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Successful legendary entrepreneurs and celebrities may make their accomplishments look easy, but it’s rarely the case that they are easy. It isn’t just their talents, but also their perseverance and personal ethos that help them change the world.

“I know what you did in your last Marketing campaign, do you?”

Jalena Pineda

Business Development Manager, Skillz Middle East

And though their careers and industries might be different from ours, we can still find inspiration in their success.

So get those screenshot tools ready because you’re sure to find a quote or two you’ll want to remember in this infographic by payment company Total Processing.

Even you might think that this is the list of who-is-who of Silicon Valley we still have the big legendary entrepreneurs of the media, financial and entertainment business on the list. If you are a friend of words you can also read them after the infographic. Enough words for the moment, let’s look into this nice infographic talking about the quotes of the legendary entrepreneurs. 

Infographic Quotes from Successful Legendary Entrepreneurs


“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself’ Founder and CEO of Microsoft.

Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. Famed entrepreneur Bill Gates began to show an interest in computer programming at age 13 at the Lakeside School. Through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics, he and partner Paul Allen built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft.

Why can’t we enjoy life by being who we are underneath? Being Authentic and true to ourselves. Maximizing the fullest potential of being the best version of yourself. When would we start to realize that 4+3=7 and so is 5+2? Why do we tend to compare other people to how we live our lives even? If we took the strength of others, and compare them to our weaknesses, how do we think you’d size up?

And how do we think this would make us feel, good? Really? We don’t need to magnify the anticipation for a drop in self-confidence and for unhappiness. It’s also not that useful.

Let us take a closer look at somebody who’s creating amazing artwork, top-notch podcasts on their web pages… and I’d look at my skills with videos and realize I don’t come close to be measuring up. In apparent reasons, I look pitiful (a lousy drawer that doesn’t know anything about video or anything for that matter) But is it even a fair comparison?


“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful one is pure perseverance.” Founder and CEO of Apple

Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple’s revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology, with Jobs having left the company in 1985 and returning more than a decade later. He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Indeed in life, in our instant gratification, our short attention span, multitasking world of chaos, we could overlook and pay less attention to one core element of high achievement. That element is Perseverance- the power key to success.

Our ability to keep on holding on and keeping on despite disappointments and failures with all our best efforts. In fact, that is an ability that can make all the difference in the world. And that’s the definition of perseverance: to keep on and keeping on, this will create a huge differentiation of your work from others.

Mark Zuckerberg

“The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing? Founder and CEO of Facebook

Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to more than 250 million people, making Zuckerberg one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age. When he was about 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet.”


Have you ever tried asking a similar question like this for a day or two? In my personal experience, it worked so well for me. It gave me a sense of fulfillment, content, and sense of responsibility that made me happy for these fulfilling days.  This quote is one of the most realistic and practical to me to digest, so to speak. As this is a power key to achieving your goals and pursuit almost every day or if not starting it on point. The pursuit of happiness and content is a big thing. Happiness is so interesting, and because of that, we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. Do we not? And it’s also no surprise that it’s the Nr.1 value for Buffer’s culture. So naturally, we are obsessed with it.

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