Thursday, January 5, 2017

The 50 Best Quotes About Business, Sales, and Success You’ll Need to Motivate You

Are you starting your own business in 2017, have been the CEO of your own enterprise for a while now, or are just motivated to achieve big things in the business world this coming year? One of the key attributes of almost all successful business men and women is that they are constantly learning. There are two ways to do this: learning by experience and doing, and then by studying the lessons of other successful people. In fact, there are very clear road maps to help us achieve great things in the business world – we just have to take advantage of them. So to start, we’ve assembled the 50 best quotations about business, sales, and success you’ll ever read.

1.         "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
-Thomas Jefferson

2.         "People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy."
-Tony Robbins

3.         "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."
-Robert Kiyosaki

4.         "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
-Walt Disney

5.         "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."
-Bruce Lee

6.         "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
-Herman Melville

7.         "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
-Henry David Thoreau

8.         "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
-John D. Rockefeller

9.         "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."
-Ray Goforth

10.       "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."
-Jim Rohn

11.       "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."
-Michael John Bobak

12.       "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--It is: Try to please everybody."
-Herbert Bayard Swope

13.       "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him."
14.       -David Brinkley

15.       "Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you."
-Zig Ziglar

16.       "The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well."
-John D. Rockefeller Jr.

17.       “Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre.”
-Warren Buffet

18.       "Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value." 
-Albert Einstein

19.       “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” 
-Henry Ford

20.       “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”
-Abraham Lincoln

21.       “When you delve deep enough, you find that practically every great fortune and great enterprise in America has sprung from the courage enterprise of some individuals.”
-B.C. Forbes

22.       “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
-Biz Stone

23.       “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” 
-Garrett Camp

24.       “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”
-Sir Richard Branson

25.       “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
-Bill Gates

26.       “Any business plan won’t survive its first encounter with reality. The reality will always be different. It will never be the plan.”
-Jeff Bezos

27.       “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”
-Tony Hsieh

28.       “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

29.       “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
-Mark Zuckerberg

30.       “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
-Colin Powell

31.       “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

32.       “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
-Harold S. Geneen

33.       “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

34.       “Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.”
-Don Marquis

35.       “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
-Steve Jobs

36.       “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
-Dale Carnegie

37.       “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.”
-W. Clement Stone

38.       “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
-Arnold H. Glasow

39.       “I want to put a ding in the universe.”
-Steve Jobs

40.       “People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.”
-Mary Kay Ash

41.       “Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.”
-Gary Ryan Blair

42.       “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
-Andy Warhol

43.       “Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.”
-W. Edwards Deming

44.       “Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.”
-Robert Orben

45.       “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”
-Tom Brokaw

46.       “Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.”
-Tim Berners-Lee

47.       “Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.”
-Don Marquis

48.       “I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.”
-Winston Churchill

49.       “The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.”
-Napoleon Hill

50.       “Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.”
-An Wang


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