Motivational Quotes

Find the inspiration and insight you need to tackle your biggest challenges and keep making progress towards your goals.

"The best founders are extremely thoughtful and have an eye for quality. Startup knowledge is a moving target." - Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO of AngelList, from ProductHunt.

"One of the big lessons is that when things are going really well, you can be lured into thinking that everything’s easier than it is." - Nick Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro, from Inc.

"Cofounders shouldn’t excel in the same areas–it’s inefficient and will inevitably lead to conflicts down the road. When we founded Eventbrite in 2006 our team consisted of three co-founders: Kevin, Renaud and I. We were all proficient in very different areas of the business, so when the rubber met the road we were able to get from point A to point B three times faster." - Julia Hartz, cofounder and president of Eventbrite, from Fortune.

"Remember in your worst days, in your worst moments, this is supposed to be fun. You’re thinking outside the box and doing what so many people are terrified to do. You’re living the dream. And it’s supposed to be fun. So enjoy it. And if you’re not having fun, get back and connect to the reason why you started doing this in the first place." -Dillan DiGiovanni, integrated identity coach and certified integrative health coach.

"Self-efficacy is your inherent belief that you are gonna do it, no matter what. And that’s gotta be the string that pulls you through on your worst day. Because if you give in to the doubt, you’re done." - Dillan DiGiovanni, integrated identity coach and certified integrative health coach.

"One of the biggest missed opportunities is just time. Start now." - Jen Rubio, cofounder of Away, From Inc.

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are." - Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple, from Fortune.

"Understand that those who push you will make you better, and surround yourself with people who aren’t afraid to challenge you." - Jennifer Dulski, head of groups and community at Facebook, from Fortune.

"Create something, sell it, make it better, sell it some more and then create something that obsoletes what you used to make." - Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist at Canva, former chief evangelist at Apple, from Entrepreneur.

"A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise--care about the details, the fit and finish." - Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, from Medium.

"I like to always be in over my head. I’m at my happiest, and most challenged, and typically most successful." - Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar, from Eater.

"Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is home because he/she figured out a faster way." - Jason Fried, cofounder and CEO of Basecamp, from Fried’s book Rework.

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