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Motivational Quotes By Nigerians That Will Inspire You To Achieve Your Dreams

Motivational Quotes

Motivational quotes inspire you to success. We’ve all experienced downtimes; during these downtimes, a little nudge is all we need to keep grinding. And motivational quotes come handy to give us the edge and inspire us to create our dreams.

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Motivational Quotes By Kemi Adetiba

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  • “Keep dreaming, the best ideas comes in your dreams and the ability to create a world of fantasy. Stalk your mentors and their works.”
  • “The greatest thing you can do for yourself in every time you have the opportunity to handle someone’s project, knock it out the park, and that is what I live by every day.”
  • “I try not to focus on the negatives and limitation. I just work hard and make sure I deliver with the opportunity given to me.”

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Motivational Quotes By Arese Ugwu

  • “The biggest issue with money is we don’t understand how it works, so no matter how much we make, we can’t seem to get to the place called financial freedom.”
  • “A woman becoming financially independent doesn’t equate to ‘I don’t need a man’. It just means, she brings more to the table. Instead of being a financial burden, she becomes a value addition.”
  • “A person’s ability to attract wealth is tightly linked to how well they are able to grow and leverage their network to take advantage of opportunities.”
  • “The reality is, not everyone is cut out to be their own boss and you need to learn this early on. Being a boss is not about working for yourself and avoid the discipline of a nine-to-five.”
  • “It’s better to start putting a little aside when you have minimal responsibilities and take advantage of the power of compounding interest.”
  • “Don’t be afraid of failure as long as you are doing everything within your power to succeed. The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve as our personal growth.”

Motivational Quotes By Folorunsho Alakija

  • “People should not just look at people who are on top. They should go and study how they got there and the challenges they had to face while climbing the ladder.”
  • “Persevere – Never give up! Today’s world enjoys electricity because of those who did not give up!”
  • “It’s essential to draw up a things to do list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that all unfinished task get posted to the next day’s list.”
  • “We have grown passed the stage of fairy tale. As women, we have one common front and that is to succeed. We have to take the bull by the horn and make the change by ourselves.”
  • “Be diligent to succeed as there is always a way where there seems to be no way, only the persistent and diligent find it.”
  • “Never mind those who tell you to leave God out of your business, your business is God’s business.”
  • “Ask yourself; whose voice are you listening to? What you see in me is the result of prayer and hard work and obedience to the voice of God.”
  • “Don’t give up when things get tough, just hang in there, stay focused and be patient.”
  • “There is compelling evidence that women can be agents of economic change.”
  • “Get rid of naysayers – those who say to you that you can’t do it.”
  • “In my dictionary, ‘can’t’ doesn’t exist.”

Motivational Quotes By Anie Akpe

  • “Rome was definitely not built in a day. Take your time, learn so that you can grow that empire.”
  • “Sometimes you have to tune out others so that you can tune into your internal voice.”
  • “Helping others is helping myself.”
  • “Its best to see what others are doing and adjust your vision as needed. Be flexible to changes and be open to partnerships.”
  • “Take some business classes, make sure that it includes accounting classes and build up a network of contacts by attending events.”

Motivational Quotes By TY Bello

  • “I have always believed that creativity is a wellspring of many virtues. I’ve learnt that it’s important to never let any of the gifts you have been given go.”
  • “To young photographers, I’d say dream big… And stay consistent. The most important thing to do as a photographer is to keep making images and to keep experimenting and pushing ideas.”
  • “I love transformation. I love to see someone go from nothing to something.”
  • “Your gifts keep improving when you feed it and take risks. Push further to a bigger goal.”
  • “Make the necessary plans, set goals but understand that the things that really matter, are out of your hands.”
  • “Push worry, anxiety and society back and learn to live.”

Motivational Quotes By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

  • “I believe that when you find problems, you should also find solutions.”
  • “The best way to help Africans today is to help them stand on their feet. And the best way to do that is by creating jobs.”
  • “…Those who miss the boat now, will miss it forever. So, if you want to be in Africa, think about investing.”
  • “When it comes to doing my job, I keep my ego in my handbag.”
  • “Learn to manage success. Very often when people or countries succeed, they forget what made them successful.”
  • “No one can do it for you, you have to do it yourself.”
  • “I’m an African optimist. That doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated by the obstacles I face, but I see those things as opportunities.”

Motivational Quotes By Tony Elumelu

  • Leadership is a journey and it occurs at every stage.”
  • “Impossibility only happens in the brain.”
  • “In leadership, no knowledge gained is lost.”
  • “The difference between a successful and non-successful leader is the quality of decisions you make.”
  • “Leadership is first among among equals. It goes with humility.”
  • “If you want to become Steve Jobs … take it one step at a time.”
  • “Everything I have today is because of Africa, I was born here, went to school here, I work here and I’m achieving some level of financial comfort here.”
  • “A true leader is one who remains committed to a higher purpose that most others do not yet see.”
  • “It won’t be easy, but nothing worth having ever is.”
  • “Therefore, whatever course you choose to take in the services of others, be guided by the goal of unleashing the inherent potential that resides in each and every one of us.”

Motivational Quotes By Aliko Dangote

  • “Motivation, backed by good planning and correct action leads to success.”
  • “Endeavor to work as hard as possible to attain a new aim with each day that comes by. Don’t go to bed until you have achieved something productive.”
  • “You could easily tell that hard work and perseverance go hand in hand with patience. We often hear people say patience is worth it, yet we don’t practice it. I did and look how well it worked out for me.”
  • “If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive.”
  • “What I always say is that money doesn’t have colour. It doesn’t matter whether you are from Africa or anywhere in the world. The colour of money is the same.”
  • “If people look inward, they would see the opportunities for greatness.”
  • “Exercise is better than any medicine I can take; exercise and sleep.”
  • “In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.”
  • “You must have a vision and not just a vision but you must have a plan that would make you fulfil that vision.”
  • “The real thing about wealth, what will make you enjoy it and be happy that yes you are rich, is how many lives you can touch while you are alive.”

Motivational  Quotes By Strive Masiyiwa

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Go from idea to starting your business in 30 days
  1. “Integrity is better capital than money. You can accumulate it just like money, and you can use it just like money, but it goes further, and is enduring.”
  2. “Attitude determines your altitude, if you have a bad attitude, even if you are way up there, you will come crashing down, and if you are still trying to take off, a bad attitude, will keep you on the ground, revving your engines but going nowhere.”
  3. “You can only find opportunities if you are looking for them.”

Motivational Quotes By Ibukun Awosika

  • “When you are pursuing your dreams and trying to leave a legacy, you will find help.”
  • “Sometimes, you have to make a hard decision and when you take such decision, you have to stand by it. It’s not everybody who sees what you are seeing.”
  • “No amount of money can keep you away from your dream if you stay focused. If you start big, your problems too would be big.”
  • “There are challenges everywhere. You must have tenacity; you must have strength of character not to cheat.”

Motivational Quotes By Tara Durotoye

  • “Everyone including you suffers when you refuse to be all and do all you can.”
  • “Wherever you are, there is always someone trying to get there. Mentor someone.”
  • “Be true to who you are on your own journey. It makes the road less travelled easier to enjoy.”

Motivational Quotes By Nimi Akinkugbe

  • “Confidence comes from being prepared, and preparation comes from careful planning.”
  • “Discover your passion and what you love doing as you may find that this is what drives you most towards success; it might also help you to employ others.”
  • “Career success and personal success are derived from having set goals and staying focused on them as well as having integrity, being reliable, diligent and hard working.”
  • “Don’t rely solely on your job for your income; Be creative, you can generate extra cash.”

Motivational Quotes By Florence Chikezie

  • “Your daily activities should be geared towards developing your passion.”
  • “Keep doing or you will get done.”
  • “It takes hard work, diligence, determination and more to get through the process of turning your passion into an enterprise.”
  • “Depression is very dangerous if unchecked, but if checked and used properly, it can be a boost, a forward propeller.”
  • “When you get to the point where the urge to quit is greater than the will to continue, you need tenacity.”

Motivational Quotes By Jim Ovia

  • “Never allow the perception of others to play a substantial part in your own vision of yourself and your future.”
  • “The only obstacle between young Africans and the world they dream of is their courage to have the audacity to build it.”
  • “Honesty and integrity are keys. Always honour contracts. It’s very important to be of tremendous integrity. Those who try to take shortcuts will always fail.”

Motivational Quotes By Stella Okoli

  • “You must strive to make people happy. You will discover that as you are making the mark, people will remember and you are happier.”
  • “When you do a good job, when you help others, when you tell them that no is not the answer, success follows.”
  • “Everyone must contribute their quota, every leader must encourage their staffs to talk, because God had given us different talents.”

Motivational Quotes By Tunde Folawiyo

  • “Everything in life succeeds where opportunities meet preparation.”
  • “Education is a vital key but it’s not a goal. It is a tool in achieving a goal.”
  • “…Advice for African youth, there is a good and wrong way to succeed. It’s necessary to create models of success and to act within rules and with integrity.”

Motivational Quotes By Hakeem Belo-Osagie

  • “You must be able to live with uncertainty, knowing that you will never have a complete prove that it will succeed.”
  • “Eagerness and desire to experience something new is more important than functional intelligence.”
  • “It is easier to change job, to change industry and to improve a business than it is to change an unhappy life.”
  • “Lesson from failure leads to leadership success.”
  • “There cannot be success in one’s life without the willingness to accept change, adapt to new circumstances and conceive the inconceivable.”

Motivational Quotes By Segun Agbaje

  • “Talent is overrated, hard work separates success from failure.”
  • “People who succeed in life are those who are willing to work harder than everybody else.”
  • “The only wealth that is sustainable is the wealth you work hard for, build and God bless.”
  • “If you work harder than anybody else, you will be smarter than anybody else.”
  • “Life has taught me to be very humble, to trust completely in God and to know that nothing is impossible if you work hard.”

Motivational Quotes By Pascal Dozie

  • “I always tell my staff, the day you think of going to work and your heart jumps, resign from that job.”
  • “You must have joy in whatever you are doing, because what’s in this life?”
  • “The best thing you can ever do is to make sure that the bets you take are long term bets.”

Motivational Quotes By Leo Stan Ekeh

  • “Sometimes excitement can derail you and excitements are short lived. I think the most important thing is realizing that you could be the most intelligent person in the world.”
  • “You must anticipate the future. It is not static, otherwise you don’t have a reason to grow.”
  • “When you are psychologically defeated, you lose the war.”
  • “People fail because they apply poor and wrong attitude to life.”
  • “Continue to remind yourself that every effort depends on God; you work harder, and you work smart and creatively.” ­

Motivational Quotes By Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina

  • “Like the hidden potential of rough diamonds, we must work to fully unlock Africa’s potential. Africa must sparkle.”
  • “We are determined that the future Bill Gates and Steve Jobs will not only come out of Silicon Valley but out of Africa.”

Motivational Quotes By Afe Babalola

  • “No idea is stupid; it is better carried out than ignored.”
  • “The only change that can be a lasting change, that would change the world and change the people, is changing the mind of the youths.”
  • “When you are not disciplined, that is the end of your life. It is lack of discipline that causes all the problems.”
  • “Hard work does not kill; what kills is indolence.”

Motivational Quotes By Bolanle Austen

  • “Relevance itself is wealth, it’s a quality and a value. Time buys you relevance, time buys you greatness, time buys you money. So, you must stay in the vision and with time, you would reap the benefits.”
  • “…You’re bound to meet a lot of stumbling blocks, and you’re bound to fail at certain things, but the number of times you fail is not the issue, it is the number of times you pick yourself up, dust yourself and continue your journey.”
  • “Even though your family and friends discourage you, and you know where you’re going, keep your focus and surround yourself with positive minds.”

Quotes By Ada Osakwe

  • Mentors can be your age mates or people younger than you, people you admire over time and you share ideas with and their point of view is important to you.”
  • “Remember, you’re special. You have a unique ability to remain steadfast in light of challenges. So don’t ever get frazzled or easily dissuaded. Trust yourself and believe in your vision.”

Quotes By Mo Abudu

  • “Information is your compass. If you know better, you will do better.”
  • “Advice to women, never see your gender as a handicap. Never think yourself inferior. Be ready to do twice the work for half the usual reward.”
  • “No matter how great your ideas are, they are bound to become obsolete within a matter of time. Keep innovating.”

Quotes By Deola Ade-Ojo

  • “Unless you love who you are and what makes you, ‘you’. You are going to have a difficult time getting anyone to like you or value you.”
  • “Success to me means being able to impact on the lives of other people in such a way it’s win-win.”

Quotes By Oba Otudeko

  • “The future is not an inheritance. It’s an opportunity and an obligation.”
  • “Business leaders must focus on developing talents and coaching for future leadership roles.”
  • “The journey is not a dash but a marathon. Your enduring capacity and ability to persist are important to be successful.”

Quotes By Cletus Ibeto

  • “No matter how intelligent you are, you should always take stock of yourself.”
  • “…What a man really need in life is to break the barriers of limitations and achieve his dreams. With this, you can ride the storms of life without losing your head.”

Quotes By Akin Alabi

  • “The only way some people can get relevance is by criticizing you. When that starts to happen, do not be upset. It simply means you are doing well.”
  • “Nothing is good or bad. But there are things that are good or bad for you.”
  • “Life is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. It’s not the person in front at the beginning that usually wins. The best usually wins.”

Quotes By Herbert Wigwe

  • “Be empathetic, considerate, kind, and respectful. People may forget what you gave to them but they won’t lose the memory of how you made them feel.”
  • “If you want to fly, you have to give up the negativity that weighs you down. Give wings to the greatness within you. Soar!”
  • “Success is a meaningless word without failure. I have failed many times, but in every wrong turn, every misstep, there are important lessons. Embrace them.”
  • “When I look at the faces of children, I see endless possibilities. All they need is a little help, a little hope, a little love, and someone who believes in them. God bless the child.”
  • “If you think the grass is greener on the other side, remember one thing: The grass is greener where you water it.”

Quotes By Chude Jideonwo

  • “Destiny will not appear on your doorstep and introduce herself. While there is spiritual dynamics to destiny, it is not solely spiritual. You have to be engaged in the process. God definitely plays a role, but so must you.”
  • “Our difficulties shape our lives, but so do the normal everyday experiences”
  • “When your own journey is not taking the straight course you’d like, it’s easy to focus on what someone else is doing.”
  • “Emotions, feelings, thoughts, or fears are secondary. Change your mind.”
  • “Yes, share your time, but don’t invest more in others than in yourself.”
  • “A changed mind means even if people come at you with the same behaviour, you don’t respond in the same way you used to.”
  • “When you are deep in battle, what you need is strength to keep going. Even when it looks like nothing is going to happen.”
  • “Destiny is the ultimate expression of doing you, fully being yourself, making your own choices.”

The goal is to motivate you to never give up on your dream. Get to work and keep winning because we are counting on you to create that impact in your business, your workplace and your life.



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