3 quotes for June 4, 2021

Welch. Smith. Kalam

Working to fulfil someone else's needs or dreams almost always catches up with you.

– Jack Welch

Jack Welch's book, Winning, was recommended to me by a student and it was something I sorely needed in both my job as a founder and as a coach. There are two primary reasons we founded The Quad. One, to spread the word that fitness can be fun and you, whoever you are, can transform your health by doing a few simple things. Two, to create fulfilling careers where we can truly make a difference to people in front of us.

Something that scares me from getting larger is losing sight of these two ideals. Maybe it is possible to manage both, but what if?


It is because mankind are disposed to sympathize more entirely with our joy than with our sorrow, that we make parade of our riches, and conceal our poverty. Nothing is so mortifying as to be obliged to expose our distress to the view of the public, and to feel, that though our situation is open to the eyes of all mankind, no mortal conceives for us the half of what we suffer.

– Adam Smith

We never know what other people are going through. The extreme positivity, the one-sided exposure of self, the over-sharing. I am not sure if and where it helps. But it is currently the culture we live in.

I think social networks are due for a reboot. More private, more secure, more intimate, smaller and relevant groups. I can't wait!


Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

— APJ Abdul Kalam

Dream big! It is a direction to aim for and being scared of failure should never deter us from thinking and dreaming big. I don't know if it ever stops with achieving the goal, or if it actually sours when we achieve our goal.