Though three start-ups are launched every second, this does not imply that creating and building lasting ventures is an easy feat. Their failure rates are also appalling, and founders require constant motivation to stay the course, no matter the harsh reality in front of them. Here are some inspirational quotes for founders and start-ups to keep them fired up.
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and CEO, Apple Inc.
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, Co-Founder, Twitter
“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison, Co-Founder, General Electric
“The best start-ups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” – Michael Arrington, Founder, TechCrunch
“An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”– David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO
“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, Apple Inc.
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.” – Elon Musk, Founder, Tesla
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
– Drew Houston,Co-Founder, Dropbox
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston, Co-Founder, Dropbox
“I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO, Amazon
“I think not focusing on money makes you sane, because in the long run, it can probably drive you crazy.’’ – Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder, Instagram
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway, Start-up Investor, SV Angel
“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
“There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” -Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote
“Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates, Founder and former CEO, Microsoft
“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey, Author
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”– Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, Apple Inc.
“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”– Ingvar Kamprad, Founder, IKEA