17 Inspiring Quotes for the Entrepreneur (Spark the New Year Forward!)

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Thinking of the past year, you tend to wonder what could have been different to make things better. In business, it’s a similar thought process as you are able to check off the goals that you have accomplished from your list. Then you start creating new goals for the New Year with new people, new systems, and new ideas. It can get a bit daunting if you think of it, especially for an entrepreneur or solopreneur.

I want to start off the New Year with something fun! I love cruising the Pinterest feed to get inspiration. You know what catches my eye? Food… okay besides the food recipes! I love awesome quotes that inspire; one-liners that remind me of hope, dreams, and inspiration to keep myself going in this crazy world.

I’m not the only one who likes quotes. There are so many people who pin, like, and share quotes especially with beautiful images. It’s definitely part of visual marketing strategies.

Inspiring Quotes for the Entrepreneur to Spark the New Year Forward.

Quotes about overcoming painful experiences and problems

Just like in our personal lives, there are painful moments in business that make you wonder how you can continue on. Here are a few reminders to push on and know that everyone makes mistakes. We’re only human and the best thing we can do is to resolve any mistakes to make a situation or project better.

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward – CS Lewis

Getting over a painful experience... CS Lewis quote via tigerlilyva.comThis is a HUGE reminder for me.

The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem – Capt Jack Sparrow
Attitude quote Capt Jack Sparrow via tigerlilyva.com

 

You’re never a loser until you quit trying – Mike Ditka

You're never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka quote via tigerlilyva.com

 

Quotes about dreams and accomplishing great ideas

Every entrepreneur has dreams, that’s what makes entrepreneurs strive for more and accomplish great things. Here are a few quotes that keep me in line.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Believe Anatole France quote via tigerlilyva.com

 

You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

golden dream quote Diana Ross via tigerlilyva.com

Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true. – Tony Robbins

Goals are like magnets. - Tony Robbins quote via tigerlilyva.com

Quotes when you’re feeling stuck and not going anywhere

Every entrepreneur feels this way some time or another. I especially like this following quote, it’s been a really great reminder. Don’t compare apples to oranges! It’s easy to fall for this in the online world with all the glitz and glamour, you just never know how long it’s taken someone to get to where they’re at. Don’t be fooled to think you should be at someone else’s level of achievement.

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle – Jon Acuff

Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle. Jon Acuff quote via tigerlilyva.com

 

Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon – Paul Brandt

Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon. Paul Brandt quote via tigerlilyva.com

 

Most of the important things that have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

Hope - Dale Carnegie quote via tigerlilyva.com

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. – CS Lewis

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. CS Lewis quote via tigerlilyva.com

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear – George Addair

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair quote via tigerlilyva.com

Quotes to remind you to work with joy and if you’re not, maybe something has to change.

Most entrepreneurs surely don’t decide to have their own business for the money or headaches. They choose to do their business for the joy and freedom. If for any reason it’s not fun anymore, then something has to change. Also when you enjoy doing what you do, it will be shown in your work.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle quote via tigerlilyva.com

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. –Kevin Kruse

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. - Kevin Kruse quote via tigerlilyva.com

Quotes on learning to become more

Every entrepreneur must take action in investing in themselves. To learn more of the tools of the trade and provide the best work possible to their clients.

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon Nelson Mandela quote via tigerlilyva.com

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. - Bill Gates quote via tigerlilyva.com

Quotes to remind you of who you are and to always be yourself

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

Creativity quote Maya Angelou via tigerlilyva.com

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do great things with love. – Mother Teresa

Great things with love quote Mother Teresa via tigerlilyva.com

Wrapping these quotes up with hope for great days throughout the New Year

Sometimes we all need a bit of a reminder to keep moving forward and do great things. Celebrate the small moments that have been accomplished and it will make for some great days.

I hope you enjoyed these quotes! Which one is your favorite?

By the way, all the photos were from StockSnap and GraphicStock. Of course they were all made in Canva! Please feel free to download any photos (click on the image and go to File then Save) and share on social media or click on the blue bird on the right-hand corner to tweet the image.

Check out the SlideShare below – all the quote images are all in one handy presentation.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Lillian,

    What a beautifully presented post – and so many words of wisdom. I had difficulty choosing a post, but I think my favorite was: Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle from Jon Acuff.

    I will take them all forward into the new year with me 🙂 Thanks, Joy

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Joy,

      Thank you! I’m so happy you like this post. It is hard to just choose one quote because they are all my favorite.

      Glad to hear you’ll take them with you into the New Year. The best to you!

      Take care,
      Lillian

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi there Edward,

      Thanks, I do like my name too!

      Glad you like the quotes! The one from Bill Gates is very powerful – always listen to the customers.

      Take care,
      Lillian

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Monna,

      Thanks! So glad to see you here. I’m happy you liked this post.

      Wishing you a great 2016 also!

      Take care,
      Lillian

  2. says

    Lillian,

    Wow! What a set of powerful quotes to get us off to a running start in 2016. My favorite, if I really can choose a favorite, is “Goals are like magnets – They’ll attract the things that make them come true.” Makes me feel like saying in response: Okay, bring it on!

    Happy New Year to you.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica
    Dr. Erica Goodstone recently posted…Believing in love does not make you lovingMy Profile

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Dr. Erica,

      They are all very powerful and it’s hard to choose my favorite. The goals are like magnets quote is seriously how I want 2016 to be. I’ll say the same thing – Bring it on!

      Happy New Year!

      Best wishes to you on hitting all your goals this year,
      Lillian

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Pooja,

      Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you like this list and found some new quotes.

      Take care and best wishes this New Year,
      Lillian

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Mandy,

      Sorry for such a late response! I’m so happy you love these quotes. I believe in a positive attitude!

      Take care,
      Lillian

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