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By Joe Pulizzi

Like most entrepreneurs, my office is cluttered with motivational books, approaches and quotes. Some of these quotes are taped to my desk, while others are hanging on the wall to review every hour or so.

Not a day goes by that I don’t review the following quotes. It inspires me to focus on what’s most important to accomplish during that particular day, and to not get sidetracked by email, tasks or clutter that don’t grow the business.

Here are 20 of my favorite quotes. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me.

“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”
Isaac Asimov

“Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who’s forging a bullet with your company’s name on it.”
Gary Hamel, Business Writer

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.”
Coleman Hawkins, Jazz Musician

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Alan Kay

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
Napoleon Hill, Author

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
Peter Drucker

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.”
Herbert B. Swope, American Journalist

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln

“If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.”
Charles Kettering, Engineer

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”
Everett Dirksen

“Without customers, you don’t have a business. You have a hobby.”
Don Peppers & Martha RogersReturn on Customer

“If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
Mario Andretti

“Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers.”
Voltaire

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.”
Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Baseball player

“Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.”
Joel Barker, Future Edge

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
Winston Churchill

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol

“An organization becomes bewildered rather than energized when it’s asked to do too much at once.”
Michael Hammer & James Champy, Reengineering The Corporation

“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”
Marie Curie

“If you try to do something and fail, you are vastly better off than if you had tried nothing and succeeded.”
The Back of a Sugar Packet (Anonymous)

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Phil 4:13

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