Today is the last day in our series of entrepreneurial quotes that have spanned a month. We wrap up the series with a wise, simple and yet profound quote by my guru, reminding us that in our pursuit of entrepreneurship, to always hold in mind that …

“Life is meant to be lived joyously” – Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva)

Fireworks and a sea of lights light up the Golden Temple during Diwali celebrations, Amritsar.

Photo: Tens of thousands gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest shrine for Sikhs around the world, to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Punjab State, India.

 

It is that time of the day, just before the sun sets when work is over and friends get together to sit around, chat and enjoy a drink.

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd American President

Photo: It is that time of the day, just before the sun sets when work is over and friends get together to sit around, chat, enjoy a drink and each others company. Peru.

 

A taxi driver takes a nap on his taxi in quiet alley way in the bustling city of Kolkata, India.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Photo: A taxi driver takes a nap on his taxi in a quiet alley in the bustling city of Kolkata, India.

 

A yellow lotus flower in full bloom attracts a honey bee

“Know yourself. Focus on using your strengths and talents and learn how to delegate your weaknesses. [Know that] others have great ideas and different talents.” – Toby Hynes, President, Gulf States Toyota, Houston, TX.

Photo: A yellow lotus flower in full bloom attracts a honey bee. Kauai, Hawaii.

 

Diwali day at the Golden temple in Amritsar, Punjab state, India

“The true leader is always listening, learning and being truly open to the world around him.” – Jay M. Gallert, CEO, Health Net. Inc., Woodland Hills, CA

Photo: The festival of lights, Diwali, lived true to its name at the Golden Temple as tens of thousands of Sikhs gathered in and around the temple complex for one of India’s largest celebrations. Amritsar, India

 

Palace Wall in Kathmandu, Nepal

“I have encountered many people who were very confident of themselves without listening to others. Those people invariably failed in whatever they did.” – Vichiro Niwa, President and CEO, Itochu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.

 

The Airateswara temple in town Darasuram, Tamil Nadu, South India.

“You can’t do everything well. Pick the things that matter most and concentrate on getting better, little by little, at those things.” – Reuben Mark, Chairman and CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY.

Photo: The intricately carved 900-year-old Airateswara temple in the town of Darasuram is a crown example of 12-century Chola architecture . Tamil Nadu, South India.