Entrepreneurship can be tough — and unpredictable. On some days, everything seems to click into place. On others, nothing goes right.
If that sounds like what you’re going through, rest assured that even the most successful business owners experience ups and downs. Here are quotes from a few well-known entrepreneurs who started businesses when they were around age 40 or older (in some cases, much older). Perhaps their words will provide inspiration and/or food for thought.
“There’s almost nothing you can’t accomplish if you set your mind to it.” — Ray Kroc, McDonald’s
“Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.” — King Camp Gillette, Gillette Safety Razor Company
“It’s choice — not chance — that determines your destiny.” — Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers
“Believe in your idea even when maybe some other folks don’t, and stick to your guns.” — Sam Walton, Wal-Mart
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” –Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company
“Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.” — Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics
“There’s no genius behind it. It’s persistence and listening to people.” — Craig Newmark, Craigslist
“The best is yet to be.” — Colonel Harland Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken