With what we’ve all been through in the past year, I want to share a few nuggets of inspiration from Mother Teresa in honor of Mother’s Day.
Here are three of my favorite Mother Teresa quotes relevant for business leaders.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
RG Translation: When we get busy, we often overlook the opportunity to acknowledge what someone has done. It’s not that we don’t care; it’s just that we are too busy to notice. This quote reminds me how important it is to the “someone” we notice. It doesn’t take much effort to show we noticed, and when we do, our noticing can have an everlasting effect. So does our not noticing.
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
RG Translation: We are a team, and if we work together by leveraging one another’s strengths, we, together, will accomplish our goals.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
No translation necessary.
You can find a great collection of Mother Teresa quotes on this website.
Search through these Mother Teresa quotes and identify ones you can use to inspire the people around you.
Your team constantly looks to you for inspiration. Find opportunities to use your favorite quotes in your meeting presentations and daily conversations—and share them with those you care about.
How else can you inspire people? Tell your stories (others’ too), deliver pep talks, and share inspirational videos. Whatever the year, we all can use a regular dose of inspiration.
Enjoy your leadership journey and Happy Mother’s Day!