Motivational Quotes by Adam  Grant

When I think about   voting, I can skip it and still see myself as a good citizen. But when I   think about being a voter, now the choice reflects on my character. It casts   a shadow.

Some people are   selfish in all of their relationships. Those people are called sociopaths.


By admitting your   inadequacies, you show that you're self-aware enough to know your areas for   improvement - and secure enough to be open about them.



Being a nice   person is about courtesy: you're friendly, polite, agreeable, and   accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give,   they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting   others walk all over them.

For years, I   believed that anything worth doing was worth doing early. In graduate school,   I submitted my dissertation two years in advance. In college, I wrote my   papers weeks early and finished my thesis four months before the due date. My   roommates joked that I had a productive form of obsessive-compulsive   disorder.

When takers talk   about mistakes, they're usually quick to place the blame on other people.   Givers are more likely to say 'Here's the mistake I made; I learned the   following from it. Here are the steps I'm taking to make sure I don't let   people down in the future.'

In the workplace,   many people become helicopter managers, hovering over their employees in a   well-intentioned but ill-fated attempt to provide support. These are givers   gone awry - people so desperate to help others that they develop a white   knight complex and end up causing harm instead.

Bragging about   yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness - and if you were really   competent, your work would speak for itself.