If you’re an entrepreneur you’re going to have many bad days. And no, that isn’t a curse! It’s going to take force-feeding yourself with a lot of positive influences and words of encouragement to keep you going when the going gets tough. Quotes are a good way to boost your morale when the business world seems to be swallowing you whole. Here are 15 of our favourites that we’re sure will keep your spirits high.

  1. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer

 

  1. “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.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

 

 

  1. “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, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967)

 

  1. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple

 

 

  1. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter

 

  1. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”Tom Kelley, Ideo partner

 

 

  1. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”-Thomas Edison, Inventor

 

  1. “Whatever you do, be different—that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”-Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop
  2. “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.”-Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple

 

  1. “You must be very patient, very persistent. The world isn’t going to shower gold coins on you just because you have a good idea. You’re going to have to work like crazy to bring that idea to the attention of people. They’re not going to buy it unless they know about it.”-Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines

 

 

  1. “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.”- Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker

 

  1. Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the -Ajaero Tony Martins, Entrepreneur and Investor

 

 

  1. “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill,British Prime Minister

 

  1. “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” Tim Ferris

 

 

  1. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, founder of HypeMachine
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