The best push you’d need for a good head start are inspiring words from people who have gone ahead. Words have great power.

Here are a few:

  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
  2. “Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” Travis Kalanick
  3. “The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'” Mark Zuckerberg
  4. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese proverb
  5. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale
  6. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” Amelia Earhart
  7. “Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda
  8. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain
  9. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu
  10. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker
  11. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon
  12. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen
  13. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray
  14. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
  15. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
  16. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” Unknown
  17. “Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua Marine
  18. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington
  19. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn
  20. “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” Jimmy Spithill
  21. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs
  22. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra
  23. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” Richard Branson
  24. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
  25. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
  26. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  27. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin
  28. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle
  29. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” Teddy Roosevelt
  30. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Addair
  31. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” Japanese proverb
  32. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost
  33. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey
  34. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” Paul Graham
  35. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan
  36. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
  37. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” Chinese proverb
  38. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou
  39. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
  40. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela