Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t go to war without the advice of others. Proverbs 20:18
In reading some quotes today, I realized others may enjoy reading what others say about work as much as I do. Here are some of my favorite quotes about work.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master.
“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, founder of 37signal.
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop.
“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.
“Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.” – Donald Trump, USA President.
“Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain, author.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, physicist.
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Famer.
“It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So, plan for that.” – Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist.
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer.
“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, and Civil Rights leader.
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, inventor.
“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.
“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy, co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather.
“If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn.
You can say anything to anyone, but how you say it will determine how they will react – John Rampton, entrepreneur and investor.
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”- Chris Grosser
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller, CEO, Founder Standard Oil.
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”- Thomas Jefferson, USA President.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs, CEO, Founder Apple.
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, USA First Lady
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak, digital artist.
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, USA President.
PATRICK LAI and his family have worked in SE Asia for other 37 years. His experience in doing business with Jesus has brought him to understand the meaning of work and worship in the marketplace. He started 14 businesses in four countries, six of which are still operating. Patrick and his wife, May, mentor and coach businesspeople working where there are few or no Christians. Check out Patrick’s latest book, Workship, now available in paperback and e-book.