I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
The entrepreneur and the achiever should have at least a bit of the rebel inside. Being interested in, or, worse yet, content with the status quo, is counterculture for achievers. Given the era in which he lived, Machiavelli has some great quotes, particularly when it comes to the subject of ruling and strategizing to move into leadership. The concept of overthrowing the status quo has a visceral appeal to most every entrepreneur and achiever I know. Maintain the entrepreneurial, rebel spirit in everything you do.