Motivate yourself with these famous quotes

If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
– Elon Musk, Tesla Motors

Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
– John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States

In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.
– Steve Case, AOL

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.
– Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company

Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.
– Richard Branson, Virgin Group

Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.
– Guy Kawasaki, Alltop

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say wow, that was an adventure, not wow, I sure felt safe.
– Tom Preston-Werner, Github

The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.
– Jack Ma, Alibaba

Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.
– Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.
– Seth Godin, author and speaker

Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.
– Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media

Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.
– Tim Westergen, Pandora

You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.
– Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn

The price of inaction is far greater than then cost of a mistake.
– Meg Whitman, HP

If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
– Ray Kroc, McDonald’s

It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.
– Scott Belsky, Behance

Done is better than perfect.
– Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
– Steve Jobs, Apple

If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 35 more letters
– Claire Cook, Author

Make something people want includes making a company that people want to work for.
– Sahil Lavingia, Gumroad

Stay self-funded as long as possible.
– Garrett Camp, co-founder of Stumbleupon

Always deliver more than expected.
– Larry Page, Google

You can say anything to anyone, but how you say it will determine how they will react.
– John Rampton, entrepreneur and investor

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.
– Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
– Biz Stone, Twitter

Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
– John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States

Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.
– Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart

“I don’t follow trends or try to compete with anyone. Everything I do stems from following my passion.”
Guy Pei

Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.
– William Rosenberg, Dunkin’ Donuts

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
– David Ogilvy, co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
– Walt Disney, Disney

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
– Steve Jobs, Apple

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
– Steve Jobs, Apple

Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.
– Todd Garland, founder of BuySellAds

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
– Bill Gates, Microsoft

Navies sink pirates all the time, but Pirates never sink navies.

You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
– Steve Jobs, Apple

You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.
– Steve Jobs, Apple

Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.
– Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster

No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long-term if you don’t have a sufficiently good product.
– Sam Altman, Y Combinator

Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.
– Tony Hsieh, Zappos

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon. Unknown

“Choose a job you love, & you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, your attitude when you have everything.” – Unknown

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Life is accumulative – Either our errors accumulate to what we don’t get, or our wise decisions accumulate into what we do get.” – Jim Rohn

“Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.” – Marie Forleo

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’” – Audrey Hepburn

“Just Remember: The people that say, “your dreams are impossible ” have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone

“Don’t speak unless you can improve the silence.” – Spanish Proverb

“Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.” – Paulo Coelho

“Stock Options… it’s not money until you can buy beer with it.” – Brad Feld

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs, Apple

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”– Tony Robbins

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle