30 Inspirational Quotes for the Everyday Girlboss

As a girlboss, I'll admit: it's difficult to stay motivated and confident 24/7. The struggle is SO real. As a friend of mine (and fellow business owner) said to me the other day: "It's kind of like feast or famine all the time."

Being an entrepreneur is a big sacrifice, but it's so, so worth it. Once in a while, we all need a cheer up to help us stay on track and give us the pep talk we so deserve. Here's the 30 entrepreneurial quotes I love that are meant to inspire and cheer us all on:

The struggle is part of the story.
— Unknown
Stop saying yes to shit you hate.
— Unknown
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
— C.G. Jung
Always deliver more than expected.
— Larry Page
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
— Mark Twain
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
— Albert Einstein
Be so good, they can’t ignore you.
— Steve Martin
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
— Unknown
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
— Thomas Edison
Success is how high you bounce after you hit the bottom.
— General George Patton
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
— Jack Canfield
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
Know when to give up and have a margarita!
— Unknown
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forgive them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
— Emerson
You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
— Brene Brown
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.
— Anne Lamott
Everything will be all right in the end. If it is not all right, it is not yet the end.
— Dev Patel, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.
— Tony Gaskins
If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
— Reid Hoffman
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
— Dr. Napoleon Hill
Don’t you dare shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort - do not become small for people who refuse to grow.
— Unknown
A ship at harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.
— John A. Shedd (variation)
And still after all this time, the sun never says to the Earth: ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
— Hafiz
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
— Maya Angelou
You’re not a mess; you’re brave for trying.
— Unknown
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
— Walt Disney
I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
— Oprah Winfrey
Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this and adopt this definition, success is yours.
— Kelly Kim
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
— Vince Lombardi
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
— Steve Jobs

What is your favorite #girlboss entrepreneurial quote that inspires?

 

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