The Best Motivational Business Quotes for Growth and Success
If you look around, you'll notice the energy of motivation is all around. Be sure to feed your brain with appetizing motivational quotes. It will motivate you for the day and you will feel ready to make decisions and overcome obstacles. So, here's to your success!
1. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
In this quote, Henry is trying to tell you that instead of sitting, waiting, and complaining about your life, take action, apply yourself and work! Take time to try something new, and strive to achieve positive results. So, it's time to keep your head down and get busy. Just like Florence Scovel Shinn says that, “No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.”
2. “Growth is the only evidence of life.” – John Henry Newman
Growing is not easy; everyone grows physically, emotionally and differently. So, you must value, believe in, and trust yourself to cope with environmental and situational change to survive. Change is often painful, hence the common term “growing pains” That's why John Newman said growth is the only evidence of life. Because each experience, memory, and choice you make become your life. That's why Benjamin Franklin utters, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
3. “We didn't set out to build a product. We set out to solve a problem.” – Naval Ravikant
This quote is to remind you how most days in your personal or work life are spent obsessing over solutions. Questions arise like how will you market the product? Will you find customers? Do you have enough time for things you need to do? The answer is simple, instead trying to building a product, set out to solve a problem. Building a startup is not about making a product; it's about solving a problem. Brian Tracy says, “Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.”
4. “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” – Google Founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page
Those two sentences are from the IPO letter 2004, when both the founders introduced the company to the public (Investor) world. These lines motivate many entrepreneurs to take high-risk and high-reward projects instead of playing it safe for short term earnings. It will drive the next significant growth areas, where you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant. Larry Page has also said, “If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.”
5. “A big business starts small.” – Richard Branson
This quote clearly says that the world's biggest businesses have started from small ideas. That small idea eventually leads daring people who love risk, to take a chance. The idea blossoms into a successful business. So, to get big business success ensure you remember the quote of Robert Collier about “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
6. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
Schultz’s quote encourages people to go beyond a narrow mindset to achieve success and excellence. All people can achieve great things, but you must stand out from the crowd to achieve success. Dreams can become a reality when people risk much to make them happen. To make things happen you need to “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt said.
7. “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” – Zig Ziglar
Not only Zig Ziglar but Bill Gates also said “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” A customer's negative feedback highlights problems. It doesn't matter whether it is an internal process, a product, or service. Still, with complaints, you can investigate and improve your business process or product to prevent the same complaint in the future. Those negative reviews will make your product or service better and more reliable once the issues are resolved.
8. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, always strives to go above and beyond expectations in all his endeavors. This quote can be the secret mantra for every business. Here, deliver means to do what you say, and say what you do. When you do more than what is expected, it means that you did or gave a little something extra, and as a result, the final product will be better than the expectation of your customer. But remember the words of Napoleon Hill, “The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.”
9. “There's no shortage of remarkable ideas, what's missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin
This quote from Seth Godin is different from the rest of the quotes because this quote is less aggressive in expressing the idea. The quote acknowledges that great concepts are only remarkable once they are implemented. In other words, great ideas are common, but if not acted upon they are insignificant. Even Scott Adams says, “Ideas are worthless, execution is everything.”
10. “Change is not a threat, it's an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.” – Seth Godin
Seth's favorite thing is advertising, but his quotes revolve around business, change, greatness, innovation, and many more things. This quote makes you think. Instead of fearing change, consider it an opportunity for your business success. Your ultimate goal should be success, not survival. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, also says, “In business, what's dangerous is not to evolve.”
These quotes will remind us that to succeed in business, you should create new solutions, execute the plan, stay genuine and authentic, share your success story, and take meaningful steps on the way to the top. Perhaps the essential lesson you will learn from the quotes is: Hard work, great solutions, execution, embracing change, welcoming complaints, risking much, being unique, being adaptable and giving more than expected are all keys to a successful business.