I admit it, I am a major quote nerd! I love to find really great quotes that I can use for inspiration, or to motivate me or to remind myself that there ARE giants who have gone before me and who experienced some of the same doubts and fears that I have today. I think for someone like me who spends a lot of time alone behind a keyboard, reaching out to people and hearing their words of wisdom is a very powerful driving force!
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In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.
The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.
Walt Disney, Animator
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi, Legendary Football Coach
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong, Author
Obsess over how much you can give with your time rather than how little of your time you can give.
Sam Parker, Co-founder of JustSell.com
What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage!
Cowardly Lion, from The Wizard of Oz
The secret of business, especially these days, is to focus relentlessly on your unfair advantage – the thing you do that others don’t.
John Rollwagen, executive
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Woodberry, Poet
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
If you don’t fail now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe.
Woody Allen, Director
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., American judge
Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Napoleon Hill, Writer
I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
Mike Ditka, Football Coach
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Brian Tracy, Author
So there you have it! My favorite inspirational business quotes that help with my business motivation. I update these when I find new great ones (hint, hint…if you have a good one I missed please leave it in the comments and I will add it to the list with a thank you link if approved!)