‘Let uncertainty fuel your creativity’ – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change
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 September 5-11 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.
Reskilling has become a common notion. People are more cognisant of the fact that one’s skills have an expiry date. - Saher Mahmood, Gartner
Modern jobs have become more skill-focused than degree-focused. - Ashish Munjal, Sunstone
When you keep giving everything for free, there is no value for it. - Shruti Saxena, Lotus Petal Foundation
For mentoring, you need empathy and the ability to provide unbiased feedback. - Nagaraja Prakasam
Create a dialogue among the employees about alternative sexualities, religious practices, cultural expression and how not to make their colleagues uncomfortable. - Ranjini Chakraborty, Giesecke+Devrient
It takes a fine leader, whether a man or a woman, to understand and ensure that your people are your biggest assets, whatever industry you are in. - Kinjal Pande, DB Schenker
It is important that when we look at other humans, we only look for humans. That is where equality would begin. - Sudha Varghese, Nari Gunjan
Design thinking must entertain false starts, dead ends, about turns, and the killing of darlings before a few promising ideas emerge. - Pavan Soni, 'Design Your Thinking'
Don’t dissipate your energy on petty things; be a gangster! - Tarusha Mittal, Oropocket
You have to learn to discipline your mind because it’s always trying to tell you to quit. - Pushpa Bhatt, ultramarathon runner
Most cravings have roots in the high stress that poor sleep puts on multiple systems and organs within the body. - Deepa Kannan, PFNR
Making mistakes is a crucial part of learning and making mistakes is okay. - Oren Kaniel, AppsFlyer
Innovation thrives during these periods [of rapid change and market volatility] and remains true amid today’s more challenging market. - Jeremy Levine, Bessemer Venture Partners
When our students become problem-solvers from a young age, we not only create a self-sustaining ecosystem, but also a support system for the world. - Shailesh Malhotra, India Moonpreneur
Let uncertainty fuel your creativity. Your time and attention, and where you place it, matters. - Lauren Celenza, DesignUp 2022
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).