Being in business is hard work. Being successful in business is even harder work. Ask anyone who runs their own company and does well and they will tell you they are constantly dealing with trials and tribulations as they try to keep their business doing well. So, how do they keep themselves inspired to keep going?
Money is one factor that helps out. Just like all of us, every businessperson wants to be successful so they can pay the bills, keep a roof over their head and have some fun with their lives. A successful business will offer all of those things and that is all they need to know to keep going forward.
But sometimes, things get tough, it’s a bad quarter or there has just been a horrible event happen that impacts the business. What is one to do at this point? Well, often a businessperson who finds themselves in a tough spot looks for inspiration.
Inspiration can come from a number of sources.
One place that person may look is to their guru or mentor in the business world. This is a person who has been there and done and experienced most things in the past. They may even have had this same tough time come on them and have wisdom to help guide the businessperson through it.
But for the person who does not have a mentor to turn to, they may turn to words of wisdom from others. Luckily there are a number of inspirational quotes from history, literature and other sources that are waiting for them. Here's a look at 5 such quotes.
"A man’s worth is no greater than his ambition." - Marcus Aurelius (121-180 BC)
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” - Fredrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Get busy living, or get busy dying." - Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison
"Success is determined by how determined you are to succeed." - Unknown
While these quotes are the kind that a businessperson can look to when they need a little lift during a bad time, why just wait until things are at their worst to be inspired. Instead, a wise businessperson will keep inspirational quotes around them on a regular basis as these can help guide them in their regular business day.
Many successful business people realize that in order to remain successful they need to surround themselves with things that help to reinforce their success. This often includes inspirational quotes. The reason for this is that it keeps them in the right mindset.
You see, when someone is faced with a tough situation, they can respond to it in one of two ways. First they can have the negative reaction. They can get angry, hurt and feel defeated. Often, as soon as they start to feel this way, they are, in fact, allowing themselves to be defeated by their reaction to the situation.
However, if the person who is faced with this tough time is surrounded by positive inspirational quotes, they may be able to look at the situation differently. Instead of looking at it as a hurdle they cannot get past, they will have the mindset, thanks to the quotes, that this is just one small obstacle as they head towards a world of success. In looking at it in this light, those tough times are not so tough. While they may not be enjoyable to go through, once one knows that at the other end of that situation is a successful resolution they can easily bring forth the will power to get through.
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