37 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

37 Inspiring quotes for entrepreneurs_pinterestBeing an entrepreneur requires mental fortitude. Whether you’re a newbie blogger, small business owner, or seasoned entrepreneur, you’re going to have bad days.

You’re going to experience doubt, worry, and fear. And that’s OK. It’s perfectly normal. In fact, it’s human!

How you handle your doubt, worry, and fear is what determines your level of success.

That’s why I’m sharing 37 of my favorite inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs.

These quotes will inspire, motivate and empower you to charge through the bad days, stay positive, and work hard to pursue your dreams.

I want you to print it out and hang the pages up next to your computer, on your bathroom mirror, next to your nightstand, on your fridge, and in your car.

When you’re having a bad day and the doubts start to creep in, these inspiring quotes will remind you to keep pushing forward. You got this!

  1. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”  – Steve Jobs
  2. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth 
  3. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama 
  4. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” – Ted Turner 
  5. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton 
  6. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson 
  7. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” Robert Kiyosaki 
  8. “If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” Claire CookKiyosaki
  9. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell 
  10. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.Chris Grosser 
  11. “You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big.” – Andrew Carnegie 
  12. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar 
  13. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
  14. “Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey 
  15. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney 

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  16. “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferriss 
  17. “Success if the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier 
  18. “There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” – Anthony Robbins 
  19. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford 
  20. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien 
  21. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair 
  22. “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work.” – Unknown 
  23. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius 
  24. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone 
  25. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins 
  26. “If you’re not overwhelmed, you’re not growing.” – Trevor Gensler 
  27. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg 
  28. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” – Theodore Roosevelt 
  29. “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” – Seth Godin 
  30. “Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein 
  31. “Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” – Donald Porter 
  32. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, what’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy 
  33. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill 
  34. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain 
  35. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin 
  36. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle 
  37. “Perseverance, not perfection, is the key to success.” – Angie Gensler

Are you inspired? I sure am!

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