Huddle Inspiration

Every day at Fusion we partake in a morning huddle which our president ends with an inspirational quote. We hope to bring some inspiration to your day by sharing them!


"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." - Henry David Thoreau


"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks." - Warren Buffett


"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." - Thomas A. Edison


"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction." - Warren Buffett


"It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through." - Zig Ziglar


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A. Edison


"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn


"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it." - Rafiki, from The Lion King


"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln


"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Golda Meir


"Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan." - John C. Maxwell


"Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present." - Robert Conklin


"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln


"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error." - Andrew Jackson


"Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose." - Tom Krause


"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are." - Calvin & Hobbes


"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." - Gerard Way


"If you only do what you know you can do - you never do very much." - Tom Krause


"Never mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning." - Albert Einstein


"A vision, without a plan, is just a hallucination." - Will Rogers


"All things are possible until they are proven impossible." - Pearl S. Buck


"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi


"So many things are possbile as long as you don't know they are impossible." - Mildred D. Taylor, The Land


"It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee." - Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


"Work hard. Have fun. Make a difference." - Gale Crispin


"It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave." - Tupac Shakur


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney


"We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun." - William Glasser


"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie


"A guarentee in this life: Change! Flexibility is better than predictability!" - Evinda Lepins


"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." - Albert Einstein


"We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details..." - Jeff Bezos


"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." - Tony Robbins


"In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures." - Edward de Bono


"To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action." - Albert Schweitzer


"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." - Aesop


"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." - Gladys Browyn


"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind." - Lionel Hampton


"Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new." - Unknown


"Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy." - Richard Holloway


"Expert: Someone who brings confusion to simplicity." - Gregory Nunn


"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity." - Plato


"Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein


"Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge." - Winston Churchill


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential and eliminate the rest." Leo Babauta

"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times." - Everett Dirksen


"Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers." - Voltaire


"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." - Winston Churchill


"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." - Napoleon Hill, Author


"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." - Dumbledore, Harry Potter


"Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." - Abraham Lincoln


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Ken Chess


"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." - Leonardo da Vinci


"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." - Latin Proverb


"You can't fall if you don't climb. But there's no joy in living your whole life on the ground." - Unknown


"A light heart lives long." - William Shakespeare


"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford


"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." - Roger Staubach


"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will." - Jawaharlal Nehru


"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson


"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier


"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." - Lao Tzu


"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West


"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'." - Mary Anne Radmacher


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein


"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela


“You cannot eat every tadpole and frog in the pond, but you can eat the biggest and ugliest one, and that will be enough, at least for the time being.” – Brian Tracey


"You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You're on your own. And you know what you know.

You are the guy who'll decide where to go." - Dr. Seuss from Oh, the Places You'll Go!


"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw


"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." - Shing Xion


"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein


"Life is a song- sing it.

Life is a game- play it.

Life is a challenge- meet it.

Life is a dream- realize it.

Life is a sacrifice- offer it.

Life is love- enjoy it." - Sai Baba


"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela


"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard


"Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs." - William Howard Stein


"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth


"All glory comes from daring to begin." - Eugene F. Ware


"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel J. Boorstin


"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." - Henry John Kaiser


"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln


"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest." - J.G. Holland


"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." - Mike Ditka


"When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you." - Walter Payton


"Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny." - Unknown


"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan


"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke


"Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant." - Lucius Annaeus Sensca


"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." - Aristotle


"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." - Napoleon Hill


"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill


"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bill Cosby


"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln


"The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein


"Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to." - Anonymous


"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov


"The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm." - Malcolm Forbes


"If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse." - Andy Baily


"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." - Edgar Cayce


 "Be quick but don't hurry." - John Wooden


"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation." - Robert H. Schuller


"Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today." - Robert H. Schuller


"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." - Vince Lombardi


"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington


"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." - Henry Ford


"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the funcion and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." - Bruce Lee


“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” - Rosalynn Carter


"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it." - Albert Einstein


"There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong." - Marvin Williams


"The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'" - Jeffrey Bezos


"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." - George Addair


"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something...hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication." - Roger Staubach


"When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things." - Joe Namath


"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." - Steve Young


"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy." - Mike Ditka


"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Christopher Columbus


"Either you run the day, or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn


"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?" - Brian Tracy


"Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart." - Ancient Indian Proverb


"I am not a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions." – Stephen Covey


"Inspiration exists, but it must find you working." - Pablo Picasso


"Men who do things without being told draw the most wages." - Edwin H. Stuart


"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward


"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later." - Harold Geneen


"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection." - Thomas Paine


"The average person puts only 25% of his energy into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%." - Andrew Carnegie


"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." - Paul "Bear" Bryant


"Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points." - Knute Rockne


"We are like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. We are all unique, and have our own special place in the puzzle of the universe. Without each of us, the puzzle is incomplete." - Rod Williams- Musician


"Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together." - Robert Redford


"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." - Marcel Pagnol


"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Ross Wallace 


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw


"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein


"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell


"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." - Oliver W Holmes


"Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours." - Zig Ziglar


 "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller


“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.” – Anonymous


“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein


“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Doug Ivester


“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie


"I would rather die of passion than of boredom." - Vincent Van Gogh


"Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners." - H Jackson Brown


"Dream big and dare to fail." - Norman Vaughan


"The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain


“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – B. Olatunji


“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky


“Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” – Matthew Keith Groves


“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave- win or lose.” – Gordie Howe


“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” – Ann Landers


“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – General George S. Patton


“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir


“Once you have a clear picture of your priorities – that is values, goals, and high leverage activities – organize around them.” – Dr. Stephen Covey


“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan


“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein


“There are no short cuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills


“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Gagehot


“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” – Ben Stein


“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Elliot


“If you care at all you’ll get some results. If you care enough, you’ll get incredible results.” – Jim Rohn


“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Frank Banks


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powel


“Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.” – Bohdi Sanders


“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley


“Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change.

- Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste your time trying to figure it out.

- Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure.

- Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.” – Dan Millman


“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. JoyBell C.


“You play it safe and all you end up with is a lifetime of should-have-beens.” – Vivi Andrews


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs


“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Robert Anthony


“Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices? – Beverly Adamo


“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.” – J. C. Penny


“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein


“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali


“Those who work the hardest are the last to surrender.” – Rick Pitino


“The key is not the “will to win”…everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” – Bobby Knight


“Talent is God given. Be humble.

Fame is man given. Be grateful.

Conceit is self given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

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