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The secret of getting ahead is getting started

“Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a job title, and it isn’t just about starting a company. It’s a state of mind. It’s about seeing connections others can’t, seizing opportunities others won’t, and forging new direction that others haven’t.” – Tory Burch

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

“Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they’ve got into being their own boss.” – Fabrizio Moreira

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

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”— Ray Goforth

“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Mark Twain

“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

“As ever, the accountant in me saw the risk, the entrepreneur saw the possibility. So I split the difference and kept moving forward.” —Phil Knight 

“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

“My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.” – Ted Turner

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

“The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place.”” – Orison Swett Marden

“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

“No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others…or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.” – Calvin Coolidge

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

“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 a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

“In all realms of life, it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. It’s no different in the financial realm.” – Suze Orman

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” – Henry Ford

“I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say what is and what is definitely not possible.” – Henry Ford

“You know, you don’t have to have money to be a successful businessperson. You don’t need a college degree, you just need a lot of common sense backed up by a willingness to work hard.” – Farrah Gray

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” – William George Jordan

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

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