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31 Inspirational Quotes Every Entrepreneur Has To Read

31 Inspirational Quotes Every Entrepreneur Has To Read31 Inspirational Quotes Every Entrepreneur Has To Read

Sometimes as an entrepreneur, you need a little inspiration. You’ll fall into a rut and need some motivation to get you out of it. It’s nothing to be ashamed of or worried about, as the reality is you can’t be on the top of your game, feeling 100%, every single day of the week.

And a lot of the time, that inspiration can come by reading about the views of other entrepreneurs, with these quotes offering a fantastic insight into the lives of those who’ve succeeded before you.

I’ve missed more than 9,000 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, NBA Legend

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

– Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.

– Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO

Fail often so you can succeed sooner.

– Tom Kelley, Ideo partner

It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.

– Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder

Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.

– David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO

Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.

– Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

– Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.

– Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software founder

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.

– Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.

– Larry Page, Google co-founder

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.

– Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

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, SPANX founder

What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.

– Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy’s

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.

– Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

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, AOL co-founder

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

– Walt Disney, Disney founder

I like to pride myself on thinking pretty long term, but not that long term.

– Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.

– Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.

– Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.

– Harland Sanders, KFC founder

Trust your instincts.

– Estee Lauder, American Businesswoman

If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.

– Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder

When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.

– Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky, NHL Legend

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

– Mark Twain, American Humorist and Author

Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.

– Seth Godin, Marketer and Entrepreneur

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.

– Mahatma Gandhi

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

– Steve Jobs

Never, never, never give up.

– Winston Churchill
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