‘Let uncertainty fuel your creativity’ – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change

From idea to inspiration, witness the memorable journey of changemakers and game changers 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 September 5-11 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.

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).

Edited by Suman Singh