by emulating their behavior to improve our talents and skills to achieve our goals.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quote by Albert Schweitzer
It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon.
You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Harry S. Truman
Quote by Harry S. Truman
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
One of the best ways to achieve success is to learn from someone who is already successful. For this reason, we might want to check out successful people in a field in which we want to succeed.
For example, we might want to read biographies of the entrepreneurs behind big and successful companies. Find out what they have in common.
Here is a bit of a shortcut; most wealthy people would claim they never did it just because of the money and didn’t start their journey with a wish or hope.
☑ Instead, the most successful people claim to have started with a burning desire.
When we start a journey to success, we’ll need more than a vision. There must be a reason why we want to start, so big that it becomes an unstoppable burning desire.
Once we find that “why,” everything eventually starts to fall into place as we progress forward with our vision. Where others quit, that burning desire in us can get us to the world’s far end to find the answer. It’s another way of saying:
☑ If the “Why” is big enough, the “How” will take care of itself.
Quote by Napoleon Hill
Quote by Steve Jobs
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
Henry Ward Beecher
Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Success is the by-product result we get through the process of repeatedly failing without ever becoming discouraged. Every time we trip and fall, we pick ourselves up and keep pushing forward. And that’s what makes success possible.
Even though entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, it’s also exciting.
It’s a journey of self-discovery, where we learn more about ourselves and what we’re capable of achieving. Besides, watching our business grow is gratifying.
It can be easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks and sometimes challenging obstacles. Still, we should always try to remember why we’re doing what we’re doing and why we should remain enthusiastic and motivated.
No matter what economic obstacles come our way, we’ll get through when our hard work eventually pays off by staying positive and focused on our goals.
Quote by Winston Churchill
Quote by Robert Anthony
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
Quote from Ann Landers
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Nothing can stop a person with the right mental attitude.
They can overcome any challenge and reach their goals. That is because they have the power to control their thoughts and emotions. In addition, when they focus on what they want, they can make it happen.
The best mindset for reaching our goals is to remain positive and take action.
☑ Then, once we achieve our goal, we work hard to keep it.
Not many people know this, but the strangest secret to success, if there is one, is to have a great time when failing. That’s why people with the mentality that they are not afraid to fail to tend to be more successful.
So if we fail, we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves. Let’s face it: failure is a part of life. The best thing we can do is learn from our mistakes and try again!
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Quote by Anne Frank
The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently.
Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
When you feel like giving up just remember that there are a lot of people you still have to prove wrong.
According to Zig Ziglar, time can be a double-edged weapon.
Time can be man’s best friend and, at the same time, his worst enemy.
Too much time at our disposal creates boredom, while too little time overloads us and makes us nervous. There are only so many hours in a day, and it’s essential to use them in the most productive way possible.
We must make the most of our time by using it efficiently and avoiding distractions.
☑ If we don’t manage our time, it will control us.
We all have different goals and dreams, and it’s vital to spend time thinking about what we want to achieve and then creating a plan to make it happen.
Time management is essential for living a successful and productive life. By managing our time well, we can accomplish more than we ever thought possible!
Time is the only thing we cannot control. We cannot stop it or change it. It flows in its course and passes no matter what we do or where we are.
Quote by Zig Ziglar
Quote by Bill Gates
When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Quote by Margaret Mead
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.
Don’t save your best for when you think the material calls for it. Always bring your full potential to every take, and be on top of your job, or they will replace you.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.
Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at the right time, it is also about taking actions at the right time.
Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.
Daily Motivational Quotes
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." 🔔
Below is a list of ten powerful motivational quotes about life to make you feel better today.
- To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
➿ Anatole France
- In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
〰️ Jane Smiley
- You can’t have a million dollar dream on a minimum wage work ethic.
- The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
〰️ Steve Furtick
- You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
🎉 Shonda Rhimes
- One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes
➿ Benjamin Disraeli
- This is a reminder to you to create your own rule book, and live your life the way you want it.
〰️ Reese Evans
- If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
🪄 Katharine Hepburn
- Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
〰️ Farrah Gray
- Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable
🎉 Theodore N. Vail
Motivational Quotes And Sayins To Inspire Small Business Entrepreneurs
Sometimes we all get discouraged and feel dejected. If that happens, it is good to know that some people will always listen to us and cheer us up.
Remember, no one is going to listen to or can criticize us if we’re not doing anything. However, saying or doing nothing is also a recipe for failure. If we never take risks or put ourselves out there, we’ll never achieve anything significant.
We hope these motivational quotes inspire us to take action in our life and the entrepreneurship journey so that we keep going and never give up so easily.
Maybe they’ll inspire you to pursue your dreams, set new goals, or smile more often. But regardless of what they do, we hope they bring a little light into your day.