Being an entrepreneur means you put in more hours than the average person just to work for yourself. With the many ups and downs, twists and turns of entrepreneurship I firmly believe only the strong survive. 

You need a high level of confidence in your talents, ideas, and/or product to make it in this difficult world of entrepreneurship. While it does take guts to get up and work for yourself day in and day out, the pay off can be substantial. 

 May these words inspire you by providing you the strength you need to carry on towards your dreams and goals. 

40 Uplifting Quotes for Entrepreneurs

40 Uplifting Quotes for Entrepreneurs

“Only the paranoid survive.” -Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” -Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

“People are the most important thing. Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.” -Adam Neumann, Co-founder of WeWork

“Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.” -Kevin Rose, co-founded Digg

“Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” -Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep

“If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.” -Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of Canva

“In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.” -Alexander Asseily, founder of Jawbone

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“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

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

“Do it or not. There is no try.” Yoda

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” — Socrates, father of Western philosophy

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” — Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

“People are the most important thing. Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.” -Adam Neumann, Co-founder of WeWork

“Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.” -Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree

“Ignore the hype of the startups that you see in the press. Mostly, it’s a pack of lies. Half of these startups will be dead in a year. So, focus on building your business so you can be the one left standing.” -Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet

“It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions.” -Joanna McFarland, Co-founder of HopSkipDrive

“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.” -Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” -Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.” -Chieu Cao, Co-founder of Perkbox

“If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.” -Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of Canva

“If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work.” -Sallie Krawcheck, Co-founder of Ellevest

“Be nicer to your customers than your competitors.” -Richard Reed, Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks

“Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.” -Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Malone

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennet

“As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios — from best to worst — in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens.” -Brian Wong, Co-founder of Kiip

“Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.” -Kevin Rose, co-founded Digg

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