“Learn to listen. Sometimes opportunity disguises itself this way and knocks very softly. You will find that God speaks for those who hold their peace. Silence can be golden.” – John Mason, Let Go of Whatever Holds You Back

“Creativity has been built into every one of us; it’s part of our design. Each of us lives less of the life God intended for us when we choose not to live out the creative powers we possess.” – Ted Engstrom 

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” – W. Clement Stone

 “When you are clear, what you want will show up in your life, and only to the extent that you are clear.” – Janet and Chris Attwood, The Passion Test

“God has given each of us our “marching orders.” Our purpose here on Earth is to find those orders and carry them out. Those orders acknowledge our special gifts.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Without living in alignment with your primary purpose you come up with, even if it is to create heaven on earth, will be of the ego or become destroyed by time. Sooner or later, it will lead to suffering. If you ignore your purpose, no matter what you do, even if it looks spiritual, the ego will creep into how you do it, and so the means will corrupt the end.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“If you’re a teacher, enjoy your gregarious and participatory students. But don’t forget to cultivate the shy, the gentle, the autonomous, and the ones with single-minded enthusiasms. They are the artists, engineers, and thinkers of tomorrow.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking