INSPIRING QUOTES FROM LEADERS AND VISIONARIES
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
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Has a line in a book or article ever jumped out at you, like it was meant just for you?
Have you ever made an important decision partly because you so strongly resonated with something you heard or read?
If you answered ‘yes’, then you already know the power of inspiration.
This special space is dedicated to you, the inspiration-seeker. It’s our place to hang out together.
To share and celebrate some of the most amazing, soul-stirring and inspiring quotes that have emanated from leaders in life and work.
Once you’ve connected with your inner spark, you may find – like the adventurers did in C. S. Lewis’ The Voyage of The Dawn Treader – that you can look straight up at the sun without blinking and see more light than you have ever seen before.
You will never be content with mediocrity again.
Let your true self shine!
INSPIRING QUOTES ABOUT LIFE AND WORK
Inspiring Quotes On Greatness
…the question of Why greatness? is almost a nonsense question. If you’re engaged in work that you love and care about, for whatever reason, then the question needs no answer. The question is not why, but how.
Indeed, the real question is not, “Why greatness?” but “What work makes you feel compelled to try to create greatness?” If you have to ask the question, “Why should we try to make it great? Isn’t success enough?” then you’re probably engaged in the wrong line of work.
…Get involved in something that you care so much about that you want to make it the greatest it can possibly be, not because of what you will get, but just because it can be done.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
All really successful and happy people know in their hearts that they are very good at what they do. If you are doing what you really love and enjoy, if you are following your true calling, you will know because of your attitude toward excellence.
When you have found your true calling, nothing but the best will do for you, and you will go any distance, pay any price, overcome any obstacle to develop yourself to the point where you are really good at your occupation.
Inspiring Quotes On Passion
Except for the financially desperate, people do not work for money alone. What also fuels their passion for work is a larger sense of purpose or passion. Given the opportunity, people gravitate to what gives them meaning, to what engages to the fullest their commitment, talent, energy and skill.
Working With Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Inspiring Quotes On The Real Deal
“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old Narnia is that is sometimes looked a little like this.” – The Unicorn
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
“They have chosen cunning instead of belief. Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that they cannot be taken out.” – Aslan
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Inspiring Quotes On Living Fully In The Present
“She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can.”
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Inspiring Quotes On Taking Action
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Inspiring Quotes On Making Decisions
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
If you don’t like how something is going for you, change it. If something isn’t enough, change it. If something doesn’t suit you; change it. If something doesn’t please you, change it. You don’t ever have to be the same after today.
You can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than you are.
…the other side of the coin reads – unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.
There was a very cautious man,who never laughed or cried.He never risked, he never lost,he never won nor tried.And when he one day passed away,his insurance was denied,For since he never really lived,they claimed he never died.
To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done.
Inspiring Quotes On Choosing Careers
There are not so many round pegs in square holes as one might think. Most people, in spite of what they tell you, choose the occupations that they secretly desire. You will hear a man say who works in an office, “I should like to explore – to rough it in far countries.” But you will find that he likes reading the fiction that deals with that subject, but that he himself prefers the safety and moderate comfort of an office stool.- Hercule Poirot
Death In The Clouds by Agatha Christie
Inspiring Quotes On Focus
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14 (The Bible, New International Version)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (The Bible, New International Version)
“…if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again.”
The Shack by William Paul Young
Inspiring Quotes: How To Get Off The Wrong Highway
If you find yourself on the wrong road, don’t just keep going until you’re in over your head – back up and start over on the right road.
Grizzly Gramps in The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble At School