I need your help! (Picking a favorite quote)


As I mentioned in hint #18 in the “Win a Zune” contest earlier today, no one in my new company has a title on their business card. Instead each person has a favorite quote and/or tag cloud that represents that person’s unique role and personality.

My tag cloud will probably look something like this:

Designer Developer Architect
CommunityPeople Builder
FriendEmcee UX
Organizational Change Leader

but I’m having a difficult time deciding on a favorite quote. Here are the ones that I’ve narrowed this down to:

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”
Vince Lombardi


Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi


The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombard


It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner.
Vince Lombardi


I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious.
Vince Lombardi


Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Thomas Edison


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison


If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.
John Maxwell


A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
John Maxwell


The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”
John Maxwell


The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.
John Maxwell


A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John Maxwell


A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.
John Maxwell

I know… I can hear it now, “this is your narrowed down list?” Yes, it is.

This is not a contest, I’m not offering a Zune to Guess My Favorite Quote, but I would really like to know which quote you think best fits me, and would go best on a card that I will be giving out to millions of people… maybe not millions, but you get the idea.



About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, DevelopingUX.com and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email