Quotes that inspire you?

Posted March 21, 2023 in

Stephanie Baiocchi

When there's a lot to do, do the hardest thing first

This morning in our IMPACT Slack, Connor DeLaney posted a great question and as soon as the responses started rolling in I knew we should all weigh in here in IMPACT+!

He said: What are some great quotes you live by, enjoy, or have written on your wall? Or, what’s a great spot you find quotes you love? I’m building up a list and looking for some inspiration.

Some great responses off the bat included...

  John Becker shared his favorite: 
"The way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives." -Annie Dillard

Jake Jordan shared that he loves the Harper Book of Quotations

and Will Smith shared one from JFK:
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need people who can dream of things that never were.

What are your favorites? And how do you keep them handy?
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Stephanie Baiocchi
Oh! And my own favorites are the poem Invictus which hangs above my desk in a frame on the wall and these quotes: 

  1. If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten 

  2. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from it. -Al Franken
Tom DiScipio
I'll go!

These are definitely more on the professional side, but they've stuck with me since the day I heard them, and have helped me tremendously throughout my career.

The first is from the one and only Jack Carroll !
"The art of salesmanship is the absence of salesmanship."

And one from Dharmesh Shah...
"Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant."
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Jake Jordan
Tom DiScipio  Ohhhh - I like that 2nd one a lot!
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