Are you a business owner who feels like you’re just doing your “job?” Well, don’t feel that way. Every successful business has an inspired owner who runs the show like a well-oiled machine. Since running a business is hard work and tiring, it makes sense that some business owners use inspirational business quotes to motivate themselves.
Running a business is a lot like playing a game at the highest stake. If you go to a casino and play a game of poker you might lose a couple hundred or a couple thousand dollars. But if you play a game called “entrepreneurship,” you could lose everything and then some.
As an owner you’re responsible to yourself, family, community, and employees, (if you have them). Even their family’s livelihood is somehow your responsibility as well. This is the responsibility that you can’t ignore if you are an owner.
You cannot take your business lightly. You must give your all when it comes to business.
I have a good list of sayings and words that I compile specifically to motivate business owners or their employees.
I browse through the internet and hand-pick quotes that are very inspiring to business owners or employees.
Use These Quotes To Inspire Yourself
If you’re feeling unmotivated, sluggish, or even lazy, the quality of work that you produce will not be the same as the quality of work you produce when you’re feeling motivated. It’s all really in your thoughts.
Fortunately, changing our thoughts is a very easy process.
I believe after you read these quotes you’ll feel energized and inspired to do whatever you need to do to be successful.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard about Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, or other success gurus. Here are some quotes that I hope will get you motivated as a business owner:
Never compromised. Never give up — Unknown
Obstacles are things we see when we take our eyes off our goals — Anonymous
If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission — Anonymous
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing — Vince Lombardi
All things are possible with the right attitude — Unknown
It’s hard to beat a person who NEVER gives up — Babe Ruth
I love the smell of possibility in the morning — Unknown
Continue to be strategic! Your team deserves it — Marian Serena
When you hesitate, someone else will take it — Farzana Suri
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe — Anatole France
Dare to be a game changer — Marian Serena
Surround yourself with business minded people, success can be contagious — Unknown
Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow — Unknown
A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new — Albert Einstein
Whoever is trying to bring you down, is already below you — Z.K. Abdelnour
The size of your audience doesn’t matter. Keep up the good work. — Unknown
Let your FAITH be bigger than your FEARS — Unknown
Dreams don’t work. Unless you do — John. C. Maxwell
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often — Winston Churchill
The enemy of creativity is self-doubt — Sylvia Plath
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will — Karim Seddiki
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall — Oliver Goldsmith
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure — Colin Powell
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else — Sam Walton
If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business — B.C. Forbes
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them – Edwards Deming
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them — Benjamin Jowett
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities — Edward Gibbon
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss — Lee Iacocca
Great companies are built on great products — Elon Musk
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit — Andrew Carnegie
A company is only as good as the people it keeps — Mary Kay Ash
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities — Walter Scott
When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge — Robert Kiyosaki
If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative — David Ogilvy
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to — Harry Emerson Fosdick
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny — Kim Hubbard
First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people — Leo Rosten
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all — Michael LeBouf
Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation — Milan Kundera
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions — John Hancock
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business — Oscar De La Hoya
There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me — Tupac Shakur
If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you — Zig Ziglar
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts — Richard Branson
The path to success is to take massive, determined action — Tony Robbins
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them — Chris Grosser
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have — Thomas Jefferson
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better — Jim Rohn
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can — Nikos Kazantzakis
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it — Oprah Winfrey
I believe these inspirational business quotes will keep the fire in you burning. I’ll keep adding more quotes to this list and also add images so they look a lot better.
If you have any suggestions please let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me. Best of luck!