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21 Insane Quotes for Entrepreneurs to Stay Inspired

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Here they are:


Print them. Post them. Share them. Most of all, make something happen because of them!

1. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart


2. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot


3. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

– Steve Jobs


4. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

– Farrah Gray


5. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

– Ayn Rand


6. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

– Teddy Roosevelt


7. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin


8. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker


9. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson


10. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein


11. “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


 12. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennet


13. “To be creative, an idea must also be appropriate—useful and actionable.” – Teresa Amabile 


14. “Food has a direct impact on our cognitive performance, which is why a poor decision at lunch can derail an entire afternoon.” – Ron Friedman


15. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” – Corneille


16. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


17. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes


18. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


19. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell


 20. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh


21. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Want to give your all to a worthy cause, business or project?

Here’s the secret: Say no to stuff.

It’s painful. It’s confusing. It’s ugly. But it’s the right thing.

As Drucker says, “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”

Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing.

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Dare, Dream, Do by Whitney Johnson


The following questions really got me thinking about how I spend my resources on dreams:

  • “Do a quick review of the money you spend each month: How much is spent on your children’s dreams? Your spouse’s dreams? The dreams of your extended family, friends, the world? How much is spent on yours?”
  • “How can we harness Charles Dickens’ advice to make a down payment on our own dreams?”
  • “If you do not currently generate paid income, are any funds in your household budget allocated to you? Are you comfortable with the arrangement you have?

These power-questions come from the incredible book Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen when You Dare to Dream by Whitney Johnson.

Warning: Reading DARE, DREAM, DO will unleash your pent-up potential, feed your hungry dreams and dare you to do something about it.

Whitney is the co-founder of Clayton M. Christensen’s investment firm Rose Park Advisors–aka–the “Disruptive Innovation Fund.” (Clayton is the author of the legendary book The Innovator’s Dilemma.) She is also a former Institutional Investor-ranked sell-side analyst on Wall Street, a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Senior Advisor to the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, and a TEDx speaker. Whitney also generously did an amazing book review on The Power of Starting Something Stupid here.

About DARE, DREAM, DO, the Amazon blurb explains, “Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness.” However, I found the stories, examples and principles apply not just to women, but directly to my life personally and to everyone universally. DARE, DREAM, DO is endorsed by both influential women and men including Brené Brown, Gretchen Rubin, Moira Forbes, Barbara Corcoran, Marcus Buckingham, Clayton Christensen and Kent Hatkoff.

I’m going to follow Whitney’s book review style and give you a taste of this amazing book through tweet-able quotes that I found inspiring.


“Dreaming is an inalienable right.” @johnsonwhitney

“The act of writing down our dreams allows us to own them and eventually act on them.” @johnsonwhitney

“When there’s something we want to accomplish, the power to achieve that dream often comes from facing our most wrenching sadness.” @johnsonwhitney

“In order to find another piece of who we are, we may need to discard a little bit of who we are right now.” @johnsonwhitney

“Be the hero of your story.” @johnsonwhitney

“Throw out your conventional planning, because dreaming is discovery-driven.” @johnsonwhitney

“Go ahead and date dreams, lots of them–you don’t need to commit to every dream you date.” @johnsonwhitney

“By taking on our challenges, we teach our children to take on theirs, and give them the ability to dream.” @johnsonwhitney

“It’s only when we move beyond what we know we can do and take a risk–or double-dog dare–that we can make our dreams happen.” @johnsonwhitney

“What one thing, one small thing, will you do to dream today?” @johnsonwhitney


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