10 Best Inspirational Sayings by Successful Entrepreneurs

The successful entrepreneurs are not by chance. They dreamt and didn’t rest until they materialized their dreams. A start-up is challenging and often gives goosebumps to many. Only those who stay focused and motivated form the creamy layer of successful entrepreneurs.

To draw inspiration from their lives, which was not-so-easy-going and the journey from start-up till they tasted the fruit of success, here are ten best inspirational sayings by successful entrepreneurs for work:

1. Steve Jobs : Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Apple Inc

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important is to have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

2. Sara Blakely : Founder of SPANX

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Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.

3. Mark Twain : Entrepreneur - Writer and Author

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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 safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

4. Seth Godin : American Author, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and Marketer

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The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that's how long it's going to take, guys.

5. Mark Cuban : Landmark Theaters Owner and Chairman of AXS TV

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It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.

6. Nolan Bushnell : Founder of Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese’s

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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.

7. Henry Ford : Founder of Ford Motor Company

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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

8. Mark Zuckerberg : Founder and CEO of Facebook

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If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.

9. Reid Hoffman : Co-Founder of LinkedIn

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No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team

10. Russell Simmons : Found of Def Jam Records

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You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.

Get inspired by these quotes and galvanize your thought into action and become a successful entrepreneur.

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