Quotes and stories

“We humans have a long a wonderful history of transcending our beliefs about what’s possible. In the early days of the steam-powered train, learned scientist urged capping the speed at 30 mph (50km) because they believed the human body exploded at speeds greater than that. Finally some brave people risked going beyond that limiting belief and found that they did not explode. If I cling to the notion that something is not possible. I’m arguing in favour of limitation. If I argue for my limitations, I get to keep them. What’s the payoff for arguing forcefully for our limitations? In the case of the steam engine, scientists were trying to protect people from harm. It was well-intentioned, even though it was erroneous.”
Gay Hendricks

“Faced with a choice between changing one’s mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.”
– J.K. Galbraith

“We do not learn from experience, but rather from reflecting on experience”
– Jake Breeden

“What we know limits what we can imagine”

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
– Goethe

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Everyone has a plan until he gets hit.”
–  Mike Tyson

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”
– Og Mandino

“One thing is true for every one of us…where we end up on the other side of all this will be a direct result of how fearless, adaptable, empathetic and collaborative we dare to be right now.”

“Don’t surround yourself with people who agree with you. Spend more time in new places, with new people who have opinions that are vastly different to yours.”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ”
– Marianne Williamson

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
– Coco Chanel

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
― Anais Nin

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