5 Henry Ford Quotes To Live By

Monday, November 20, 2017

Besides inventing the assembly line, Henry Ford was a great business man. He built a brand that continues to reinvent itself when necessary. Those values are instilled in the brand because of the way he chose to build the company itself.

Here are a few of his pearls of wisdom that can help you live a better life and run a better business.

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.”

There are few quotes that can inspire a good work ethic better than this. If you’ve ever purchased a bundle of firewood, you’ll know the expense is often more than grabbing an axe and getting your hands a bit dirty. It’s good practice for life, too.

“Coming together is a beginning; working together is progress; staying together is success.”

Henry Ford was a huge proponent of teamwork. He was, quite possibly, the original teamwork cliche generator. His wisdom went far beyond giving 110% to encompass a belief that longevity is the true way to frame and define success.

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”

Sometimes, we have a habit of pointing out problems. This quote is a great way to shift that mentality. Instead of just pointing at a problem, find the way to fix it before we focus our efforts on pointing it out. It can improve the way you communicate with your team members.

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

Mentality is at the root of our successes. If we have the right attitude, we accomplish more. Think back to your greatest successes. Chances are, you had a more positive approach and attitude. With your failures, you are your own worst enemy.

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

Besides the intentional paradox of using the word “poor” this quote goes even deeper into the root of most of our problems as business managers. In this day and age, we get so focused on the bottom line when there are much more important aspects at play within our work.