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.

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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

— Abraham Lincoln

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

— Accenture

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

— Albert Einstein

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.

— Daryl Conner

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.

— Neil Gaiman

If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.

— Barbara Greene

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.

— Richard Branson

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

— William Pollard

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

— Will Rogers

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

— Charles Swindoll

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

— Maya Angelou

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

— Neale Donald Walsh

Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.

— Hal Saunders

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

— Frederick Wilcox

Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.

— Luis Noboa Naranjo

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

— A. Clarke

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.

— Larry King

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

— Wayne Gretzky

It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.

— Umair Haq

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

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.

— Herman Melville, Billy Budd

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.

— Simon Sinek

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

— Rita Mae Brown

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.

— Albert Einstein

On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.

— Unknown

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney
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