June 23, 2012

What is your favorite quote on PROGRESS?

Focusing on progress is one of the things which is at the core of my approach to coaching, training and management. Here are 5 quotes about progress that I find inspiring:
  1. "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." ~ Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) 
  2. "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
  3. "Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress." ~ Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947)
  4. Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.” ~ Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
  5. "All progress is experimental." ~ John Jay Chapman (1862-1933)
Do you have a favorite quote about progress too? Let me know.


  1. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

    "For your being to be transformed, you need to see… to see something which will change you." - Tony de Mello

    "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot

    These are mine. I honestly believe that true progress is obtain through understanding, through seeing things differently, through a willingness to think the unfamiliar. :D

  2. "Our job is to help our clients speed up their progress - their way!" - Me!!

  3. Two quotes by Vince Lombardi:

    Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

    I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.


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