Creative Quotes Aren’t Just Memes; Use Them Within Your Business
Hey, we all weren’t born with the “gift for gab”, so to speak, but that’s okay! That’s why there are writers and great thinkers on this planet, who can sum up what we’re thinking and feeling in a small amount of words.
If you’ve ever been trying to inspire your team, but felt like you couldn’t find the right words, then this post is for you. We’ve collected a number of inspirational quotes that can help you to focus your team (and yourself).
“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
— Albert Einstein
When Albert Einstein was trying to convince the world that space and time are the same thing, many in the scientific community thought he was off his rocker! Now, Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” is scientific gospel. In business, you want your team to think outside of the box to fuel innovation; use this quote to inspire their confidence and to encourage them to follow through with their ideas.
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
— Michael Jordan
Some people might say that LeBron is the greatest ever these days, but those who were around for Jordan’s heydays know better. This quote from the greatest to play the game perfectly sums up the attitude that you and every member of your team need to take into business everyday. If you don’t believe that it can happen (or even that it’s possible), then it never will. It’s that simple.
“You can’t wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club.”
— Jack London
It’s amazing how many people go through life and fail to learn this essential lesson. Think about writers who always complain about their “writer’s block”. Writer’s block – and a lack of “fresh ideas” in business – are paper tigers. They only exist when you allow yourself to stop seeking out inspiration, and thus stop fueling your own innovation. Stay constantly up to speed with what’s going on in your sector, and always be ready to strike when even the faintest whiff of an idea comes.
“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
— Oscar Wilde
You’ve probably heard a million and one people say that you need to fail in order to succeed, and that’s absolutely true. However, that advice obfuscates what’s really true. Failing for failing’s sake will accomplish nothing. In order for failure to become an engine for success, you have to learn. Ultimately, this is what Oscar Wilde is talking about in this quote. Learning through teaching is a passive act, and what’s learned may or may not sink in. When you learn through doing, you learn much more readily, gaining an appreciation for all aspects of the thing that that’s being done and studied.
“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”
— Thomas Watson Sr.
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again. Business is all about passion; it’s not about money. If you’re going to succeed, you have to be doing what you love and what excites you. This is true for yourself as an entrepreneur and business owner, and it’s true for every member of your staff.
Quotations Sum It Up
These quotations are just a few examples of what’s out there! If you’re having trouble communicating with your team and inspiring them to do what needs doing, then look out for other quotations you can use. Like we said earlier, there are plenty of eloquent people out there; let them speak for you when you can’t find the words.