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Jan 18, 2021
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5 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Inspire Business Owners

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re sharing 5 of Dr. King’s most inspiring quotes to help business owners stay motivated when times are tough.

  • “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.”

As a business owner you will undoubtedly experience setbacks. It may seem like everyone else is achieving success while you are stuck moving at a snail’s pace. But as this quote says, persistence is the key. Never stop trying and always keep moving forward. Remember, setbacks are only temporary.

  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

All entrepreneurs know that doors will close, and you will experience disappointment. But if you can channel that disappointment and learn from it, not only will you be stronger, but you’ll also be better equipped to handle whatever life throws your way.

  • “There is no gain without struggle.”

No one rises to the top without struggle. The same is true when owning a business. It isn’t easy being an entrepreneur, but if you keep your eyes on the prize and remain determined to overcome challenges, it will all be worth it.

  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Starting a new business requires you to take a huge leap of faith. Success isn’t guaranteed and the prospect of failure can be terrifying. So many people talk themselves out of reaching for their goals by focusing on what will happen if they fail. But what if you challenge yourself to consider what will happen if you succeed. As Dr. King says in this quote, sometimes you can’t see the full path ahead, but you have to push forward and go on a leap of faith. You don’t want to live your life with regrets wondering “what if?”.

  • “We must use time creatively – and forever realize that time is always hope to do great things.”

Running a successful business requires you to be effective at time management. Using your time creatively and wisely, as well as working smarter not harder will help you make your business dreams a reality.  

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