Wise Words To Inspire Your Career
Whether you’re running a business, job hunting, working on a fresh idea, or managing multiple to-do lists, there’s no doubt we could all do with perking up those motivational levels from time to time, especially ahead of a fresh week. Here at Fused HQ, we’ve rounded up our favourite words and knowledge from highly successful people.
Martha Lane Fox, Businesswoman & Founder of Lastminute.com
“Everyone battles inner demons and confidence can sometimes be one of these. I might appear confident with all that I have accomplished, but I just wake up and switch my brain on to confident daily… no matter who you are, you have something valuable to contribute so make sure you believe in yourself.”
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
“It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.”
Conrad Hilton, Hotel Tycoon & Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
Reid Hoffman, Venture Capitalist & Co-Founder of LinkedIn
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
Emily Weiss, Founder & CEO of Cosmetics Company, Glossier
“You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person.”
Sir Richard Branson, Business Investor & Founder of Virgin Group
“All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.”
Estée Lauder, Co-Founder of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
“I didn’t get where I am by thinking about it or dreaming it. I got there by doing it.”
Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder of Instagram
“I promise you, a lot of it is luck. But you make your own luck by working really hard and trying lots and lots of things.”
Tom Ford, Fashion Designer
“I guess I’m just one of those people who, when I decide I’m going to do something, I just do it.
Jo Malone, Perfumer
‘If I had listened every time someone had told me I couldn’t do something, I wouldn’t be standing here.’
Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Michelle Obama, Lawyer, Writer & Former First Lady of the United States
“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?”