57 Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurial Passion – #5 is Scareiously Deep!

Why 57, because I didn’t start writing the list by choosing a number and then try to fill in the gaps. I chose these quotes and thoughts because these are the ones that inspire and motivate me when I’m feeling a little grey, the ones I write on post-its and stick to my PC, Mirror, Dashboard, Wife… Ok just kidding on the wife but you get the idea right! -It’s all about quality not quantity.

I’m a great believer in motivation and inspiration through others, and I hope as you read these thoughts they inspire you to do one thing that makes a positive difference in your life. Inspire yourself or share with a friend you know is having a tough day, either way enjoy…

1“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.”
Jim Rohn
2“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Walt Disney
3“Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.”
4“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
5“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. And most important, 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
6“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill
7“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Jim Rohn
8“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
Anthony Robbins
9“Listen, I want you to know that I get out of control on a regular basis—because I’m consistently tossing the rock a little further, challenging myself to new levels of expressing and fulfilling my destiny on the planet and recalibrating all my systems to match.”
David Allen
10“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
Anthony Robbins
11“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have”
Zig Ziglar
12“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
Donald Trump
13“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.”
Richard Branson
14“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
Norman Schwarzkopf
15“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Derek Bok
16“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
17“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
Anthony Robbins
18“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”
Napoleon Hill
19“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
Dale Carnegie
20“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
21“If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.”
Kevin Systrom
22“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
23“If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big.”
Ben Silbermann
24“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect.”
Adam Osborne
25“If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”
Mark Zuckerberg
26“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
27“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, What’s in it for me?”
Brian Tracy
28“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 cant.”
Student of Warren G. Tracy
29“There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.”
Adora Svitak
30“To be successful online, you have to be nimble and evolve where the opportunities are. You have to layer revenue streams.”
Angelo Sotiro
31“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”
Bill Gates
32“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
33“Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.”
David Rockefeller
34“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
Richard Branson
35“Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.”
Sergey Brin
36“Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.”
Stanley Tang
37“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thin was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.”
Anthony Robbins
38“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Chinese Proverb
39“Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far.”
Kevin Systrom
40“Your greatest resource is your time.”
Brian Tracy
41“To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.”
J. Paul Getty
42“It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.”
Anthony Robbins
43“Business is more exciting than any game.”
Lord Beaverbrook
44“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
Peter F. Drucker
45“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
Harold Geneen
46“Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday.”
Emil Motycka
47“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
Zig Ziglar
48” believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”
Anthony Robbins
49“Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.”
Jim Rohn
50“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”
Nolan Bushnell
51“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Peter Drucker
52“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
53“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.”
Anthony Robbins
54“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will”
Zig Ziglar
55“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’ll wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.”
Niklas Zennstrom
56“If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”
Anthony Robbins
57“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”
W. Clement Stone
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