Nuggets of wisdom on learning, growth and success

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Here is a hand-picked selection of nuggets of wisdom. I hope these are relevant and potentially inspiring to you as they have been to me. I know that the usage of quotes has almost turned into a cliché, yet I find myself coming back to these lines over and over again, in good and in challenging times. 

“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” – Carol S. Dweck.

“Becoming is better than being.” – Carol S. Dweck 

“No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” – Carol S. Dweck 

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.” – Erich Fromm 

“We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” – Elizabeth Gilbert 

“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.”- Winston Churchill 

“Genius is not enough; we need to get the job done.” – Carol S. Dweck 

“Ask ‘How will they learn best?’ not ‘Can they learn?’ ” – Jaime Escalante

Care to share something that struck you as refreshing, wise or simply brilliant? If you do, feel free to post it as a comment to this post! Thank you!