Shunryu Suzuki

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. Always begin, again and again.

Robert J. Thomas

There is no point in trying to assess people’s abilities without first finding out what they care about. The same goes for trying to assess things such as “leadership potential” or “creativity” out of context. One has always to ask, in relation to what?

John Maxwell

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

Thomas V. Morris (author of The Art of Achievement

Our choices are always broader than our past. The best adventures in life need to be chosen, not from a predetermined menu based on what we’ve done already, but rather out of our deepest sense of who we are and how we can contribute to the world.

Ken Kesey (author)

You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the number of apples in a seed.

Dr. Charles Albano

It shows itself in stages,
Born in risk and blessed by chance,
Tends to lurk in shadows,
Though it likes to be romanced.

The potential of a human
To Contribute is unbound,
When it grows by being matched
To new callings more profound.

Jim Collins

Good is the enemy of great. That’s why so few things become great.

Rudyard Kipling


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
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Bill Parcels

Potential means you haven’t done anything yet.