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A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.

Steve Jobs - Marketing - Challenges - Customers

It's just such a freeing thing to set these great challenges for yourself, to travel, to learn more about the world, to just go out there and get crazy and get free and get strong.
Angelina Jolie - World - Freedom - Challenges - Learning - Travel - Strong - Crazy


In Africa, we were around thousands of people who have seen a lot of poverty, but they were fun at the end of the day.
Angelina Jolie - Challenges - People - Poverty - Fun - Africa


A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Helen Keller - Life
- Encouragement - Happiness - Challenges

It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.
Helen Keller - Challenges
- People - Mistakes - Optimistic

If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.
Helen Keller - Life
- Encouragement - Happiness - Challenges - Optimistic

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in, and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
Helen Keller - Challenges
- Knowledge - Learning

The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises.. it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them.
John F. Kennedy - Encouragement - America - Challenges

A man does what he must.. in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures.. and that is the basis of all human morality.
John F. Kennedy - Risk - Challenges - Ethics

Create the impression of endless willingness to compromise and you almost invite deadlines. That's the challenge we now have in North Korea and have had in North Korea for 10 years. In this sense, diplomacy and foreign policy and other elements of political activity have to be closely linked and have to be understood by the negotiators
Henry Kissinger - Compromise - North Korea - Challenges - Foreign Policy - Hesitation - Deadline - Diplomacy - Negotiation

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.
Philip Knight - Mistakes - Challenges

For all the challenges America faces today, there is no republic on Earth quite like ours, and the whole world knows it. We remain a beacon of freedom to people living in bondage wherever it exists.
David Koch - America - Challenges - Earth - Freedom

Today we have a temporary aberration called “industrial capitalism” which is inadvertently liquidating its two most important sources of capital.. the natural world and properly functioning societies. No sensible capitalist would do that.
Amory Lovins - Economy - Challenges
- Environmental

If you ask the wrong question, of course, you get the wrong answer. We find in design it’s much more important and difficult to ask the right question. Once you do that, the right answer becomes obvious.
Amory Lovins - Questions - Challenges


My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of times when you sit and you say "Why am I doing this? I'll never make it. It's just not going to happen. I should go out and get a real job, and try to survive."
George Lucas - Business - Commitment - Challenges - Jobs

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.
George Lucas - Goals - Challenges

I think the hardest thing about my job is the way Whole Foods Market views itself philosophically is that we are a business dedicated to meeting all the various stakeholders of the company's best interests. And by stakeholders we mean customers, team members, stockholders, community, and the environment. Sometimes what is in the best interest of one stakeholder may not be in the best interest of another stakeholder, and as the CEO, I have to balance the various interests of the different constituencies and stakeholders to create win, win, win scenarios, and that can sometimes be very difficult to do. Everybody wants something from the CEO.
John Mackey - Stocks - Customers
- Business Ethics - Management - Environmental - Challenges - Companies

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela -
Challenges - Inspirational - Learning - Courage - Fear - Brave

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela - Inspirational - Great - Challenges - Determination


Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear and frustration.
Dr Phil - Fear - Challenges

Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.
Lakshmi Mittal - Challenges - Commitment - Problems

I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages. But it wasn't at all clear in the beginning.
Gordon Moore - Technology - Challenges -

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Gordon Moore - Learning - Technology - Challenges - Failure

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
Paul Newman - Criticism - Challenges


Barack, like any leader, is human. And, you know, our challenges in this country isn't finding the next person who's gonna deliver us from our own evil. Because our challenges are us. The challenges that this country faces is how are we as individuals in this society gonna change? What are we gonna do differently?
Michelle Obama - USA - Change - Politics - Leadership - Challenges - Society - Evil

Whenever you’re confronted with a tough work situation, stop for a second and try to honestly answer this question: Am I approaching this emotionally or am I approaching this professionally?
Suze Orman - Emotional - Solutions -
Questions - Challenges

We need to make sure we have the best people we can in our operations, and that is a constant challenge. There is always room to improve.
James Packer - Employee - Challenges


We are imperfect beings in a very imperfect world, and the one thing we can count on is that things will go wrong, and that each and every one of us will have problems.
Bob Parsons - Problems - Challenges - People

Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
Bob Parsons - Problems - Challenges - People - Business - Products

The early years were more about learning than about acting. I had to carry on my father’s work, which was a big challenge.
Azim Premji - Companies - Learning - Challenges

Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations.
Azim Premji - Truth - Decisions - Actions - Challenges

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverbs -
Challenges - Improvement

We still have a great amount of work to do in social development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still living on very modest means indeed. But we cannot, of course, adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the riches of some to redistribute among others. We will use completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we will ensure good economic growth.
Vladimir Putin - Society
- Russia - Challenges - Solutions - Problems - Rich - Economy - Growth

One doesn't accept bad challenges. Part of it is always the risk-taking without seeing that the risks are rational and the rewards are commensurate.. are more than commensurate.. with the risks.
Sumner Redstone - Challenges - Risk

We all have to decide how we are going to fail.. by not going far enough or by going too far.
Sumner Redstone - Decisions - Challenges - Risk - Failure


Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
Sumner Redstone - Challenges
- Failure - Success - Frustration

Our company was mortgaged to the hilt, and that did restrain us, and it's why we had to take in partners.
Gina Rinehart - Companies - Partnership - Challenges


It was very difficult. We don't advertise this much, but those years that we went through were hell. I don't want to overstate the situation, but everything was mortgaged to the hilt, cash was a real problem, and it did limit what we were able to do.
Gina Rinehart - Challenges - Problems


When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Government - People - Strength - Challenges - Compassion

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
Albert Schweitzer - Good - Help - Challenges

Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Seneca - War - Challenges - Success

I believe that Jews and Arabs can live together. It’s not an easy thing but I believe we can reach an agreement.
Ariel Sharon - Partnership - Belief - Challenges

If we are to reach a situation of true peace, real peace, peace for generations, we will have to make painful concessions. Not in exchange for promises, but rather in exchange for peace.
Ariel Sharon - War - Peace - Challenges

We are taking an aggressive stance looking at the future of Percept, not just in numbers, but in terms of market share and size. The challenge is to continuously sustain our growth on a year-on-year basis. The 2010 figure of US$1 billion is just a benchmark figure. Looking at the market opportunities and our strengths, I am sure we will be well past this figure, come 2010.
Harindra Singh - Growth - Ambition - Strength
- Challenges

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Mother Teresa - Challenges - God - Trust

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
Mother Teresa - Challenges - Love - Philanthropy - Family


Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
Mother Teresa -
Challenges - Family - Peace - Rich

Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Eckhart Tolle - Now -
Life - Insanity - Challenges

Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.
Eckhart Tolle - Spiritual - Compassion - Challenges


I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal that you can set for yourself.
Brian Tracy - Goals - Problems - Challenges - Solutions

Ever notice how your senses are heightened when you are in challenging situations? You're experiencing an adrenaline rush that gives you extra energy. If you see every day as a challenge, you’d be surprised how efficient you can become, and how much can be accomplished.
Donald Trump - Challenges - Motivational - Interesting

In bad times, the rich usually get richer.
Stuart Wilde - Rich - Challenges

I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity to find that out.
Muhammad Yunus - Banks - Change - Poverty - Challenges - Rich
- Entrepreneurs - Opportunity

The reality is that I need to be challenged and interested, as long as the risk and reward is in line.
Sam Zell - Challenges - Interested
- Risk



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