Building a startup isn’t hard. At least it is not as hard as it was compared to several years ago. Building a successful startup is the hardest part. Even if you think you are doing your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. In fact, 90% of startups fail in the first year, according to Neil Patel. But don’t give up on your success dream just yet.
I’ve collected 11 quotes that give insight on what it takes to build a startup in the top 10%.
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
– Seth Godin
The most impressive people I know spent their time with their head down getting shit done for a long, long time.
– Sam Altman, Y Combinator
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
– Mark Twain
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
– Charles Darwin
The time is always right to do what is right.
– Martin Luther King, Jr
It’ not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.
– Scott Belsky
Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.
– Luis Galarza
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
– Peter Drucker
Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.
– Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.
– Brain Chesky, Founder of Airbnb
Some people dream of success…while others wake up and work hard at it.
– Mark Zuckerberg. FOunder of Facebook