So, you have this great idea, and even a patent too. But, you aren’t getting any bites in terms of investors. You are tempted to scrap the whole idea, and begin again. Don’t. Many entrepreneurs have been where you are at. It’s easy to get discouraged, especially now that we are living a world of instant gratification.
Our professional team at The National Invention League works every single day to help real people navigate through the same process, and advance their inventions.
When looking back in history at other great inventors, do you know which characteristic they all share in common? Persistence. We want to remind you to believe in yourself, and to be persistent. Always.
The next time you feel like you want to give up, here are some powerful quotes you can reference to reignite the champion within yourself.
“Tough times never last; tough people always do” –Robert Herjavec
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer” –Albert Einstein
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas Edison
“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” -Louis Pasteur
“Never, never, never give up!” -Winston Churchill
“Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” Barbara Corcoran
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” –Tony Hsieh
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
“Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.” – Daymond John
“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once,
he’s in.”- Charles Kettering