Power Thoughts

I have been collecting motivational quotes for as long as I can remember.  Here are just a few of my favourites that keep me inspired or help me refocus. I tend to write one down on my refrigerator with a wipe board marker whenever I need an extra boost.

  • Most of us would like our eulogy to read, “She followed her bliss,” but instead we live a life of, “she never missed a meeting, no matter how wasteful it was.” – Bill Jensen
  • Live your life by a compass, not a clock. – Steven Covey
  • People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. – Tim Ferris
  • Change versus progress? – Tony Robbins
  • A woman is but a product of her thoughts.  What she thinks, she becomes. – Gandi (gender modified)
  • A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between her work and her play, her labour and her leisure, her mind and body, her education and her recreation.  She hardly knows which is which.  She simply pursues her vision of excellence though whatever she is doing, and leaves others to determine whether she is working or playing. To herself, she always appears to be doing both. – Frances Auguste Rene Chateaubrand (gender modified)
  • Your doing should come out of your being. – Oprah
  • Elegance is not about being noticed.  It’s about being remembered. -Georgio Armani
  • Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – Steve Prefontaine
  • Diversity in counsel, unity in command. – Cyrus the Great
  • The formula for failure: to try to please everybody all the time. – Herbert Bayard Sawyer
  • What gets measured, gets managed. – Peter Drucker
  • Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. – Niccolo Nachlavetti
  • If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems.  And that’s a big mistake. – Frank Wilczek
  • Don’t follow someone else’s recipe – Unknown
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
  • Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one things about changing herself. – Leo Tolstoy (gender modified)
  • People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • All good things are wild and free. – Henry David Thoreau
  • To avoid criticism – say nothing, do nothing and be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard