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.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
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.
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.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
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.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
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.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Practice hard. Wellness. Play with Abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
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.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
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.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
There’s nothing like setting a goal and accomplishing it. The road to achieve that goal is never straight. It has twists and turns, and at times you feel like you can’t pull it off. When you finally accomplish that goal, you feel a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that really can’t be beat.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.