111 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs
Success in a start up is being around tomorrow, a lot of days in a row
If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large
A good decision made quickly is far better than a great decision made slowly
Startups are like extreme skiing, the person who wins is the one who screws up the least and doesn’t die
Do one thing everyday that scares you
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one
When hiring, it’s always better to have a hole in the team than an asshole!
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you
Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out
Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once
Fail often so you can succeed sooner
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly
Do the three things your competitors would least want you to do!
No Metrics, No Marketing
The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world
CEO = Chief Everything Officer
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” Chinese proverb
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
I am thankful to all those who said no, it’s because of them I did it myself
We know what we are, but know not what we may be
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it
Believe you can and you’re halfway there
I would rather die of passion than of boredom
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me...
What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.
A year from now you will wish you had started today
You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle
Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Play by the rules, but be ferocious
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business
The biggest barrier to starting a company isn’t ideas, funding or experiences. It’s excuses
Any business strategy that can’t be sufficiently explained using only emoji is too complex
Determination, passion & thinking big beat smart every day of the week!
Great products sell themselves
High expectations are the key to everything
When people say, ’‘You’re thinking too big,’’ be smart enough not to listen. And when they ask, ’’How can you do that?”, look them in the eyes and say, “I’ll figure it out
Fall in love with the problem not the solution
Don’t settle for mediocrity; never let good enough be good enough
Life is not fair, get used to it
The job of a CEO is to do 3 things: build the best team, get resources, and communicate the mission
I love vacation days, it’s my opportunity to catch up with work
There are no mistakes, only opportunities
Good design means never having to say “Click Here”
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do
Be humble, but have balls
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose
Don’t guess. Measure.
Marketing is enthusiasm transferred to the customer
One key to entrepreneurial success is to get a great group of people around you who believe in your idea
Great people attract great people
The worst decision is indecision
It’s not about work life balance, it’s about work life integration
A players hire A players, B players hire C players
The recipe for success is in the value of your failures
Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning
Opportunities are only multiplied when they are seized
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Great products sell themselves.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity
Change your thoughts and you change your world
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
By changing nothing, nothing changes
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse
20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote
Inspiration is for amateurs - the rest of us just show up and get to work
The strength of a team is different people with different perspectives
Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work
Good is not enough. You’ve got to be great
Don’t make excuses. Make improvements
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do
It’s not innovation until it gets built
Build something users love, and spend less than you make
Always be executing like you’re 1/10th your size, with goals that are 10x your size
Comfort is the enemy of achievement
If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things
What you think you become
I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars - I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over
Losers have goals. Winners have systems
A successful business, at its core, is thousands of small decisions made correctly
Progress, not perfection
Wonder what customers really want? Ask. Don’t Tell
A person’s success in life can be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have
Assume you have 90 seconds with a new user before they decide to use your app or delete it
Hiring bad eggs can impact your ability to hire top talent in the future
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable
Thank goodness the world isn’t full of entrepreneurs, otherwise i’d be out of a job!
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
My number one piece of advice is: you should learn how to program.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
None of us is as smart as all of us.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself
Change before you have to
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure
In this world, you only get what you grab for
I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living
Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream
In a startup, absolutely nothing happens unless you make it happen
To be successful you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe
Start small, think big, and aim somewhere in between
The largest opportunities are found in ideas that go against the grain
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard
Projections are just bullshit. They’re just guesses
Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it
As a startup CEO I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried
What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world
Option A is not available. So let’s kick the shit out of option B
Success is not a stop sign
Do what you love and the money will follow
Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers
I am thankful for all of those who said ’‘no” to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself
The road to success is always under construction
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get
Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late
If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends
When hiring it’s always better to have a hole than an asshole
Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you
If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door and smash it down!
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves and wise people are so full of doubts
Start before you feel ready