15 Quotes from 4 Billionaires to Transform Your Work Ethic [MOTIVATION!]

We’re constantly looking for new sources of motivation here at Sparta Consulting Group. It’s no secret that a great work ethic is the main ingredient in the recipe for success, so we gathered fifteen inspiring quotes from 4 billionaires who worked hard and reached the top of their career fields.

Mark Cuban

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“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.”

“What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea.”

“I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.”

“It’s not about money or connections–it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.”

Oprah Winfrey

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“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance—and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

“The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

Mark Zuckerberg

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“People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.”

“I feel that the best companies are started not because the founder wanted a company but because the founder wanted to change the world.”

“The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better and that nothing is ever complete.”

“This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us the latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”

Steve Jobs

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.”

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.”

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