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.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
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.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
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.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
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.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
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.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
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.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.