21 Courage Quotes to Inspire and Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

You cannot run a successful business without having the entrepreneurial spirit. ~ Marcus Lemonis

What is the entrepreneurial spirit? Jacquelyn Smith  answers this question in her article, “How To Keep Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive As The Company You Work For Grows,”  at Forbes.com.

“Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It’s an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.”  Read more here

Keeping your entrepreneurial spirit alive.

The 7 C’s of entrepreneurial success will keep your entrepreneurial spirit alive. Courage is my recent post in the series. As a complement to this post I would like to share with you 21 courage quotes s to inspire and motivate your entrepreneurial spirit.

21 powerful courage quotes to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit.

1. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ― Winston S. Churchill

2. “Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
― Erica Jong

3. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
something else is more important than fear.”
― Ambrose Redmoon

4. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
― Napoleon

5. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
― Ann Landers

6. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher

6. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― André Gide

7. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

8. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
― Criss Jami

9. “I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….”
― Erica Jon

10. Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose”
– Tom Krause

11. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear”
– Mark Twain

12. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

13. it takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeed.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

14 “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.”
― Bryce Courtenay

15 “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
― Roopleen

16. “Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it’s what you believe, and the heck with everybody.”
― Justin Cronin

17. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
¬- Mark Twain

18. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
– Raymond Lindquist

19. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
– Epicurus

20. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
 – John Maxwell

21. “The great courageous act that we must all do is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”
– Oprah Winfrey

It’s a wrap

It takes courage to go from a wannabe entrepreneur to taking the first step towards becoming a budding entrepreneur. It takes courage for seasoned entrepreneurs to implement new strategies, innovate, launch new products and services,  or make any type of change in their businesses because the risk of failure looms. Seasoned entrepreneurs with courageous mindsets surround themselves with people who are more talented than themselves.

It takes  a courageous mindset to start and grown ones business when uncertainty reigns supreme. Courage ignites and nurtures your entrepreneurial spirit.

Your turn

How has courage helped you in your business or personal life?

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