Word Up: Wise Words Shared in 2011

word_up_speech_bubbleWe start each weekly staff meeting with a quote selected by our CEO Matt Petersen. Here are an assortment of quotes from 2011. Persistance

"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -- Thomas Edison

Agility

"Nimble thought can jump both sea and land." -- William Shakespeare

Intuition

"Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." -- Steve Jobs

Innovation

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -- Buckminster Fuller

Vision

"Comply is not a vision." -- Ray Anderson

Possibility

"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." -- St. Francis of Assisi

Purpose

"At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity." -- Chico Mendes

Heart

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -- Maya Angelou

Responsibility

"We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But it is often the powerful, including governments, that are responsible." -- Wangari Maathai

Integrity

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." -- Benjamin Franklin

Perspective

"In the fight between you and the world, back the world." -- Frank Zappa

Perseverance

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." -- Albert Einstein

Dedication

"Good is towing the line, being behaved, being quiet, being passive, fitting in, being liked, and great is being messy, having a belly, speaking your mind, standing up for what you believe in, fighting for another paradigm, not letting people talk you out." -- Eve Ensler

Community

"The Earth is what we all have in common." -- Wendell Berry

Appreciation

"Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." -- Charles Dickens