Top 7 Inspirational Quotes for Business Success for the week of May 16th – 22nd
Skybox Creative’s Exclusive New Inspiration for Business Success
Blog by poet & author Prartho Sereno
Theme: The Power of Little Things
Last week we took on Technology as our meditation on business success. This week we’ll focus in a little closer, down to the small things we run into on our way through our days—a scheduled meeting perhaps, or maybe a chance one. We’ll slow down enough to consider the art of taking on one question, one phone call…one smile at a time.
This theme—the Power of the Small—was inspired in part by an article my friend Magan Arthur wrote for the meditation journal, Viha Connection (download pdf). Magan is Senior Principal Solutions Consultant of Infosys Consulting and one of the thought leaders in Enterprise Digital Content Management. The unlikely title of his article was Love and Truth in the Fortune 500. Early in the article he writes:
“In simple numbers I have now reached the top-ten list in my firm, and the million-dollar opportunities are lining up. But equally satisfying for me is that my boss has started to describe me as the best thing that can happen to a new hire and my senior clients keep wanting to hug me.
So, what happened? I think I started to understand that the change I seek to make in the world, and in my own life really, is about small steps. It is not about the big social consciousness but about the small things that I can truly impact. For example, when a team member asked me for advice on an issue with another team member, I listened carefully and finally suggested that he speak to the colleague directly. Within days the two were working as a team and provided excellent suggestions for the project.”
I enjoy the simplicity and humanness of Magan’s approach. His story inspired me to spend a little more of my “precious time” with all those little things that keep appearing in front of me. And to listen in on what artists and scientists and others who are living fully and deeply have noticed about this power of attention to the small. As usual, we open with the clear eyes and open heart of Albert Einstein.
Inspirational Quote #1
“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”
—Albert Einstein, philosopher/ scientist/humanist
Inspirational Quote #2
“All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.”
—Lao Tzu, Ancient Taoist Mystic
Inspirational Quote #3
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist
Inspirational Quote #4
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
—Dr. Seuss, poetic genius for all ages
Inspirational Quote #5
“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.”
—Blaise Pascal, French physicist, mathematician, and inventor
Inspirational Quote #6
“It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can’t dodge a fly.”
—Josh Billing, 19th century American humorist
Inspirational Quote #7
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
—Robert Brault, Living American writer
Wishing you a week filled with all things wonderful and… small!
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