Whether you own a brick and mortar business or an office-based enterprise, these inspirational quotes from business owners and leaders will help motivate you.
“The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“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
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.
“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.” – Ingvar Kamprad
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are.” – C.J. Hayden
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
And, our favourite:
“There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie
Basically, what most are getting at is that failure is fine, it’s healthy and as long as we learn from it – we grow, and your passion and motivation is what will lead to your success, so don’t lose it!
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