35 Inspirational Sam Walton Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Sam Walton Quotes On Success

Sam Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew to be the world’s largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. At one point in his life, he was the richest man in America. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “We couldn’t care less about what is forecast or what the market says we ought to do. If we listened very seriously to that sort of stuff, we never would have gone into small-town discounting in the first place.” Sam Walton

2. “When somebody made a mistake – whether it was myself or anybody else – we talked about it, admitted it, tried to figure out how to correct it, and then moved on to the next day’s work.” Sam Walton

3. “You can make a positive out of the most negative if you work at it hard enough.” Sam Walton

4. “I learned a long time ago that exercising your ego in public is definitely not the way to build an effective organization.” Sam Walton

5. “If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you—like a fever.” Sam Walton

6. “I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.” Sam Walton

7. “Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up.” Sam Walton

8. “One person seeking glory doesn’t accomplish very much.” Sam Walton

9. “High expectations are the key to everything.” Sam Walton

10. “I guess real merchants are like real fishermen: we have a special place in our memories for a few of the big ones.” Sam Walton

11. “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity.” Sam Walton

12. If you get one good idea, that’s one more than you went into the store with, and we must try to incorporate it into our company.” Sam Walton

13. “I’d hate to see any descendants of mine fall into the category of what I’d call ‘idle rich’ – a group I’ve never had much use for.” Sam Walton

14. “To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” Sam Walton

15. “It was almost as if I had a right to win. Thinking like that often seems to turn into sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.” Sam Walton

16. “If you take someone who lacks the experience and the know-how but has the real desire and the willingness to work his tail off to get the job done, he’ll make up for what he lacks. And that proved true nine times out of ten.” Sam Walton

17. “Take the best out of everything and adapt it to your needs.” Sam Walton

18. “Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.” Sam Walton

19. “The truth is when those Butler Brothers folks turned down my discounting idea, I got a little angry, and maybe that helped me decide to swim upstream on my own.” Sam Walton

20. “Focus on something the customer wants, and then deliver it.” Sam Walton

21. “If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.” Sam Walton

22. “A good location, and what we have to pay for it, is so important to the success of a store. And it’s one area of the company in which we’ve always had family involvement.” Sam Walton

23. “It is a story about entrepreneurship, and risk, and hard work, and knowing where you want to go and being willing to do what it takes to get there. And it’s a story about believing in your idea even when maybe some other folks don’t, and about sticking to your guns.” Sam Walton

24. “I learned early on that one of the secrets of campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. I would always look ahead and speak to the person coming toward me. If I knew them I would call them by name, but even if I didn’t I would still speak to them.” Sam Walton

25. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary.” Sam Walton

26. “I remember one time I didn’t want to spend any money on motels so we all slept in sleeping bags on the floor of one of our guy’s house. His furniture hadn’t gotten there yet.” Sam Walton

27. “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” Sam Walton

28. “You can learn from everybody.” Sam Walton

29. “Most of us don’t invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else.” Sam Walton

30. “There’s absolutely no limit to what plain, ordinary, working people can accomplish if they’re given the opportunity and encouragement to do their best.” Sam Walton

31. “You can’t just keep doing what works one time, everything around you is changing. To succeed, stay out in front of change. “ Sam Walton

32. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton

33. “Set high goals.” Sam Walton

34. “I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” Sam Walton

35. Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anybody else.” Sam Walton

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