Inspirational quotes by the highest performing CEOs

New Delhi: Inspiration can come to us from many sources be it: book, stroll, talking to a friend, or by even reading some inspirational words of wisdom and advice from others.
If you are struggling to find your mojo, then why not take a look at some of these quotes to live by, given by famous CEO’s of multi million dollar fortune 500 companies.

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo
“I always did something that I was a little not ready to do. I think that, that is how you grow. When there’s a moment of ‘Wow, I’m not so sure that I can do this, and you push through those moments, it’s then that you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really great is about to happen. You’re about to grow and learn a lot more about yourself.”

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook
“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’… Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time. And that’s what this company is.”

Sam Walton, CEO of Walmart

I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.

Donald Trump, CEO of the Trump Organization
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful’.

Michael Dell, CEO of DELL
“You don’t need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need framework and a dream.”

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited
I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
“In business, what’s dangerous is not to evolve.”

Larry Page, CEO of Google
My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.
“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric
“Surviving a failure allows you more self confidence. Failing is a great learning tool, but it must be kept to an absolute minimum.”

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle
“When you innovate, you must prepare yourself for everybody to tell you that you’re nuts.”

Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable
“We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal
Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.
Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.
Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.

Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank
The youth of today should learn to stick it out in one area at least for a reasonable period of time which will help them build personal skill and capability to make a difference.


Leave a Comment