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Business Success: 66 Inspirational Quotes About Success

Unless you’re willing to take risks, you’ll suffer paralyzing inhibitions and you’ll never know what you’re capable of doing. Mistakes — missteps — are necessary for actualizing your vision… and necessary steps toward success. — Warren Bennis

Business Success: 66 Inspirational Quotes About Success

All entrepreneurs dream about achieving business success. One of their biggest fears is failure. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel.” ~Eloise Ristad

Before you achieve success in your business, you’ll make some mistakes and encounter some failures along the way. Sometimes, the challenges and demands of being an entrepreneur might cause you to be tempted to give up on your business and just walk away from all the hard work and time you’ve invested. Stop! Do not give in to that temptation.

There must have been a very important reason why you started your business. Take yourself back to that time when you made the decision to become an entrepreneur.

Remind yourself again about the passion and motivation behind your business. Imagine the specific rewards you can get. See yourself and your loved ones enjoying the rewards of your success. Feel all the joy and emotions that go along with your success.

Instead of thinking about giving up, isn’t it better to use your time and energy thinking about how you can solve that particular problem that has gotten you down? You may be surprised that what seems like insurmountable obstacles can be turned into stepping stones for your success.

66 Inspirational Quotes About Success and Ways of Overcoming Fear of Failure


  1. “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.” — Ross Perot
  2. “Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don’t despair.”  — Unknown
  3. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” — Michael Korda
  4. “I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.” — Tom Hopkins
  5. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell
  6. “The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.” — Michael Korda
  7. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” — Marilyn vos Savant
  8. “Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn’t based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never — yes, never — sell yourself short.” — David J. Schwartz
  9. “I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”  — Anthony Robbins
  10. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” — Richard Bach
  11. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” — Denis Waitley
  12. “It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.” — Addison Walker
  13. “If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race — it’s up to you.” — Dave Scott
  14. “Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.” — Rob Gilbert
  15. “There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.” — Elie Wiesel
  16. “It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.” — Henry Ward Beecher
  17. “The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually become wealthy clearly reveals that their “luck” arose from the accidental dedication they had to an area they enjoyed.” — Srully Blotnick
  18. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn
  19. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”  — Arnold Schwarzenegger
  20. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” — Anatole France
  21. “If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.” — Anthony Robbins
  22. “Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” — Joel A. Barker
  23. “You’ve got to be success minded. You’ve got to feel that things are coming your way when you’re out selling; otherwise, you won’t be able to sell anything.” — Curtis Carlson
  24. “You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.” — Marcia Wieder
  25. “Magic is believing in yourself; if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” — Foka Gomez
  26. “With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.” — Jim Loehr
  27. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. ” Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Unknown
  29. “Often, the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act.” — Maxwell Maltz
  30. “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.” — Dale Carnegie
  31. “I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn’t play in the NBA. There’s always somebody saying you can’t do it, and those people have to be ignored.” — Bill Cartwright
  32. “If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best; and if the end result is good, then I do not care for any criticism.  But if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.”  — Abraham Lincoln
  33. “The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.” — William Van Horne
  34. “The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.” — Arie de Geus
  35. “Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed — there’s so little competition.” — Elbert Hubbard
  36. “Once you’re physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.” — Patti Johnson
  37. “The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” — Mack R. Douglas
  38. “Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.” — Ross Perot
  39. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth — the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans — that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events ensues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”  — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  40. “You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind — not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement — but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.”  — William E. Holler
  41. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”  — Tommy Lasorda
  42. “The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy — invincible determination — a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.”  — Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
  43. “A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”  — Robert Hughes
  44. “Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bulldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.”  — Dr. A. B. Meldrum
  45. “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
  46. “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”  — Source Unknown
  47. “Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.”  — Lee Iacocca
  48. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — George S. Patton
  49. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Denis Waitley
  50. “Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” — Denis Waitley
  51. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but, in rising every time we fall.”  — Confucius
  52. “Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  53. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners encountered heart breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They finally won by their defeats.” — B. C. Forbes
  54. “Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.” — Joseph Sugarman
  55. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford
  56. “Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.” — Dottie Walters
  57. “I do not fear failure. I only fear the “slowing up” of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, “Keep going; someone must be on top, why not you?”  — George S. Patton
  58. “No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life — you win some and you lose some.” — Ken Keyes
  59. “Failure does not count. If you accept this, you’ll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they’ll stop trying.”  — Frank Burford
  60. “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” –Mike Murdock
  61. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” — George Burns
  62. “Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.” — Roger von Oech
  63. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” — Anthony Robbins
  64. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth
  65. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs
  66. “Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.”  — Anthony Robbins

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