By Anna Hubbel, staff writer at Advertisemint, a company for Facebook ads
Even the best of us need a boost of motivation now and then. No matter how much time and effort we invest, sometimes we feel like we will never achieve our business goals. Whenever you begin to feel disheartened or hit a bump in the road, it helps to find inspiration from people who have succeeded beyond expectations to renew our spirits.
In this article, you will find quotes from successful, big-time CEOs to help motivate you and convince you to not give up on your dreams.
Mark Zuckerberg is the the co-founder and chief executive of the social network giant Facebook. What started off as a project he worked on from his college dorm room turned into a global service that now has over 2 billion monthly users. Today, Zuckerberg is one of the world’s youngest billionaires.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
In this quote, Zuckerberg is saying that you’ll regret it more if you don’t take a risk at all than if you take a risk that you’re afraid will fail. It’s better to try and fail than to not try at all. This quote is especially inspirational for people just getting started as business owners or entrepreneurs, as well as anyone who has a big, outside-the-box idea but is scared to go for it.
Oprah Winfrey grew up in poverty and faced many personal struggles in her young life. Today, she is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. She had humble beginnings as a news anchor and eventually worked her way up to The Oprah Winfrey Show, which received numerous Emmy Awards. In addition to creating the Oprah Winfrey Network, contributing to many worthy causes, and launching O, The Oprah Magazine Oprah has also been recognized as a respected actress.
“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” – Oprah Winfrey
The message of this quote is simple: do what you love and you will be successful. The money will eventually follow. This quote is applicable for people who have a dream, but are worried that pursuing their dream will not provide a lot of money. It also holds true for people who are so preoccupied by the idea of making money that they lose sight of what they truly enjoy.
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of the most widely used shopping site in the world: Amazon.com. He was the classic computer geek at a young age, moving up as a student at Princeton University and eventually working on Wall Street. He eventually quit his job at an investment firm to launch Amazon.com, which started as an online bookstore. The site is now a mega store for buying and selling anything and everything. Bezos is now one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs across the globe.
“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos
This quote speaks to Bezos’ pursuit of something new that was never done before. People may have questioned his innovation of Amazon.com, but he ignored their skepticism and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams as a result. Aspiring entrepreneurs who have new ideas but are afraid of what others will think of them should find comfort and inspiration in this quote.
These are just a few examples of CEOs who have succeeded no matter what life threw at them in the beginning. They should motivate you to never give up on your dreams. You don’t know what you are capable of achieving until you give everything you got to something you love.
About the Author
Anna Hubbel is a writer at Advertisemint, a company for Facebook ads.
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