Feeling uninspired, defeated, or just need a boost? Get your groove back with these 13 motivational quotes from some of the greatest players in manufacturing and design. Sometimes all we need is a little pick-me-up (and maybe some tough love) to hop back on that metaphorical horse. The main takeaway from the below insights is pretty simple, after all: work hard, learn from your failures and continue striving for excellence!
1 | Henry Ford
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
2 | Rodney Brooks
"I'd rather have half of my idea change the world than my whole idea be a few papers in a journal."
3 | Elon Musk
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
4 | Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
5 | James Dyson
“We always want to create something new out of nothing, and without research, and without long hard hours of effort. But there is no such things as a quantum leap. There is only dogged persistence—and in the end you make it look like a quantum leap.”
6 | Edward Deming
"You must have a supplier relationship of constant improvement."
7 | Tom Peters
"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else."
8 | Steve Jobs
9 | Joe Sparano
“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”
10 | Irene Etzkorn
“There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.”
11 | Amit Kalantri
“Do not compromise on the quality and your customers will not negotiate on the price."
12 | Warren Buffett
"No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant."
13 | Alfred Nobel
Is there a quote that has inspired you, motivated you, or become your go-to mantra when a case of the Mondays creeps up? If so, we'd love to hear it. Please share in the comments section below or tweet to us @eastwestmfg.