When you make the decision to start a business, you're placing yourself into a position of leadership.
This is true even if you're a solopreneur, and your company is a one-man show.
Maybe you're one of those people who's a natural born leader.
The kind of person who was student government president in high school, or at least president of one of the after-school clubs.
But a lot of people get into entrepreneurship with little to no leadership experience at all.
To be a leader requires a set of skills that you may have to develop in yourself over time.
It can certainly be daunting.
When your solo operation starts getting bigger, and you start to scale up and hire contractors, you might feel a little out of your element as the leader of the team.
In a recent article, Entrepreneur offers some truly inspiring quotes about the nature of leadership, of action, and of social power.
Here are ten of the best of them.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa
“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” —Charles Swindoll
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“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
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama
“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
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” —Leonardo da Vinci
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” —George Addair
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” —Plutarch
You can find more thought-provoking quotes in the full article, over at Entrepreneur.