50 Motivational Business Quotes To Help You Succeed

50 Motivational Business Quotes To Help You Succeed

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely game.  The road to business success, both online and offline, is a long and bumpy one, often littered with pitfalls before success comes knocking.

You need to be willing to spend long hours learning and applying new information when you’d rather be spending time having fun with family and friends. It can take several attempts and wrong turns before you hit on the right business model that not only works but also fits in with your life plan, vision and goals.

The truth is, once you decide to leave the safety net of your day job to build your own business, you are stepping onto a crazy rollercoaster ride.

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Amongst all the fun and excitement of being your own boss, there will be days when you feel scared, alone and confused.

Deals you were banking on fall through. People you thought you could trust let you down. Products you thought would be home-runs, flop embarrassingly.

During tough times like these there isn’t much you can do, other than keep the faith and keep going.

I’m a great believer that being in business involves mastering the inner game of self and the outer game of business.

Having a success mindset is essential, possibly even more important than business acumen alone.

That’s why I am such a fan of motivational and inspirational quotes. They keep me focused and positive, even when things are not going to plan.

Here are my top 50 motivational quotes for business, success and life.

1. Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne

2. If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you. ~ Robert Collier

3. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. ~ Richard Branson

4. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. ~ Henry J. Kaiser

5. Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. ~ Vince Lombardi

6. You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. ~ Zig Ziglar

7. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~ Henry Ford

8. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. ~ Napoleon Hill

50 Motivational Business Quotes Epreneur TV9. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~ Thomas Watson, Sr.

10. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

11. To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. ~ Tony Dorsett

12. Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. ~ John Wooden

13. You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca

14. Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. ~ William Durant

15. I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing. ~ Martha Stewart

16. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. ~ David Rockefeller

17. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou

18. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

 50 Motivational Business Quotes - Epreneur TV20. It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

21. I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. ~ Gloria Vanderbilt

22. Life isn’t worth living unless you’re willing to take some big chances and go for broke. ~ Eliot Wiggington

23. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

24. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~ Bruce Lee

25. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

26. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. ~ Steve Jobs

27. If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. ~ Kim Garst

28. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

29. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

30. Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~ Frederick B Wilcox

50 Motivational Business Quotes  Epreneur TV31. Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. ~Henry Ford

32. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ~ Mark Twain

33. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~ Jimmy Johnson

34. The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?” ~ Oprah Winfrey

35. If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient. ~ Gurbaksh Chahal

36. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~ Beverly Sills

37. We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. ~ Earl Nightingale

38. Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out. ~ Robert Collier

39. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~ Thomas A. Edison

40. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. ~ Swami Vivekananda

41. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~ Harriet Tubman

42. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~ Buddha

43. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. ~ Henry Ford

50 Motivational Business Quotes - Epreneur TV44. When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde

45. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. ~ Robert Kiyosaki

46. If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. ~ Ray Kroc

47. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon

48. The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. ~ Debbi Fields

49. Have a very good reason for everything you do. ~ Laurence Olivier

50. Capital isn’t scarce; vision is. ~ Sam Walton

What Are Your Thoughts?

Which one is your favorite? Do you know of any other good motivational business quotes I may have missed?

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  1. This is a great inspirational post. Thanks for sharing. We all need encouragement.

    This is one of my favourite quotes, “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” ~ William Durant

    This is another inspiring one, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie

    Have a good evening. :-)
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  2. Wonderful Tehmina. Thak you for send me these advices.

  3. I feel highly elated for receiving these motivational quotes. They are really motivating, encouraging and spurring as well. I enjoyed them and soon, i would commit some to memory to serve as impetus to me in ascending the online business ladder.
    Thank you Tehmina.

  4. Maria Tsetsou :

    Great article!!!

  5. I’m pretty pleased to discover this site. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new information on your web site.
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  6. Great Stuff Tehmina !

  7. good inspirational quotes. All are great , so very difficult to select , which one is best.

  8. I am a certified quote junkie! These were awesome. Thanks!
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  9. Sorry to see you include Wamart and the Walton family. Probably no other country has done so much damage to so many for the love of money.

    Walmart and the Walton’s are not a good role model fo the young.

    • Thanks Alex for commenting. It is always difficult to separate great quotes from the personalities who said them. I only recently found out that Henry Ford was a Nazi sympathizer! As for Walmart, the Walton family may have been driven by profit and greed, but they also created jobs for millions of people. Thank you Tehmina

  10. great to see good quotes may be some more business quotations from world leaders like M Gandhi , B Obama.

    Ray Croc : McDonald`s Restaurant Ltd : ” if you are green you`re growing”

    But all credit for the time you invested.

    Kind regards

  11. Great collection of business quotes – some real gems here that I’ll be sharing with others. Thanks!
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  12. Atta Jimoh Mutalib :

    tehmina , Nice collection of business quotes, they really serves as sources of inspirations

  13. Thank you very much for such a wonderful post.

  14. I love these! I am a quote-aholic and so many other sites don’t seem to filter out the average quotes- you have definitely zoned in on the greats! Thank you so much. I plan on using several today in a business meeting I have.

  15. thank you soooo much ..realy it gives a boost..

  16. nice and good collection,

    “There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. Think about that before you judge anyone.”

    Thank you

  17. I believe there is nothing better than being an entrepreneur follow your interest, but as all entrepreneurs know we definitely go through some hard times. I recently started a business and developed a product for your flash drive called Flashclip. Hearing great quotes such as these definitely help keep me focus on my task and my goals.

    Owner of Flashclip
    Aaron Fields

  18. Hongsa James Chang :

    Waow awesome quotes really inspiring….

  19. thanks for the quotes
    so inspirational they are

  20. Personally my venture http://www.adgraft.com/index.php is a product of the above quotes and particularly:
    This by Swami Vivekananda “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. “
    This by Ray Kroc, “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
    Am a product of the above men
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  21. Hi Tehmina, what an amazing collection of quotes, my favourite is the one from Bruce Lee about focus. I’ve always loved reading Bruce Lee quotes, I loved reading Tao of Jeet Kune Do.

    • Thank Axel! I agree, Bruce Lee was an absolute legend with a purity and depth to his thinking that is very rare. Thanks for the tip, I must check out his book :-) Tehmina

  22. kenneth odero :

    I’m quite elated,thanks l’ve loved it, have learnt if l can conceive anything in my mind l can achieve it.

  23. The spirit of small business start to be great, thanks…

  24. Nice collection of the quotes .These motivate everyone who want to do business.

  25. The posts are just awesome. Great reading.

  26. Every time I read these quotes I get so much inspired and the extra energy to soldier on. I love them.

  27. Nice collection,
    One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder

    Thank you,

  28. Great work…
    Love you Tehmina

  29. Thanks for motivational business quotes. I would like to pick up one valuable quotes “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. by Kim Garst. This quotes is in reality and inseparable.

  30. It’s the first time I’m visiting this blog and I totally enjoyed it, really.


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