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.
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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.
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.
There are no old roads to new directions.
No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life
Everyone loves innovation until it affects them.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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.
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
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.