No matter your location or job across the world, chances are you look in a mirror every day. Many of us start each morning by taking at least a quick peek in the mirror when brushing our teeth, getting ready or washing our face before bed. Because of this, mirrors have notoriously been a popular place for individuals to post positive messages of encouragement and affirmation. Spouses often leave personal Post-It notes of love or Honey-Do lists to their partners, and personal trainers will often tell their clients to post a photo of themselves on their mirror to envision their weight loss goal.

As an entrepreneur, it is easy to feel discouraged or burned out and your mirror is a great place to post a quote that can make you feel ready to tackle the day or any tough situation. Here are some of our favorite inspirational business quotes to hang on your mirror:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path.” — Steve Jobs, Co-founder & former CEO of Apple

“Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s for a good cause and contributes to a good life.” — Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi, former global peace leader  

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes.” — Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… in a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder & CEO of Facebook

“Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings.” — Walt Disney, Founder of The Walt Disney Company

“It’s not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between 9 to 5. It’s whether our work fulfills us.” — Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point

“Fortune does favor the bold, and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.” — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO & author of Lean In

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell, 65th U.S. Secretary of State

“There’s an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, ‘It’s not the right time just yet.’ There’s no such thing as a good time. Get out of your garage and go take a chance, and start your business.” —  Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder

“Go build it. If you really believe in something, you should just build it. If you love it, it won’t feel like work.” —  Kevin Rose, Co-Founder of Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions.” — Michael Jordan, former NBA star athlete

“The thing that I learned early on is you really need to set goals in your life, both short-term and long-term, just like you do in business. Having that long-term goal will enable you to have a plan on how to achieve it. We apply these skills in business, yet when it comes to ourselves, we rarely apply them.” — Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company CEO

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett, Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“You are not here to do what has already been done. Don’t worry about rejection!” — Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter & Square

“The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” — Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist, Scientist and Author

“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” — Brené Brown, American scholar, author and public speaker

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” — Malcolm X, human rights activist

“You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” — Jeff Bezos, founder

We hope there’s at least one inspirational business quote in there that resonates with you and is worthy of reading in the morning before you start your day or as you wind down at night. Want to make your own image with the picture of the leader who said your favorite quote? has an online tool to make a cool visual quote to hang on your mirror.