“Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
Someone tweeted that quote the other day and I immediately copied it so I could come back to it, share it, and ponder it a bit. I think it makes a great new entrepreneur quote because when you’re starting out on a venture – or hoping to – you need to let your imagination run free.
The new entrepreneur is always trying to create something where before there was nothing, and it takes a great imagination to accomplish that.
You know I believe that coaching is important if you’re serious about success. In some ways, I find that inspirational quotes can give you similar encouragement and insights as a coach. And, they are always at hand.
With that introduction, here are some of the best new entrepreneur quotes from my “collection.” Find a way to save them so you can lean on one or two when you need a little push. Also, feel free to use them in your social media posts.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence…” – Calvin Coolidge
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
“Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare.” – Anon
“The road to success is always under construction.” – Arnold Palmer
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie
“You have to be able to get up and dust yourself off and always be going forward.” – Rita Moreno
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
“Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.” – Serena Williams
“If you want to succeed faster, you must double your rate of failure. Success lies on the far side of failure.” – Thomas J. Watson Sr.
“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 need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden
“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” –Theodore N. Vail
And let me leave you with this advice because in many ways it relates to how you might use all of the previous quotes:
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar