2. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” Josh James

3“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke

4. “Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.” Unknown

5. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” Thomas Watson, Sr.

6. “If your dreams don't scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

7. “Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.” Stuart Scott

8. “I make a conscious effort to keep things in perspective when I get burned out. It is easy to get stuck in the daily grind, but if you think about all the distance you have covered, and what lies ahead, it is much easier to feel motivated and optimistic.” Alex Litoff

9. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Robert Collier

10. “Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” Biz Stone

11. “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” Madonna

12. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” Michael Bloomberg

14“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Dhirubhai Ambani

15. “Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?” Trevor D. Richardson

16“Dream big while you sleep, and even bigger when you’re awake.” Jared Leto

17. “The road to success is always under construction.” Lily Tomlin

18. “Start each day knowing you are amazing and with a heart full of gratitude.” Samantha Ormiston

19. “Negativity is the enemy of creativity.” David Lynch

20. “Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” Catharina Bruns