Owning a business has a strange responsibility – it can feel lonesome. The path to success, has its share of hardships, often strewn with challenges and misfortune, long before a realization of success.

It requires for sacrifice and willingness to dedicate many hours gathering information and applying what you have learnt, when you would rather enjoy time down time. In practice, some may hit a home run at their first attempt of managing their own enterprise. For most of us, it can take, numerous attempts and miscalculations, before you strike the best plan for your business.

Being your own boss is empowering, job security is in the past, as you take on the volatility of business. Chaos and confusion may be the order of the day.

It helps to keep strong and hold the faith, when things don’t go to plan. Attitude can count for more than business knowledge. That’s when I focus on the positive and draw inspiration from the mottos of great leaders.

These are my 10 favourite motivational quotes for success in business:

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison

If you are going through hell, keep going

Winston Churchill

A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work

Colin Powell

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable

Coco Chanel

I have been where you are now. I have felt the fears and resolved them. I have had the doubts and concerns and found the way forward.  Lift up your head, and step ahead…

Moutasem Algharati

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop


Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago

Warren Buffet

Once you choose hope anything’s possible

Christopher Reeve

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

Dr Seuss

You can’t please everyone, you can’t make everyone like you

Katie Couric

“Charge ahead, there’s no place else to go.”

Ashikka Mooloo Veerasamy