If something is successful over a long period of time, it is said to be thriving. That’s exactly what we aspire to achieve, and help our clients achieve. But, we know the importance of learning from people who are smarter than us. Here’s part one of our list of inspirational quotes that help us thrive and share that opportunity with others.
“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” – Maya Angelou
It’s not enough to just be getting by. Simply going through the motions not only creates more opportunity for mistakes, but also limits your perspective to one dimension. How can you grow if you’re just barely doing enough to survive?
“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth
Never stop learning. Seek knowledge. Ask questions. Going through life, or through your business, won’t lead you down the path of success.
“Growth for the sake of Growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” – Edward Abbey
This quote applies to both business and life, doesn’t it? Growth without direction can leave you worse off. Plan where you want to be, then the steps you need to take to get there.
“We must remember that failure gives us chances to grow, and we ignore those chances at our own peril.” – Ed Catmull
Failure can sting at first. It may even make you feel like you don’t belong in your industry. However, it’s important to remember that success only comes from experiencing failure. If you’re scared of failing and avoid it, you’re never going to grow.
“Hard work is about risk. It begins when you deal with the things that you’d rather not deal with: fear of failure, fear of standing out, fear of rejection. Hard work is about training yourself to leap over this barrier, tunnel under that barrier, drive through the other barrier. And after you’ve done that, to do it again the next day.” – Seth Godin
Seth Godin is a leader in innovative thinking and knows all about growth. Fear and growth go hand in hand. In order to grow, you must face your fears, even if that means failing a few times.
Learn more about what inspires us to thrive in past marketing blog posts.