There was a lot of real wisdom for long-term care operators being shared during the fall shows. The advice was not only overwhelmingly accurate, but also remarkably relevant and beneficial. 

Admittedly, some of the strategies and tactics being served up were quite detailed, and unless one diligently jotted down notes, most may have faded from memory by now.

That’s one reason why I am a big fan of pithy business advice. Brief quotes from those in the know have a way of quickly getting to what the receiver really needs to focus on. They also tend to stick in our heads.

In that spirit, here’s a sampling of some of my favorite business quotes.

  • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates
  • “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
  • “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
  • “The only limit to our impact is our imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins
  • “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort
  • “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

I hope you find these quotes useful. But more importantly, I hope you can find ways to incorporate this distilled wisdom into all you do.

John O’Connor is editorial director for McKnight’s.

Opinions expressed in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News columns are not necessarily those of McKnight’s.