If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work, and give orders.
Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship: the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
—Peter F. Drucker
Always make your future bigger than your past.
My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had
— everyday I’m learning something new.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Every time you state what 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.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important
to heed the lessons of failure.
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.
Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly
what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.
Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t,
so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.
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.
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.
High expectations are the key to everything.
When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice.
You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you
and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel.
Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel.
It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.
—Mary Kay Ash
Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated.
It is hard to keep things simple.
Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business,
and your business in your heart.
—Thomas J. Watson
The road to success is always under construction.
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.