God designed the world so that there will always be more things for us to do than we are able to do. This isn’t just so we learn to prioritize; it’s so that we learn to depend on one another.

Matt Perman
What's Best Next (Zondervan, 2014), 229

The most striking thing about highly effective leaders is how little they have in common. What one swears by, another warns against. But one trait stands out: the willingness to risk.

Larry Osborne
Measuring up: the need to succeed and the fear of failure. (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1993), 59

It’s important to make good decisions. But I spend much less time and energy worrying about “making the right decision” and much more time and energy ensuring that any decision I make turns out right.

Scott McNealy — a co-founder of Sun Microsystems. (Ed Batista, HBR Blog Network)