Best Business Quote

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jonathan_wintersQuotes are a dime a dozen. Scratch that. To quote Billy Joel, “Advice is cheap. You can take it from me. It’s yours to keep ‘cause opinions are free.”

My favorite business quote is by comic legend Jonathan Winters who said, “I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”

So many people wait for a company, a manager or a set of circumstances to bestow “success” upon them. Others wait for the perfect time to chase it, never quite defining what success truly means to them.

This quote reminds me that success is a journey as much as it is a destination and the only thing that is guaranteed is that you’ll never reach your goal if you sit still.  

Is it the best business quote ever? That’s debatable. I’ve used it with clients and as a swift kick in the pants for myself on occasion. If it speaks to you, give a listen. If not, find one that does and jot it down.

When wisdom turns to action results are often but a beat away.


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