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35 Motivational Quotes From the World’s Most Influential Leaders

Motivation can be described as the driving force that impels the person to action or work. Further without the motivation anyone can’t get success. In fact, motivation and hard work are the factors to achieve the dreams.

Motivation is not just important in business, it is important for every aspect of life. Thus, it is the driving force that will take you to get success professionally, socially, mentally, even physically.

Today’s most successful leaders and entrepreneurs wouldn’t be where they are without motivation. Thus, it took motivation for Barack Obama to run for president and it took motivation for J.K. Rowling to write her Harry Potter series. Further great examples Mark Zuckerberg or Barbara Corcoran, it took motivation to learn new skills and launch extremely successful businesses.

Whether you’re studying or you’re well into your career, motivation is the backbone to your success. If you’re not sure where to get started, check out these 35 quotes on motivation from the world’s most influential leaders, past and present.  

“Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” — Richard Branson

“My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact.” — Larry Page

“My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” — Steve Jobs

“One voice can change a room.” — Barack Obama

“The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… Out of discord, harmony… And out of difficult, opportunity.” — Albert Einstein 

“The ability to learm is the most important quality a leader can have.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel

“I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job.” — Martha Stewart

“Part of company culture is path-dependent — it’s the lessons you learn along the way.” — Jeff Bezos

“If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.” — Mark Zuckerberg

“If I won’t be myself, who will?” — Alfred Hitchcock

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” — Thomas Jefferson

“There are no road signs to help navigate. And in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we’re supposed to be on.” — Steve Case 

“It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” — Mark Cuban 

“I have no methods. All I do is accept people as they are.” — Joan Rivers 

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett

“Your job is to create a world that lasts forever.” — Steven Spielberg

“Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” — Barbara Corcoran 

“A strong leader avoids becoming over-confident to the point of impaired judgment.” — Daniel Lubetzky

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” — Dalai Lama

“The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don’t actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works.” — Mark Zuckerberg

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran 

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” — Thomas Edison

“You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk work during a rainstorm.” — Larry Page 

“You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.” — Sheryl Sandberg 

“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” — Barack Obama

“Know where to find the information and how to use it. That’s the secret of success.” — Albert Einstein 

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” — Warren Buffett

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” — Tony Robbins 

“Life is one strong, long string of character-defining moments.” — Steven Spielberg

“It’s stunning to me what kind of an imact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to alight the interest of a great team.” — Steve Case

“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.” — Sergey Brin 

“We should all aim to look back at life with no what-ifs and be proud of what we’ve achieved.” — Richard Branson 

“The fundamental key to success is what you believe is true for yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey 

“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you. We realized that being successful isn’t about being impressive, it’s about being inspired. That’s what it means to be true to yourself.” — Michelle Obama 

“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal. How can you be the best in the world at it. It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender. All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.” — Mark Cuban 

“You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.” — Lady Gaga

What is Motivation?

Motivation can be described as the driving force that impels the person to action or work

“The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself.” — J.K. Rowling 

“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.” — Jeff Bezos 

“Success is never accidental.” — Jack Dorsey 

“When things are going well, you run the danger of starting to think your success is inevitable.” — Daniel Lubetzky 

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel 

“If you’re good, you’re always looking over your shoulder.” — Bruce Springsteen 

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” — Bill Gates

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” — Andy Warhol 

“Winning has never been about making the most.” — Tim Cook

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