“While it’s okay not to know, it’s not okay not to learn” – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). Share these 15 Gems and Ideas of the Week August 8-14 with your colleagues and networks, and come back to the original articles for more.

See also our selection of Best quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, India’s opportunity, pandemic resilience, failure recovery, design and art.

The world around it is changing rapidly and what our users want keeps changing, so the goal post will always keep moving. – Anand Sinha, jump.club

If the race is on, the tortoise wins, not the hare. -Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

There needs to be a change in the way money is viewed, cultural changes are needed, and overall a shift is needed to make our lifestyles more sustainable and planet-friendly. – Upasana Koli, WOTR

Channel your energy productively and choose your battles wisely. – Akriti Gupta, Canfem

I would advocate therapy for everyone because I think it’s good to have someone to talk to, someone who is non-judgmental and will give you good advice. – Aparna Piramal Raje, ‘Chemical Khichdi’

I believe that an artist should be wrong a hundred times. Every mistake will lead to improvement and the 101st will be a masterpiece. – Puneeth Mohan

Any reading is good reading, whether it’s a cookbook or a comic book. The message we need to send as parents is to be open to reading. – Sheetal Shah, Töölö

The trifecta required for any healing is optimal sleep, stable blood sugar and smooth elimination. – Deepa Kannan, PFNR

I’m sure in any country, including India, it takes a little more conviction (if you’re a woman); you have to be a little more vocal and flamboyant about what you do. – Ambika Sharma, paper pulp strategy

If Indian businesses are to close the gender gap, women, including those looking to return to work after a a career break should have equal opportunity. – Neha Bagaria, JobsForHer

Women are not taken seriously, by men and even by other women. This makes women entrepreneurs doubt themselves and forces them to work harder than their male counterparts. – Vaishali Mehta, Swa artisanal syrups

We are so privileged to have pipes in our homes that we are often unaware of the problems that people face in other parts of town. -Harleen Kaur, Jal Saathi

You have to figure out what is best for you, what is that thing you want to do every day of your life. – Aishwarya Srinivasan, Google Cloud

Don’t apologize if you’re passionate about what you want to do and who you are. – Anvitha Rao, Swee10

While it’s okay not to know, it’s not okay not to learn. – Captain Anny Divya

YourStory 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).

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