11 ways to stay motivated by people who refused to quit

Being an entrepreneur is difficult. Things never go as planned and take 10 times longer than expected. There are ups and downs, and it's often easier to just give up and throw in the towel. These 11 self-motivated entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share the #1 tip they use to stay motivated, persevere, and achieve resounding success.
Related:17 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams 1. Find your goal and work on it. The secret of the most successful people I know is that they can stay motivated, energized, inspired and on the move no matter what is going on around them. Motivation is that inner desire to get closer to or move away from something. To get and stay motivated, you have to find your purpose. So many people go to work to do something they don't believe in. We don't get exhausted at work. You are burning out because you are not working on your goal. Be motivated, on purpose and you won't want to give up.
—Grant Cardone, the top sales expert who built a $500 million real estate empire, New York Timesbestselling author of Be Obsessed or Be Average and founder of 10X Growth Con 2017 follow Grant on Facebook or Youtube
2. Don't feel sorry for yourself. All of my best successes have come on the heels of failure, so I've learned to look at every belly flop as the start of something good. If you hang on, you'll find that something is around the corner. It is this belief that motivates me. I learned never to feel sorry for myself. Five minutes of pity for you robs you of your power and prevents you from seeing the next opportunity.
—Barbara Corcoran, Founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark onShark Tank 3. Accomplish your goals no matter what is happening around you. I always focus my mindset on achieving my goals no matter what is happening around me. Every savvy entrepreneur understands that we solve problems for a profit. If you can't get hit in the throat by market conditions, changing consumer behavior, quitting teammates, losing customers, or working 100 hours a week, get out. Once you get past that, it's easy. You create a compelling vision of what you really want. You get crystal clear on why this is an absolute must for you. You create your personal motivation to act. You create your action plan. Then you work.
—Tom Ferry, Founder and CEO of Tom Ferry International , ranked #1 Real Estate Coach by the Swanepoel Power 200, and New York Times bestselling author ofThe life! By design 4. Remember it's supposed to be hard. Understand that if it was easy, everyone would do it. This allows me to continue when I encounter difficulties. It's OK to fail, to make mistakes, and to be frustrated, but it's never OK to get discouraged. I accept my failures, learn from them and persevere with a positive attitude. But persevering with manic Type A training is highly overrated. My first ambition is to enjoy life to the full. Companies should never stand in the way of this. If so, then I have compromised my values ​​for money.
—Mark Sisson, Founder of Blueprint , bestselling author of Primal's New Blueprint, and publisher of MarksDailyApple.com,the world's most visited blog on paleo, primary and ancestral health
5. Stop seeing problems as accidents. Solving problems is part of your job as a business owner, so you need to stop seeing problems as accidents you fear. Problems don't go away as you grow and make more money. They actually get bigger. Once I changed that perspective and stopped labeling problems as negative accidents, I developed thicker skin and focused my energy on fixing them more effectively.
—Yuli Ziv, Founder and CEO of Style Coalition, influencer marketing pioneer and sole immigrant founder who took her business from zero to
6 millions. Look at the obstacles others have faced. In my first business, it took me three months of kicking my teeth in every day to land my first paying client. At my last company, it took nine months to get my first contract signed. I always look at the stories of successful entrepreneurs. I study their successful actions, but I'm really motivated by the enormous barriers they had to overcome. There are hundreds of examples of extremely successful people who had to go through more serious problems than me. It reminds me that I can do it too.
—Jim Mathers, CEO ofNorth American Energy Advisory, Inc.
7. Remember your Why and Why Not . With little experience, I started a video production studio focused on helping businesses tell their story, in the heart of Hollywood! The competition was seemingly insurmountable. Studio producers, cable companies and directors were all seizing the opportunity. But I remembered Why I was doing this in the first place: helping people and making a living as a creator. Equally motivating was the why not: I didn't want to work for someone or be a person who couldn't really take care of himself. Today, we are consistently voted best video and animation studio because of this motivation.
—Maury Rogow, CEO of Rip Media Group
8. Relentlessly focus on your mission. Entrepreneurs are extremely passionate about their current business or project. This passion is born from the desired end result, which is the Whyor mission of what you do. We believe that people will be better off with our product, solution or service than without it. For me, I want to help 1 million families avoid the experience I personally had when a loved one died. I just focus on that, and that gives enormous motivation.
—Jon Braddock, Founder and CEO of My Life & My Wishes
9. Keep your vision clear on the first percent. When your vision is clear, nothing can stop you from achieving your goal. If the comments you receive aren't as expected, don't waste time labeling them and getting distracted. Stay focused and persevere, as there is very little competition in the top percent.
—Craig Lack, CEO of ENERGI and creator of Performance-Based Health Plans®
10. Take time to reset. I believe true motivation only comes from within and passion is the best motivator. I love what I do, and it gets me through the days I don't love. When the going gets tough, I remember my clients choosing me to be their gladiator. I take time to meditate, work out, or even jump in a float tank to clear my mind and reset.
—Nafisé Nina Hodjat, Founder and CEO of L'entreprise SLS
11. Realize that your life is not yours. When I reflect on the greatest goal of my existence, it never fails to motivate me to keep moving forward. I think of my three beautiful children and my role as a living example of play, courage and commitment. I think of my wife and all the wonderful things she dreamed of as a little girl; I think of my ambition to make it a reality. I think of my parents and brothers, what we had to sacrifice and overcome as an immigrant family, and my quest to make them proud. I think of my hardworking employees and how my business decisions directly affect their families.
– Tom Shieh, CEO of Crimcheck