If you’re looking into opening your own franchise or starting your own business, it is likely that you will have your moments where you question your decision to enter into the world of entrepreneurship. Times when you wonder where your sanity has gone and, more importantly, whether you’ll ever find it again.
Oftentimes, the key to starting and staying the course is finding something that inspires you and makes you look forward to the journey ahead instead of dreading it. Here are 12 quotes that will help guide you through the hard times so that you arrive safely at true business success:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison
If you give up and walk away from your dreams now, then failure is most definitely the direct result. However, if you keep trying and continue to take action, you will succeed. Maybe not in the way you intended, but you will succeed nonetheless.
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Ayn Rand
When it comes to business success, your goal will more likely be achieved when it deals with bettering yourself, not beating out others. Remember this as you decide why it is you want to own your own franchise or small business to begin with.
“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” Alfred Montapert
The more you can anticipate the challenges you will face, the better you will be prepared when they arrive. Plan to take them on with the strength of a small army and you will conquer them in the end.
“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” Gordon Hinckley
In order to expect your new business to be a success, prepare to work. You can’t just throw a bunch of seeds out into the wind and expect a high yield crop. You have to be willing to put in effort from sun up to sun down to get where you want to go.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller
Be positive, have faith that you’re on the right path, and never lose hope that great things lie ahead. These three virtues will take you further toward your business success than most any other virtues that exist.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau
Don’t wait to the end of your new business venture to celebrate your successes. Enjoy the journey along the way and be proud of what you are accomplishing as this will keep you moving in the right direction.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill
There are going to be moments where you are ready to fly the white flag and surrender. No matter how difficult things become though, never give up on your dreams. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will arrive at success.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain
Although it may scare you to death to begin your own franchise or business, the mere fact that you’re willing to begin to work toward your goals puts you one step ahead of most others. Plus, you can’t finish something until you start, so starting is definitely the key.
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats
Your future doesn’t just “happen” to you; you create it, so choose to create something good. Make opportunities happen and open doors that are closed.
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone
Life has a way of switching our paths mid-journey. Go for what you want, but if you don’t get exactly what you are wishing for, don’t forget to see the beauty in unintended results.
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” Ralph Marston
Every decision and action you take today affects what your life will be like tomorrow. Don’t be afraid to take risks and pursue your business-related dreams as those will be the things that will increase your rewards.
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Thomas Paine
Opening your own business may feel like the hardest thing you’ve ever done. However, you can relish in the fact that it will also provide the most glory once you’ve turned it into a successful enterprise.
If you’re considering starting your own franchise or small business, remember these quotes when you’re ready to give up. Print them out and carry them with you to remind you that you have what it takes. You’ve got this!