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10 Motivational Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Movies

10 Motivational Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Movies

It is necessary to remain motivated when you are on your entrepreneurial journey. There might be situations which will force you to lose hope and confidence, but, whatever be the case, to succeed one has to stay motivated. Just keep going, no matter what the situation is.

Here is a part of our weekly trivia on the startup world, 10 dialogues from movies that will surely keep you motivated and help you in dealing with daily challenges-

Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter. -A Beautiful Mind

Before you kickstart your journey as an entrepreneur, you need to have the self-confidence to trust on your idea. Your idea is what will make or break your business and your identity in the business world. What you contribute to the society is who you become. So stay focussed and keep up the good work!

Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. – X-Men Days of Future Past

In the course of your journey as an entrepreneur there are chances that you may fall. Failure should not let you down. It’s okay to feel lost but you should try to redeem yourself from it, once you find out.

Most people live life on the path we set for them. Too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along and knock down all the obstacles we put in your way. People who realise free will is a gift that you’ll never know how to use until you fight for it. – The Adjustment Bureau

Entrepreneurs are dreamers and innovators. They discover path-breaking avenues to get through the obstacles that stop them from attaining their goals. If you’re an entrepreneur then you should be happy for being out of the league. Stay motivated and direct your energy towards the development of your business.

“The main thing is: Pay attention, pay attention to everything, everything you see. Notice what no one else notices, and you’ll see what no one else knows. What you get is what you get, what you do with what you get, that’s more the point.- City of Ember

Paying attention to detail is the key. Whether it is the business idea, competition analysis or to deal with a business challenge, paying attention to detail and observing even the minutest aspects always helps.

Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done! – The Aviator

Well, when someone says no – you have to find out the key and change it to a yes. Entrepreneurs are problem solvers. They should possess a ‘never say never’ attitude. Be it an emergency or a contingency plan, never accept if someone says it’s too good to be true and can’t be done.

I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse. – The Godfather

Like in the movie Godfather, if you are in a business negotiation always try and make an offer that the other person can’t refuse. That would come from a deep study of all the aspects of the negotiation. Concentrate on all the possibilities, weigh in all the options and present an offer that’s undeniable.

Life’s this game of inches. So is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small — I mean one-half a step too late, or too early, and you don’t quite make it. One-half second too slow, too fast, you don’t quite catch it. – Any Given Sunday

The margin for errors is always small, especially when you’re in business. Planning is the key to success. If you do not ascertain the right time to strike, then your idea may fall flat. It’s essential to do the right thing at the right time. A minute here and there can actually have a great impact.

Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a bad decision. – Pirates of Caribbean

Decisions are a part of an entrepreneurs life. But as stated above, the timing of the decision is important. As such the reasons behind a decision are important too. Your intent of doing the right thing should never take a back-seat if you want to meet your goals timely.

Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right? –  The Pursuit of Happyness

It’s your duty to protect, defend and live your dream. You will come across people who would try to bring you down, but don’t give up on your idea. No one can tell you how to get to your destination. You will have to go through the journey yourself, and make sure that you don’t get influenced by the people who are trying to demotivate you. stay focussed, have faith and keep holding on!

Oh, yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it – Lion King

Your past mistakes, failures may come and scare you. But the key is to take it all as a lesson. Make sure you do not repeat the same mistakes again and learn from your failure. Use it as a factor of motivation, as a challenge.