Community//

8 inspirational quotes that show why entrepreneurship is a way of life

Are you bored with your 9 to 6 job and finding motivation for your new entrepreneurial journey? These quotes from highly successful entrepreneurs will help you out on your way.

As an entrepreneur, you succeed in attaining the freedom to work whenever you want and wherever you want. Essentially, you are your own boss, but it also means you are responsible for your business and team, which means you need to continuously be on your toes. Hence, entrepreneurship is not just a job, but a way of life – something you need to embrace wholeheartedly.

Here are 8 quotes from entrepreneurs that show how entrepreneurship is a way of life, and to help you to stay motivated through rough patches:

“If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 PM. The last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’ll wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding, as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.” – Niklas Zennstrom, Co-founder, Skype

“Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.” – Victor Kiam, an American entrepreneur

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s

“The cover-your-butt mentality of the workplace will get you only so far. The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business – but it’s a whole lot more fun, don’t you think?” – Bill Rancic, an American entrepreneur

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” – Student of Warren G. Tracy

“Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman, Entrepreneur, VC, Author

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, Co-founder, MyYearbook.

If you think being an entrepreneur is like a regular 9-to-5 job, think again. Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle and it comes with its own rewards, like flexibility and excitement. But there also challenges, and it is a tough act to follow.

What are your favorite quotes that inspire you to be an entrepreneur? Let us know in the comments!

    The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    Series – Episode 3 Raising Awareness among Women; Pass the baton on to Aspiring Entrepreneurs!

    by Fatima Williams
    Courtesy of Monster Ztudio via Shutterstock
    Well-Being//

    10 Daily Habits Of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

    by Holly Sutton
    How-Entrepreneurs-Should-End-Each-Day-Destry-Witt
    Community//

    How Entrepreneurs Should End Each Day

    by Destry Witt

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.