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7 Favorite Quotes From Blogosphere

I remember collecting and writing quotes in my diary as a student. A good quote has power to inspire us, to stir us and sometimes, make us uncomfortable. Quotes provide a spark to our thinking.

Here are a few recent quotes from my friends (via their posts) in blogosphere, that inspired me lately. You will like them too:

From: “Seeing Others” by Mary Jo Asmus

Most people crave acknowledgement; in a word, they want to be seen. Seeing others takes attention and quiet thought on your part. It requires you to notice, to listen, and to (sometimes) be surprised at what you see. Acknowledging others takes effort, but the rewards to you and your organization will be great.

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Via: 7 Breaths

To succeed, you must focus on the person you want to BE, not the things you want to have. Exercising is not a verb, but a way of life. The same thing goes for healthy eating. To succeed in anything you must BE the person who is consistent, intense, and intelligent. Work on seeing yourself as this person.

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From: “In Praise of Doing” by Dan Rockwell

Do something; stand on it and do something again. What you do makes a difference not what you want to do.

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From: The Danger of Walks By Kurt Harden at Cultural Offering

Employees need to be challenged.  They need to keep their chops sharp.  Without the stimulation of new challenges and, yes, problems to solve, sloppiness settles in.  What is the saying?  If you want something done well, give it to a busy person.

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From: Nicholas Bate

Brilliant isn’t making it on the stock exchange if you never see your kids. Brilliant isn’t winning the company Porsche two quarters in a row if the third quarter you were in hospital with chest pains.

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Via: “Indira Gandhi on Doing Work Versus Taking Credit For It” by Bob Sutton

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

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From: “Why Sport is Actually a Spiritual Pursuit” by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Being a sport means you are willing to play. Willing to play means you are involved or alive to the situation in which you exist, and that is the essence of life. If there is anything that is truly close to a spiritual process, in the normal course of life, that is sports. Swami Vivekananda went to the extent of saying, "In kicking a ball or playing a game, you are much closer to the Divine than you will ever be in prayer." You can pray without involvement, but you cannot play sports without involvement, and involvement is the essence of life.

  1. Excellent Collect!
    Liked the saying – If you want something done well, give it to a busy person.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards,
    Jay Chhaya

  2. Really inspiring quotes.
    I like ” What you do makes a difference not what you want to do.”

  3. “Brilliant isn’t making it on the stock exchange if you never see your kids. ” , Thanks Tanmay for this .

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