Top 30 Quotes by Successful Entrepreneurs to Get You Motivated In An Instant

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Quotes about Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship has become one of the most opted career paths in India as our country holds the third spot for being a tech hub. Being your own boss may look fun but building a business is nothing near to an easy task. Everyone wants that success story but many find it hard to accept the enigma.

A good business is built through finding solutions to various problems and an entrepreneur is aware of the challenges that come in their field. To go ahead with your idea at the same time make people believe in it takes a person with a very strong mindset. A few traits which every entrepreneur should possess are inspiration, perseverance, dedication, determination, consistency and motivation.

Above all self motivation is key. Times become really tough some days and it is during those days an entrepreneur needs to remain absolutely motivated because as a creator/leader of something if the head is wavered so will the roots. During times like that, taking a pause and looking at people in the same field helps a lot. Reading stories of successful entrepreneurs gives one insight on the entrepreneurial life and how to deal with failures. If you don’t have time to delve deep then just reading or looking at quotes by them also acts as a source of inspiration. It is indeed a quick push to a tired mind. To get one started we have listed down 30 quotes that will get you off your seat in an instant by some of the most successful entrepreneurs.

1. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs (Founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.)

2. “But as an entrepreneur, you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you’re confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. It’s an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go play because the bird doesn’t come by, but a few times it does.” – Reed Hastings (CEO Netflix)

3. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk (Founder SpaceX, CEO Tesla Inc.)

4. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford (Founder Ford Motor Company)

5. “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney (Founder Disney Brother Studio)

6. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates (Founder Microsoft Corporation)

7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison (Inventor)

8. “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.” – Steve Jobs (Founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.)

9. “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.” – Jack Welch (Chairman and CEO General Electric)

10. “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 (Founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.)

11. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Alva Edison (Inventor)

12. .“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – (Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO Dropbox)

13. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” – William Rosenberg (Founder Dunkin’ Donuts)

14. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” – Warren G. Tracy’s student

15. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett (Chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway)

16. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow” – Ingvar Kamprad (Founder Ikea)

17. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”- Richard Branson (Founder Virgin Group)

18. . “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 and CEO Facebook)

19. . “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page (Co-founder Google)

20. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky (Co-founder Behance)

21. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey, (Founder Twitter)

22. “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 (Co-founder LinkedIn)

23. “Ideas are no one’s monopoly. Think big, think fast, think ahead.” – Dhirubhai Ambani (Founder Reliance Industries)

24. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” Howard Schultz (Starbucks CEO)

25. “You cannot get into business for the fashion of it.” – Azim Premji (Chairman Wipro)

26. “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling” – Anita Roddick (Founder The Body Shop)

27. “If you fully accept the worst that can ever happen in your journey, fear won’t ever be an obstacle in starting-up.” – Kunal Shah (Founder CRED)

28. “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 AOL)

29. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs (Founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.)

30. “If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm – last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’’ wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.” – Niklas Zennstrom (Founder Skype and Kazaa)

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