Words have a massive impact on our work places and our lives. They can make us giggle or cry, hurt us or heal us, and they can offer us hope or despair in a second. An effective selection of words can heighten the positive emotions of an experience, just as a different choice of words can upset us, just as fast and just as surely. And that’s why inspiring quotes work!
Facebook and other social media sites tend to do overkill on the inspiring quotes these days, but we still feel drawn to them. Here are some of the most powerful leadership quotes I share with my client that give them ‘Aha’ moments of inspiration and insights.
Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
You don’t have to be tall to see the moon.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You must become the change you wish to see in the world.
You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance.
Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
We don’t see things the way they are, we see things the way we are”
Jo Wise has emerged as an inspirational and dynamic force in the business world, helping organisations crack the code to leadership and business success. She is the person to turn to, to drive business results through enhancing performance, communications and developing the choice to thrive in uncertain times.
Jo knows that with the right tools, strategies and information, all leaders can harness their power and create greater impact and influence in their teams, departments and in business right now. Jo can show the way, contact her at www.stellarpoint.com.au and Facebook.