50 Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

As a new entrepreneur or small business owner, you might notice yourself feeling discouraged and uninspired at times when things don’t go as well as you planned or hoped. Every successful entrepreneur has felt this way at some point or another along the way.

If you want to ultimately be successful as an entrepreneur though, you can’t let these feelings of doubt or lack on inspiration prevent you from working toward your goals.

Need a boost of inspiration to kick yourself back into high gear? Read through these top 50 inspiration quotes for entrepreneurs. They’ll help get you back into the right frame of mind and back on the right path toward achieving your business goals.

  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” — Walt Disney
  2. “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
  3. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates
  4. “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” — Seth Godin, Author
  5. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford
  6. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
  7. “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.”— Maya Angelou
  8. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” — Tony Robbins
  9. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky
  10. “Before you dismiss a beginner’s work, remember how much you sucked when you started. You probably sucked worse, actually.” — Jason Fried
  11. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  12. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  13. “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” – Albert Schweitzer
  14. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” — Tony Blair
  15. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” — Brian Tracy
  16. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker
  17. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” — Seth Godin
  18. .“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
  19. “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
  20. “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
  21. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz
  22. “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
  23. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” — Debbi Fields
  24. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey
  25. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake
  26. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” — William Rosenberg
  27. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” — Napoleon Hill
  28. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh
  29. “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
  30. “Hire character. Train skill.” – Peter Schultz
  31. “The things we fear the most in organizations- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.” — Margaret Wheatley
  32. “Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.” — Todd Garland
  33. “Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” — Donald Trump
  34. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” — Ryan Freitas
  35. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin
  36. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. – Derek Bok
  37. Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday. – Emil Motycka
  38. If you think that you are going to love something, give it a try. You’re going to kick yourself in the butt for the rest of your life if you don’t. – Joe Penna
  39. If you’re not learning while you’re earning, you’re cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation. – Napoleon Hill
  40. Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly, I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt
  41. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson
  42. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.” – Jack Dorsey
  43. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” — Muhammad Ali
  44. “Make your team feel respected, empowered, and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” — Tim Westergen
  45. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar
  46. “Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn’t much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.” — Ben Feldman

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50 Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs