Being a successful entrepreneur or business professional in most cases isn’t just luck or being born in the right family. Success is a result of preparation, hard work, motivation, consistency, endurance and opportunity. The thing that keeps most of us in pursuit of our dreams is knowing that it’s possible because so many before us have done it. In the spirit of the season of giving, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite quotes that keep me going.

[Tweet ““Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” –Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO “]

[Tweet ““The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney”]

[Tweet ““Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” –Nelson Mandela, South African Leader”]

[Tweet ““As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” –Donald Trump, The Trump Organization President”]

[Tweet ““Nothing works better than just improving your product.” —Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder”]

[Tweet ““Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” —Paul Rand, Graphic Designer”]

[Tweet ““I don’t think an economic slump will hurt good ideas.” —Rob Kalin, Etsy founder”]

[Tweet ““You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” —Peter Shankman, HARO founder”]

[Tweet ““Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” —Michael Dell, Dell chairman and CEO”]

[Tweet ““Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” —Bruce Levin”]

What are some of your favorite quotes? Don’t be stingy, share them below!

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