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.

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A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

— Tony Robbins

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

— Neale Donald Walsh

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.

— Woody Allen

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

— Leo Tolstoy

The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.

— Unknown

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by product of that preparation.

— John Wooden

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

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.

— Gordon Gee (Ohio State University)

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

— John Burroughs

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME and up she grew so tall. She ate from a plate called TASTE ME and down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin’ at all.

— Shel Silverstein,Alice

Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.

— Luis Noboa Naranjo

Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.

— Robert Herjavec

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

— Albert Einstein

I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.

— Thomas Edison

Mastery is a pursuit, not a destination, and, throughout its unfolding, is a reoccurring cycle of losing who we think we are in order to make room for who we are becoming.

— Daryl Conner

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

— Frederick Wilcox

Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.

— Jean de La Bruyère

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.

— Unknown

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

— Charles Swindoll

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

— Albert Einstein

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

— Unknown
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