Quotes have the power to change lives. As J.K. Rowling’s Albus Dumbledore said in Harry Potter, “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”

Quotes can calm your mind and help you develop laser-like concentration and motivate to acheive your dreams. It can heal the wounds and provide new and fresh energy to start over.

Successful entreprenuers’ lives are made of a roller coaster. Everyday, they have to deal with new challenges and hunt new opportunities to grow their business and develop themselves. They should have the concentraion that help them persist what they want to accomplish in their lives.

Here are the top 75 successful people’s quotes that would help you stay focused in your business.

“You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard.” – Chris Gronkowski

“I’m just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.” – Conor McGregor

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell

“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” – Twyla Tharp

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

“Positivity is like a muscle: keep exercising it, and it becomes a habit.” – Natalie Massenet

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill

“Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit!” – Yolanda Hadid

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” – Stephen Covey

“Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don’t let anyone know it.” – Ric Ocasek

“Consumer accountability drives quality and efficiency.” – Pete Hoekstra

“I knew I could control one thing, and that is my time and my hours and my effort and my efficiency.” – Ryan Seacrest

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

“The most important impact on society and the world is the cell phone. Cell phones have actually been one of the primary drivers in productivity improvements.” – Fabrice Grinda

“Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.” – Robin S. Sharma

“For every challenge we face – unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness – a great education is a major component of the solution.” – Bruce Rauner

“Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work.” – Zig Ziglar

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka

“Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people.” – Julia Gillard

“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” – Tom Peters

“When you care about people’s happiness and productivity, you give them what brings out the best in them and their creativity. And if you give them a choice, they’ll say, ‘I want an iPhone,’ or ‘I want a Mac.’ We think we can win a lot of corporate decisions at that level.” – Tim Cook

“I couldn’t understand why my productivity went down when I had deliberately made more time available to write. Then I realized it was because I wasn’t flying as much.” – Simon Sinek

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

“We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

“Style is whatever you want to do, if you can do it with confidence.” – George Clinton

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.” – Demi Lovato

“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” – Ralph Marston

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” – Brian Tracy

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” – Robin S. Sharma

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger

“Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.” – Simon Sinek

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Ken Blanchard

“Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” – Mwai Kibaki

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.” – Seth Berkley

“Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.” – Frances Hesselbein

“There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.” – Shiv Khera

“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.” – Deepak Chopra

“Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.” – George W. Bush

“We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” – Michelle Obama

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley

“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”  – Zig Ziglar

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” -. Oprah Winfrey

“The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.” – Scott Hamilton

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

“Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.” – Walt Disney

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” – Bill Gates

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos

“If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” – Elon Musk

Entrepreneurship is all about deferred gratification. – N. R. Narayana Murthy

The good news about entrepreneurship is that your fate is in your hands. The bad news is that your fate is in your hands! – Guy Kawasaki

If you like some of the quotes, jot it down in a paper or a diary. Read that page regularly to remind yourself to chase your dreams and fulfill your life’s purpose.

Let us know which quote get you moving and have the biggest impact from the list. If your favorite quote is there, tell in the comments and share this list with your loved ones.

If you have a unique list of famous quotes that has moved you and helped you chase your dreams, share them in comments. We would love to know them.


Siddharth Rajsekar aka Sidz is a college drop-out, "musician turned digital geek", a spiritually grounded minimalist, father of 2, and husband of a loving wife. He founded the Internet Lifestyle Hub in 2018 to fix the education and employment system for good. Currently, he is helping over 11,000+ coaches, teachers, and experts digitize their knowledge. He’s an international best-selling author of the book You Can Coach and is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people live a lifestyle of freedom!

    4 replies to "77 Successful People’s Quotes to Stay Focused in Your Business"

    • Akshay Saxena

      These quotes are must read for everyone, every single day. In a huge list of 75, it’s hard to pick a single favorite quote. But I like quotes on leadership.
      As for me, I like reading Scriptures, I’d like to share 2 readings from Bible:
      Jesus Christ says: “If you want to become great, you have to be a servant of all.” And, “If you love me, then serve others.”
      Thanks for sharing these quotes. I highly appreciate them.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks Akshay! You’re right… I get a lot of inspiration from scriptures too.

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    • Milind

      All the above are very well important to be focused but In the present time, N R Narayan Murthy’s quote is most important as many are running behind quick money & instant gratification.
      My fav – “Entrepreneurship is all about deferred gratification.”
      I truly believe in making a difference be it being full time employed or doing business for self or into social service.
      Putting wholehearted efforts to solve problems is what matters than focusing on returns.
      Thanks a lot for sharing these Sidz.

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