30 Motivational Quotes for the Business Professional
September 8th, 2015 Matt McCue

When you’re low on motivation, a boost from others who made it happen can inspire you to rise up to be your best.

Motivation is the fuel that will charge your career from mediocrity to the levels of success that you dream about. Motivation is what separates the “I can do it” from the “I’ll try later”, and anyone looking to excel in life needs a full tank of this secret sauce to achieve their dreams.



When your motivation levels are depleted, a recharge is needed to get you back on track to complete the task or project on your desk. When you’re low on motivation, a boost from others who made it happen can inspire you to rise up to be your best.

Motivational quotes from captains of industry can be the fuel that you need to give you the energy to do your best in your career and life. They’ve experienced failure, brushed themselves off and tried again. They’ve persevered when everyone was telling them they were wasting their time, only to bring their ideas to fruition. They burned the midnight oil because they believed in themselves and had the motivation to continue their work, even in the face of adversity.

For the latest Tridacom article, we’ll be looking at some motivational quotes from business leaders and successful people, all of whom had faced failure, naysayers, and setbacks.

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game's winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that's why I succeed.”
- Michael Jordan

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese proverb.

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.”
- Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.

“Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization.”
― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
― Richard Branson

“The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.”
― Idowu Koyenikan

“If you aim to be the best then it's essential to evolve constantly, learn from past mistakes, look for new opportunities and have the flexibility to implement improved processes and solutions along the way.”
― Mark Gallagher

“The power of a successful salesman is not putting his hand in the customer's pocket to pull his money out. but rather manipulate the customer's mind to let him put his hand in his/her pocket and happily pull the money and give it to you”
― Hisham Fawzi

“If everything came easy in business everyone would have a business and be millionaires. It takes hard work, consistent effort and courage to keeping fighting the monster of failure.”
― Delaine Robins

“A decision is only as strong as the belief standing behind it”
― Isaiah Hankel

“I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.”
– Jay Z

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

"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work."
– Thomas Edison

“You are not your resume, you are your work.”
– Seth Godin

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson


“I have discovered there are only a handful of good ideas in the whole world. You already know them. You have heard them your entire life. Here are some of the main keys to being more successful:
Take personal responsibility.
Things change, so be flexible.
Work smart and work hard.
Serve others well.
Be nice to others.
Be optimistic.
Have goals; want something big for yourself.
Stay focused.
Keep learning.
Become excellent at what you do.
Trust your gut.
When in doubt, take action.
Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.
Enjoy all you've got.
Above all keep it simple.”
― Larry Winget

“The only thing holding you back is you. Commit to developing the mindset of a winner, set your goals and chase them down. Remember, a dog in the hunt ain't got no fleas!”
― Andy Albright

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
– Dr. Napoleon Hill

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

“The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.”
– Andrew Carnegie

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."
- Wayne Gretzky

“The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that's how long it's going to take, guys.”
- Seth Godin

“Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”
- Mitchell Kapor

“If you want to be inventive – you have to be willing to fail.”
– Jeff Bezos

“I own my business. My business doesn’t own me.”
- Cherie Ve Ard

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti

“If you don’t have a competitive advantage – don’t compete.”
– Jack Welch

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.”
– David Ogilvy

“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”
– Donald Trump

These motivational quotes are all from some of the brightest minds in business, sports, and technology (plus Yoda). Write down the quote(s) that you found most inspiring and place it somewhere that you’ll see it daily like your desk or on your mirror - and follow it’s message each day.

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