15 Inspirational Business Quotes To Get You Moving Again

Running a business can put a lot of weight on your shoulders, especially when the unexpected sets you back.

Your website goes down. A disastrous mishap throws your product launching out the window. You don’t have customers knocking on your door for months.

These things can dampen your motivation and entrepreneurial spirit, and I know how difficult it can be to work through these problems on your own.

Moving a little bit away from our usual topics, here’s some of the most inspirational business advice from the veterans out there. These words have inspired millions of startups and entrepreneurs.

    • “Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.” — Zig Ziglar
    • “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
    • “Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.” — Frank Tyger
    • “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” — Dwight David Eisenhower
    • “If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.” — William Edwards Deming
    • “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed
      the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates
    • “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” — Dennis Waitley
    • “It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by — Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.” – Ren Mulford Jr.
    • “You are not your resume, you are your work.” — Seth Godin
    • “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” — Richard Branson
    • “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” — Thomas John Watson Sr.
    • “For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” — Zig Ziglar
    • “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” — Donald Trump

And finally,

      • “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.” — Steve Jobs

I hope that with these inspirational quotes, you can wake up the next day motivated and determined to tackle each and every one of your business obstacles. Good luck!