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.
Less isn’t more; just enough is more.
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.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
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.
We’re just in experimental phase right now. As long as we’re in that type of phase, it’s a crazy time. You know we’ll get there (profitability) and get there fast. But the ideas that are not out there yet, and the companies that will be behind them, might be the real winners.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
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.
I never lose. I either win or learn.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
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.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life
Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?