6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top

If you are a new entrepreneur looking for some inspiration, then it is time that you look up some living legends who have successfully established their companies against all odds. How do you think they made it? They must have done something that brought them so much success; let’s find out.

Was it some form of genetic mutation or were they just born with super brilliant minds? Success does not just walk to your doorstep; you need to work for it. If the entrepreneur’s ethos could talk, here’s what they would say:

‘Don’t give a damn about what people think’

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”  By Lao Tzu

How can you expect to be successful if you are always hung up about what other people think about you? Successful entrepreneurs know this to be true. A healthy disregard for public opinion can actually help you in the long run.

While pleasing the crowds might seem like the safest thing to do, it will also hinder and push back your creativity. Understand your worth and do not pay too much attention to what people may think about you.

‘It’s time for you to dream BIG’

“Dear entrepreneurs: Have a dream and make it a big one.

SpaceX . . . was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.”

These were the words of Howard Tullman that caused many people to snicker. Well they are no longer snickering now. It is time for you to start dreaming bigger and bigger. While your dreams may seem  unreachable, they are still dreams, and they will motivate you to work harder in the long run.

‘See things as they are’

In order to become a successful entrepreneur, you will have to know when things won’t work out. You cannot waste time on every idea, labor over decision you make and analyze every mood. Sometimes things are just not worth your time, and it’s important for you differentiate a bad idea from a good one. Sometimes you just have to label something as stupid, change your strategy, and then move one.

Steve Jobs once made it clear to his competitor George Bodenheimer:

“Your phone is the dumbest f**king idea I have ever heard”

Now, Steve Jobs was a guy who wasn’t afraid of ticking people off and calling something what it is. It is time for you to clear your mind and start analyzing whether things will work out for you or not.

‘Keep on learning’

A successful entrepreneur is always learning and always considers himself as not only an entrepreneur, but an inventor as well. Understand that building a business is like an adventure, and it will require you to constantly look for new ideas and update your strategies. There are always going to be new models, new approaches, new customers, new niches, and new markets so you need to be able to evolve your business as you go, and the only way you can do this is by learning new things. The founder of Space X first had to teach himself rocket science before creating Space X.

‘Try again’

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again”

A schoolteacher named William Hickson popularized this quote in the 1800s. His advice has helped billions of people around the globe find a way to their dreams. If you want to achieve your dreams, you need the right attitude; failure is just a way for you to learn. Nearly every successful entrepreneur has to face failure at least once in his or her life. So, remember if you don’t succeed at first, it is best that your try, try and try again.

‘It’s never too late’

Not all brilliant minds are in their 20’s or 30’s or have just graduated from a business school. Many of them only realized their true potential much later in life.  It’s better late than never. If you are holding back all your dreams just because you think it is too late, then rest assured, you still have all the time in the world, it’s just up to you and how you utilize your time.


So you see, there are no formulas to success. Success is a journey that holds many trials. It is time for you to take inspiration from some of these brilliant minds and adopt the right attitude.