67 success quotes from women, historic figures, sports icons and famous quotes about success from all the different creative people I love! Motivational and inspirational quotes for business.
My Favorite Success Quotes
Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.Unknown
Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when I know there are footprints on the moon.Paul Brandt, author
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.Wayne Gretsky, professional hockey player
Short Success Quotes
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.Robert Collier, author
The best revenge is massive success.Frank Sinatra, singer
The starting point of all achievement is desire.Napoleon Hill, author
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.Sam Ewing, baseball player
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.Winston Churchill, politician
Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.Scott Adams, Dilbert comic strip writer
For success, attitude is equally important as ability.Walter Scott
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.Al Bernstein, sportscaster
Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.Mike Ditka, football coach
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist
Women Success Quotes
I believe in persevering. If you persevere, success lies ahead of you.Liu Yang, first Chinese woman in space
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.Lauren Conrad, tv star
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.Helen Keller, author
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.Coco Chanel
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.Charlotte Whitton, feminist
Success is like a lightning bolt. It’ll strike you when you least expect it, and you just have to keep the momentum going. You have to strike when the iron is hot. So for me, I just kept striking and striking to polish out the sword that I was making.Michelle Phan, entrepreneur
As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.Tamara Taylor
Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.Martha Stewart, media goddess
Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.Vera Wang, fashion designer
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, astronaut
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.Margaret Thatcher, politician
The difference between us and them, between you and success, is not that you never fail, but it’s how you recover from those failures – is that you keep getting up time and time again. You figure out what you did wrong, and then you make it right.Michelle Obama, first lady
Historical Success Quotes
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.Henry Ford, industrialist
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.Albert Schweitzer, theologian
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.Thomas A. Edison, inventor
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.Napoleon Hill, author
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.Henry Kissinger, politician
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.Aesop, fabulist (person who writes fables)
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.Benjamin Franklin, polymath (a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning)
John D. Rockefeller Success Quotes
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.John D. Rockefeller
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.John D. Rockefeller
Dale Carnegie Success Quotes
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!Andrew Carnegie, industrialist
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.Dale Carnegie, industrialist
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.Dale Carnegie
Creative & Author Success Quotes
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.C. S. Lewis, author The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Success is like a wild horse. If you do not know how to handle it, it will throw you off and look for another rider who can handle it well.Ajith Kumar, actor
Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.Cecil B. DeMille, filmaker
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.Owen Feltham, author
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.Tennessee Williams, Author
I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results.Robert Downey, Jr., author
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.Elbert Hubbard
A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.Steve Harvey, actor
Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.Dwayne Johnson, actor
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.Pablo Picasso, artist
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.Bruce Lee, actor
If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.Robert Louis Stevenson, author Treasure Island
Zig Ziglar Success Quotes
Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.Zig Ziglar
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.Zig Ziglar
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.Zig Ziglar
Vince Lombardi Success Quotes
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.Vince Lombardi
Jim Rohn Success Quotes
Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.Jim Rohn
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.Jim Rohn
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.Jim Rohn
John Wooden Success Quotes
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.John Wooden
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.John Wooden
Additional Resource :: 77 Inspirational John Wooden Quotes
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.Benjamin Disraeli, politician
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.Sumner Redstone, businessman
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.Bill Gates, businessman
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.George A. Sheehan, physician
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.Booker T. Washington, educator
The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success.Brendon Burchard, author
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.Arthur Ashe, tennis player
Mindset and Business
Okay, today I am going to talk more about mindset than marketing! What if you totally commit to your small business and burn the boats? Success quotes and thoughts for small business.
I am from the rust belt of America. The Northwest corner of Pennsylvania just south of lake Erie, in a tiny town called Saegertown.
The dads of my school friends worked on their farms, in tool and die shops and at the Talon zipper factory. They DID something or MADE something.
After high school, I migrated south an hour to Sharon, PA, home of Sharon Steel, well, the previous home of Sharon Steel, the mill shut down and a huge portion of the town’s families were out of work with no future in sight.
To me, this economy feels much the same for my small business owners and their marketing. It seems like what we did in the past is not working (the Yellow Pages, having a big Rolodex, conducting seminars for payment, writing a best seller). All of these things used to guarantee success, but not so much anymore.
Today, to succeed in business it seems like you have to have mad computer skills, be online 24 hours 7 days a week, speak in person, speak online, have products, tweek your services…arggg.
Pick Something and Stick To It (for at least 3 months)
So what SHOULD you do to be successful in an economy like this? Be SURE of what you are selling and what your goals are. I mean like, you can get woken from a deep sleep with a drill sergeant yelling in your face and say, “I do (mine here) social media marketing, speaking and info products, sir yes sir!”
I recommend you pick 3 things to focus on in your business for 3 months at a time (the three squares for any of my coaching clients or seminar attendees).
Next you need to have a plan. An “in writing plan” based on your goals. You need to know in the morning when you get up EXACTLY what you need to do today to get you one step closer to your goals.
Somedays I think, well why should I do the Twitter today, BUT since I sat down with a clear head and a sharp pencil 3 months ago and set in stone to check Twitter every work day, I just do it!
Burn The Boats
While there are lots of legends about where the phrase “burn the boats” came from, generally what it means is that once you reach land, burn your boats so that you have to go boldly forward without the ability to look back.
I LOVE this idea. Set up a plan and then COMMIT to seeing it through. Even when times are hard. Even when you want to give up (you do know that from time to time EVERYONE wants to give up!) Make no excuses.
If you said you would write a blog post a week, then darn it, at 11:45 on Friday night you should be pounding it out, even if the time isn’t right or no one will read it.
Make YOU accountable to YOURSELF. Be disappointed if you make excuses.