Hopefully, as a business owner you are not faced with too many situations where your day-to-day operation leaves you feeling discouraged. During these tough times it reminds us of how difficult it can be to run a successful business. Fortunately, our will power and determination keeps us from wanting to shut the doors and start working for someone else. It is with this mentality, we find new and original ways to get over the present challenges and look forward to futures successes. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." —Henry Ford Henry Ford hits life and business on the top of the head with his famous. In business, things will go wrong and it might seem as if the entire world is against you, pointing your business to failure. At times like these, it is important to remember success sometime begins with failure because of experience you attain, and the more experience you attain, the more potential your business will have to offer. “Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.” —Donald Trump Every where you look, there are new opportunities to learn and grow. If you notice entrepreneurs beside you, they are probably trying new and innovative ideas with their own business. The point is not to be frustrated with their inhibitions, but notice what is working for them. This way you can better understand your process and theirs, while at the same time, take steps forward to make yours better than the rest. "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein You've already come this far—Started your own business, turned your own ideas into reality, and provided your customers with an outstanding product or service. It is during the rough times we are allowed to reflect on what has worked and what hasn't. We identify mistakes to no longer make them and ways to continually improve. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” —Steve Jobs Perseverance and patience; the two keys to becoming a successful entrepreneur. If being an entrepreneur was easy, everyone would do it. Times get tough, but don't quit! “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” —Richard Branson Everyone fails in life at least once. The trick is to optimistically look at what you learn from each failure, pick yourself up, and keep moving forward. You can only learn from your failures, but try not to make the same mistake twice. Lendio's mission is to fuel your American Dream by making small business loans simple through options, speed, and trust. If you have any other quotes you liked recently, leave a comment below. Like this post? Sign up below to get more business advice in your inbox.