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
This is a HUGE reminder for me.
The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem – Capt Jack Sparrow
You’re never a loser until you quit trying – Mike Ditka
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.
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.
Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true. – Tony Robbins
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 tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon – Paul Brandt
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
Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. – CS Lewis
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear – George Addair
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
Life is about making an impact, not making an income. –Kevin Kruse
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
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
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
Not all of us can do great things, but we can do great things with love. – Mother Teresa
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?
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Check out the SlideShare below – all the quote images are all in one handy presentation.
14 thoughts on “17 Inspiring Quotes for the Entrepreneur (Spark the New Year Forward!)”
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
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!
Great name, btw. I really liked most of the quotes. At the moment though, my fave would be Bill Gates because I’ve benefited from it many times in my business career.
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.
We are so happy to have you back. The post and the graphics and quotes were all so pretty and uplifting.
Wishing you a great 2016.
Thanks! So glad to see you here. I’m happy you liked this post.
Wishing you a great 2016 also!
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.
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,
That’s really a beautifully crafted list you shared out there. Although, I have come across most of it, there are some pretty new quotes that are highly inspiring.
Thanks for sharing,
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,
I love these quotes, thank you for sharing. I am a great believer in positive affirmations and these quotes can help anyone to feel greater and move forwards.
Enjoy the journey!
Sorry for such a late response! I’m so happy you love these quotes. I believe in a positive attitude!
I really needed this. Thank you, so much for sharing. Great article with great quotes!!
Really inspiring quotes. The quote by CS Lewis on letting go really spoke to me.