While starting a business can be an exciting endeavor, it can also be a scary and lonely adventure, filled with plenty of self-doubt and worry. Littered with pitfalls, the road to success can from time to time require various methods of motivation to keep an entrepreneur focused and confident. To do so, having a series of motivational and inspirational business quotes nearby to view and take to heart can make the difference between success and failure. To keep your spirits up and your determination to become a great entrepreneur stronger than ever, here are some of the most popular business quotes that have inspired the best entrepreneurs around the world.
"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."--Richard Branson
If there is one entrepreneur who knows how to survive the ups and downs of business, it's Richard Branson. As founder of the Virgin Group, which controls 400 companies worldwide, Branson is worth more than $5 billion. So when taking his advice, remember to keep your business fun, and always use your creative instincts on your way to the top.
"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."--Zig Ziglar
One of the all-time greats when it came to business motivation, Zig Ziglar's words were like magic to struggling entrepreneurs. By keeping this quote in mind at all times, you can't help but be a winner.
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."--William Durant
If you follow Mr. Durant's advice, you'll be like most successful entrepreneurs and have a short memory when it comes to failure. By focusing on the task at hand and the current moment rather than dwelling on the past, you'll be poised for success.
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."--John Wayne
If there is anybody who can give you courage when times get tough, it's "The Duke" himself, John Wayne. Whether you're preparing to start your business or add a new product or service, saddle up like John Wayne and proceed full steam ahead.
"You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."--Steve Jobs
As the late Apple founder stated, you've got to be confident enough to trust in your gut instinct, God, or something else to achieve business success.