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.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
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.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
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.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
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.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
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.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Design thinking can be described as a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
Less isn’t more; just enough is more.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.