Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Fuel Your Purpose from One B1g Thing

Great quotes feed my soul, and over the years I have become a collector of them. What feeds Soul Food for Friday each week comes from that collection. When I read a book I highlight great quotes and file them away, that’s one reason I loved reading One B1g Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Phil Cooke, it overflowed with great quotes. This week’s Soul Food for Friday features 20 purpose quotes I added to my collection and now share with you from One Big Thing.

“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” — Narrator, Fight Club (1999), from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up some place else.” — Yogi Berra

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” — William Jennings

“When you can do the common things in an uncommon way, you’ll command the attention of the world.” — George Washington Carver

“Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.” — Stephen Covey

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go

“Most people think they know what they’re good at. They are usually wrong.” — Peter F. Drucker

“A great man is one sentence.” — Clare Booth Luce

“You never find yourself until you face the truth.” — Pearl Bailey

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and the glory of the climb.” — Winston Churchill

“A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own.” — Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody

“Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else.” — Despair.com

“I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life.” — Steve Jobs

“Everyone is passionate about something. It’s your job to find out what it is.” — Guy Kawasaki

“It’s hard to stay on purpose if we don’t know what our purpose is.” — Sam Horn

“You can’t manufacture passion or ‘motivate’ people to feel passionate. You can only discover what ignites your passion and the passions of those around you.” — Jim Collins, Good to Great

“When your life is over, the world will ask you only one question: Did you do what you were supposed to do?” — Korczak Ziolkowski, Sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial

“You are unlike anyone who has ever lived. But that uniqueness isn’t a virtue, it’s a responsibility.” — Mark Batterson

“Question 1: What am I supposed to do with my life? … Question 2: In a hyper-competitive, cluttered, and distracted world, how do I get noticed?” — Phil Cooke, One B1g Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do (a great read! Check out my review here)

So what purpose quotes fuel your passion to live out your purpose today?

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One response to “Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Fuel Your Purpose from One B1g Thing

  1. Great quotes Richard. Just to let you know, I think this quote: “Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else.” is from Steve Martin.

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