In American society, the entrepreneur is a well-respected image. Entrepreneurs encompass the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” rugged individualism that has been a part of the American psyche for centuries. Entrepreneurs take the risks that many people are afraid to take.
Sometimes those risks pan out and whoever took the risk reaps the rewards. Other times they fail horribly and sometimes they just sort of end up even. However a risk turns out for an entrepreneur, they always get back at trying new things and tackling new problems. It’s in their nature.
Ever wonder what sort of quotes motivate an entrepreneur or demonstrate how they think? Look no further, here at NaQ we’ve got a list of quotes by, related to, or about entrepreneurs.
Peter Drucker on the future: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Wise words from Bill Gates: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, commenting on a mistake many people make: “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”
Winston Churchill with an interesting perspective on failure: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Mark Twain on regret: “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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Albert Schweitzer on success and happiness: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
If that doesn’t give you a window into an entrepreneur’s mind, we’re not sure what will. Take inspiration from these quotes and try to be an entrepreneur in your own way. You never know what could happen by taking that risk you’ve always thought about.