Whether you like it or not, you as an entrepreneur, are fully responsible for the success of your startup. Entrepreneurs, who are fully accountable, are more successful. They don’t believe in pure luck or coincidence – they bet on hard work, persistence, awareness, and devotion.
If you believe that you deserve to win, that you will become a winner, you will be. Your thoughts shape your reality. Of course, the journey matters, but achieving the goal is what really counts.
The attitude you have towards winning is the attitude that will lead you to success. Embrace the right attitude and you will walk the entrepreneurial path full of energy and enthusiasm.
The following 15 quotes will help you get a new perspective on winning and will empower your success. Read them, re-read them, and share them with your network to spread the word!
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” Muhammad Ali
“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” Wilma Rudolph
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.” Arnold Palmer
“Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.” Paul Bryant
“Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” Kobe Bryant
“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” Emmitt Smith
“The critics are always right. The only way you shut them up is by winning.” Chuck Noll
“It kills me to lose. If I’m a troublemaker, and I don’t think that my temper makes me one, then it’s because I can’t stand losing. That’s the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.” Jackie Robinson
“Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.” George Steinbrenner
“I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.” Boris Becker
“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” Vince Lombardi
“The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.” Mia Hamm
“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” Joe Torre
“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” Babe Ruth