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“Opportunity. Uncertainty. Failure. Expense. Work. Risk.”

These are just a few words that constantly go through the mind of startup founders and owners who are experiencing the pains of setting up or growing a business. It is not a surprise that they feel anxious especially since nine out of ten startups fail. But those that are successful, often succeed in a big way. However, their success did not come easily and it is more likely than not that they encountered their fair share of mishap, hardships and failures.

We’ve gathered some quotes from successful business leaders which we believe can inspire startups that are going through a tough period.

Success is commensurate to the effort you put into achieving your goal.

If you don’t put in the hours, then you will never get the results that you are looking for. Conversely, if you continuously work towards achieving your goals, then your chance of succeeding also rises.

Don’t be in a rush to succeed
You don’t become a millionaire overnight. It takes time, it takes work, it takes patience to achieve success. Sometimes, it might even take failure. But, the important this is to enjoy the process and take in the experiences.

Don’t be afraid to fail

There is always risk involved in any kind of business. Most successful entrepreneurs failed countless times before ever getting things right. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes, pick up the pieces and try again.

Don’t doubt yourself
First of all, you need to believe in your product and be passionate about it. Second, you need to believe that you can make things happen. Don’t be surprised if you encounter detractors; there will always be detractors. You can listen to what they have to say but in the end, you need to trust yourself.

Give importance to your customers
It’s simple: a business can’t exist without customers. The customer may not be always right, but what they think matters. Listen to them and give them importance. At the end of the day, customers either become advocates or detractors. If you would like to keep your business operating for a longer period of time, it is safer to work towards encouraging customers to be advocates.


As you will discover, if you haven’t already, is that an entrepreneur’s life is like a roller coaster ride. It is full of ups and downs. Sometimes, you just need to go with the flow but at the same time, work hard and aim high. Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to achieving your goal/s. Remember that the world is your oyster. If you are ever feeling down or uncertain, it won’t hurt to look for inspiration from entrepreneurs who have attained success in their field and who have probably “been there and done that” whichever stage of the journey you are in. You will see that once you have achieved your goals, the thoughts that you will find yourself having will be on the topics below.

“Opportunity. Success. Wealth. Responsibility. Innovation.”