Building an online business can be tough, frustrating at times, and it can be easy to get discouraged. Know that you are not alone! Everyone who has ever had the courage to try something new, to take risk, or attempt something that is difficult has felt the same way you have at some point.
Here are some quotes from people who did not start out successful, they had to earn it like the rest of us. I hope they help get you motivated again. Print them off it like and post on your wall by your computer as you are working away turn to it in times of doubt. Hey! Make up one of your own quotes, and add it to the list with YOUR name. Maybe some day YOUR name will appear on the list with other greats of our time.
“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” Author Unknown (Sandi says: This one is my absolute favourites!)
“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.” Author Unknown
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot Poet
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” Louis D. Brandeis, Honourable Supreme Court Justice
“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” A Buddhist Saying
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” Robert G. Ingersoll, Poet
“We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.” Helen Keller
“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” Abraham Lincoln
"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do." Henry Ford
“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” Jacob A. Riis
“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old strugglethe roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.” Douglas MacArthur, American General
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb
"Plan for gradual improvement, not spectacular leaps. . .A slow and steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock." David Campbell, Ph.D
“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.” John Petit-Senn, French Poet
“The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.” George Santayana, American philosopher and poet
"We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action." Catherine Pulsifer
"Want to get what you want? Get up off your butt and do SOMETHING to get where you want to be! Smarter, thinner, richer, whatever. None of those things are on or near your couch." Author Unknown.
"Put YOUR QUOTE HERE! " – Add your name to it. Why not!? Let your inspirational quote come from within. I bet this one will be THE most motivating. Create it. Post it.