The entrepreneurial journey is saddled with lots of uncertainties and experiences which sometimes get many overwhelmed. So, if you are just starting out on this journey, expect to encounter unforeseen occurrences that will seem to question your very essence of setting out in the first place. So, if you don’t have the right motive for starting that business, you may quit at the sight of a challenge. Thankfully, some amazing people have gone ahead and also shared some lessons learned (and quotes) on their paths to building remarkable businesses. In this article, I will share some inspiring quotes to keep you going.
As we go through these together, try to look beyond the allure of interesting quotes. But rather take them as expert advice from those who went, saw, conquered, and are still conquering.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
As with everyone, you may be faced with a series of setbacks on a big and significant course. However, the lessons from such experiences can be the platform you need to achieve your objectives. Failure is an integral component in the pursuit of success. So, irrespective of the number of times you fail, never give up on your convictions.
Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time – Jeff Bezos
As you probably know, it is in human nature to always doubt the first time. This is why it is important that you keep your convictions higher than the doubts of the external world. Your consistency and perseverance will pay off in the long run when everyone comes running after your product / service.
Business has only two functions; ‘marketing and innovation’. – Peter Drucker
Irrespective of the stage of your business, you need to constantly engage customers. This ensures that you achieve your business results. The marketing tools are needed to arouse customers’ attention and satisfaction. Research and innovation help you to continue to stay ahead of the curve and drive business growth.
Life is not fair, get used to it. – Bill Gates
The business world is filled with harsh realities. More often than not, things don’t usually go exactly as planned. This is part of life. So, you need to get used to it. Also, you may be faced with daunting struggles at the start of your business but keep hold of your vision regardless. You can iterate the process but maintain the vision through patience and hard work.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. – Steve Jobs
The distinction between quality and quantity is one of those entrepreneurial quotes which has transcended times. As you probably know, satisfied customers ultimately yield high returns. Quality output increases customer satisfaction, which in turn boosts your company’s value and product’s credibility. So, focus on delivering quality products and services.
Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. – Robin Sharma
Although this sounds simple, it is still one of the most difficult tasks for many. A lot of business owners prioritize investing in the business over themselves. So, if you want your business to grow, prioritize self-development. Investing in personal development will not only improve your life, but also the lives of all those around you.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
Our world thrives upon personal development. It doesn’t matter whether you are a business owner or employee, you cannot go higher without personal development. Self-education will help you in becoming more valuable at the marketplace. Practical and hands-on experiences under the tutelage of experts / mentors are the birthplaces of innovative outcomes. So, have a clear plan and path for your personal development.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. – Will Durant
We can not over-emphasize the importance of repeatedly making the right choices. This is because we are a product of habit. We become what we do over and over again. Habits of excellence are developed following the continuous repetition of doing quality jobs.
Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect, makes a few men rich. - Henry Ford
Long-lasting wealth comes from doing the right things over time. Simple little things, like having the right attitude and being creative and flexible, go a long way in shaping who we become. So, pay close attention on the little things that successful people do and do the same. Before you know it, it will soon become habit and set you on the path to achieving your objectives.
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