As a lot of people head back to work following a break for seasonal festivities, here are a few quotes from some of the entrepreneurs and business leaders that inspire us the most. We have personally benefited from reading, listening to or watching each of these individuals in action, and we hope that they can help you to become a better version of yourself in 2016.
1. Live within your means.
"The more you stress over bills, the more difficult it is to focus on your goals; the cheaper you can live, the greater your options." - Mark Cuban, billionaire investor.
2. Do something that you’re passionate about.
“Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur.
3. Do hard things.
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferris, author and investor.
4. Plan ahead.
“Luck is created by the prepared.” – James Altucher, author and investor.
5. Stay confident.
"I am too busy for insecurities, it's just a distraction. If I have any, I have ignored them for so long they have gone away." – Casey Neistat, YouTuber.
6. Be realistic about who you are today.
“If you're brilliant and undiscovered and underappreciated then you're being too generous about your definition of brilliant.” – Seth Godin, marketing guru.
7. Don’t hold back.
"Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius." – Peter Theil, investor and founder of PayPal.
8. It’s all about hard work.
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, author and marketing expert.
So there is definitely a theme here. A large portion of the advice from business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors is to work hard and work on something that you're passionate about.
Feel free to comment with any other inspirational business quotes, or thoughts on the above.