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.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.
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.
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
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.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
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 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.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
There is no age attached to a student, that quest is without a number.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
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.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
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.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!