These are – to put it mildly – trying times. Coronavirus. A panicked Wall Street (at least it was when we wrote this post). Trade wars. Climate ___ [fill in the descriptor of your choice].

It’s enough to make a person, well, lose their mojo.

But buck up, bucko! Worry and fret does no one any good. Put together a plan and stick to it (but don’t be afraid to change it as circumstances dictate).

And part of that plan should be regularly taking some time to sit by yourself, thinking of the things for which you are grateful. It’s also a good idea to look to people who have seen it all themselves, who have been there, done that and definitely bought the t-shirt. Those who have, in other words, gone through both good and very bad times.

In other words, let’s have a little inspiration, shall we? On to the business quotes!

Inspirational Quotes on Business

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Sir Colin R. Davis

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simply, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Al progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

“Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it” – Ryan Allis

“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker

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

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle 

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

“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann

“Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” — Angelo Sotira

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

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Play by the rules but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

“Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffet

 “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn

“In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

Inspirational business quotes truly can help keep you focused – and motivated

These, of course, are a mere sampling of the thousands of inspirational business quotes you can find on the Internet with a simple search.

If we may, why not take a look at least once a day for a quote that speaks or even sings to you? When you find it, get a piece of paper and pen and take the time to write it down (the act of writing helps you remember it). Keep it close to you as you work and read it when the day starts to weigh on you.

Read it often enough and you’ll soon have it memorized and at the ready to help you overcome challenges and make your business dreams a reality.

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