Inspirational success quotes and stories have the ability to change our outlook and our fortunes.
Below are some of the best success quotes from my Success Story interviews. 

14 Success Quotes To Inspire And Motivate


Success Quotes


Business Success Quotes


1)  “No one is immune from failure. All have tasted the bitterness of defeat and disappointment. A warrior must not dwell on that failure, but must learn from it and continue on.” –  Grand Admiral Thrawn

Grand Admiral Thrawn was a tactical mastermind and rose through the ranks of the Imperial Navy at an impressive speed.


2)  “Relationship building is the most important thing you can do. Build and foster relationships everywhere you can. Invest in them. Nurture them. Water them. Support other people.” – Jim Thalman

Jim Thalman is an actor, producer, and wealth of knowledge about the profession of acting.


3) “Team building is critical. You can’t do everything. Surround yourself with energetic, creative people.” – Morgan Strebler

Morgan Strebler, The Celebrity Mentalist is a business owner, author, and the creator of many mind-bending illusions.


4) “The key to success truly lies in not how much you receive, but in how much you give. The first thought every morning should be gratitude and how can I make things better for other people.” – Sexy Chef Wendy

Chef Wendy built an amazing brand and she reminds us that there are “no mistakes, only opportunities to learn”


5)  “But the thing about all this is, you’ve got to believe in yourself. You’ve got to believe in taking chances. You can’t be a little wimp.” – Norm, on Flipping & Side Hustles Era 1958

Norm started flipping and side hustling in 1958, and has been successful flipping items ever since.


6)  “So, my one rule of business…is don’t come off like a used car salesman… I’m not saying that a used car salesman is a bad gig, but don’t come off looking like a used car salesman.” John Dorsey, aka GOOB

John Dorkey, aka GOOB build a successful brand online providing value packed information and steering clear of “spam”.


7)   “I would say, there are no shortcuts. It’s all about the hard work. You have to be willing to work harder than everybody, and that also means that there must be great sacrifice.” – Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton is the original influencer, and knows it takes hard work to be successful, and even harder work to maintain success.


8)   “Overnight success is usually anything but overnight…That’s why if you don’t enjoy it, you aren’t likely to be successful.” – Don Smith, The Personal Growth Channel

Don Smith is a coach and business leader, and is building a community to inspire and motivate others.

Writing Success Quotes


9)  “Time must pass to develop one’s stories if they are to have the depth and illumination required to keep a reader’s attention and interest.” – Reggie Hill, Author.

Reggie Hill is a financial advisor and author, he reminds us success stories take time to develop.


10) “My best advice is to write whenever you can, squeeze it in the cracks of your day or night, and keep writing.” – J. Dianne Dotson, Author of Heliopause

J. Dianne Dotson is a Sci-Fi author with a passion for science and world building.


11) “I believe that if you really want to write, you can squeeze the time in somewhere, even if you have to get up an hour earlier in the morning .”- Mike Wells, Author

Mike Wells is a prolific writer and has written several bestselling books.


12) “Put plainly, the world truly abounds in stories, one just has to know where to look.”- Einar Petersen

Einar Petersen is a comic-creating Viking working to bring 3D printing comics to the public.


13) “Embracing your quirks and “absurdities” is truly the key to living your best life.” – Gwendolyn Javor, Author

Gwendolyn Javor set aside her aspirations to practice law to focus on promoting love and acceptance of individuality.


14) “When failure isn’t an option, you see other options you wouldn’t if it were easy to retreat back into comfort.” – John Robin, Author

John Robin is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur, he reminds us to never lose sight of what your trying to do.


Do you have a favorite success quote or story that motivates you? leave them in the comments below.

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Michael launched Your Money Geek to make personal fun and accessible. He has worked in personal finance for over 20 years, helping families reduce taxes, increase their income and save for retirement. Michael is passionate about personal finance, side hustles, and all things geeky.

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