Is It Difficult to be On Top? 17 Inspirational Startup Quotes to Refuel Your Energy

Life is full of ups and downs – In order to shine in your precious life, first you often have to go through difficult times because you realise that life is not a straight line. You might face a lot of failures and when you seek help, many will say “just go and do your thing.” And when you fail, they will say “try again and don’t give up.”

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As an entrepreneur, you should know that each people will have to deal with different difficult times so it is alright if they don’t understand your efforts. But if you still find it hard to reach your goal and be successful performer, it is not a bad idea to seek wisdom from bright and successful minds. Just like your inner voice, here are 17 inspirational quotes that (hopefully) helps refuel your energy.

#1  Joy is the serious business of heaven. – C. S. Lewis (Irish author)

#2  Any time is a good time to start a company. – Ron Conway (investor, SV angel)

#3  The value of an idea lies in the using of it. – Thomas Edison (co-founder or General Electric)

#4  Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)

#5  It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle (Greek philosopher)

#6  A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. – Michael LeBoeuf (American businessman)

#7  The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. – John Hancock (a politician)

#8  Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twin (American author)

#9  There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business. – Oscar De La Hoya (an athlete)

#10  Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda (Indian philosopher)  

#11  Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey (American entertainer)

#12  When a team takes ownership of its problems, the problem gets solved. It is true on the battlefield, it is true in business, and it is true in life. – Jocko Willink (American podcaster and author)

#13  Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash (founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics)

#14  Do what you love to do and give it your best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theatre, or any field. If you don’t love what you are doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it. – Al Lopez (American coach)

#15  I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hour, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know. – Harland Sanders (founder of KCF)

#16  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. You are among the ‘very few’ people, be proud. – Fabrizio Moreira (a politician)

#17  Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started. – Lindsay Manseau (photographer and entrepreneur)

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