Posts Tagged ‘Inspirational’

“Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.”

~ Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.”

~ Emil Zatopek

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.”

~ Emil Zatopek

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same…
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run – 
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

~ Rudyard Kipling, “If”

“Endurance? You’ve only got to get out there and do it. Face up to it: man was meant to run.”

~ Percy Cerutty

“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”

~ A.C. Green

“Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or an antelope – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

~ African Proverb

“Relentless Forward Motion!”

~ Tom Riley

“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”

~ Jesse Owens

“Running is real and relatively simple – but it ain’t easy.”

~ Mark Will-Weber

“Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.”

~ Author Unknown 

A collection of the best quotes from a truly innovative man.

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

“Bill Gates‘d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“Recruiting is hard. It’s just finding the needles in the haystack. You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview. So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged? I ask everybody that: ‘Why are you here?’ The answers themselves are not what you’re looking for. It’s the meta-data.”

“Click. Boom. Amazing!”

“I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.”

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

“I think the key thing is that we’re not all terrified at the same time. I mean, we do put our heart and soul into these things.”

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

“Life is brief, and then you die, you know?”

Thanks to aeneb1 for providing this wonderful video!

Smile.  Even when you don’t feel like it.

Laugh.  Even when you’re down and out.

Breathe.  Even when it feels like you can’t.

Rejoice.  In the fact that you’re alive.

Be.  Just be.


Inspire yourself today.


We’ve all had life beat us down from time to time.  Sometimes it feels like a never ending wave of ridiculous-ness that just won’t end.  As hard as it is to believe or even possibly accept there is one simple truth: We are bringing it on ourselves.

There is a constant truth in the universe “Like attracts like”.

So I challenge you today to get inspired.  Get motivated.  Just get up and be.  Because you rock.  You are awesome and that’s the main principle you need to accept to get rolling.

Do things that make you happy.  Whatever they may be.  The sooner you find and accept who you are, the sooner you will be on the road to your full potential.  Everyone has it in them to be great.  Only some dare to be.


“You’ve got to get mad… I mean plum mad-dog mean.”

video from MBelinkie

Let’s hit this day running!

A day will never be anymore than what you make of it.
– Josh S. Hinds

‎”Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

~ Mother Teresa