These are some of our favourite quotes and passages that we’ve collected over the years that we find inspiring or remind us of the types of challenges we need to keep for ourselves to continue to strive for greatness.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
Less isn’t more; just enough is more.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
The first instinct in responding to this sudden economic crisis is to hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. That is the instinct, but acting on it would be a grave mistake. Our challenge today is radical transformation. Change at the margins will not do. The choice, it seems to me, is this: Reinvention or extinction. If we think it cannot happen to us, we ought to recall the fate of the Swiss watchmakers. Fabulous craftsmen, certainly, but the world has moved on, technologies have advanced, habits have shifted.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
We’re just in experimental phase right now. As long as we’re in that type of phase, it’s a crazy time. You know we’ll get there (profitability) and get there fast. But the ideas that are not out there yet, and the companies that will be behind them, might be the real winners.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
There are no old roads to new directions.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.