Entrepreneurs and small business owners need ongoing motivation. As you continue your journey in the business world, these 25 motivational quotes keep you focused on your why. Why you decided to start a new business, Why you work toward being significant, and Why you must keep on going! Motivation encourages an entrepreneur to take that next step. These quotes are for those who cannot quiet quit. Those who are their own backup plan. Get on up and earn! Unpack your issues later. Today – You got This & We got You!
Small business owners! Entrepreneurs taking action!
You who is starting a new business! You who is starting a small business! You who is inspirational to so many others!
Get on up and earn! Unpack your issues later. Today – You got This & We got You!
How entrepreneurs benefit from motivational quotes
25 Motivational Quotes For Small Business Owners provides words to get you up and keep you up. To get you back in the saddle. To get you moving onward and upward! Entrepreneurs cannot participate in quiet quitting. We can’t burn out. We don’t know the meaning of giving up, but sometimes we could use a reminder of what our journey is all about – what it delivers to us – Why It’s Worth It.
Whether you are a new business owner or confident enough to have lost your fear of failure. Whether you are buying and selling, or taking action in another way, motivation, inspiration, vision boards, mood boards, and all things motivational will help keep your eye focused on the prize. Make a plan to include motivating factors into your day.
Those who will always be successful business owners know entrepreneurship is about keeping your heart in your business! When you do not know what to do next, refer back to your plan, visit your daily goals and take small steps. Know…
“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”
~ Norman Ralph Augustine
Success will naturally follow motivation
Entrepreneurs understand the hustle culture all too well – and for good reason! Entrepreneurs lead the way in connecting our work to our souls, but yeah, some days are more difficult than others.
Where business is not financial science, some risk is essential, and we know you’ll be making mistakes along your journey, with each step, you are closer than ever to success. Your strength doesn’t have to come from being alone and feeling alone. In some way, you are connected at all times – by knowing those close to you, knowing your customer, your vendors – and people you don’t even know – you are still connected. My best advice to entrepreneurs is to know you are significant and the success you experience will come in many different forms. You are building a business. You will always be building that business.
Some seasons in life are tougher than others – but we keep going – keep seeking and believing in the light at the end of the tunnel.
‘and YES – it does exist. (in case you momentarily forgot!)
“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
~ Charles F. Kettering
Nothing is more motivating than owning your mission; your purpose directly connects Because It’s Yours.
This isn’t just a remote situation.
YOU OWN THE SITUATION!
YOU OWN THE SOLUTION!
You work more hours, yes. You are required to have more dedication, yes. But it’s different because you own this business. Let’s look at the difference between inspiration and motivation for a moment. Many times, the terms are used interchangeably – especially when it comes to describing positive quotes that move us to take a positive action! However, they are actually different.
Where inspiration is the push – the wish, the dream, the belief in yourself, and your desire to succeed, Motivation is the pull. Motivation is aboutthe results you create and own, the desire to see it through. Motivation is very much tied to the fact that you own it and therefore must perform and follow through.
Motivation comes from your dream and your desire to succeed.
Motivation is the reason you are uplifted after recognizing you are overwhelmed or simply feeling off. Before you begin your first daily task, or start motivational Monday… whatever you want to call it – remember – IT is yours. Start with renewed hope, inspiration and the motivation to follow through.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
~ Walt Disney
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
~ Mark Twain
“You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are.”
~ C.J. Hayden
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”
~ Joe Girard
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
~ David Brinkley
“Good order is the foundation of all things.”
~ Edmund Burke
“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”
~ John C. Maxwell
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
~ Scott Belsky
“You have to work on the business first before it works for you.”
~ Idowu Koyenikan
“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.”
~ B.C. Forbes
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
~ Vidal Sassoon
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
~ Jim Rohn
“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.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
~ Milton Berle
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”
~ Chris Grosser
“A big business starts small.”
~ Richard Branson
“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
~ Japanese Proverb
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
~ Winston Churchill
“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”
~ Ingvar Kamprad
“If you tune it so that you have zero chance of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.”
~ Reid Hoffman
“I failed my way to success.”
~ Thomas Edison
“The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.”
~ Aruna Bhayana
This is your official send off… Famous entrepreneurs earned that fame. Increase your level of thinking. Rise. Expect to get positive results and payback for your efforts.
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
~ Lou Holtz
Go on in your positive, meaningful way!
Remember, some seasons in life are tougher than others – but the great business owners keep going – keep seeking and believing in the light at the end of the tunnel.
‘and YES – the light at the end of the tunnel does exist. (in case you momentarily forgot!)
You’ve got 25 reminders that the ones who learn and spend time trying to grow and welcome new challenges are the ones who succeed. Make your life about trying to:
- Use the stairs!
- Focus on building!
- Do something else!
- Spend one hour making great cuts, only after you spend the first four sharpening the axe!
- Choose something other than safe and comfortable!
- Choose to innovate!
- Keep your business in your heart!
Use these motivational quotes to keep you in check.
Remember, as Henry Ross Perot observed, “Eagles don’t flock. You have to find them one at at a time.” Those eagles build their own nest. Similarly, he was so financially blessed, but always willing to clean his own barn.
Learn from him. Remain humble. You may earn lots of cash and experience over time, but the company does best when its owner remembers no matter what happens, it’s important they remain in it today – and the day after tomorrow.
Have a burning desire to succeed and success will follow – so Be Ready. I often say that motivation is strongest when we draw strength from anywhere and everywhere – including successful folks who left a strong mark years ago. I hope these quotes help.
Today: Keep that dream within sight. Be as inspired as Day 1 – and as motivated as you always have been to bring that dream alive. Think activity. Think positive thoughts. Plan to be highly productive as usual; plan a day full of pride with your endgame in mind!