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.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
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.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
In a business world of nonstop change, there’s only one way to win the game: transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking—a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
To clarify, add detail. Imagine that, to clarify, add detail. Clutter and overload are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix the design.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
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.
In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.
Less isn’t more; just enough is more.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.