“Connection facilitates creativity in all domains. When people truly listen to one another, something reliably magical happens: seemingly irremediable confusions do become clear flowing streams. This is true in a marriage, a friendship, or a professional collaboration.” 

~ Michael Gelb

“Optimal performance is tied to good well-being; the higher the positive morale, the better the performance.”

~ Martin Seligman

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” 

~ William Faulkner