The startup life can be a rough life: fact. Every day, both founders and employees of startups can experience several road blocks to success, and anything that can help them get through the day is always welcomed.
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” — Pearl Buck
“Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand and the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” — Henry Ford
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, founder of 37signal
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, physicist
“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”– James Cash Penney, founder and CEO J.C. Penny
“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” — Mark Twain
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.
“Failure isn’t failure unless you don’t learn from it.” — Dr. Ronald Niednagel
“Ambition is the steam that drives men forward on the road to success. Only the engine under full steam can make the grade.” — Maxi Foreman
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
“Everyone who achieves success in a great venture solved each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves and they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met. — W. Clement Stone
“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that people can alter their lives by altering their attitudes. — William James
“If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. — Vincent Van Gogh
“You are to set your own value, communicate that value to the world, and then not settle for less. Sound daunting? That’s just because it takes you out of your comfort zone. You have got to stop being an obstacle on your own path to wealth and security and happiness. You must understand that valuing yourself is well within your control.” — Suze Orman
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
“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
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn
“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner
“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen. — Robert L. Schwartz
“Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently. — Henry Ford