25 Inspiring Quotes to Keep Entrepreneurs Motivated Through the Pandemic

Mindfulness Reminders of Positivity by eWN’s Digital Advantage Team

Published Date: Aug 7, 2020 | Blog Category: eWomenNetwork
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Being an entrepreneur during a pandemic can be tough, especially when times of uncertainty arise. However, choosing to be an entrepreneur means that you embrace challenges and are comfortable with getting innovative. We understand what comes with being your own boss working to live out your dreams. So, we’ve put together our favorite motivational quotes to keep you motivated and hopefully provide a different perspective on things.

  1. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

 2. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker, author

3. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” - Adam Osborne, author 

4. “Everytime you state you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” - Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor

5. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” - Sara Blakely, founder SPANX

6. “Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” - Catharina Bruns, founder WorkIsNotaJob

7. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about the now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” - Nolan Bushnell, founder Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese’s

8. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” - Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO Facebook

9. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give - with a few exceptions - generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” - Ben Silbermann, founder Pinterest

10. “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 BuySellAds

11. "Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” - Michelle Obama, author and spokeswoman

12. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” - Michael Phelps, olympic medalist

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13. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” - Mark Cuban, Chairman of AXS TV

14. “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” - Peter Drucker, author

15. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” - Simon Sinek, motivational speaker

16. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

17. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why you can, and be one of the exceptions.” - Steve Case, co-founder of AOL

18. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” - Farrah Gray, businessman and investor


19. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison, inverter

20. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” - Beverly Sills, opera singer

21. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” - Chinese proverb

22. “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” - Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook

23. “If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm - last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’ll wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.” - Nikals Zennstrom, founder of Skype

24. “Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.” - Stanley Tang, entrepreneur

“What is not started will never get finished.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Now that you’ve made it this far, pay it forward by sharing this with fellow entrepreneurs in your circle! And remember that no matter what you’re going through or feeling at this time,  this too shall pass. 



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