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“Stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally.” – 24 motivational quotes to keep you going

Sonal Mishra
21st Jul 2016
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Great leaders have chosen different paths and excelled in them time and again. But does this mean that it all came easy to them? The unambiguous answer is NO. It’s only the approach towards dealing with a taxing situation that differentiates a winner from a non-performer. The degree of challenges that successful individuals faced in the nascent stages of their careers may have been bigger and much graver than yours; but it was their will and attitude that helped them overcome such situations that make them stand out. Professional life is a roller-coaster ride with more lows than highs. The only way to experience highs is by getting through tough roadblocks, by being honest with yourself and having confidence in your abilities.

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Take inspiration and motivation from some of the biggest names in the business world. Their fears and trials did not bog them down; rather their perseverance made them undisputed champions. Perhaps these quotes, by some of the most triumphant leaders in business, will help you simplify your own professional life:

  1. “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?” Steve Jobs
  2. “To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams, because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies.” Bill Gates
  3. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are probably right.” – Henry Ford
  4. “None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person, but his own mindset can!” Ratan Tata
  5. “Leadership is the self-confidence of working with people smarter than you.” – Azim Premji
  6. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffet
  7. “You become a star not because of your title; you become a star because you are adding star value to the company.” – N.R. Narayana Murthy
  8. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
  9. “Challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction. I believe that ambition and initiative will ultimately triumph”- Dhirubhai Ambani
  10. “In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  11. “Everyone experiences tough times; it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.” – Lakshmi Mittal
  12. “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive” – Donald Trump
  13. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” – Lakshmi Mittal
  14. “Sometimes, by losing a battle you, find a new way to win the war” – Donald Trump
  15. “Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse.” – J.R.D. Tata
  16. “You should never accept what is offered to you if you feel it can be improved.” – Martha Stewart
  17. “Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly.” –Dhirubhai Ambani
  18. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates
  19. “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” – Warren Buffet
  20. “Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.”– Andrew Carnegie
  21. “Success is achieved twice. Once in the mind and the second time in the real world.” – Azim Premji
  22. “All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that why it takes so long.” – Steven Spielberg
  23. “Stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally.” – Ratan Tata
  24. “I think a leader has many roles to play. So, you know, one role is that of incubating talent; the other is that of being a strategist. It's a very interesting job I've got.” – Kumar Mangalam Birla

Incorporate these wonderful quotes from some of the established names in the world. Rest assured, excellence and success will run behind you once you inculcate these in your professional life!

(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory.)

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