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‘The only thing that will keep you going is your dream – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change

From dream to destination, witness the memorable journey of changemakers and gamechangers in these quotes, excerpts, and stories!

‘The only thing that will keep you going is your dream – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change

Friday October 21, 2022 , 3 min Read

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 October 10-16 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.


In this journey, we will see failures more than success, and the only thing that will keep you going is your dream. - Aashutosh Yadav, A to Z Bath Solutions

If you believe in yourself, new opportunities will open for you. - Joycy Lyngdoh, Amazon

If we listen to our body when it whispers to us, then we won’t need to hear our body scream. - Deepa Kannan, PFNR

Study other artists works. Do meaningful work, not just pretty paintings. - Lisa Pingale, Monalisa Kalagram

Experimentation is at the heart of improving conversion, retention, and overall customer experience. It is an iterative process, which means you move on from one experiment to another and you measure the impact. - Kedar Parikh, Netcore Cloud

Organisations should focus not only on the economic well-being of the nation where they operate but also upon its social fabric. - Manabu Yamazaki, Canon India

Poor impact management due to decentralised data, lack of a business strategy due to insufficient understanding about goals and feasibility, as well as inability to scale up are other factors challenges for social entrepreneurs. - Rahul Nainwal, Runway Incubator


If more women work in the renewable energy sector, it can help with two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): gender equality and environmentally friendly economic growth. - Siddhi Desai, Navitas Solar

Women have the ability to multitask inherently, which is one of their biggest strengths. When this ability is combined with a calm mind and overall wellness, the outcomes will be great. - Swathi Kulkarni, Elda Health

Women have elevated sports at the global level. The success of women in cricket, hockey, and athletics is evident. - Shishir Hattangadi, MyySports

We need to continuously publish success stories of women who have gone ahead and followed their ambition post motherhood. - Aparna Kumar, HSBC India

It's up to women to reach out … and play an effective and responsible role by pulling up other women. - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon


Invest in an ecosystem — the relationships I have give me the strength to continue doing what I want to. - Akriti Chopra, Zomato

Whether one indulges in festivities and follows rituals or not, women usually tend to feel they’ve been unable to do what’s required of them — mainly if they belong to a traditional or orthodox household. - Shweta Papriwal, JM Financial

People believe you need to put family first or work first, but put yourself somewhere in that list too. - Divya Gokulnath, BYJU's

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 Megha Reddy