Best Business Quote

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Quotes 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. 

Wisdom does nothing when trapped in a book or hung helplessly on a refrigerator door. You have to use it.

Is it really the best business quote ever? That’s debatable. I’ve occasionally used it to reassure clients and to give myself a swift kick in the pants. If it speaks to you, heed its message. If not, find one that motivates you and then get moving.

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