Continuous Learning Environments

Many companies make the mistake of thinking that a successful change effort in the business practices should, at some point, come to an end so that things can settle down, and everyone can get back into their normal routines of work. That’s true if success is defined as people being comfortable at work – but for the ongoing success of the business, nothing could be further from the truth.

The following quotes point to the benefits of a business culture practicing a focus of non-stop continuous learning, which in and of itself is a demonstration of an unstoppable commitment to success.

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.“
– Napoleon Hill   

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet.“
– Robert H. Schuller

“Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy”
– Nicholas Negroponte

“If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order to learn how to do it.”
– Pablo Picasso

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.”
– Coleman Hawkins

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin

“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
– Napoleon Hill 

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.“
– Andrew Carnegie

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”
– Sam Walton