Inspirational quotes are keys to success because they reawaken your dream, your spirit, and your belief in yourself! Use these quotes from successful entrepreneurs of the past and present to empower and inspire you. Your desire to succeed, your self-discipline and motivation will inspire getting started + and taking all the important steps that follow on your business journey. It’s 2023! It’s your time!
Inspirational quotes empower you and remind you:
- what the road to success looks like
- your something is important enough to work for
- great work is to love what you do
- successful entrepreneurs don’t settle
- you actually can change the world
Inspiration is much more than quotes from the greatest entrepreneurs
Deep inside you know you are the blueprint!
But where does that dose of inspiration come from? Where do you get that push to accomplish, to wish, dream, and take the successful next step? Inspiration and motivation are sometimes used interchangeably but they are actually different.
Inspiration is the push –
– it comes from your dream and your desire to succeed.
Motivation is the pull –
– the results you must deliver, the sales that pay your bills and allow you to purchase the ingredients you turn into consumer delight, the solution you offer and what to deliver upon.
Quotes from successes such as those I have quoted below – and those who currently rock our world such as Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos are as important and inspirational as those who left a permanent mark after they passed. Inspirational, amazing beings such as Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Vince Lombardi and Steve Jobs live on and impact us every day. Women including Sara Blakely and Arianna Huffington continue to demonstrate the way to succeed is through consistent hard work but that change will remain a large part of your life!
Use them and the quotes from others below to help you create a positive realization of tomorrow. Your tomorrow.
Inspiration is more than quotes on success or about achieving success
Inspiration is uplifting. Paired with motivation, it helps so much when you feel overwhelmed or need a push to step forward. Renewed hope and inspiration offer positive support. Take as much as you need. An entrepreneur can never be too hopeful and too inspired!
Your key to happiness is very personal. You’ll help yourself today, get traction, and help someone else tomorrow.
“How do use inspirational quotes,” you ask?
- Read them!
- Quote them as daily affirmations!
- Include them in your vision board!
- Tape them to your bathroom mirror!
- Copy them into your planner!
- Use them as screensavers!
“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
“Visionary” is what we call successful people who were wise enough not to listen when we called them delusional.
~ Steve Maraboli
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
~ Sheryl Sandberg
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.
~ Jordan Belfort played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”
~ Malcolm Forbes
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
~ Maya Angelou
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
~ Jonathan Swift
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
~ Mae Jemison
“Dare to dream, then decide to do.”
~ Annette White
“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.”
~ Belva Davis
“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”
~ Kalpana Chawla
“Don’t deliver a product, deliver an experience.”
~ Josh Loe
“I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation.”
~ Bobby Knight
“Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.”
~ Jo Malone
“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.”
~ Thomas Edison
“The secret of success in any field is redefining what success means to you.”
“It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”
~ Richard Branson
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.”
~ Tony Hsieh
“Don’t worry about being successful, but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
~ Zig Ziglar
“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who wants to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.”
~ Cassey Ho
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
~ Henry Ford
“Right now, someone far less qualified than you is living your dreams. All because they didn’t just talk about it, they took action.”
~ Brad Sugars
“Some people just dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”
~ Napoleon Hill
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
~ Howard Schultz
“[Don’t] let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do. What often happens is that people who are well meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it.”
~ Cathy Hughes
“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”
~ Bill Phillips
“Be fearless in what sets your soul on fire.”
Believe in miracles. Believe you are one.
“We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?”
Dear Inspired One, fill in your own blanks. How did your miracle begin?!
Maybe it’s part of your elevator pitch. Maybe it’s the about me section of your website. Maybe it’s just for you. But know your story!
- It all started by…
- It all started with…
- It all started when…
Do not forget: you are not alone in a world that’s changing – forever changing.
Big businesses start out with a first step; they start out small. Build. Grow. Be wise along the way. It may all seem impossible until you do it. You will receive a lot of advice. Take all of it and be grateful. Whether you use it or file it away for later, it’ll remain an asset and one of your greatest resources, so keep it all and use it as needed to be inspired and be re-inspired. For now – Go DO it.
Today: BE the blueprint!