18 Motivational Quotes From Bill Gates

Bill Gates is one of the riches people in the world after co founding Microsoft, the worlds largest software company, in 1975.

He dropped out of Harvard to form the company and eventually built his empire so here are 18 Motivational Quotes to help you get inspired to pursue whatever your dream may be.


“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.” – Bill Gates

“In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count, like customer satisfaction and performance … you thrive on that.” – Bill Gates



“Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10 percent to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want to put it on my business card.” – Bill Gates

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates



“Don’t make the same decision twice. Spend time and thought to make a solid decision the first time so that you don’t revisit the issue unnecessarily. If you’re too willing to reopen issues, it interferes not only with your execution but also with your motivation to make a decision in the first place. After all, why bother deciding an issue if it isn’t really decided?” – Bill Gates

“If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions, they will be moved to act.” – Bill Gates


To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. - Bill Gates Click To Tweet

“A bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is, and lame execution will stymie a good strategy. If you do enough things poorly, you will go out of business.” – Bill Gates


Business people need to shake off the notion that information is hard to get. - Bill Gates Click To Tweet

“A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete.” – Bill Gates



“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?” – Bill Gates

“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?” – Bill Gates


There you have it, 18 Motivational Quotes From the Microsoft founder. My hope is to inspire and motivate you to go after your dreams. So what do you think? What are some of your favorite quotes to stay motivated in business? Comment below and be sure to share with your friends!

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