The Spirit of St. Louis

In our previous post we outlined a revitalized spirit of St. Louis. By embracing this conviction, residents can unite under the creation of a stronger region and improve their individual St. Louis experiences.

  • 103532-004-AA043E92Why/Belief
    • Kindness, ingenuity, and tenacious spirit drive growth and prosperity.
  • How/Actions/Subjectivity
    • Empathetically bring private lives together.
    • Inventively collaborate on our toughest projects.
  • What/Results/Identity:
    • The gateway to a stronger future that innovates off the roots of its past.
    • We are St. Louis Strong.

To put it all together

We believe kindness, ingenuity, and courage drive growth and prosperity. By empathetically bringing private lives together to inventively collaborate on our toughest projects, we become the gateway to a stronger future that innovates off the roots of its past. In essence:

St. Louis Strong believes spirit lifts cities.

Psychologically speaking, beliefs come before explanations. When we pause and choose to adjust our beliefs, we create a new way of interpreting and experiencing the world. A changed mind literally changes the worldeven if that change is equivalent to the flap of a butterfly wing. Action arises from stimulated beliefs.

Find eclectic motivation below to uncover (or resuscitate) your inner idealist:

“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”
~ George Carlin

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
~ William James

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
~ Viktor Frankl

“It is fitting for a man to risk the belief—for the risk is a noble one”
~ Plato

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Never complain of that of which it is at all times in your power to rid yourself.”
~ Adam Smith

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in.’”
~ Ronald Reagan

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
~ Harry Truman

“Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.”
~ Charles Lindbergh

Aim High and Take Action