The extra mile

Let’s face it, running a business is  hard work. And sometimes  a lonely existence, which is why the experiences of others can be a shining light to keep you pressing on and motivated and stop you from giving up.

Motivational qotes from successful people inspire and enlighten, which is why so many quotes become every day sayings.

Here’s a 120 motivational quotes for business owners to keep you on the straight and narrow and achieve great things:

120 Motivational Quotes For Business Owners

  1.  Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. – Dan Stanford
  2.  We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney
  4. After all, you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out. – Warren Buffett
  5. All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea! – Napoleon Hill
  6. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  7. Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation – Michael Jordan
  8. And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on. – Richard Branson
  9. Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. – Napoleon Hill
  10. As I said, I wish I could say it was easy. It wasn’t, but it wasn’t hard either. But without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard. – Robert Kiyosaki
  11. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
  12. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson
  13. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, What’s in it for me?
    Brian Tracy
  14. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill
  15. Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. – Walt Disney
  16. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. – Richard Branson
  17. Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. – Napoleon Hill
  18. Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie
  19. Don’t find fault, find a remedy. – Henry Ford
  20. Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door – Coco Chanel
  21. Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. – Mark Cuban
  22. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes
  23. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. – Peter Drucker
  24. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. – Henry Ford
  25. Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes
  26. Fans, true fans, are hard to find and precious. Just a few can change everything. What they demand, though, is generosity and bravery. – Seth Godin
  27. FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful – Robert Kiyosaki
  28. Getting over those unexpected hurdles may not be exactly enjoyable, but ultimately I believe that such challenges and the solutions we find give us more confidence.They teach us with common sense and determination we can turn what looks like a disaster into a triumph. – Martha Stewart
  29. Go Big, or Go Home – Eliza Dushk
  30. Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it – Ryan Allis
  31. he best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain
  32. I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because I am no investor. – Warren Buffett
  33. I am always asking myself how I can improve the lives of my customers, my colleagues, my shareholders, my family and my friends – Martha Stewart
  34. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.- Michael Jordan
  35. I got my start by giving myself a start. – C J Walker
  36. I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! – C J Walker
  37. I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. – Michael Jordan
  38. I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that’s what this organization does. – Sergey Brinn
  39. I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat. – Michael Jordan
  40. I’ve always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do. – Steve Jobs
  41. I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past. – Robert Kiyosaki
  42. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed – Michael Jordan
  43. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford
  44. If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough – Unknown
  45. If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney
  46. If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. – Dale Carnegie
  47. If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  48. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
  49. If you’re thinking already, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump
  50. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. – Coco Chanel
  51. In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone – Bill gates
  52. Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features. – Steve Jobs
  53. Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful. – Warren Buffett
  54. It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success – Mark Cuban
  55. 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
  56. It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. – Warren Buffett
  57. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney
  58. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. – Vince Lombardi
  59. It’s important to focus on the solution, not the problem. – Donald Trump
  60. It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing. – Mark Cuban
  61. Its better to own the racecourse then the race horse – Unknown
  62. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
  63. Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. – Ted Turner
  64. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
  65. Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that ‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down. – Warren Buffett
  66. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
  67. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker
  68. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure – Napoleon Hill
  69. 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
  70. Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. – Warren Buffett
  71. Once you realize that you have identified a passion, invest in yourself. Figure out what you need to know, what kind of experience and expertise you need to develop to do the things that youfeel in your heart you will enjoy and that will sustain you both mentally and economically. – Martha Stewart
  72. Open offices keep everyone in tune with what is going on and keep the energy up. If an employee is about privacy, show him or her how to use the lock on the bathroom. – Mark Cuban
  73. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work – Thomas Edison
  74. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie
  75. Perseverance is my motto. – C J Walker
  76. Real artists ship. – Steve Jobs
  77. Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No. 2: don’t forget rule No. 1 – Warren Buffett
  78. Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems. – Sergey Brinn
  79. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
  80. Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine. – Sergey Brinn
  81. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
  82. Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. – Donald Trump
  83. Success is a poor teacher – Robert Kiyosaki
  84. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey
  85. The best vision is insight. – Malcolm Forbes
  86. The best way to predict your future is to create it – Peter Drucker
  87. The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. – Malcolm Forbes
  88. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford
  89. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Nolan Bushnell
  90. The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate. – Seth Godin
  91. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity – Peter Drucker
  92. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey
  93. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel
  94. The NBA is never just a business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very persona – Mark Cuban
  95. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi
  96. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi
  97. There are people who have money and people who are rich. – Coco Chanel
  98. There are those who make things happen, there are those who watch things happen and there are those who say ‘what happened – Robert Kiyosaki
  99. There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard. – C J Walker
  100. There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive. – Sophie Kinsella
  101. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. – Henry Ford
  102. Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre – Warren Buffett
  103. Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do. – Mark Cuban
  104. Turn strangers into friends. Turn friends into donors And then… do the most important job: Turn your donors into fundraisers. – Seth Godin
  105. 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
  106. Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls-Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. – Warren Buffett
  107. We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. – Steve Jobs
  108. We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. – Jeff Bezos
  109. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  110. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain
  111. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. – Robert Kiyosaki
  112. You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. – Ted Turner
  113. You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself – Seth Godin
  114. You must be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  115. You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for. – Ted Turner
  116. You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around – Steve Jobs
  117. You’re only poor if you give up. The most important thing is that you did something. Most people only talk and dream of getting rich. You’ve done something – Robert Kiyosaki
  118. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill gates
  119. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs
  120. A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step – Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
    – Laozi

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