“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success, but significance – and then, even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino

“Many people fail in life because they believe in the adage “If you don’t succeed at one thing right away, try something else.” But success eludes those who follow such advice. The dreams that have come true did so because people stuck to their ambitions. They refused to be discouraged. They never let disappointment get the upper hand. Challenges only spurred them on to greater efforts.” – Don B. Owens Jr.

“Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it. With a winning attitude, anything is possible.” – Wally Amos, The Path To Success Is Paved With Positive Thinking

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, insight, and sensitivity — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems, make art, think deeply.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“If you have talented and motivated people, they should be encouraged to work alone when creativity and efficiency is the highest priority.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius