Adam Braun quotes

  • Make your life a story worth telling,
    -- Adam Braun

    #Stories

  • My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, 'If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?' and he answered me with two words: 'A pencil.' Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Dream #Boys #Journey

  • Big Dreams start with small unreasonable acts
    -- Adam Braun

    #Dream #Bigs #Unreasonable

  • For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Momentum #Movement #Gains

  • Tourists see, and travelers seek.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Tourists #Traveler

  • That's when the magic happens- when everyone else is asleep and you're awake thinking about the world as it is, and the world as it could be. Make the most of those moments.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Thinking #Magic #World

  • In those moments when priorities clash always stay guided by your values, not your perceived necessities.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Priorities #Moments #Clash

  • What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Inspiring #Uplifting #Art

  • Speak the language of the person you want to become.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Want #Language #Speak

  • In moments of uncertainty...i mmerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Would Be #Proud #Moments

  • We have the ability to provide quality education to every child on earth right now.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Children #Quality #Earth

  • I could enjoy the life that I had by virtue of the educational attainment that my grandparents and parents had pursued. Education was always incredibly valued in our family.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Educational #Grandparent #Virtue

  • Every person has a revolution beating within his or her chest
    -- Adam Braun

    #Revolution #Persons

  • I realized that even big waves start with small ripples
    -- Adam Braun

    #Wave #Bigs #Ripple

  • In moments of uncertainty, when you must chose between two paths, allowing yourself to be overcome by either the fear of failure or the dimly lit light of possibility, immerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Light #Two #Overcoming

  • Your life should be a story you are excited to tell.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Stories #Excited #Should

  • Your twenties are the time to both accept and fight your way into the person you're destined to become.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Fighting #Twenties #Way

  • Each of the bracelets I wear is from a long trip I've taken. One is from Nicaragua. One is from Nepal. One is from Guatemala. One is from Laos. They don't come off. I walk into a lot of very high-level boardrooms now, and I present to distinguished conferences, but these bracelets remind me of the places I've been and the people I've met.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Taken #Long #People

  • I understood that I might fail, but I wouldn't let it happen because I changed my compass along the way.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Might #Way #Failing

  • I looked around and acknowledged that what you see around you is proof of what exists within you.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Proof

  • You never realize how much you value something until you are faced with the prospect of losing it.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Losing #Realizing #Values

  • Creating something new is easy, creating something that lasts is the challenge.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Creating #Challenges #Lasts

  • Many of us spend our entire lives in the same bubble - we surround ourselves with people who share our opinions, speak the way we speak, and look the way we look. We fear leaving those familiar surroundings, which is natural, but through exploration of the unfamiliar we stop focusing on the labels that define WHAT we are and discover WHO we are.
    -- Adam Braun

    #People #Leaving #Who We Are

  • The single most powerful element of youth is that you don't have the life experiences to know what can't be done.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Powerful #Elements #Done

  • True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Discovery #Self #Comfort

  • When it comes to fundraising for a social enterprise, if you are pursuing your true passion, you'll learn to become great at your craft because you'll care so much about perfecting the skills necessary to make that dream a reality.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Dream #Passion #Reality

  • I'm not a non-profit person. I think of myself as an entrepreneur who wants to work on global education.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Thinking #Entrepreneur #Want

  • The most abundant resources that we possess amongst the 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States are passion and knowledge, yet our most scarce resource is collaboration.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Passion #Collaboration #United States

  • A major celebrity is a major brand, and major brands pick very critically what other brands they're going to associate with. So an A-list celebrity usually picks an A-list brand.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Lists #Brands

  • It is the local community that needs to own the commitment to education.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Commitment #Community #Needs

  • Made with Pencils is grounded in the creativity of a few, propelled by the financial support of many, and most importantly, it's empowering generations to come. A simple idea, a heartfelt desire, and a world of possibility. A pencil, a promise, and a dream.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Dream #Creativity #Simple

  • It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you're producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?
    -- Adam Braun

    #Office Space #School #Mean

  • For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement's voice.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Voice #Momentum #Movement

  • As our values are the core to who we are as human beings, they are also the easiest way to identify and connect with others in meaningful ways. Think about it - most political campaigns are based around values. Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign galvanized millions of youth behind two very clear values - hope and change.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Meaningful #Thinking #Two

  • Make your life a story worth telling. You only get one shot at this existence, and one day when you’re gone the most important thing you’ll leave behind is the legacy of the life you lived. Make sure you make it a story you’re proud to have others tell.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Important #One Day #Legacy

  • It's the presence of others who are smarter, kinder, wiser, and different from you that enables you to evolve. Those are the people to surround yourself with at all times.
    -- Adam Braun

    #People #Different #Surround Yourself

  • We have every resource necessary to provide access to education for every child on the planet; we just need to commit to enabling it.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Children #Needs #Enabling