12 Winston Churchill Quotes that Encapsulates a Mindset for Success

Some of Churchill’s words and quotations demonstrate a mindset that can help shape and engender success in all human endeavors, not just politics and this includes in business.


Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), who was a British statesman and remains one of the most famous former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom (1940 - 1945, 1951 - 1955), was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States and also won a Nobel Prize for Literature.  


Andrew Slaney – a Principal Consultant, coach and trainer in Business Improvement techniques and Lean Six Sigma at BSI – introduces twelve of Winston Churchill’s  best quotations with a possible interpretation for each.


1. 'Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference' - Maintain a Positive Attitude. 


2. 'To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often' - Practice Continuous Improvement. 


3. 'Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm' - Maintain Your Passion.   


4. 'It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required' - Keep Focussed on Meaningful Goals. 


5. 'Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen' - Welcome Feedback and Other's Ideas.  


6. 'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts' - Believe In Yourself and Never Give In. 


7. 'Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential' - Work Hard to Get What You Want. 


8. 'Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions' - Always Challenge the Status Quo. 


9. 'It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them' - Sustained Effort Can Get Results. 


10. 'Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others.' - Taking Risks for What You Believe In Often Underlies Success. 


11. 'Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge' - Seek Simple Solutions. 


12. 'We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us' - Design Things Well in the First Place as the Consequences Often Last  


Winston Churchill - wonderful insight, adept communication and masterful leadership in what must have been challenging times in the extreme.  


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