What separates human beings from the rest of the animal kingdom is Inspiration. I am constantly mesmerised when I meet people who are inspiring or inspired by others. For me, inspiration is the fire inside us. It’s the fuel that makes the engine move. Just as a car can go nowhere without fuel, I firmly believe that without inspiration, you will go nowhere – life is simply existence.
As an entrepreneur (sorry despreneur!) you can be absolutely certain of one thing. Your path to success will be punctuated with fear, frustration and failure. The only thing that will help you to overcome the three Fs is to keep a focus on what or who inspires you and never lose sight of your goal.
Inspirational Business Quotes to The Rescue
There is no shortage of motivational business quotes on the internet but I have culled these twenty from the world’s most iconic entrepreneurs. Sometimes a single quotation can make one feel like it captures everything. Hopefully, you will find one of these to be your rocket fuel.
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B. C. Forbes
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
“Screw It, Let’s Do It.” – Richard Branson
“I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.” – Mark Zuckerberg
“But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington
“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos
“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.” – Seth Godin
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” – Rupert Murdoch
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
“Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.” – Sergey Brin
“As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump
“Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban
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