31 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

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31 inspiring quotes to get over your fear of starting a business
Procrasting, doubting, hesitating, stalling, waiting?  

I could spend a little longer listing out words I found in the thesaurus, but I won’t. I know the feeling. You desperately want to start a business but just cannot seem to take any action.

It’s not that you don’t have all the skills yet, you can learn those. It’s not that you don’t have the tools for the job, you can figure out how to get those.

The problem that is stopping you from starting is FEAR.

And that is down to your thoughts, and the stories you are telling yourself.

Sometimes all it takes is one phrase to interrupt that thought pattern and lead to a new thought.

“Fuck it, I’m just going to start”.

I know this as this is what happened to me.

I was talking to someone about how I couldn’t get started on this blog as I was worried that people might disagree with me. She said, “this blog is your space, and you are entitled to your opinion”.

That one sentence freed me from the fear of starting!

I still have doubts, worries, and fears, but now I just work through them.

31 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

So which phrase is going to have the same effect for you?

It only takes one to make a major mind-shift.

I’ve listed 31 quotes below that I’ve hand-selected in the hope that one of them sparks a ‘YES’ moment for you and leads you to start your business.

Just before we start, here are some other blog posts I have written about starting a business if you want to have a read!

31 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement.

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of OK. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did OK. Number five was PayPal.” – Max Levchin, co-founder of Affirm

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew, hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” -Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” – Mark Twain

“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind” – Dale Carnegie

“Limits, like fear, is often an illusion” –  Michael Jordan

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray

“You can, you should, and if you are brave enough to start, you will” – Stephen King

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows, and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.” – Lindsay Manseau, photographer

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”  –Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”  –Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder and Venture Capitalist

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”  – Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”  –Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder

“Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.”  –Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive Co-Founder

25 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Your Fear of Starting a Business

And finally,

Did any of those quotes inspire you to start your business?

Honestly, the only way to get over the fear is just to start. Take a tiny baby step, then the next one, then the next one. 

Don’t be sitting in your rocking chair when you are 90 years old, regretting that you never tried it!


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P.S If you are struggling to come up with a business idea, I have made a free ‘Business Idea Worksheet’ for you to use.

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