Motivational quotes have a real power in our lives. They can create emotion and inspire action, cause deep contemplation and consternation. In Episode 16, Austin and I got together and shared a few of our favorites and discussed their meaning and application.
Here are the main quotes we rapped about. There are others sprinkled in as well. Check it out and let me know which one is your favorite.
“He who is waiting on the battlefield wins"
"Leaders will let you fail with out making you feel like a failure"
- General Stanley McCrystal
"You don't make men safe by making them weak. You make men safe by making them strong and disciplined."
“No plan survives enemy contact, you may start off fighting your plan, but the enemy gets a vote”
- Col. Tom Kolditz
“2% of your time is spent dealing with tactical situations and 98% of your time is spent dealing with human situations. And human situations are driven by emotions.”
“Fail early, fail fast, fail often”
- Author Unknown
"If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done."
- Thomas Jefferson
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt