‘While it is okay not to know, it is not okay to not learn’ – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change

From curiosity to commitment, witness the memorable journey of changemakers and gamechangers in these quotes, excerpts, and stories!
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Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous edition here). Share these 15 gems and insights from the week of August 8-14 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

See also our pick of Top Quotes of 2021 on Entrepreneurship, Investment, Digital Transformation, Storytelling, The India Opportunity, Pandemic Resilience, Failure Recovery, Design, and Art.

The world around is evolving fast and what our users want also keeps changing so the goal post will always keep moving. - Anand Sinha, leap.club

If the race is on, it is the tortoise that wins, not the hare. - Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

There must be a change in how money is perceived, cultural changes are required, and, overall, an alteration is needed to make our lifestyles more sustainable and planet-friendly. - Upasana Koli, WOTR

Channelise your energy productively and choose your battles wisely. - Akriti Gupta, Canfem

I would advocate therapy for everyone because I think it's nice to have somebody that you can talk to, someone who's not judgmental and will give you good advice. - Aparna Piramal Raje, 'Chemical Khichdi'

I believe an artist should make mistakes a hundred times. Each mistake will lead to improvement, and the 101st will be a masterpiece. – Puneeth Mohan

Any reading is good reading—be it a recipe book or a comic book. The message we need to give as parents is to be open to reading. - Sheetal Shah, Töölö

The trifecta required for all healing is—optimal sleep, stable blood sugar, and smooth elimination. - Deepa Kannan, PFNR

I'm sure in any country, including India, it takes a little bit more convincing (if you are a woman); you need to be a little bit more vocal and flamboyant about what you're doing. - Ambika Sharma, Pulp Strategy

If corporate India must close the gender gap, women including those who are looking to return to work after a career break need to be given equal opportunities. - Neha Bagaria, JobsForHer

Women aren't taken seriously, by men and even other women. That makes women entrepreneurs doubt themselves and forces them to work harder than their male counterparts. - Vaishali Mehta, Swa Artisanal Syrups

We are so privileged to have pipes in our homes that we often ignore the problems people face in other parts of the city. - Harleen Kaur, Jal Saathi

You have to understand what is best for you, what is that one thing you want to do every single day of your life. - Aishwarya Srinivasan, Google Cloud

Be unapologetic if you are passionate about what you want to do and who you are. - Anvitha Rao, Swee10

While it is okay not to know, it is not okay to not learn. - Captain Anny Divya

YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

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