Monday Motivation: 25 Inspirational Quotes

Every entrepreneur needs to hear a good word or two, so we compiled a list of 25 of our favorite quotes that should inspire you during the good and bad times.

  1. If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Anonymous
  2. I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas A. Edison
  3. Do one thing every day that scares you. ~Anonymous
  4. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ~Thomas Jefferson
  5. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. ~Mark Twain
  6. The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place. ~Guy Kawasaki
  7. A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them. ~Henry Kravis
  8. People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. ~Tony Robbins
  9. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~Bruce Lee
  10. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. ~Swami Vivekananda
  11. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~Dale Carnegie
  12. Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. ~Robert Kiyosaki
  13. The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors. ~Napoleon Hill
  14. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan
  15. A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. ~Vince Lombardi
  16. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ~Wayne Gretzky
  17. 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
  18. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ~Charles Swindoll
  19. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  ~Buddha
  20. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~Steve Jobs
  21. Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe
  22. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. ~Chinese Proverb
  23. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. ~Farrah Gray
  24. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~Steve Jobs
  25. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~Benjamin Franklin


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