If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or career driven individual, then you probably know a thing or two about the world's greatest innovators. Those already established entrepreneurs, who have been through the excitement and struggling times of starting a business, and took risky decisions in order to bring sustainability, are some of the best people to look up to for inspiration and motivation. Mistakes are inevitable in business and very necessary, but learning from other's mistakes can help you make sure you don't make the same ones. And if you do, there are some very powerful words of wisdom to help you, spoken by the people who have created something truly great for the world we live in.
Here are the 23 most inspiring words of wisdom from the world's greatest visionaries:
1. THOMAS EDISON
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
2. WINSTON CHURCHILL
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
3. OPRAH WINFREY
"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance- and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning."
4. ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
"We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions. That we will screw up royally sometimes- understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success."
5. ELON MUSK
"When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour."
6. JEFF BEZOS
"If you decide that you're going to do only the things you know are going to work, you're going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table."
7. WARREN BUFFET
"In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love."
8. MARK CUBAN
"Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it from you."
9. JACK MA
"Don't complain. the very important thing you should have is patience."
10. SIR RICHARD BRANSON
"The brave may not live forever...but the cautious don't live at all."
11. STEVE JOBS
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
12. ERIC THOMAS
"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, that's when you'll be successful. "
13. COCO CHANEL
"The most courageous thing is to think for yourself; aloud."
14. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
"Never, ever blame others for what befalls you, no matter how horrible it might be. Trust you, and only you to be responsible for your own life."
15. BILL GATES
"Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world- if you do so, you are only insulting yourself."
16. MARK ZUCKERBERG
"I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress."
17. SARAH BLAKELY
"I made a conscious decision not to tell anyone in my life. Now I tell people- don't tell anyone your idea until you have invested enough of yourself in it that you are not going to turn back. When a person has an idea at that conception moment it is the most vulnerable- one negative comment could knock you of course."
18. SAM WALTON
"Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don't take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. "
19. LARRY PAGE
"I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name."
20. HENRY FORD
"The short successes that can be gained in a brief time and without difficulty, are not worth much."
21. CARLOS SLIM
"Mistakes are normal and human. Make them small, accept them, correct them and forget them."
22. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
"There will be ups, there will be downs, there will be sideways. I can just tell you I have been hired, I have been fired, I have been lauded, I have been vilified. I've said some of the most brilliant things that just by accident appeared on my tongue, and I've said some of the dumbest things you could imagine. But each day, even the day that I knew I was going to be fired - I looked forward to because I've always believed that tomorrow was going to be the best day of my life. "
23. FREDERICK W. SMITH
"You can't make people do what's right. You can lead them and you can empower them to make the right decision, but if you don't produce a culture that allows them to do that, then all the rest is just bumping your gums as one of my old business partners used to say."
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