Motivational Quotes and Success Stories for Entrepreneurs
We had such overwhelming response to our previous motivational quotes roundup that we just had to do one more. As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we are constantly on the move. Our brain is working on something all the time and our energy is being expended every second. Well with all of that going on, it’s an amazing thing that you keep staying driven and motivated. Kudos to all of you.
To help you get going some more, here are some great motivational quotes for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Have a great one!
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney
James Cash “J. C.” Penney Jr. was an American businessman and entrepreneur who founded the J. C. Penney stores in 1902. He was one of the first businessmen to incorporate corporate profit sharing for employees, giving them a stake in the success of the company. He brought together the forces and catalyzed the growth of his stores, which can now be found in 1109 locations throughout the United States!
“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan
As long as there is imagination and it is fueled by the intelligence and determination of an entrepreneur, you can be sure the realms of growth are wide open. The opportunities that can open up as you apply yourself to keep reaching out are endless. Reach out and keep growing!
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley
From an NBA career to the U.S. Senate and on to becoming a candidate for the presidency, Bill Bradley sure knows a thing or two about both ambition and persistence. Take a cue.
“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight
Co-founder of Nike Inc. and the man voted by Sporting News as “the most powerful person in sports,” Phil Knight fought for his dream. From paying an art student $35 to design the logo that has now become synonymous with sports gear, to introducing the Air Jordan line, which sold more than $100 million worth in the first year alone, and still going strong with a an $85 billion company under his belt – Phil Knight plays ferocious alright!
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani
The rags to riches story of Dhirubhai Ambani is testimony to one man’s dedication to build his dream. Life started in frugal conditions for Dhirubhai, but his rise was legendary. From a gas station attendant to a clerk and any job that he could lay his hands on, he worked his way and went on to lay the foundation of one of the largest conglomerates of India today – Reliance Industries. As of 2017, the company has more than 250,000 employees and contributes almost 5% of the Central Government’s total annual tax revenue[
Motivational Quotes on Passion
“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
Passion that sets alight your entire being is what gets you to success. Arnold Glasow’s passion was humour and he built a successful business around his passion with his humour magazine. The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest and many other major publications have cited him over the decades.
“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson, Sr.
Heart is what it took Thomas Watson to build IBM (International Business Machines). Working his way up from a salesman to the founder of the largest manufacturer of data-processing equipment in the world – his story is an inspiration.
“I like the impossible. There, the competition is smaller” – Walt Disney
Making impossible dreams come true in the form of impeccable and creative design is Walt Disney’s gift to mankind. 22 Academy Awards from 59 nominations – he slayed every competition alright!
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ― Sigmund Freud
If Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, says so it must be true. Don’t look down on your vulnerabilities then. Know them and grow from them.
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
The man whose work in the news industry was described and celebrated as “pungent commentaries, delivered with a mixture of barely concealed skepticism and succinct candor” definitely saw a fair share of bricks hurled at him. Far from deterring him, this reputation is what won him 10 Emmys, 3 George Foster Peabody awards and, in 1992, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George H. W. Bush.
We hope these Motivational Quotes and success stories fill you with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. We know an entrepreneur’s life can be challenging but we are right there with you. Reach out to us for small business advice, we are just one call away.