Inspirational Quotes for Freelancers

Is there a quote that get’s you inspired in business? Something you think about when you need a little kick or when you are trying to give someone else a little kick?

I got to thinking about this after the Yoda quote I thew out was noted in the latest Making The Transition post on TIAL.

Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite inspiring quote is! :)

13 Comments

  1. Nice Liz!
    Not so much a quote but certainly an inspiration is “Crush IT” by Gary Vaynerchuck. A short inspirational book on pursuing your passion. After reading this I felt completely reinvigorated. Love the posts.

    Brusca

  2. Nice vid… it is great to finally meet “Computer”.
    So I will exchange one Star Wars quote for another…

    “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

    I often underestimate(and rightly so) my abilities, and think that certain things are beyond my reach, or I can’t do them like “So and So”.

    The thing is, those things will remain beyond my reach until I try them, it needs to be in the right context, but if I do not reach for things that seem a bit further than I am used to… I will never grow, I will never expand my abilities, or even be able to truly judge what my capabilities are.

    So from the light-side, to the dark-side… Darth Vader isn’t all that bad… Have some faith in yourself and your abilities and go Crush It!

  3. “Don’t Think About it, Do It!!” That one always works for me, It comes from my dad when I was growing up.

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  5. Might sound cheesy, but Will Smith has some serious words of wisdom, he’s quite the inspiration.

    “if you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLN2k0b3g70&feature=related

  6. I think I’ll add to the Star Wars pile (which, in my head, dovetails nicely with yours and Aaron’s quotes):

    “Never tell me the odds!”

    I think that sometimes, ignorance helps rid us of that self-doubt and subconscious fear of failure. So, not knowing the likelihood of success (or failure) liberates us to just go and “do” and not worry about the “what if?” that may be down the road.

    Another quote I particularly like, I found in (of a ll places) a fortune cookie. I liked it so much I taped it to my monitor, so every time I look up I’m reminded.

    “A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.”

  7. These are all awesome.

    I also like “Less talk, more rock”

    and my own quote, which is a take on a Lennon lyric “life is what happens when you’re busy whining about stupid shit.”

  8. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

    Also – to modify yours, Liz: “Life is what happens when you are standing in line at Starbucks!” haha

    Great post!

  9. I once read an interview with a skater from England who went to the US and turned pro: “Try and you might, don’t and you won’t.” :)

  10. Glad to stumble onto your site, Liz. Great quotes.
    When I remember my motivational quotes, I’ll get back to ya.
    For now, I just have a fav to share:
    The ugly can be beautiful, the pretty, never. – Oscar Wilde

  11. One that comes to mind, I heard when I was learning to ski as a teenager – “If you don’t fall, you’re not trying hard enough”. Another favorite quote is “Fortune favors the brave”

  12. “1440” — number of minutes in a day

  13. I am engaging in a startup and my partner shot me a Yahoo article, which is how I found your site.

    In the same vein of Yoda, I remember the first time someone said “Nike” to me. I was like, “What?”. And they said “Just do it.”

    Another one, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” That really makes me think about how black and white things really are. Either things are or they aren’t. In binary, either a 0 or a 1. This is how things get done.

    I wish you the best.

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