Jobseekers usually find it difficult to stay motivated, especially after the first few applications, when the process might begin to seem tedious and repetitive. However, persistence is key, and it is with this awareness that we have compiled a list of the most inspiring quotes by some of our favourite entrepreneurs to keep you motivated to stay ahead in the game.

10 Quotes to Help You Stay Motivated

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” –Andrew Carnegie

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.”–Calvin Coolidge

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. –Stephen Covey

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” –Mario Andretti

“You are to set your own value, communicate that value to the world, and then not settle for less. Sound daunting? That’s just because it takes you out of your comfort zone. You have got to stop being an obstacle on your own path to wealth and security and happiness. You must understand that valuing yourself is well within your control.” –Suze Orman

“You’ll never please everyone, but you only have to please a few people to get an offer.” —Harvey MacKay

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”Marissa Mayer

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”Seth Godin

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”Zig Ziglar

If it seems like success is evading you and you feel like giving up, remember that it is only through perseverance and the will to stay motivated that most successful people have fulfilled their short-term and long-term goals.