Marie Curie quotes: fascinating feedback from the late physicist.
“It is important to make a dream of life—and of a dream, reality.”
“Stay curious, no matter the cost.”
“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Jo Miller quotes: on leading, standing out, maximizing your energy, and more.
“Have clear career goals. You must have clarity about your career goals.”
“We are often so focused on trying to fix our weaknesses that we neglect to nurture our strengths.”
“Amplify the accomplishments that align with your aspirations.”
Bonnie Crater quotes: thoughts from the President and CEO of Full Circle Insights.
“Figure out what your values are and stick with them.”
“In Batman Begins, Alfred says to Bruce Wayne, ‘Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.’ It’s okay to make mistakes. Just don’t make the same mistake twice. It’s exciting to try new things—lots of new projects. Sometimes the ideas don’t work, but change direction very quickly so the error wouldn’t have a lasting impact on the business.”
Falon Fatemi quotes: wisdom from one of the top tech entrepreneurs.
“Do the job you want.”
“At the end of the day, you are the only one that is limiting your ability to dream, or to actually execute on your dreams. Don’t let yourself get in the way of that.”
Yoko Ono quotes: this woman gives some damn-good life advice.
“We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
Katia Beauchamp quotes: the billionaire Birchbox boss sounds off.
“Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.”
“Work hard and own it. You make your own success and your own luck. Ask for what you deserve.”
Alison Pincus quotes: lessons every entrepreneur needs to hear.
“As the saying goes, ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.'”
“Solve a market need; follow your passion; work smartly and efficiently and remember to enjoy the good and the hard days. Most importantly, listen to your gut.”
Dan Shechtman quotes: the Nobel Prize winner’s words of wisdom.
“Select a subject that interests you and make an effort to become an expert in that field. I promise you, if you make the effort, and you become an expert, you will have a wonderful career.”
“You have to have broad knowledge of what’s happening. You have to understand the world around you but on top of it, develop one peak of expertise. Become an expert in something you like.”
Jamie Dimon quotes: the billionaire’s best content.
“If you want to be a winner, then compare yourself to the best and acknowledge that it will never happen without hard work.”
“You can never have equal outcomes, but you can have equal opportunity.”
“Among those people not graduating, there might be a Steve Jobs or Barack Obama. We’ll never know.”
Gary Cohn quotes: on overcoming dyslexia, how he went from siding salesman to business badass, owning each day, and more.
“It’s all about having a goal and going for it whilst making detours along the way.”
“Have a goal. Know where you want to end up. Knowing where you want to end up is a lot easier than figuring out how to start and how to get there. You will figure out how to get there. Do not chart your career. Trust me; you do not want to chart your career.”
Henry M. Paulson quotes: the American banker’s best stuff.
“We all have a chance to have a seat at the table. You never know what’s going to happen.”
“I turned down one of the highest posts in the U.S. government (Secretary of the Treasury) three times before I realized what was holding me back. I just realized that it was fear of failure. And as soon as I realized that, I said, ‘Well, I’m not going to give into that,’ and I accepted.”
Robert Rubin quotes: on making decisions, weighing risk versus reward, purpose over profit, and more.
“I promise not to flood you with words. Whether I leave you with a drop of wisdom is for you to judge.”
“A truly probabilistic view of life quickly leads to the recognition that almost all significant issues are enormously complex and demand that one delve into those complexities to identify the relevant considerations and the inevitable trade-offs.”
James P. Gorman quotes: the Morgan Stanley CEO sounds off.
“The people who succeed are the ones who are the most passionate about their given jobs, not necessarily the most intelligent.”
“Don’t follow the career path based on what your friends think.”
Angela Ahrendts quotes: one of the head honchos for both Burberry and Apple voices her thoughts.
“Dreams have no boundaries if you learn to read the signs of life.”
“We all control our careers. Those choices that you make are so critical.”
“Think of energy almost like emotional electricity—it has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their collective spirit to do extraordinary things.”
Steve Prefontaine quotes: this mofo was a straight savage.
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. People often cheat themselves by giving less than their best. Talent will only take you so far, and by not providing a sincere effort, you are not taking advantage of the gift.”
“Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”