purpose

A Quote by Thomas Dekker on awaken, kind, courteous, purpose, wisely, weariness, love, joy, heart, and gentle

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Contributed by: Jung Girl

A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on change, hope, individuality, uniqueness, purpose, challenge, life, living, problems, difference, and action

Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

Contributed by: barefoot

A Quote by Kandra J Gardner on future and purpose

  "So now it is time for you to define your future, in this moment, through the greatness of your spirit and purpose"

Kandra J Gardner

Contributed by: Kandra

A Quote by Dalai Lama on compassion, purpose, responsibility, love, peace, religion, human, survival, and stability

        what is my purpose in life, what is my responsibility?
        whether I like it or not, I am on this planet
        and it is far better to do something for humanity.

        so you see that compassion is the seed or basis.

       If we take care to foster compassion,
       we will see that it brings the other good human qualities.

       the topic of compassion is not at all religious business;
       it is very important to know that it is human business
       that it is a question of human survival
       that is not a question of human luxury....

       It is clear that even without religion we can manage.

       However, without these basic human qualities we cannot survive.
       It is a question of our own peace and mental stability.

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by Mary Oliver on forgiveness, love, purpose, direction, goodness, repentence, body, and self acceptance

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

Mary Oliver

Source: New and Selected Poems - Volume one "Wild Geese"

Contributed by: Terrill

A Quote by Bill George on true north, purpose, and leadership

Your “true north” cannot be redirected by external pressures. Once you start trying to satisfy one shareholder, you’ll have to deal with another shareholder with a different point of view. Same with board members and all your other constituencies. If you allow yourself to be pulled off course, you’re going to destroy your enterprise.

Bill George

Source: The Thought Leader Interview: Bill George: http://www.strategy-business.com/press/article/07409

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on god, purpose, love, life, and live

To love, live, and serve an everlasting God

unknown

Source: My heart's desire

Contributed by: Nathan

A Quote by Brenda Barnes on leadership and purpose

The most important thing about leadership is your character and the values that guide your life.

Brenda Barnes

Source: Book Excerpt: "True North": http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/311/true-north.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Dee Hock on purpose, principle, and organization

Your organization needs to be absolutely clear about purpose and principles and must be very careful to know what a purpose and a principle is—you know, a purpose is not an objective, it's not a mission statement—a purpose is an unambiguous expression of that which people jointly wish to become. And a principle is not a platitude—it is a fundamental belief about how you intend to conduct yourself in pursuit of that purpose. You have to get very precise about these things. If the purpose and principles are constructive and healthy, then your organization will take a very different form than anything that you ever imagined. It will release the human spirit and will be constructive of the biosphere. Natural capital and human capital will be released in abundance and monetary capital will become relatively unimportant. To put it another way, I believe that purpose and principle, clearly understood and articulated, and commonly shared, are the genetic code of any healthy organization.

Dee Hock

Source: WIE: Business Transformation Through Chaos Theory: http://www.wie.org/j22/hock.asp

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Dee Hock on organization, mind, and purpose

I spent months and months asking myself, "What is an organization?" If I'm talking about institutional and organizational change, what am I really talking about? What is an organization in the deepest sense? It surely isn't just a set of bylaws, because I can write a set of bylaws and shove it in a desk drawer, and it just becomes an old moldering piece of paper. And if you really think deeply about it, you discover that every organization and every institution, without exception, has no reality save in your mind. It's not its buildings. Those are manifestations of it. It's not its name, it's not its logo, and it's not some fictional piece of paper called a stock certificate. It's not money. It is a mental concept around which people and resources gather in pursuit of common purpose.

Dee Hock

Source: WIE: Business Transformation Through Chaos Theory: http://www.wie.org/j22/hock.asp

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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