Inspiration for Creativity and Career

With a pure motivation that does not wane and with great courage that does not despair, may each one of us endeavor to make our lives meaningful.

–His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

May I have the courage today to live the life that I would love, to postpone my dream no longer, and waste my heart on fear no more.

–John O’Donohue

The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life.

-Buckminster Fuller

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.

–Vincent Van Gogh

Creativity takes courage.

–Henri Matisse

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.

–William Pollard

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

-Brene Brown

Put blinders onto those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.

–Meryl Streep

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.

–George Bernard Shaw

The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

– HIs Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama