Q: Questions

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” – Voltaire

R: Responsible

“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – Colin Powell

S: Serve

“If you can’t do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Love grows when people serve.” – John Ortberg

T: Teach

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

U: Understand

“Everyone hears only what he understands.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

V: Vision

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” – Father Theodore M. Hesburgh

W: Wisdom

“Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.” – Jarod Kintz

X: X-rays

“Words can be like X-Rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything.” – Aldous Huxley

Y: Yearning

“The heart has a yearning for the unknown, a longing to penetrate the deep shadow and the winding glade, where, as it seems, no human foot has been.” – Richard Jefferies

Z: Zeros

“What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!” – Friedrich Nietzsche