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40 Great Movie Quotes On Success

Movies are a great source of learning for entrepreneurs, as it teaches you about life; much wisdom can be derived from the right movies. 

May these movie quotes inspire you to live your dreams.

1. “Hard work may not always result in success, but it will never result in regret.” Moneyball

2. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” Dead Poets Society

3. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” The Godfather

4. “Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.” Fight Club

5. “A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” Rush

6. “At some point, you’ve got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.” Moonlight

7. “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.” Star Wars

8. “When you decide to be something, you can be it.” The Departed

9. “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.” The Hunger Games

10. “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” Eat Pray Love

11. “Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” Good Will Hunting

12. “Nobody’s perfect.” Some Like it Hot

13. “We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here.” Law Abiding Citizen

14. “Our lives are not fully lived if we’re not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe.” Martin Luther King Jr.

15. “We walk away from our dreams afraid we may fail, or worse yet, afraid we may succeed.” Finding Forrester

16. “Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.” Hitch

17. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

18. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” Fight Club

19. “What we do in life, echoes in eternity.” Gladiator

20. “It’s what you do right now that makes a difference.” Black Hawk Down

21. “There’s no perfect time for anything, do it now or you’ll regret later.” Empire Records

22. “Believe in yourself. Your confidence will lead you to success and happiness.” Shrek

23. “You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.” Alice in Wonderland

24. “Heroes get remembered but legends never die.” The Sandlot

25. “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.“

26. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are – it is our choices.” Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

27. “No one ever made a difference by being like everybody else.” The Greatest Showman

28. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” A League Of Their Own

29. “Instead of seeking for happiness, live the moment and that’s where happiness exists.” The Beach

30. “We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here.“

31. “Everything is possible, even the impossible.” Mary Poppins Returns

32. “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” 10 things I hate about you

33. “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” X-Men: Days of Future Past

34. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” The Lion King

35. “When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.” Tin Cup

36. “What we've got here is failure to communicate.” Cool Hand Luke

37.Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” Forrest Gump

38. “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!” Rocky Balboa

39. “Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.”– A Beautiful Mind

40. “Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!”– The Aviator

40 Great Movie Quotes On Success

55 Motivational Kevin Hart quotes


1. “A lot of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this career of mine.” – Kevin Hart

2. “A reputation as a hard worker is a good reputation to have.” – Kevin Hart

3. “If you give up at the first sign of struggle, you’re really not ready to be successful.” – Kevin Hart

4. “The best tip I could give you is to be active. So many people talk about what they want to do and they just love words. Put actions behind your words. Don’t be a talker, be a doer.” – Kevin Hart

5. “My experiences in life are getting bigger and better. The more stuff I do, the more stuff I talk about – having kids, traveling, going through relationship problems, dealing with things in my own family. All that stuff builds character.” – Kevin Hart

6. “Everybody that’s successful lays a blueprint out.” – Kevin Hart

7. “I feel like whatever you’ve done in your career, good or bad, it’s nothing but preparation for the big events to come.” – Kevin Hart

8. “The best feeling in the world is seeing the benefits and rewards of hard work.” – Kevin Hart

9. “My goals are so high that I don’t have time to relax in any way, shape or form.” – Kevin Hart

10. “Be loyal to those who help you grow. You got a team, you keep your team together, you run as a unit. You got a team of people, it means they believed in you, they bought into your dream. That means they invested into you, they invested time, energy and effort. In return, you gotta invest your vision and promise them that we’re all going to win together.”
– Kevin Hart

11. “My main goal is to be a self-made man and have control over what’s mine.”- Kevin Hart

12. “At the end of the day, your fans are the people who support you in and out. And their opinions matter.” – Kevin Hart

13. “No matter what, people grow. If you chose not to grow, you’re staying in a small box with a small mindset. People who win go outside of that box. It’s very simple when you look at it.” – Kevin Hart

14. “The only time you should look back in life is to see how far you have come.” – Kevin Hart

15. “I didn’t work hard to sit down and not work.” – Kevin Hart

16. “Every experience is a potential life lesson. Even if you don’t appreciate it at the time, each struggle in the present is preparing you for something else in the future.” – Kevin Hart

17. “I stayed true to my dreams and, eventually, they came true.” – Kevin Hart

18. “Appreciate hard work and the process of hard work. Because after that’s over and you get the rewards of success, you look back on these moments and you respect those moments the best. You have no character, you have no place to come from.” – Kevin Hart

19. “There is no need to seek external approval when you already have internal approval.” ― Kevin Hart

20. “If life is a struggle, then struggle. If you get rejected, get rejected again. If your dreams are smashed, keep dreaming. Just keep your eyes on the prize—and always remember that you have to fail to win.” – Kevin Hart

21. “I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.” – Kevin Hart

22. “The day you stop doing the small things is the day you think you’re above everybody else.” – Kevin Hart

23. “Life is too short to worry about what others say about you. Have fun and give them something to talk about.” – Kevin Hart

24. “Your life today is the sum total of your choices. So if you’re not happy with it, look back at your choices and start making different ones.” – Kevin Hart

25. “I just want to be a great example to younger kids.” – Kevin Hart

26. “I don’t think you get successful to brag and throw what you have in the world’s face. That’s all private.” – Kevin Hart

27. I never do anything that I don’t want to do. – Kevin Hart

28. “You get one life. I’m going to embrace mine.” – Kevin Hart

29. “In life, you can choose to cry about the bullshit that happens to you or you can choose to laugh about it. I choose laughter.” – Kevin Hart

30. “You matter. And no one is allowed to take away your right to your property, your right to your safety, or your right to be yourself. Those are things that should be defended.” – Kevin Hart
Other inspirational Kevin Hart quotes

31. “People want to act like they know celebrities. They want to see pictures. They want to know where you’re going. They want to hear you talk about your family.” – Kevin Hart

32. “You need a teacher, because those who can’t do, teach. So if you wanna learn something, go to someone who can’t do it. Dammit, I think I wrote this one wrong.” – Kevin Hart

33. “You are already in your experience. So you can either resent and resist it, and make it that much less enjoyable, or you can accept it and find something positive in it.” – Kevin Hart

34. “This way, when your best possible future comes looking for you almost always at a time and in a place you least expect it—you will be able to recognize its face and respond to its call.” – Kevin Hart

35. “People call this the elusive obvious. It’s right there in front of your face, so close that everyone can see it but you.” – Kevin Hart

36. “Can you fail and still be strong. Can you not fit in and accept yourself. Can you lose everything and still keep searching. Can you be in the dark and still believe in the light.” – Kevin Hart

37. “Don’t invite them into the conversation. You already know what you want to dedicate yourself to, so you don’t need to ask for their approval. There’s no need to seek external approval when you already have internal approval.” – Kevin Hart

38. “People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same.” – Kevin Hart

39. “Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.” – Kevin Hart

40. “Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone.” – Kevin Hart

41. “Relationships are like farting, If you push too hard things could get messy real fast.” – Kevin Hart

42. “I DON'T have EX's! I have Y's. Like 'Y the hell did I date you?!” – Kevin Hart

43. “When you work hard and you treat people great, regardless of what it is that you're doing, naturally people want to help and do things.” – Kevin Hart

44. “I don't look at obstacles as obstacles. I look at them as things that were put there for a reason. You can approach these things negatively or positively. I think those that approach it with a negative mindset only get a negative outcome.” – Kevin Hart

45. “People who eat with their mouth open should be punched in the face.” – Kevin Hart

46. “Hard work and determination equals success. Nothing comes easy. Put your mind to something.” – Kevin Hart

47. “The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience.” – Kevin Hart

48. “Winners are the ones who want the most out of their opportunities.” – Kevin Hart

49. “When obstacles have been put in front of me, I just get around them and move past them and laugh at them.” – Kevin Hart

50. “I love that I can tell the truth and have people laugh at it.” – Kevin Hart

51. “The worst thing about being lied to, is realizing they don't think you're worth the truth.” – Kevin Hart

52. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” – Kevin Hart

53. “There's a difference between who we love, who we settle for, and who we're meant for.” – Kevin Hart

54. “The two things in the world we all share in this world are laughter and pain. We've all got problems. The levels of those problems vary, but we've all got problems. When you can take things that are painful and make them funny, that's a gift - to you and your audience.” – Kevin Hart

55. “When you're in love, love makes you do crazy things, and can take you down a whirlwind of a road.” – Kevin Hart

55 Motivational Kevin Hart quotes

40 Inspirational Business Quotes

Instead of giving up and throwing-in the proverbial white towel, keep your head up and look to the following 40 quotes to inspire and motivate you during those tough patches.

1. "Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, Jedi Master.

2. "To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don't, you're going to regret it." - Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.

3. "It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen." - Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.

4. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game's winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that's why I succeed." - Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.

5. "There's nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team." - Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp

6. "Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard." - Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop.

7. "If you just work on stuff that you like and you're passionate about, you don't have to have a master plan with how things will play out." - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

8. "Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister.

9. "There's lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there's only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it's to change the world." - Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of All Turtles

10. "The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world." - Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.

11. "Obviously, everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.” - Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.

12. "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967).

13. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.

14. "The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that's how long it's going to take, guys. - Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker.

15. "If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business." - Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's.

16. "Always deliver more than expected." - Larry Page, co-founder of Google.

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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." - Mark Twain, author.

18. "You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions." - Steve Case, co-founder of AOL.

19. "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein, physicist.

20. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." - Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.

21. "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." - Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

22. "It's almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that." - Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist.

23. "I hate how many people think, "glass half-empty" when their glass is really four-fifths full. I'm grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it." - Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia.

24. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer.

25. "For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," just do it and correct course along the way."- Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week.

26. "Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success." - Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.

27. "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." - Beverly Sills, opera singer.

28. "Don't worry about funding if you don't need it. Today it's cheaper to start a business than ever."- Noah Everett, founder of Pingly and Twitpic.

29. "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, humanitarian and Civil Rights leader.

30. "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." - Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.

31. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison, inventor.

32. "Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." - Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.

33. "In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create." - David Ogilvy, co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather.

34. "It doesn't matter how many times you fail. It doesn't matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are." - Mark Cuban

35. "Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom." - General George Patton.

36. "If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late." - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn.

37. "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." - Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

38. "Don't try to be original, just try to be good." - Paul Rand, graphic designer.

39. "I'm not afraid of dying, I'm afraid of not trying." - Jay Z

40. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.

40 Inspirational Business Quotes

42 Most Inspiring & Strong Zendaya Quotes

Zendaya is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She has successfully transitioned from a child actor on Disney shows to a movie star and successful entrepreneur.

Here’s a list of the most inspirational Zendaya quotes:

1. “I use my platform for more than just myself. Art is a reflection of human emotions. To neglect the political is to neglect what essentially is your job of storytelling. I would rather be known for the content of my character than for the project that I did.” – Zendaya

2. “I’ve always dressed myself, even when I was younger. My parents didn’t pick out my clothes or anything. They let me do that, which I think is an important thing because it allows for kids to experiment and figure out what they like, even at a young age.” – Zendaya

3. “My generation has the opportunity to change the world.” – Zendaya

4. “You can’t grow and gain confidence from wearing the same thing every day.” – Zendaya

5. “I think women are very powerful and I think we’re more powerful together than separated.” – Zendaya

6. “I’m very proud of my skin and my face, and I have no problem not wearing makeup. I don’t wear makeup because I feel like I need to cover myself up or because I don’t feel confident. I wear makeup because it’s fun; it’s like painting on my face.” – Zendaya

7. “If you don’t try things and take risks, you don’t really grow and figure out what you want.” – Zendaya

8. “With anything, you have to approach from an educational, mature standpoint.” – Zendaya

9. “I don’t mind if people look at me like I’m crazy. I’m just being me.” – Zendaya

10. “I would say my best decision I ever made was to pursue my dream and give it my all. Thankfully, I have not yet made really bad decisions, I’m the kind of person to play it on the safe side.” – Zendaya

11. “If I want to do something powerful or special, then I contact people I think are smart, educated, inspiring and I’ll say, “What are you doing? How can I help?” – Zendaya

12. “There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity?” – Zendaya

13. “You have to experiment and that’s gonna help your confidence so much when you step out and try things.” – Zendaya

14. “Determination. No matter what field you’re in, determination will surely get you to the top.” – Zendaya

15. “I want young people to know there is no age limit to when they can start their own business or when they can become a boss.” – Zendaya

16. “I’m one of those people who doesn’t follow trends. I set them.” – Zendaya

17. “The secret to a really great friendship is just creating fun memories whenever you’re with that person.” – Zendaya

18. “A, surround yourself by positive people who will help you reach your goal and support you. And B, go for it!” – Zendaya

19. “I want to show that you don’t have to be older to live your dreams; you can do it at any age” – Zendaya

20. “I’ve always learned how to deal with my problems through my words, through my education, and through my intelligence, which I think is important and the best way to deal with an issue.” – Zendaya

21. “The best thing is to realize that you are who you are and you gotta work with what you got.” – Zendaya

22. “Let's practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.” – Zendaya

23. “It's important to raise your voice in things you feel passionate about and things that you know about. Don't raise your voice just to raise your voice if you have nothing behind it and don't know what you're talking about.” – Zendaya

24. “If there's any definition to being perfect, you're perfect at being yourself. No other person can be you 100 percent.” – Zendaya

25. “Find something that makes you happy and go for it.” – Zendaya

26. “Top knots are the easiest thing to create.” – Zendaya

27. “There's no such thing as trends. There's no such thing as style, even. It's just whatever you feel.” – Zendaya

28. “Sticking with your vision and what you believe in is so, so important.” – Zendaya

29. “What is cool today is not going to be cool tomorrow, and what wasn't cool yesterday is going to be cool tomorrow.” – Zendaya

30. “I feel that if you shelter your kids from everything, one day they are going to be out in the world on their own, and they are going to have to figure it out. You can't give them a test if you never taught them anything that's on the test. They're going to fail.” – Zendaya

31. “Fashion is a great thing, it's a way to express who you are.” – Zendaya

32. “When you're put in a position to really affect young people who are going to run the world one day, if you're able to be in their life at a young age and make a positive impact, I think that's a beautiful thing.” – Zendaya

33. “I realized that if I don't like something, I can change it. If I don't feel comfortable with something, then I have a voice to say it's not cool.” – Zendaya

34. “I think the way we react to things is a big indicator of our character and what type of person we are.” – Zendaya

35. “As you grow older, your music begins to mature and grow older along with you.” – Zendaya

36. “I don't think it is important to be a role model, because if you are a role model, you are pretending to be someone else.” – Zendaya

37. “I have standards I don't plan on lowering for anybody… including myself.” – Zendaya

38. “Don't try so hard to fit in, and certainly don't try so hard to be different just try hard to be you.” – Zendaya

39. “I’m one of those people who doesn’t follow trends. I set them.” – Zendaya

40. “I think it’s important to always be very confident in yourself and your beliefs and stay strong in that.” – Zendaya

41. “There is no such thing as ugly. That’s a word that doesn’t really enter my vocabulary. If there’s any definition to being perfect, you’re perfect at being yourself.” – Zendaya

42. “You cannot allow other people's opinions, comments, or decisions affect how you feel about yourself.” – Zendaya

42 Most Inspiring & Strong Zendaya Quotes

110 Inspirational Quotes For Startups

Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don't give up on your dream just yet.

Here are some of the most important insights from amazing founders on building a great startup.

1. Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. – Guy Kawasaki, AllTop Co-founder

2. 
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-founder

3. We have a “strategic” plan its called doing things. – Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines Cofounder

4. Make mistakes faster. – Andrew Grove, Intel Co-founder

5. 
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. – Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman

6. Stay hungry. And bootstrap. – Rob Kalin, Etsy Co-founder

7. Learn early. Learn often. – Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-founder

8. We are our choices. Build yourself a great story. – Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

9. Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. –  Ryan Freitas, About.com Co-founder

10. The value of an idea lies in the using of it. –  Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

11. It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. –  Scott Belsky, Behance Co-founder

12. We are currently not planning on conquering the world. – Sergey Brin, Google Co-founder

13. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. –  Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-founder

14. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. –  Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

15. Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you. – Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur

16. Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. – Chris Dixon, Investor

17. It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower. –  Paul Graham, YCombinator Co-founder

18. An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. –  David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO

19. I don’t think an economic slump will hurt good ideas. – Rob Kalin, Etsy founder

20. The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch. –  Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder

21. Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day. – Joel Spolsky, Stack Exchange CEO

22. Stay self-funded as long as possible. –  Garrett Camp, founder of StumbleUpon

23. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

24. The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. –  Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger

25. When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe. – Tom Preston-Werner, Github Co-founder

26. Turn a perceived risk into an asset. – Aaron Patzer, Mint founder

27. Anything that is measured and watched, improves. – Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder

28. Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.” – Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH Ticker founder

29. No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week. – Spencer Fry, CarbonMade Co-founder

30. The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. – Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO

31. See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” – Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder

32. If you’re going to put your product in beta – put your business model in beta with it. –  Joe Kraus, Google Ventures partner

33. You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good. – Peter Shankman, HARO founder

34. It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you. –  Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software founder

35. Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever. – Noah Everett, Twitpic founder

36. Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not. –  Michael Dell, Dell chairman and CEO

37. Data beats emotions. –  Sean Rad, Adly and Tinder founder

38. I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying. – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

39. You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. –  Larry Page, Google co-founder

40. A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money. – Dave McClure, 500Startups co-founder

41. If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

42. All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

43. Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

44. No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

45. The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

46. I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over. – Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO

47. In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. – Steve Case, AOL co-founder

48. Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

49. Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things differently from everybody else. – Sara Blakely, SPANX founder

50. What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed. – Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy’s

51. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump, The Trump Organization president

52. Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right. – Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company founder

53. Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – Bruce Levin

54. Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. – Arianna Huffington The Huffington Post Media Group president and EIC

55. Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. – Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

56. Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin

57. You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. – Steve Case, AOL co-founder

58. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney, Disney founder

59. A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader. – Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures co-founder

60. We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” – Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder, and CEO

61. I like to pride myself on thinking pretty long term, but not that long term. – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

62. Always deliver more than expected. – Larry Page, Google co-founder

63. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics founder

64. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

65. I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. – Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

66. Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt. – Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive co-founder

67. High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton, Walmart founder

68. Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work. – Ben Silbermann, Pinterest founder

69. You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder

70. You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

71. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down. – Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder

72. Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. – Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions, OWN founder

73. I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know. – Harland Sanders, KFC founder

74. So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. – Caterina Fake, Flickr co-founder

75. Trust your instincts. – Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder

76. There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world. – Phil Libin, Evernote CEO

77. If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. – Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder

78. Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. – James Cash Penney, J.C. Penney founder

79. Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle. – Wendy Tan White, MoonFruit co-founder and CEO

80. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

81. If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble. – Omar Hamoui, AdMob co-founder

82. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO

83. If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

84. Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell. – Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founder and CEO

85. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. – Pierre Omidyar, Ebay founder and chairman

86. Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for. – Kyle Bragger, Forrst founder

87. When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. – Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder

88. An invention that is quickly accepted will turn out to be a rather trivial alteration of something that has already existed. – Edwin Land, Polaroid co-founder

89. Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. – Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media founder, and CEO

90. If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large. – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

91. Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop. – Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher

92. Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. – Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder

93. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO

94. The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow. – Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder

95. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

96. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me. – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

97. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk, Tesla founder

98. You should never take more than you give. – Elton John

99. That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. – Walt Disney

100. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron

101. Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon

102. “No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long-term if you don’t have a sufficiently good product.” –Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator and co-founder of Loopt

103. “The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.” –Aaron Levie, co-founder of Box

104. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” –Rob Kalin, co-founder of Etsy

105. “Mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving.” –Meridith Valiando Rojas, co-founder and CEO of DigiTour Media

106. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” –Tim Westergren, co-founder of Pandora

107. “Make something people want” includes making a company that people want to work for.” –Sahil Lavingia, founder of Gumroad.

108. “As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you’re not failing, you’re likely not pushing yourself hard enough.
 –Alexa von Tobel, founder of LearnVest

109. “The strategy is to first know what you don’t know, the tactic is to grind, and the value is to remember: there are plenty of places to innovate.” –David Friedberg, founder of Weatherbill

110. “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” –Victoria Ransom, co-founder of Wildfire Interactive

110 Inspirational Quotes For Startups

40 Incredible Tom Holland Quotes

Tom Holland is an English actor and dancer. He is best known for his role as Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man’.

Here're the most incredible Tom Holland quotes:

1. “I don’t mind sitting at home playing the guitar for a year as long as I’m making good films.” – Tom Holland

2. “I think, for me, I’ve realized the responsibility of being a role model for young kids everywhere.” – Tom Holland

3. “My goal was to try and kind of be our generation’s Marty McFly. That was what my all-time goal was.” – Tom Holland

4. “When I’m acting, it’s like I am the character – no one can talk to me. But I’m not so method I’d sell my house and live on the street to play a tramp.” – Tom Holland

5. “I completely and utterly rely on my mum. Without my mum, I would not be anywhere at all. I’d literally just be a couch potato.” – Tom Holland

6. “I remember watching ‘Avengers 1’ for the first time and thinking, ‘God, one day I want to be in one of those movies.’ I just want to be in the movie.” – Tom Holland

7. “Marvel actually sent me to a school in the Bronx where I had a fake name, and I put on an accent, and I went for, like, three days. I basically had to go to this science school and blend in with all the kids, and some of the teachers didn’t even know.” – Tom Holland

8. “There was times when I was bullied about dancing and stuff. But you couldn’t hit me hard enough to stop me from doing it.” – Tom Holland

9. “Being on a film set, you are always around such fantastic people. And I feel like I’ve been lucky. I feel like I’ve worked with the best of the best.” – Tom Holland

10. “I personally think if something’s not a challenge, there’s no point doing it, because you’re not gonna learn much.” – Tom Holland

11. “If I can bring happiness to people all around the world, then I will try my best to do so.” – Tom Holland

12. “The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your hardest, because even if you try your hardest and it’s not as good as you’d hoped, you still have that sense of not letting yourself down.” – Tom Holland

13. “As an actor, I love a challenge.” – Tom Holland

14. “I love the process of making a movie so much as an actor that I can only imagine I would love the process of being the director.” – Tom Holland

15. “I’d like to be a director who gives my actors complete freedom while collaborating with them to find performances.” – Tom Holland

16. “The harder you try, the better the impression you set on the people around you.” – Tom Holland

17. “Adrenaline has always been my thing.” – Tom Holland

18. “I feel like if you put something out into the universe, then you increase your chances of it happening.” – Tom Holland

19. “I think, from every actor I’ve ever spoken to, they say the biggest thing they regret from life is not finishing school.” – Tom Holland

20. “One of the reasons why Spider-Man is my favorite superhero is because we both undergo big changes in our lives.” – Tom Holland

21. “Fame is a beast that you can't control or be prepared for.” – Tom Holland

22. “I was an ordinary student at school and, at the same time, an actor. But I was not the popular kid, which helped me to play Peter Parker better.” – Tom Holland

23. “My biggest flaw is probably my attention span or lack thereof. And while it might seem contradictory, my biggest strength is my work ethic.” – Tom Holland

24. “Bullies now aren't just jocks. They're rich kids in the nice cars with the fancy clothes.” – Tom Holland

25. “I had acquired the skills to sail a ship; I didn't acquire the knowledge.” – Tom Holland

26. “I think, for me, I've realized the responsibility of being a role model for young kids everywhere.” – Tom Holland

27. “It's very easy to relate to a kid who is having trouble in high school... less so to relate to a billionaire whose Lamborghini broke down.” – Tom Holland

28. “Winners are the favourites of heaven.” – Tom Holland

29. “Once the world of ideas has been transformed, reality cannot hold out for long.” – Tom Holland

30. “We always want what we're not allowed.” – Tom Holland

31. “You cannot regulate desire.” – Tom Holland

32. “The dull mind rises to the truth through material.” – Tom Holland

33. “Don't call her hot, call her beautiful. She's a girl, not a cup of tea.” – Tom Holland

34. “There's not much I can do except try my best, which I will always do.” – Tom Holland

35. “It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” – Tom Holland

36. “Just because you're older, doesn't mean you have to grow up.” – Tom Holland

37. “There's too much we don't know about the ocean to make me feel comfortable around it.” – Tom Holland

38. “I'm literally tone-deaf with singing. It's unreal.” – Tom Holland

39. The ocean, to me, is one of the most terrifying things on the planet.” – Tom Holland

40. “I remember watching 'Avengers 1' for the first time and thinking, 'God, one day I want to be in one of those movies.' I just want to be in the movie.” – Tom Holland

40 Incredible Tom Holland Quotes

50 Motivational Ariana Grande Quotes

Ariana Grande is an American singer, songwriter and actress who began her career in 2008. She has been named one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, and many of her songs have reached the Billboard charts.

Here're the collection of motivational  Ariana Grande quotes:

1. “Don’t ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It’s too short, and you’re too special.” – Ariana Grande

2. “Know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.” – Ariana Grande

3. “I don’t regret any of the life decisions I’ve made in my life because with every choice I’ve made I’ve learned something new.” – Ariana Grande

4. “Everyone is beautiful, everyone is perfect and everyone is lovely.” – Ariana Grande

5. “You don’t have to have much to show how much you care.” – Ariana Grande

6. “I’m willing to take the brunt for fighting in what I believe in.” – Ariana Grande

7. “Only be with somebody if they make you feel like the best version of yourself. You can’t sacrifice yourself for anybody, you know?” – Ariana Grande

8. “Be happy being you.” – Ariana Grande

9. “I don’t really believe in any fashion rules. I think fashion is a form of self-expression, wear whatever you want.” – Ariana Grande

10. “There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like you.” – Ariana Grande

11. “There’s too many people telling you that you’re not good enough, but you are good enough.” – Ariana Grande

12. “Don’t take everything so seriously. And just be happier.” – Ariana Grande

13. “Block out all negative energy, and just love.” – Ariana Grande

14. “Never take yourself too seriously.” – Ariana Grande

15. “Love your flaws” – Ariana Grande

16. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Ariana Grande

17. “If we give a little love, maybe we can change the world.” – Ariana Grande

18. “Plant love, grow peace.” – Ariana Grande

19. “We’re all human and we all have great amounts of pressure on us. When someone’s hurting, be there. We could all use a little compassion.” – Ariana Grande

20. “If you’re passionate about something then it will definitely work out for you.” – Ariana Grande

21. “When you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too.” – Ariana Grande

22. “Own your quirks” – Ariana Grande

23. “Everyone strives for approval and wants to be loved.” – Ariana Grande

24. “It’s ok to be different.” – Ariana Grande

25. “You should never stop believing in something, and you shouldn’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise.” – Ariana Grande

26. “I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.” – Ariana Grande

27. “Some people will find any reason to hate. Don’t waste your time. Lighten up! It takes so much less energy to smile than to hate. Enjoy life.” – Ariana Grande

28. “The thrill of not knowing what’s going to happen, trained me to be prepared for anything.” – Ariana Grande

29. “Learn from your mistakes. Take responsibility and forgive yourself ” – Ariana Grande

30. “There’s always tomorrow and it always gets better.” – Ariana Grande

31. “Girls, respect yourselves. Keep your head held high and speak only kind words. Know your truth. No one can ever take that away from you.” – Ariana Grande

32. “It’s a new day. Count your blessings, think twice before you complain, give more than you ask for, do what makes you happy and enjoy life.” – Ariana Grande

33. “Every time you’re faced with something ugly, focus on something beautiful. What you focus on expands. Only you can change your reality.” – Ariana Grande

34. “Life is beautiful. Cherish every moment.” – Ariana Grande

35. “Never give up on something you love.” – Ariana Grande

36. “One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn't like you. Especially when you don't know what you've done to deserve it.” – Ariana Grande

37. “When you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too.” – Ariana Grande

38. “Never give up on something you love.” – Ariana Grande

39. “If anyone tries to bully you don’t let them. Take the positive energy form a ball of rainbow power and just, like shove it.” – Ariana Grande

40. “School is tough sometimes, but it’s all about knowing who your real friends are.” – Ariana Grande

41. “The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they'll still be there for you and act as if you'd never left!” – Ariana Grande

42. “Nothing burns more calories than dancing in 5-inch heels... try it!” – Ariana Grande

43. “You are beautiful and perfect and lovely HOWEVER you are.” – Ariana Grande

44. “Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.” – Ariana Grande

45. “Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what's going to happen. It's one of the most beautiful things in life, but it's one of the most terrifying. It's worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.” – Ariana Grande

46. “I'm so thankful for the Internet because actors and singers and performers now have a way to connect with their fans on a very personal level which I think is quite special.” – Ariana Grande

47. “If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.” – Ariana Grande

48. “I have a garden in my backyard that's completely organic, which I'm very proud of.” – Ariana Grande

49. “I feel like when I try to fit in, it comes across as not genuine, and that is not good. I'd rather just do me and have people say, 'Oh. That's interesting,' than try to fit in.” – Ariana Grande

50. “Universe must have my back, Fell from the sky into my lap.” – Ariana Grande

50 Motivational Ariana Grande Quotes

30 Inspiring Ed Sheeran Quotes

Ed Sheeran was born on the 17th February 1991, in Halifax, West Yorkshire. However, he was raised in my hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk, and attended Thomas Mills High School.
Here is a collection of the best Ed Sheeran quotes:

1. “If someone tells you to change yourself, tell them to go f*** themselves.” – Ed Sheeran

2. “I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” – Ed Sheeran

3. “The worst things in life come free to us.” – Ed Sheeran

4. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – Ed Sheeran

5. “Negativity isn’t the way to go. Smile more, eat some chocolate.” – Ed Sheeran

6. “You want to make sure that someone is there for you when you really need them, and not just there for you for the good times.” – Ed Sheeran

7. “Be nice to everyone, always smile and appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.” – Ed Sheeran

8. “I’m gonna pick up the pieces and build a Lego house. If things go wrong we can knock it down.” – Ed Sheeran

9. “Success is the best revenge for everything.” – Ed Sheeran

10. “They say I’m ‘up and coming’ like I’m f****** in an elevator.” – Ed Sheeran

11. “Do what you love, work as hard as you can, and make people happy.” – Ed Sheeran

12. “When the world’s against me is when I really come alive.” – Ed Sheeran

13. “I am happy on my own so here I’ll stay. Save your loving arms for a rainy day.” – Ed Sheeran

14. “I chased the picture perfect life, I think they painted it wrong.” – Ed Sheeran

15. “The club isn’t the best place to find a lover so the bar is where I go.” – Ed Sheeran

16. “You know I want your love. Your love was handmade for somebody like me.” – Ed Sheeran

17. “The world may be filled with hate, but keep erasing it now, somehow.” – Ed Sheeran

18. “Me and my friends at the table doing shots, drinking fast and then we talk slow.” – Ed Sheeran

19. “You know we are made up of love and hate but both of them are balanced on a razor blade.” – Ed Sheeran

20. “I feel safe when you’re holding me near. Love the way that you conquer your fear. You know hearts don’t break around here.” – Ed Sheeran

21. “Just remember life is more than fittin’ in your jeans. It’s love and understanding, positivity.” – Ed Sheeran

22. “Every night I’ll kiss you you’ll say in my ear, Oh we’re in love aren’t we?” – Ed Sheeran

23. “Love can change the world in a moment.” – Ed Sheeran

24. “How would you feel, if I told you I loved you? It’s just something that I want to do.” – Ed Sheeran

25. “I’ll be taking my time, spending my life falling deeper in love with you so tell me that you love me too.” – Ed Sheeran

26. “Someone told me, ‘Always say what’s on your mind’ And I am only being honest with you, I get lonely and make mistakes from time to time.” – Ed Sheeran

27. “A heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved.” – Ed Sheeran

28. “We’ll get up on the dance floor tonight, I’ve got two left feet and a bottle of red wine.” – Ed Sheeran

29. “Love flows deeper than the river every moment that I spend with you.” – Ed Sheeran

30. “And tomorrow’s a brand new day…” – Ed Sheeran

30 Inspiring Ed Sheeran Quotes

Michael Jordan: A Life Story That Will Inspire You


In 1982, Michael Jordan was just a teenager — he wasn’t even yet the best player on his University of North Carolina basketball team. He still had to write home to his mother asking for stamps and spending money.

Yet Jordan made it known to those around him that he had lofty ambitions, and that he would complement his desire to be great by working hard and always learning how to get better, according to the first installments of ESPN’s 10-part documentary “The Last Dance.”

While the focus of the documentary series is on the Bulls’ 1997-1998 season, in which Jordan and his teammates captured their sixth NBA championship, the first episode also examines Jordan’s earliest days as a public figure, starting with his freshman college season.

When he arrived at UNC, the expectations around Jordan were not befitting a player who would go on to reach the Hall of Fame and one day boast an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion. In fact, legendary UNC head coach Dean Smith said in one interview included in the documentary that Jordan was “inconsistent as a freshman,” but the teenager’s work ethic still stood out.

“He was one of the most competitive [players] we’ve ever had in our drills,” Smith said. “He wanted to get better and then he had the ability to get better.”

As a freshman, Jordan told UNC assistant coach Roy Williams (who is now UNC’s head basketball coach) that he wanted to be the best basketball player ever to play at UNC — a school that had already won one NCAA championship, and nearly two dozen conference championships, before Jordan’s arrival. Williams says in the documentary that he told the young Jordan that he would have to work even harder than he had in high school in order to accomplish that goal. (Jordan famously did not make his high school’s varsity basketball team until his junior year, after he finally hit a growth spurt.)

Jordan responded by telling Williams he’d worked as hard as anyone else on his high school team, Williams says.

“I told him, ‘Excuse me. I thought you just told me you wanted to be the best player to ever play here,’” Williams says he told the teenaged Jordan, who responded with an intense promise.

″‘I’m going to show you. Nobody will ever work as hard as I work,’”

From there, Williams tells ESPN he spent the next three years watching that youngster get better and better and better. Williams was amazed at Jordan’s ability to maintain an intense work ethic and strong desire to learn and become a better player throughout his career. He never freaking turned it off,

Indeed, Jordan’s UNC teammates can confirm that the freshman player worked intensely to get better and better on the court, including continuing to practice after the rest of his teammates were ready to head home, according to former UNC teammate James Worthy.

“After about 2.5 hours of hard practice, I’m walking off the floor, like, drenched [in] sweat, tired. And, here comes Michael pushing me back on the floor, wanting to play a little one-on-one, wanting to see where his game was,” says Worthy of Jordan.

It’s no coincidence that Jordan would challenge Worthy, specifically, to extra work on the court. A junior when Jordan was a freshman, Worthy was UNC’s best player in 1982 and would help lead the team to a national championship on his way to becoming the first overall pick of the 1982 NBA Draft.

“He wanted to learn, he wanted to grow quickly,” Worthy says in the documentary of Jordan’s rabid desire to improve his basketball skills as a freshman. “From month to month, from game to game, he was soaking up information. Once he got something and added it to the raw talent that he already had, it was really exposive to see.”

And Jordan definitely got better as his freshman season went on. Worthy, who went on to have a Hall of Fame career himself, jokes in the documentary that he started their season at UNC together as the better player, but that didn’t last long.

In fact, by the end of the season, Jordan had learned enough and improved his basketball skills to the point where he was comfortable stepping into the national spotlight. When UNC made it to the NCAA’s 1982 national championship game against powerhouse Georgetown, Jordan calmly sank the game-winning shot with time expiring on the game clock.

“I was young, but I had no time to be nervous,” Jordan tells ESPN of the now iconic shot that put the precocious teenager on the road to becoming a household name.

Even with his success in the championship game, Jordan continued working to get better. Jordan managed to improve considerably between his freshman and sophomore year.

Jordan would play three seasons at UNC before the Bulls selected him with the third overall pick of the 1984 NBA Draft. Once he entered the NBA, Jordan once again found himself needing to work harder than ever to improve his skills and prove himself to his teammates.

From the first day of practice, my mentality was:

‘Whoever is the team leader of the team, I’m going to be going after him. And I’m not going to do it with my voice.’ Because I had no voice. I had no status. I had to do it with the way that I played,”

Today, Jordan’s intense work ethic is legendary, as reporters and former teammates often recount how the iconic athlete often competed just as hard in practice as he did in actual games. One famous quote from Jordan seems to sum up that ethos:

 “I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.”

But even in basketball, where he is the GOAT. He got his success through hard work after failure. As Jordan puts it:

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
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Michael Jordan: A Life Story That Will Inspire You