53 Best Resilience Quotes to Increase Mental Strength

Updated Aug 3, 2022.
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Growing a business from scratch can be very daunting. Contrary to what we see in the media, entrepreneurship isn't so glamorous. There will be moments where it seems like when you take three steps forward, you take five steps backward. These moments are accompanied by anxiety, depression, and lots of tears. About 72% of entrepreneurs have mental health issues due to stress and depression. 

The truth is that no one has had it easy. But why some people have made it is because they were resilient. Resilience means bouncing back when challenges have hit you down. It is your inability to give up on your vision. Resilience is an essential skill for every successful entrepreneur. Itis the special ingredient that separates winners from losers. 

I have taken out time to give you the best resilience quotes you need to boost your mental strength and keep pushing. Each quote also contains ways to boost your mental strength and that of your employees, build resilience, and why resilience is critical to success. 

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Best Resilience Quotes on Perseverance 

01
u0022Your work will 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. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.u0022
— Steve Jobs

One truth no one tells you about starting a business is that it will consume, if not all, of your time. Your workplace is the one place you would spend most of your time. However, nearly 90% of employees report that work-related stress affects their mental health. It's become so tedious, stressful, and frustrating that if you are not passionate about what you are doing, you will give up. 

Your ability to bounce back when “entrepreneurial setbacks” mainly come depends on your deep connection with your business. If you do not love it, then your willpower can only take you a certain distance.

02
“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”
— William Jennings Bryan

About 20% of business owners cited the desire to become their own boss as the reason for starting a business. While this is a good reason, not all of these business owners are ready to take on the challenges that come with owning a business. 

A resilient spirit is difficult to knock down. The more you do the most things you fear, the more you become immune to challenging situations. You are able to find a positive approach to handling situations and take things head-on. 

03
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Sarah Frances Brown

Lack of resilience leads to poor mental health. When your mental health is low, you feel unmotivated to do anything, then you halt or give up entirely. Unfortunately, giving up has its consequences, with regret being at the top of the list. 

The intelligent way to overcome challenges is to embrace them with a focused mindset to win. Look in to find the ways to move forward, even if it means taking three steps forward, two steps back. Set realistic smart goals.

04
“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”
— Bruce Lee

Success begins when you understand who you are and what you want. You interpret it clearly for your brain to understand and follow suit. The ability to succeed in business begins with you as a person. How truthful are you to yourself? Find your unique spot instead of copying others. Duplicating others makes you lack authenticity. Sooner or later, your audience will find out and walk away.

One great advantage of staying authentic is that it would help you keep your feet on the ground when challenging situations try to pull you down.

05
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them.”
— T. Harv Eker

The misconception about success is that the end results make you successful. No! Instead, it is the ability to withstand the challenging process and go through the very unpleasant road to achieving your goals. 

Success is the ability to bounce back every time you get hit. You fall but don't remain on the ground. 

All successful business leaders and entrepreneurs went through this phase, and this is what shaped them. Their resilient spirit and inner strength to persevere primarily contributed to their success. 

06
“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.”
— Brian Tracy

The phrase “Believe it till it becomes real” can also be applied in business. Confidence in your vision and business goals fuels your reaction to challenges.

Starting a business is like trying to smell a rose flower. You have to feel the thorns before you breathe in the sweet scent of the rose flower. I hope you get my illustration. You have to overcome the bad to get the good. But you cannot achieve that if you have very little to no confidence in your vision. Start by acting confident and working towards believing it.

07
“Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”
— Barrie Davenport

Your journey to success begins with you as an individual. There are instances where self-doubt comes to rear its ugly head, especially when tackling powerful competitors. Failing doesn't mean you should doubt yourself or your abilities. 

Your friends and family may not see the vision as clearly as you do. This is why you need to believe in yourself first before expecting others to believe in you. Fortunately, self-confidence can be learned and practiced. Practice using positive words on yourself and your business. This hack helps a lot to boost self-confidence. 

08
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

There is a price to pay for entrepreneurship. Not everyone is willing to pay the price. Entrepreneurship requires your blood, sweat, and tears. It is almost like you have to keep giving all you have till you succeed against all odds. 

No businessman or woman has ever had an easy road to success. The road to financial success requires so much effort and your undivided attention. If you are not careful, it is easy to slip into depression. 

09
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
— Dr. Benjamin Spock

Your true strength as a business owner or CEO comes from within. The beautiful thing about going through the hard rock business phase is that every other person has gone (or is currently going) through it. 

Like the already successful entrepreneurs, you never know how strong and resilient you are until you have to face challenging situations. Understanding that you can get back up and try again, even when your business strategy or project plan fails, is what builds your perseverance level. 

10
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
— T. Harv Eker

It's okay to feel unsure or insecure about launching your dream business. The truth is that no one has it figured out before they take the first step. It is the uncertainty that pushes your curiosity. 

But what is not okay is to allow your insecurities to control your actions and lead you to give up. There is a high chance that your competitors are also insecure, just like you. Leverage your strength and let it guide you. 

11
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor, the former First Lady of the U.S, wrote this brilliant resilience quote to let you know that you have the power to decide what to do and how to feel. The effect of feeling inferior is self-sabotage. It means you ridicule everything you do and do things to sabotage your steps to success. Self-sabotage is a negative trait no entrepreneur should have.

The best way to beat self-sabotage and low confidence is to check what you say to yourself. The words you use, are they positive or negative? If something doesn't go as planned, do not criticize yourself. Train your inner voice to analyze the situation reasonably. Beating yourself over failures has no effect at all. You are in charge of how you want to run your business. 

The Startup Marathon - How to Endure
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12
“It's a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you're OK.”
— Michael Pitt

The idea of perfection is only a fantasy. You can't sit waiting for someone else to validate you before starting that business. No one will validate you until you show them you are worth validating. The only way to show them is by actually doing something. You don't need to say a word. Let your actions do the talking. 

13
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
— Barack Obama

I couldn't agree more with the 44th President of the United States on this resilience quote. Life gives you options — to do or not to do. There are two kinds of people in the business world: those who easily give up, even after they may have tried to some extent, and those who refuse to give up. They never hear “NOs.” This second set of people are the true winners. They persevere till they get what they want. That is a true hustling spirit. Impossible is only impossible in the mindset. 

14
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Winston S. Churchill

The state of your mental strength as an entrepreneur matters more than you can imagine. Being an entrepreneur is mentally draining; no lie there. Entrepreneurship is all fun and desired till you really get into it. This is where your willpower is tested. You will come to a stage where your skills and knowledge cannot carry you. This is the stage where resilience comes into action. 

The road to success is very rocky. Prepare yourself to take some massive hits. This is the raw, painful truth. The best way to be prepared is to prepare your mind. Be conscious of the fact that for your business to grow, you have to pass through the dreaded road of painful obstacles. 

15
“I think that power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.”
— Robert Downey Jr.

Actual mental toughness is all about believing in yourself and your abilities, not accepting that you are useless, and going for the goal regardless of any circumstances. One common trait about successful entrepreneurs is that they prioritize their mental health because the mindset affects your ability to succeed to overcome challenging situations. 

Inspiring Resilience Quotes on Inner Strength and Courage 

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“It's your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself, that determines how your life's story will develop.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Being focused, consistent, and goal-oriented shapes your mind to react to obstacles differently from the average regular man. What are your business and life goals? How clear are they? 

Your actions go where your focus goes. When adversity strikes, what is your reaction? Do you focus on your weaknesses or strengths? Staying focused on your strengths keeps you motivated and enthusiastic. This is how resilience is built. 

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17
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
– Maya Angelou

Whether you want to go for something minor like starting an online store or something big like managing a project, risks are involved. Prepare yourself for what may come. Document the steps you take to achieve a goal. Proper documentation is essential. It makes it easier to track all your activities and identify what went wrong. Resiliency also involves accountability.

18
“Courage isn't having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have the strength.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Your business doesn't have to be static. Being flexible is being able to adapt to changes and trends. This is a huge advantage for businesses of any size. Find creative ways to tackle a problem. This also means that you should carry your team along in whatever you do. The creative input of your team can help you bounce back.

19
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.”
– J.K. Rowling

In every growing business, there is a moment it seems like you have hit rock bottom. Nothing seems to work. You may have probably read the best business books and invested so much time and money into your business, but it isn't yielding the fruits you wanted. 

Now you have exhausted all your options, the best choice now is to drop everything and run, right? No! You have hit rock bottom, which means that the only place to go is up. If you can overcome one challenging situation, you can overcome the next one. 

20
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

Everyone has some amount of inner strength. But what is important is what you do with yours. Your inner strength is not based on your physical strength, so your stature doesn't matter. What matters is your mental strength, your ability to adapt to changes quickly. 

21
“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
– Oprah Winfrey

Every day in business is a challenge. You are working to achieve the same goal that your competitors, big and small, are after. However, perfection is only a facade. There is no perfect business. You don't have to overwork yourself to see perfection. 

Overworking yourself leads to burnout. Maintain a good work-life balance. Learn how to delegate duties, so you can release yourself off stress. Clear your mind so you can take up more challenges when they come.

5 Steps for Small Business Success
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22
“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given a chance to work through difficult problems.”
– Gever Tulley

Now you know that you cannot climb to the top without opposition. You need to develop a solid, resilient spirit. Resilience prevents you from experiencing higher levels of distress under pressure. Without resilience, your distress will affect your physical, emotional,  and mental health. 

23
“This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”
– Winston Churchill

Entrepreneurship is not a walk in the park. It is easy to see the glamorous lifestyle CEOs and business owners have. But what we don't really see is the resilient mind that got them to where they are now. Making your first sale in your business doesn't mean you will always make sales. 

There will be times when it seems like your business is just invisible. The rocky part is getting your business off the ground to stand on its feet. Don't relent. Keep working to improve your skills and your knowledge. Engage in positive mental exercises. Prepare yourself for the future. Your mental strength is fundamental because you will need a lot of it. 

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You can say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

The more challenges you face and overcome, the more they shape and strengthen you. No one truly knows how far they can go by just sitting down. Challenges bring out the strength in you, you never knew you had. 

Starting and growing a business you are so passionate about turns you into a mother who will do anything to protect her kids. When you look back at how far you have come, you will be amazed. But most importantly, you will be proud of yourself.

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“We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.”
– Mark Nepo

Your business doesn't need to be on the billboards or hit over $30million in sales per year before you can consider yourself successful. True success comes from your ability to stay in the process, face countless challenges, get hit down, and bounce back again. This is an actual achievement to celebrate. Pat yourself at the back and encourage yourself to continue because you are stronger than you thought you were. Not everyone is resilient enough to keep pushing forward. 

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“We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.”
– Isabel Allende

No intelligent entrepreneur has ever worked alone. They do not believe in figuring out everything on their own. This is why they get a mentor. A mentor is someone you look up to. They are older and more experienced than you in business. 

A mentor guides you in developing positive habits and improving your resilience level. They help you see your inner strength. You will be amazed at how much you can do when you stay in the game. If you don't believe in yourself, your mentor believes in you and helps you see your inner strengths.  

Timeless Resilience Quotes for Small Business Owners 

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“It doesn't matter how many times you fail. It doesn't matter how many times you almost get it right. No one will know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”
– Mark Cuban

A report carried out in June records that over 444,000 business were started within 16 months. However, another statistics shows that about 20% of startup businesses fail within their first year of operation. Majority of these startup entrepreneurs were not ready to launch but felt a need to. They were not fully prepared for the challenges ahead.

Savvy entrepreneurs are the ones who survive and go on to attain something significant. An intelligent entrepreneur takes every challenge as a lesson to learn. They look at each troubling situation as a stepping stone to getting to the next level. Challenges do not just happen. They are life's way of preparing you for the great future ahead. 

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A knock down does not have to be a knockout.”
– Kyle Vidrine

Starting a business goes beyond having a skill or knowledge of your business industry. 90% of startups in America fail. There are various reasons these startups fail, but one top reason is the lack of resilience. 

One major cause of lack of resilience is lack of motivation and passion. Unfortunately, most business owners do not consider having a passion for their business necessary. It goes beyond just making a profit. What is your brand's vision? Is it worth being passionate about? You cannot fight for what you are not passionate about. 

29
“Fall seven times, rise eight.”
Japanese Proverb

The actual successful men and women in business are those who got back no matter how many times they were knocked down. Choosing to stay in the fight is a decision you have to make every day as an entrepreneur. Most times, after a hard fall, you may feel like you don't want to continue. 

This is the time to return to your drawing board, restrategize your methods, and go back into the game. The more you do this, the more you learn to be better at what you do. Keep networking, sending out those business plans, and creating those fantastic marketing strategies. Chances are you win, or you win. Winners never fall and stay on the floor. Quitters do. 

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“No matter what your current condition, how or where you grew up, or what education or training you feel you lack, you can be successful in your chosen endeavor. It is spirit, fortitude, and hardiness that matter more than where you start.”
— Jack Ma

Resilience comes from your ability to adapt to changes. Successful startup entrepreneurs can innovate faster and be alert for any change in industry trends. 

Like these startup entrepreneurs, you should be on the lookout for the latest trends in your industry. Always research better ways to improve your strategies. 

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“In the face of adversity, we have a choice. We can be bitter, or we can be better. Those words are my North Star.”
― Caryn Sullivan

With this powerful resilience quote, Caryn Sullivan, lets you know that you have a choice — to sit down and complain about everything not going right or to get up and cause things to go right for you. No one is going to force you to do something. It is solely your decision to make. 

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“I knew that if I failed, I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
—Jeff Bezos

There will always be a thousand and one reasons for you not to try. Thoughts like “What if I fail”?, “Who will patronize me?”, “My business cannot compete with the big brands” “I don't stand a chance” will keep popping up in your head. Even when you have started the business, these thoughts still come in. Do not entertain those thoughts. They are there to mock you or make you give up. 

The bad thing about giving up on not doing more when you know you can is that you have regrets later on. If you believe it would work, go for it. If it doesn't work, you move to another one that probably works.

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“Change what you can, manage what you can't.”
– Raymond McCauley

Whether you are starting a business, owning a small business of few staff, or being a solopreneur, there is a limit to what you can control. You should know when to let go of a plan and try out the next one while still connected to your vision. 

Your vision is what keeps you going. If one strategy didn't work, take a step back to analyze the situation and try out the next strategy. Focus on what you can control, don't try to change the ones you can't. 

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“Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”
— Mary Holloway

Resilience is all within your willpower. It is you that gets back into the game. No one is going to win for you. Those countless sleepless nights you have had or the long, tedious hours of planning, budgeting, learning, and studying are part of the step taken to grow your business. You won't stop because it didn't turn out the way you wanted. Instead, you pause to evaluate the results, then go back to relearn and retry.

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“Whether you think you can, or think you can't – you're right.”
— Henry Ford

True inner strength comes from the mind. Your mind is so powerful that it can either make or break you. It is easy to focus on the negative stuff and get carried away. But as a startup entrepreneur, solopreneur, or small business owner, you have to train yourself to see the positive side of things. 

Focusing on the positive side boosts your motivation and passion to keep pushing. You begin to see opportunities on how to attack challenging situations better.

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“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
— Kahlil Gibran

In business, failing multiple times is inevitable. As a startup or small business owner, it is easy to get overwhelmed by many activities to the point you might break down. There is just so much to do and take care of. Finally, when the results come out, it is the exact opposite of what you expected. 

At this point, you have two options – to drop everything and slip into a deep depression and regret or to drop everything, take a deep breath to clear your thoughts, then go back to see how to fix it. If you have an excellent entrepreneurial mindset, I believe you would choose the second option. This shows you are resilient and focused.

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“Resilience isn't a single skill. It's a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.”
– Jean Chatzky

Challenges are inevitable and consistent. Therefore, your resiliency should be consistent. Resilience involves behaviors, actions, and thoughts. It is more than just a skill. Building resilience is like building muscle. It doesn't happen overnight; instead, it takes time, effort, and intentionality. 

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“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
-Charles F. Kettering

One grave mistake many startup entrepreneurs make is to overthink every challenge that comes their way. This continuous habit of overthinking causes them to pause every action and give unnecessary focus to the negative things. The more you focus on the negative things, the less action you take till you are too weak and overwhelmed to move on. It always ends in quitting.

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“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
― Dale Carnegie

Flexibility is significant in resilience. Learn to adapt to changes, get back on your feet and keep going. Failing is a process to success. If you do not fail, you may never know what it really means to succeed. 

Flexibility also involves keeping an open mind to each strategy. Don't be fixated on a single strategy. If it is not working, then move to the next one. 

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“Remember, an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward, so when you feel like life is dragging you down with difficulties, it simply means that it will launch you to something great. So just focus and keep aiming”
– Unknown

Challenges can come in different ways. They often come as financial problems or lack of innovation. Many people are so scared of challenges that they are even more scared to launch their dream business. Fear cripples. It makes you focus on your weaknesses and on what is not going right. 

However, what you should know about fear is that it blinds you if you cannot control it. It blinds you from seeing your true potential. That potential can only be unmasked when you put yourself out there.

Psychological barriers to small business funding
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“Resilience is built from real hardship and cannot be bought or manufactured.”
― Julie Lythcott-Haim

Resilience is so powerful that you cannot buy it. It is born out of your decision to stay in the game, even after falling multiple times. You can train your employees to be resilient in tough times. 

Diamonds do not become apparent, shiny, and beautiful till they pass through intense heat. This is also true for success. Your ability to succeed comes from your ability to withstand very challenging situations and “bounce back” whenever you hit the floor.

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“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
— Zig Ziglar

Always remember that less is more. Don't pack too many activities on your schedule. Know your capacity; else, you end up with burnout. As you are taking care of your business, do not neglect yourself too. Watch out for your health, especially your mental health. 

When you start feeling weighed down, it is your brain's way of telling you to take a pause and relax. Don't be afraid to relax. Your business will not crash if you do but your body will if you don't. When you are mentally sound, you can think clearly, see, and use the million opportunities available to you. 

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“When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.”
— APJ Abdul Kalam

There is no level in your business where you are faced with absolutely no challenge. Without these problems to overcome, you cannot go to the next level. It is just like playing a game. There is always a new challenge at every level. When you overcome that obstacle, you're on to the next level. 

Success is not for the faint-hearted. The process of achieving success comes with its ups and downs. The downs test your willpower to succeed, while the ups are your reward for being resilient. 

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“No matter how you define success, you will need to be resilient, empowered, authentic, and limber to get there.”
— Joanie Connell

Resilience makes you self-aware and resourceful. You are conscious of the opportunities that come your way and work to use them. One fundamental way to build resilience is to plan. In business and life in general, unforeseen circumstances will always occur. 

If you do not plan ahead for these circumstances adequately, you will be knocked off guard. Expect problems to arise and prepare for them ahead of time. Create a plan B and other subsequent plans. When you are prepared, bouncing back after a fall won't be difficult. 

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“Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal.”
— Jonathan Mills

Every day has its challenges. You know this, but you still choose to wake up and grind. This means you are resilient, and you have the bone for success. Don't ignore the little progress you have made. Sometimes, the real magic is in the little progress you achieve. Record your growth process in a journal. Over time, when you look back at how far you have gone, you will know that you have made your business (and those who believe in you) very proud. 

Robust Resilience Quotes About Working

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“Comeback is a setback that did its homework, learned the lesson, and then moved forward.”
— Eleanor Brown

Imagine you worked on a project to advance your business, did your market research, and identified your target market. Now you have drafted out a foolproof plan, and everything is perfect. But suddenly instead of what you wanted, the result is very terrible. It is devastating to see such a result, especially after the effort and time you put into it. 

In that scenario, resilience requires you to hold on to your vision, clear out the clutter of negative thoughts in your head, and find out what went wrong. Then you go back again to creating a better plan. This is an excellent comeback to success. 

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“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”
— Colin Powell

No one has ever stumbled upon success. You can stumble upon fame; we live in a digital world where it is easy to go viral; you can stumble upon fortune by possibly hitting the jackpot. But you cannot stumble upon success. It is intentional. Success is the result of consistent hard work, resilience, and persistence. It is something you envision and go for it with your eyes wide open. In other words, there is no success if you do not work. 

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“A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.”
— Jack Dempsey

The life of an entrepreneur, especially a startup entrepreneur, is centered around their business. Your business is like your baby. You want to nurture it and watch it grow to be something great, so you give it all your time and energy. 

It is not easy to develop a work-life balance. As a result, it becomes pretty easy to socially distance yourself, and slip into anxiety and depression. But what you should know is that these challenges you face as an entrepreneur or business professional are opportunities to build up your mental strength. You feel you have hit rock bottom, there is no other place to go but up. Don't stay on the ground.

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“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow'.”
— Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage doesn't always show in the big things we do. Most times, it is on the little decisions we make, like getting up from the bed to begin another day at work. It can also be the decision to let go and replan your next move. Although minor, these actions have a very significant effect on your journey to success. 

9 signs of success in small business ownership
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“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”
— J. Paul Getty

A big misconception about being your own boss is that you get to wake up anytime you wish. Because you can doesn't mean you should. As trivial as it seems, waking up early gives you a good head start for the day. You have enough time to see the entire day in your mind and plan it out. 

Waking up late causes inconsistency and disorganization. The result is never something good. Keep in mind that your success journey starts when you wake up. Give yourself a routine structure. 

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
— Frederick Douglass

Just like Yin and Yang, success and failure complement each other. You can never know how much progress you have made if you have never struggled. There is absolutely no easy way to succeed. If you think you can climb up the ladder of success without encountering some devastating challenges, think again. There will always be opposition coming at you from every angle. 

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“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
— Benjamin Franklin

In business, every action you take has an effect. There are consequences if you don't take action, and if you do, there are also results. But one thing is sure, you can never achieve anything or improve your business if you do nothing. Growth is a result of labor (intentional hard work and focus). 

Someone, who has never put in any work, does not know the true meaning and value of success. This means he is more likely to settle for the mediocre than going for the big strike. 

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
— Lao Tzu

Finally, one of the most remarkable and popular resilience quotes ever made. Action is what sets success in motion. You can wish all you want, but you can only achieve your goals when you start doing something. Success is an equation that consists of hard work, planning, and determination.

Make use of the tools you have available. You cannot see how the journey ends from the first step.

Build up Resiliency

Like a muscle, you can build and strengthen your resilience. One intelligent way to overcome a problem is to identify it. The most common problems small business owners face are funding and marketing, SEO, and identifying their target market

Identifying the problem is a huge step to overcoming it. Anybody can be resilient. You may never know how much potential your business has to succeed till you put it out there. Meditate on these resilience quotes daily to get motivated. 

Thanks to the innovation and creativity, you can make use of the best small business tools available to you. A wise man knows how to use his tools to get what he wants. 

Anastasia Belyh

Editor at FounderJar

Anastasia has been a professional blogger and researcher since 2014. She loves to perform in-depth software reviews to help software buyers make informed decisions when choosing project management software, CRM tools, website builders, and everything around growing a startup business.

Anastasia worked in management consulting and tech startups, so she has lots of experience in helping professionals choosing the right business software.