Sometimes we need a little pick-me-up, and with the billions of movies out there created to inspire us even in the most unexpected ways, you’d be surprised how much you can gain from an old flick. Here are eight famous movie quotes that will inspire and motivate you in life and in business.
“Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – The Godfather
There is a common misconception that you are either born an entrepreneur or you’re not. But the truth is, any hardworking person with a passion and willingness to give an idea their all can forge their own path and do something, anything, that can change the world or solve a problem.
"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky
Whether you choose to take the leap into entrepreneurship, or not, life is going to throw you curveballs and challenge you. But you can either let those roadblocks stop you, or overcome them, and learn from them. The most successful people we see in life didn’t have it easy, what they did have was the ability to push through even when times got tough.
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? Your dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – The Pursuit of Happiness
Your dreams are your dreams for a reason, and they should scare you, but the most important thing to remember is that any dream or goal is obtainable, no matter what others may say. If you want something bad enough, do everything in your power to get yourself there.
“Just keep swimming.” – Finding Nemo
Everyone needs a little reminder sometimes to just keep on moving forward. Like I said above, times will get tough, and there will be times when you feel like just giving up, but when you feel like the world is crashing down around you whether in life or business, keep swimming and finding a way to move forward to a clearer path.
“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – American Gangster
There’s a difference between being confident and being arrogant, and in business, it doesn’t always matter if you’re the CEO in the room or the intern, stay humble and grounded no matter where your success takes you. The most appreciated leaders are the ones that listen to everyone and aren’t scared of being criticized, instead, they look at it as a way to improve.
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – The Lion King
The biggest mistake people make in life is dwelling on the past and thinking about what could have been. We are all guilty of it, but you can either sit and dwell on something that you can’t change, give up and quit, or take the lesson, learn from it, and grow.
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Dead Poet’s Society
The world is full of haters, and you are always going to have people that try and knock you and your ideas down. But it’s important to remember that if you believe in something, and you’re passionate enough, what you say and what you do can inspire and change the world.
“Calling someone fat doesn’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. All you can do in life is try and solve the problem in front of you.” – Mean Girls
You can get caught up in “playing the game” and you can let people’s words and actions tear you down, or worse, be the person tearing down others, but where does that get you? Instead, channel your energy towards something more productive.
About the Author
Lauren Marinigh is a Toronto-based online marketing and content development professional, who is completely addicted to traveling, puppies, and GIFs.