9 Life Struggle Quotes for Entrepreneurs
Everybody wants the perks that go with being a successful online entrepreneur.
- Working from home
- Freedom to travel
- Unlimited Earning potential
- Working on something you feel passionate about
- Having more control over your own destiny
Heck, what’s not to like?
But the truth of the matter is that most people are unaware of and unprepared for the kind of struggle that new entrepreneurs must endure to find success.
You might have some misconceptions about online entrepreneurship. When you find out that somebody is making a good living working online you probably imagine somebody sitting down at their desk, coffee at the ready, happily clicking away at their keyboard.
It’s as if they’re just killing time until the checks arrive.
Just a couple presses of the right buttons, and then wait for the mailman.
It’s simple, right?
Committing to taking the plunge and working for yourself can be quite an eye-opening experience. In fact, I can guarantee you it will be.
Entrepreneurs face daily challenges, deal with failure on a consistent basis, continually have to learn new things, and must self-manage themselves to ensure consistent output.
It’s not a mindset that most of us are used to.
And it can be quite a shock to discover that the current version of you is ill equipped to do what it takes to become successful as an online entrepreneur.
I’ve gathered these nine life struggle quotes for entrepreneurs.
I hope they give you a better understanding of what you will be up against once you commit to seizing the reins and taking control of your life.
Life Struggle Quotes about the struggle of entrepreneurship
- “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” – Milton Berle
The path to success is usually not paved. To find your way and make your business successful you’re probably going to have to batter down some walls.
Entry into the higher level of entrepreneurial success usually takes some kind of innovative thinking. Don’t worry, you don’t necessarily have to invent something completely new.
Sometimes just making a slight modification or improvement on something is enough to breach the walls of the kingdom of success.
Coming up with an innovation is not as difficult as you might think. Your idea doesn’t have to be a product. Sometimes just a simple adjustment to an existing strategy is enough to give your business the boost it needs to explode into the stratosphere.
Most people have many of these types of ideas, but simply ignore them.
It’s the execution of making your idea into a reality that’s the hard part.
- “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week” – Lori Greiner
If you’re really committing to the jump to entrepreneurship then maybe you should give up the idea of the palm tree supported hammock gently swinging in the tropical breeze.
It isn’t all margaritas and conch fritters.
Contrarily, entrepreneurs have some of the longest working hours of any occupation. We have to. If our business fails there is no safety net.
It’s a pretty frightening scenario, and an excellent motivator to get your ass to working.
The general consensus that entrepreneurs get paid a lot for working very little is a bit misguided.
In the early days you will be working almost non-stop. Because you are the business, you must always be on. At least until you build up enough momentum.
If you push really hard in the early years you will eventually build up a big enough head of steam to begin to ease back.
This, result of hard work, is what most people envision when they think of entrepreneurs. The many hours of consistent work it takes to reach that level is often overlooked.
This is the main reason why anything short of a total commitment to the entrepreneurial lifestyle is doomed to failure.
- “Every artist was first an amateur.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most would be bloggers find out rather quickly that blogging requires a myriad of skills. It’s a little bit lot more than just toting the laptop to the nearest café and clicking a few strokes on the keyboard.
You’ll most likely discover that your skills aren’t quite up to snuff. Maybe you were completely unaware of SEO. You might find that your image editing skills results in pictures that are inconsistent and awkward looking. Perhaps your writing isn’t all that great.
This can be an eye-opening experience, and a serious blow to some newbies’ egos. This is where a lot of wannabes give up.
Whatever the issue it’s best to realize that in the beginning, you’re a beginner. Put away your self-delusions and swallow your pride. You’re probably not good enough at something.
But, if you stick with it, and commit to improving, eventually your skills will rival the best bloggers on the internet.
Quotes about the Entrepreneur Journey
- “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” – Abraham Lincoln
I’ll say it again.
Nothing short of total commitment to success is going to be good enough to succeed.
Times are going to get tough. Nobody has an easy ride to the top. Even the most talented among us are going to struggle with at least some aspects of creating & running a successful blog.
Get used to the struggle.
So, what keeps you going through all the difficulties that are sure to arise.
Just like Honest Abe said, “your own resolution to succeed’.
That’s your best weapon against struggle.
If you have an unbreakable commitment to succeed then you will find a way through, over, or around any obstacle.
It really is that simple.
- “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you” – William James
Looking at it from the outside blogging as a business can seem like an awful lot of work. And it is!
That four letter word, w-o-r-k, has dissuaded more wannabes from giving their best effort than any other inferred obstacle.
But the quitters fail to realize something.
The more effort you put into anything, the more energy you will have to do it. It seems very contradictory, but it’s true. Energy is directly proportionate to the amount of effort exerted.
Therefore, if you want more energy to focus on your business, then simply work on it more.
This “secret” applies to other facets of life as well as blogging.
- “Always deliver more than expected.” —Larry Page, co-founder of Google.
This idea is gospel among internet entrepreneurs. You should always try to “wow” your visitors by delivering more than expected.
For example, if you’re offering a free pdf in exchange for their email address, make sure to include an extra “gift” in the thank you email.
If somebody signs up to a video course you have created, make sure there are plenty of videos and downloadable “goodies” for them.
The more you give, the more they will give.
It’s just good business.
- “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker
There is a misconception out there that entrepreneurs are a “special” breed. It may be true that some people are more naturally inclined to seek their own way in life.
But you can bet your bottom dollar than any entrepreneur worth his salt has spent a lot of time perfecting his craft. He has endured many failed attempts and didn’t quit until he found success.
To be a good blogger, make sure you practice your craft daily.
Sharpen your skills and don’t give up until you have won.
- “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” —Paul Rand
Lose the mindset that you have to be the first to say something. You don’t. You just have to say it your way.
Your message will resonate with somebody. Eventually those somebodies will find you. And when they do they’ll think, “this is exactly how I see things”. They will feel immediately connected. You will be liked and trusted.
That is when you have found your customers.
Quote on what Journey of Entrepreneurship is About
- “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.”- Christopher Morley
This is what the goal should be. Forget the Lamborghinis, Tuscan Villas, and Expensive Jewelry.
The real reason you are committing to this is so YOU CAN LIVE LIFE ON YOUR TERMS!
That’s what real wealth is. Answer to no one. Work at the time and place of your choosing. Come and go as you please.
That is Freedom!
That is why the struggle is WORTH IT!
Bonus Quote – How to get ahead in the struggle
- “The secret to getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain
You really didn’t think I was going to preach “over deliver” and not give you a bonus, did you?
Well here it is, and it’s a doozy.
As simple as it sounds, the absolute biggest barrier to success is that most people won’t take the first step.
The simple act of taking the very first action sets you above anybody who reads blogs like this and does nothing.
Many times taking the first small step toward your freedom is enough to ignite your passion and solidify your commitment to living life on your own terms.
The bottom line is this; if you never take the first step toward something new, you’ll always be right where you are now.
You know you want this. Take the first step.
YOU’RE WORTH IT!