Tag: quote


Inspirational Quote – Action and Inspiration

Twitter is a great place to share information – if you use it properly.

@NudgeVillage tries to connect to like minded people that are entrepreneurs, but also to some people that just plain share great quotes all day.

Here’s a quote found on Twitter this week that caught our eye:

“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.”

 – Frank Tibolt –

Acting on Ideas

Some days one little quote sums it all up best:

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.”

Andre Malraux quotes (French Historian, Novelist and Statesman, 1901-1976)

Just a little nudge to keep pressing forward on your ideas!


Quote – Problems into Solutions

Thanks Alma Chris – for sharing this thought on the Nudge Village Facebook group!
“Turning problems into solutions requires that we adjust our perception, suspend our judgements, and remain open-minded to all possibilities. In other words, it means seeing reality for what it ‘really’ is and for what it ‘really’ isn’t.”
– Michael McMillan –

Pursuing Strengths – Pearly Gate Wisdom

In the book Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, the author shares a story attributed to Mark Twain.

It is short enough to quote:

“”Mark Twain once described a man who died and met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. Knowing that Saint Peter was very wise, the man asked a question that he had wondered about throughout his life.

He said, “Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years. Who was the greatest general of all time?”

Saint Peter quickly responded, “Oh that’s a simple question. It’s that man right over there.”

“You must be mistaken,” responded the man, now very perplexed. “I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer.”

“That’s right my friend,” assured Saint Peter. “He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had been a general.””

The author goes on to comment:

“This story illustrates a truth that is, unfortunately, all too common. Far too many people spend a lifetime headed in the wrong direction. They go not only from the cradle to the cubicle, but then to the casket, without uncovering their greatest talents and potential.

This is why it’s essential not only to discover and develop your strengths as early as possible, but also to help the people around you build on their natural talents. Whether you’re helping a good friend realize that she is a natural at coming up with new ideas, supporting a colleague as he looks for a better fit for his talents at work, or helping a young person understand that her natural competitiveness could be a lifelong asset instead of a hindrance – these actions will start to change the world around you. Every human being has talents that are just waiting to be uncovered.”

Nudge Village Note – We thought this was a perfect story for Nudge Village! This is what it is all about! Helping each other find and pursue our talents. Are you pursuing yours today? Are you helping others do the same? Perhaps the new year is a good place to start.



Quote – Celebrate

One of my favorite quotes from Tom Peters (leadership guru) is:

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”

– Tom Peters –

If you are a boss, this is REALLY important. So often people branch out of the norm and bring up a creative idea, a simple fix to an ingrained process, or a completely new way of delivering a product.

It is easy to find everything wrong in these moments, instead of seeing where the possibilities may lead.

Are you rejecting something better just because it is hard, different, or imperfect right now?

Perhaps it is time to celebrate and see what good stuff comes your way.