Self-made billionaires didn’t get that way by genetics, and usually not by luck. They’re focused, and work hard. Let these insight on the world of business be a motivator to you.

  1. “I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder.” — Mark Cuban
  2. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford
  3. “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” — Andrew Carnegie
  4. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel
  5. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” — Oprah Winfrey
  6. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” — Mark Zuckerberg
  7. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney
  8. “When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” — Steve Jobs
  9. “You can do so much in 10 minutes time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.” — Ingvar Kamprad
  10. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” — Richard Branson