30 Great Quotes to Inspire and Motivate the Aspiring Entrepreneur…
Do you have a mentor or someone that you follow to help fuel your Entrepreneurial Drive?
Well if you don’t, get one! – Having a mentor is a great way to keep that Entrepreneurial flame alight, following in the footsteps of a successful person who has already been in your shoes and focused on their dream hard enough to make it a reality.
By following a mentor and studying the process which took them from being an ordinary person to a wealthy and successful entrepreneur, you are increasing the chances of becoming a success yourself.
When looking for inspiration I often find myself consulting Google for quotes and interesting nuggets of information that has been said by some of the world’s most extraordinary entrepreneurs. In a way it is a reminder that other people have experienced what you too are facing, and that if you are relentless when pursuing your goals, you can and will achieve them!
Today’s post is quite a fun one and if I’m honest, it was only supposed to be 15-20 quotes but I just kept on finding such great quotes that I had to extend it to 30…
…I could probably make it 50!
The following is a compilation of various motivational quotes from famous entrepreneurs and are in no particular order, nor are they a definitive list of the best quotes ever. This is a list of my personal favorites and some that have helped me to focus on my goal of becoming a successful entrepreneur and internet marketer.
I am sure that you have some favorite quotes of your own and I would love to hear them – there are just so many quotes out there that it would be impossible to define which are the best so feel free to add some of your favorites in the ‘comments’ section below.
Along with each of their quotes I have also managed to give some more details on each of the entrepreneurs below, which you might find interesting. For example some of the ‘net worth’ figures below are truly staggering and really do allow you to put into perspective the kind of success that some of these guys have had – Enjoy!
______________________________________________Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Net Worth: $6.1 billion
Quote: “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”Name: Walter Elias AKA ‘Walt Disney’
Occupation: Co-founder of Walt Disney Productions
Net Worth: .1 billion
Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”Name: Richard Branson
Net Worth: billion
Quote: “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”Name: Oprah Winfrey
Net Worth: .7 billion
Quote: “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself”Name: Robert Collier
Died: Aged 65 (1950)
Occupation: Author of Self Help and New Thought Metaphysical Books in the 20th Century
Net Worth: Multi-millionaire (no published worth)
Quote: “The great successful men of the world have used their imagination?they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building”Name: Brian Tracy
Net Worth: Unknown
Quote: “Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish”Chairman of Microsoft
Net Worth: $54 billion
Quote: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”Name: Henry Ford
Died: Aged 83 (April 7th, 1947)
Occupation: American Industrialist and Founder of the Ford Motor Company
Net Worth: 8.1 billion (According to Forbes in February 2008)
Quotes: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently”
“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large”Co-founder of Google
Quote: “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea”British Entrepreneur and Founder of Amstrad
Net Worth: .14 billion
Quote: “Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else”Chairman and CEO of The Trump Organization
Quotes: “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war”
“I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s were the fun is”Name: Robert Kiyosaki
Age: 63 (born April 8th, 1947)
Occupation: American Businessman, Motivational Speaker and Author of ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’
Net Worth: $80 million (According to celebritynetworth.com)
Quote: “Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them”Name: Linda Chandler
Occupation: American Businesswoman and CEO of the CoreValue Training Program
Quote: “Think P.I.G. – that’s my motto. P stands for Persistence, I stands for Integrity, and G stands for Guts. These are the ingredients for a successful business and a successful life”Name: Anita Roddick
Net Worth: $1.03 billion
Quote: “I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world”Name: Roy Ash
Age: born 1918
Occupation: Co-founder of Litton Industries
Quote: “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it”Name: Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $45 billion
Quote: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently”Name: Michael Jordan
Net Worth: $500 million
Quote: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed”Name: Jim Rohn
Died: Aged 79 (December 5th, 2009)
Occupation: American Entrepreneur, Author and Motivational Speaker
Quote: “Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune”Name: L.A. Reid
Age: 54 (born June 7th, 1956)
Occupation: Co-founder of LaFace Records
Net Worth: $300 million
Quote: “Find your passion… then it is no longer work!”Name: Colonel Sanders
Quote: “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”Name: Russell Simmons