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Whether you are an entrepreneur just starting out or a seasoned executive in your industry, we all know that the most important factor in your journey is keeping a sharp mind.

Need some inspiration and motivation?

Here is a list of very powerful inspirational and motivational quotes about business success and growth with positive words of encouragement for men & women.

1.” If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
2.” Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
3.” What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg
4.” You are the only one who can limit your greatness.”
5.” Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone
6.” Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph.”
7.” Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.”
8.”Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
9.” I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”
10.” Don’t let your fear decide your future.” – Shalane Flanagan
11.”Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
12.”Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
13.”At first, they’ll ask you why you’re doing it. Later, they’ll ask you how you did it.”
14.” Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
15.”When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn
16.”Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
17.”We are never in a lack of money. We lack people with dreams who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma
18.”I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
19.”Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand.” – Mark Zuckerberg
20.”A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon
21.”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
22.”If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs
23.”Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” – Mark Cuban
24.”Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
25.”Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill
26.”Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston
27.”Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.– Bill Gates
28.”All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
29.”Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot
30.”Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
31.”Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter Drucker
32.”The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”
33.”Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” – Sun Tzu
34.”To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson
35.”Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight
36.”If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
37.” I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln
38.”Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.” – George Lucas
39.”Quality is the best business plan.” – John Lasseter
40.”Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar
41.”Hire character. Train skill.” – Peter Schutz
42.”Sell the problem you solve, not the product.”
43.”Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferris
44.”A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” – Michael LeBoeuf
45.”Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin
46.”The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.”
47.”If people like you they’ll listen to you but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar
48.”The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” – Peter F. Drucker
49.”Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
50.”It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet
51.”If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Richard Branson
52.”Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
53.”Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie
54.”Change is the only constant.”
55.”If the plan doesn’t work change the plan not the goal.” – Unknown
56.”The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. – Albert Einstein
57.”To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill
58.”Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel
59.”The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” – Warren Buffett
60.”Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”
61.”Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.” – Tony Robbins
62.”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
63.”The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Dan Millman
64.”If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.”
65.”Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
66.”The golden rule for every businessman is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place.” – Orison Swett Marden
67.”Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
68.”If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business – it’s that simple.” – Richard Branson
69.”Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael LeBoeuf
70.”Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower
71.”A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos
72.”If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
73.”The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.” – Henry Ford
74.”100% of customers are people. 100% of the employees are people. If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.” – Simon Sinek
75.”You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!” – Gary Vaynerchuk
76.”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
77.”What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas
78.”If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” ― Simon Sinek
79.” Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.”
80.”It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
81.”I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder
82.”The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins
83.”I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
84.”Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – R Colier
85.”Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
86.” Success doesn’t just come and find you, you have to go out and get it.”
87.”Networking is not collecting contacts! Networking is about planting relations.”
88.”Success is what happens after you have survived all of your disappointments.”
89.”Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get.” – Nelson Boswell
90.”There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
91.”Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.”
92.”To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.” – Thomas J. Watson
93.”Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do.” – Brian Tracy
94.”Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey
95.”The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.” – Roy L. Smith
96.”Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins
97.”Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it's amazing what they can accomplish.” ― Sam Walton
98.”Keep ongoing, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F Kettering
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