9 inspirational quotes to kickstart 2014

2014 is here to stay, like it or not. Last year we asked everyone we interviewed if they thought 2013 was a good year to be an entrepreneur. We got a “yes” from the majority of interviewees, with most going on to say that any year is a good year, and that they thought that 2013 and 2012 had been ‘stepping stone years.’ According to an overwhelming consensus, the market is in prime condition to accomodate new businesses this year.

If you asked us if 2014 will be a good year, we’d give you a resounding yes.

We’ve compiled some of the best morsels of wisdom we could find from those who have done it all before. We hope you find it helpful.

1. Anonymous

One of my favorites. Sometimes it doesn’t seem worth it. That’s when it’s good to look into the future and see where you’ll be in 10 years time.

2. Thomas A. Edison

Love this one. We are bound to fail at least once in our entrepreneurial careers. If we give up, that is the ultimate display of weakness.

3. Oprah Winfrey

In a world where status is measured by success, sometimes it’s good to not try to attain success…yet.

4. Steve Jobs

It’s very difficult to put your sweat, blood, and tears into something that you don’t like doing. That’s why we became entrepreneurs – so we didn’t have to spend our lives fulfilling someone else’s dreams.

5. Anonymous

I believe it was after reading this quote that I quit my job and started Mach Media NZ.

6. Richard Branson

The wealth of wisdom in Richard Branson is, at times, overwhelming.

7. Larry Ellison

So many of the people we interview have told us that friends and businesspeople told them they were silly to attempt their entrepreneurial ventures. Now they’re making headlines internationally.

8. Bill Gates

A reminder that it doesn’t always take the most qualified person. It takes a motivated one.

9. Mark Zuckerberg

Lastly, we need to all remember that what defines an entrepreneur is their ability to take risks. If we fear what the outcome will be and fail to take that risk, we are not entrepreneurs.

 

 

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