5 Motivational Quotes To get you Pumping

With the lingering effects of quarantine still hanging over us, here are some cracking quotes from some iconic figures to get you in the positive mindset.

Muhammed Ali

Nicknamed 'The Greatest', Muhammed Ali is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and as one of the most significant sports icons of the 20th century.

Ali was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions; and he successfully defended this title 19 times.

Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches, such as the fights with Joe Frazier (the Thrilla in Manila) and George Foreman (The Rumble in the Jungle).

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t suit, suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion”

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Steve Jobs

Jobs is best known as the co-founder of Apple, which he founded in 1976 alongside Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne (to develop Wozniak's Apple I personal computer).

Jobs was a trailblazer, one of the the first entrepreneurs to understand the potential of the personal computer to appeal to a broad audience. 

Today, Apple is one of the largest companies in the world with a market capitalisation of over $1 trillion.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow know what you truly want to become”

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Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg is best known for being the co-founder of Facebook, which he set-up in his dormitory at Harvard University along with college roommates including Eduardo Saverin.

In 2007, at the age of 23, Zuckerberg became the world's youngest self-made billionaire. In 2012, Facebook reached over a billion users and was listed by Zuckerberg who at the time still held a majority of the shares.

Today, Facebook is a leading global technology stock. It is the main source of Zuckerberg's net worth which is believed to be north of $50bn.

“The biggest risk is not taking any risks, in a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”

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James Dyson

Dyson is a serial British entrepreneur best known as the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.

His company, Dyson, which remains private, has since branched out into other areas such as hair care, air treatment and lighting.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List, Dyson is Britain's richest person with an estimated net worth of £16.2bn.

"I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That's how I came up with a solution. So I don't mind failure."

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Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a genius who is working to revolutionise transportation on Earth and in space.

He has founded three companies worth over $1bn which include the car marker, Tesla, which was founded in 2003, and is bringing fully-electric vehicles to the mass market.

Earlier this year, his rocket company, Space-X, sent astronauts to the international space station. It seeks to make space travel more accessible to the mass market as well as colonise Mars.

"Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing."

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