5 movie quotes that will motivate your entrepreneurial pursuits
Every once in a while, we need some direct motivation from the things we love. What better to think of than quotes that define iconic moments in your favourite movies, which you could probably relate to your life. Here's a few:
#1. Rocky (1976)
Nobody is going to hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.
Nobody says it better than Rocky. Even better if you read it in Sylvester Stallone’s voice. Rocky was all about never giving up. Even when everything in life is against you, you fight back, always. There may be times when you would just feel like giving up and thinking “Screw this, I’m done”. That's exactly when you actually stand up and face the music. A winner never stops, ever.
#2. The Godfather (1972)
Great men are not born great, they grow great.
An Italian mafia lord is not the best guy to take advices from. But Vito Corleone has a point here. In this iconic movie, this line is surely one of the best quotes for entrepreneurs everywhere.
It doesn’t take a genius to know that everybody is born the same. Your financial conditions may be different but your thoughts should never be low. If you think big, half the battle is won. The other half is just working hard and moving forward, growing.
#3. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.
This line might be the best of the lot partly because of the magical narration of Morgan Freeman.
#4. Batman Begins (2005)
"Bruce, why do we fall?” “So we can pick ourselves up again."
#5. Jerry Maguire (1996)
The key to this business is personal relationships.
One of the most iconic lines for any business out there is this one. Your business means nothing if you are not focusing on the people involved in it.
From customers to partners to employees, many times success comes down to one thing: the people.
Great companies are built by great people. Greatness is achieved when you surround yourself with likeminded people who are focused on succeeding and winning. So, go out there and start building your dream team and everything good will just follow.