81+ Best Performance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Performance is how well a person, machine, etc. does a piece of work or an activity. Profoundly inspirational performance quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Performance Quotes

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. Bruce Lee

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognise ability. Robert Half

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. Stephen R. Covey

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela

Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success. Arianna Huffington

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change Charles Darwin

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. R. Collier

If we practice being spectacular long enough, spectacular will become our way of being. Robin Sharma

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Peter Drucker

Don’t give up. One day you’ll look back and be glad you didn’t.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When people are financially invested, they want a return When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. Simon Sinek

The most effective way to do it is to do it. Amelia Earhart

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer Nolan Bushnell

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Where focus goes, energy flows. Tony Robbins

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. Norman Schwarzkopf

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we do. Confucius

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. Zig Ziglar

The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place. Orison Swett Marden

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right. Tony Robbins

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it Success won’t come out while you’re watching. Tennessee Williams

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end. Robin Sharma

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity, not a threat. Steve Jobs

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We. Phil Jackson

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Debbi Fields

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. Richard Branson

Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. Patrick Lencioni

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, be like water If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot Now, water can flow or it can crash. Bruce Lee

A goal without a plan is only a dream. Brian Tracy

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.Tim Ferris

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. George Van Valkenburg

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. Winston Churchill

Change is inevitable Progress is optional. Wayne Dyer

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. Warren Buffett

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford

The only limits are, as always, those of vision. James Broughton

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie

What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become Bruce Lee

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Tim Notke

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vidal Sassoon

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling. Anita Roddick

A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. Colin Powell

Life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear. Wayne Dyer

I’m a great believer in luck, and the harder I work, the more I have it. Thomas Jefferson

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard

The secret to success is this: work harder. When you think you’ve worked your hardest, go even deeper. Gary Vaynerchuck

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. Tryon Edwards

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is hard work. Stephen King

When you’re a manager, you work for your company When you’re a leader, your company works for you.Stan Slap

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Margaret Mead

I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team Lee Iacocca

When the action becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less. Israelmore Ayivor.

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Jump high brother!! So high that if you fall, then people should remark on not how far you fell but how high you jumped. Anubhav Mishra.

The fears we don’t face become our limits. Robin Sharma

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. Jim Rohn.

 The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. Henry Ford

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. Robin S. Sharma.

The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. Epictetus

Aim high! The future you see, is the person you will be. Jim Cathcart.

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. Steve Jobs

If you aim higher than you expect, you could reach higher than you dreamed. Richard Branson.

You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it It’s called perseverance. Lee Iacocca

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. Laurence Sterne

Not failure, but low aim, is a crime. James Russell Lowell.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight Eisenhower

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. Mohsin Jameel.