Quote of the Week!

Quote of the Week 2012

Each week as we travel though our lives we read, hear and see things that make us consider our life’s purpose in some way. The following is a gathering of quotes borrowed from influential people that we may or may not always know. What’s for sure is that these individuals come from all walks of life and a varied background but more importantly have a mindset toward learning.

Each quote is chose for it’s alignment to the goals set forth in the guiding principles of theviewfromhere.

You will find the current week’s quote on the main page and below you will find a chronology of the year’s quotes.

Have you done something recently to further your purpose?

Think back about the week that just past. What were you doing?

If you have, reflect on it for a minute and if you have not, get started today! We hope these quotes will inspire you to think differently, offer you some guidance toward your goals or just make you smile.

 2012 Week 22 (05 | 27 through 06 | 02)

Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, now that’s creativity.  –  Charles Mingus

Find out more about Charles Mingus here.


2012 Week 21 (05 | 20 through 05 | 26)

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs.  –  Max Beerbohm

Find out more about Max Beerbohm here.

2012 Week 20 (05 | 13 through 05 | 19)

When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them that they didn’t understand life.  –  John Lennon

Find out more about John Lennon here.

2012 Week 19 (05 | 06 through 05 | 12)

You can’t wait for inspiration. Yo have to go after it with a club. – Jack London

Find out more about Jack London here.

2012 Week 18 (04 | 29 through 05 | 05)

When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.  –  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Find out more about Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi here.

2012 Week 17 (04 | 22 through 04 | 28)

A leader is at his best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his team will say: We did it ourselves. – Lao-Tzu

Find out more about Lao-Tsu here.

2012 Week 16 (04 | 15 through 04 | 21)

The minute a leader allows himself to become the primary reality people worry about, rather than reality being the primary reality, you have a recipe for mediocrity, or worse.  –  Jim Collins

Find out more about Jim Collins here.

2012 Week 15 (04 | 08 through 04 | 14)

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”  –  Maya Angelou

Find out more about Maya Angelou here.

 2012 Week 14 (04 | 01 through 04 | 07)

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures…..I divide the world into the learners and non-learners  –  Benjamin Barber

Find out more about Benjamin Barber here.

2012 Week 13 (03 | 25 through 03 | 31)

You don’t have to get it perfect; you just have to get it going. Babies don’t walk the first time they try, but eventually they do.  –  Mark Victor Hansen

Find out more about Mark Victor Hansen here.

2012 Week 12 (03 | 18 through 03 | 24)

When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.  – Tony Schwartz

Find out more about Tony Schwartz here.

2012 Week 11 (03 | 11 through 03 | 17)

The next time you are in a meeting and folks are discussing how to wring another increment of performance out of your workforce, you might ask: “To what end, and to whose benefit, are our employees being asked to give of themselves? Have we committed ourselves to a purpose that is truly deserving of their initiative, imagination and passion?”  –  Gary Hamel

Find out more about Gary Hamel here.

2012 Week 10 (03 | 04 through 03 | 10)

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. For the creative mind inspiration comes easily but what makes up the other 99% of making ideas happen? Hard work.  –  Scott Belsky (from Making Ideas Happen)

Find out more about Scott Belsky here.

2012 Week 9 (02 | 26 through 03 | 03)

Management isn’t about walking around the office checking if people are working. It’s about creating the conditions for people to be able to do their best work.  –  Jeff Gunther, Meddius

Find out more about Jeff Gunther here



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