Help build our Inspiration Wall w/ your favorite quote, advice... Badge of the Month [January 2021]

LaurenKLaurenK Seattle, WA, USACommunity Administrator Administrator

Help build our Inspiration Wall w/ your favorite quote, advice... Badge of the Month [January 2021]


During the first week of each month, we will post a new question, topic or activity for you to participate in and to help get the conversation going. Depending on the difficulty or complexity of the question / challenge, we will keep it open for 1 week or 2 weeks to ensure you have enough time to participate.

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BADGE OF THE MONTH - January 2021

Participate in this month's discussion between January 11 and January 25 to receive this badge worth 10 points. If you miss out on responding to this post, don't worry, we plan to have a new challenge every month so you can pop back in next time for your chance to participate, connect with others, and earn a badge!

Challenge: Share your favorite quote, the best piece of advice you've received (or given), or your most treasured life tip / trick 💬💡

Help us build an inspiration wall that our community can come back to whenever anyone is needing some extra motivation, having a rough day, or just needs a bit of encouragement! Feel free to post as many tips, tricks, quotes, or advice as you want - we know it can be hard to pick just one. There are no rules as to what 'genre' your quote must fall under; work, life, happiness, individuality, health, adventure, experiences, and the list goes on. As an added bonus, share why it inspires you!



  • LaurenKLaurenK Seattle, WA, USACommunity Administrator Administrator

    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I know this one is way easier said than done, but I am a strong believer that going off the beaten path will result in a more exciting, eventful, and fulfilling outcome (most of the time)!

  • GuinevereMGuinevereM Seattle, WA, USACommunity Administrator Moderator

    "Possibility is not a luxury; it is as crucial as bread." -Judith Butler

    "Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming." -Alice Walker

    I couldn't choose just one, so these are two of my favorites!

    Both of these quotes inspire me to be active in the making of my future (and the futures of others). They both recognize the deliberate, hard work that goes into outcomes that matter.

    Similar to what @LaurenK said, the exploration of possibility and the unknown inevitably leads us to the most exciting discoveries, and where we ultimately need to be.

  • JJonesJJones SACRAMENTOCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    No matter how tough the day is or what is going on around of these three quotes always seems to get me through.

  • VirginiaMVirginiaM Boone, North CarolinaCommunity Member Sage ✭✭✭

    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

    ~Mary Oliver

  • JoycaVJoycaV BelgiumCommunity Member Guru ✭✭

    Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

    ~Suzy Kassem

  • PraDeepKotian_UgamPraDeepKotian_Ugam Mumbai, IndiaCommunity Member Sage ✭✭✭
    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

    ~John Quincy Adams

  • MatthewMMatthewM Chicago, ILCommunity Member Superuser ✭✭✭✭
  • KristalpaigeKristalpaige Texas, United StatesCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    I love reading motivational quotes. Here are a few of my favorites:

    You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

    Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. - Charlie Chaplin

    Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. - Jimmy Buffett


  • LwalkerLwalker Portland, MaineCommunity Member Qubie ✭
    edited January 12

    Attributed to Winston Churchill, but certainly embodied by Curious George :)

    Quote by the Sufi poet Hafiz (picture posted on IG by Jack Kornfield)

  • rjpmenonrjpmenon MissouriCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    If you have 60 minutes (metaphorically speaking) to answer a question, spend 50 minutes analyzing the question, rephrasing it even. At the end of the 50 minutes, if you still haven't found the answer to your question, spend the next 10 minutes to mentally prepare yourself to move on. You've done everything you can.

    I'm not where or when I read this, but this is my guiding principle in life.

  • KristenVitaleKristenVitale COCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

    -Winston Churchill

    A yoga teacher read this during a practice years ago and I wrote it on a little piece of paper I found in my car after class and I still have that paper to this day!

  • MattMMattM SwedenCommunity Member Qubie ✭
  • bstrahinbstrahin Madison, WICommunity Member Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    For the first portion of my life I lived a very carefree and sheltered life. A few years ago I felt like I got hit with tragedy after tragedy - death of a beloved grandparent, a divorce that uprooted my life (literally), and the loss of my nephew at three days old (whose anticipation of arrival got me through my divorce, I was going to be so happy and busy helping care for a baby our family and doctors thought would be healthy). Those followed me like a dark cloud everywhere and I would snap for "no reason." But really it was the stress and grief caused by these losses. It wasn't until then that I could understand this quote. I feel like being given the grace of this quote by my friends and now living this quote has made me a better, more patient person. I always try to be kind and forgiving knowing that things are out the person's control or there might be something unseen causing them to have a bad day, week, year(s). It also helps me as a supervisor remember to look after the whole of my employees and not just what I get out of them for the business.

  • LaurenKLaurenK Seattle, WA, USACommunity Administrator Administrator

    @bstrahin thank you for sharing. There is so much power in patience and understanding. Not everyone is an open book, and we never know the hardships someone has experienced or is going through. This is everyones friendly reminder to check in on their loved ones, coworkers, friends, and anyone else that may need it! 🙂

  • ElieDElieD QC, CanadaCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    I like this one :

    Ok, I'm a little geek...

    And this second one is hung in my desk, courtesy of my teammates :

    I admit : I have a sweet tooth !


    I think these two short sentences perfectly resume my personnality at work :

    If I engage into something, I'm gonna bring it to completion and I actively avoid time consuming task with no benefits.

  • AdamK12AdamK12 Bethesda, MDCommunity Member, XMPN Member Guru ✭✭

    I tend to live by this recommendation from the late, lamented, and beloved Douglas Adams which is written in large friendly letters on the cover of his "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy..."

  • rukaruka IrelandCommunity Member, XMPN Member Qubie ✭
    edited January 15

    Where your focus goes, your energy flows.

    Generic, but so true... its one of those that no matter how you feel it should remind you that you make your own reality. You have the power to transform your day by changing your focus into whatever you need to achieve, either in life or simply during your day. And your energy will shift accordingly giving you strengh and meaning to whatever you put your attention into.

  • PeeyushBansalPeeyushBansal IndiaCommunity Member Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi

    It is always great to do what we love.

  • Rob__BRob__B FLCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    So many great quotes that resonate with me already mentioned. I'll add another kind of generic quote: "It is the spirit of the game, not the letter of the rules, which is important."

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