Starting a business can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Mainly at an early stage of development where entrepreneurs need to raise funds, get customers, improve the product, and develop partnerships or pilots. Sometimes we seem to go through stupendous heights, other times through extreme and difficult descents.
But in these tough times it's always good to get some inspiration and connect with bigger minds - people who've been in the shoes of an entrepreneur, who've taken drastic descents, but have grabbed the challenges and won them.
Today we would like to share with you 6 of our favorite quotes, so that you never lack inspiration and motivation to continue your journey.
1. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney
✓ Takeaway: There will always be obstacles before you reach your dreams. There will always be risks, insecurities, fears... What determines a true entrepreneur is the courage to persist and pursue their dreams.
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
✓ Takeaway: Do you know someone who wasn't destined to live someone else's dream? Or do you identify yourself with this idea? This quote is for those who dream of building something of their own but for some reason still live trapped by dogma. For these people, a word of advice: follow your intuition, have courage and you will see that great things will come for you in the future.
“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” - Oprah Winfrey
✓ Takeaway: If you're significant in your field the results will come, whether it's sales, followers, or whatever KPI you define to measure your success. So, trust your journey.
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” - Steve Martin
✓ Takeaway: This is a quote about making a difference. It implies that you should always try to exceed yourself, be the best version of yourself, so that others cannot ignore what you are doing. Focus on doing your best, rather than on what others are doing.
“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” - Roy Ash
✓ Takeaway: We don’t always know what we are doing, but we must be confident in our ability to find out. Many entrepreneurs are afraid to try and prefer to wait for the right moment… Well, sometimes it never comes. Meanwhile, people with half the talent are doing what they want to do. They simply decided to believe in themselves to begin their journey and they evolve as they go along.
“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - John A. Shedd
✓ Takeaway: This quote is a reminder that getting out of your comfort zone - your safe haven - and trying new things is the best way to learn. The best way to evolve is to get yourself or your business out there and learn from what you experience.
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