Advice: Follow your intellectual curiosity over whatever is “hot” right now. If your curiosity ever leads you to a place where society eventually wants to go, you’ll get paid extremely well.
Do everything you were going to do, but with less angst, less suffering, less emotion. Everything takes time.
Ignore: The news. Complainers, angry people, high-conflict people. Anyone trying to scare you about a danger that isn’t clear and present.
Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know.
Ignore the unfairness—there is no fair. Play the hand that you’re dealt to the best of your ability. People are highly consistent, so you will eventually get what you deserve and so will they. In the end, everyone gets the same judgment: death.”
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
The three components of happiness are: * something to do * someone to love * something to look forward to
The more things we desire and the more we have to do to earn or attain those achievements the kess we actually enjoy oir lives and the less free we are. - Ryan Holiday dialy stoic
If you let your learning lead to knowledge, you become a fool. If you let your learning lead to action, you become wealthy. - Jim Rohn.
There are people who can cut corners better than you, work more hours than you and certainly work cheaper than you. But what would happen if you became the person who was smarter, better at solving problems and cared the most? - Seth Godin
The best plan is the one that lets you chanhe your plans.
Comfort is the enemy of growth.
Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind.
I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself. -Joseph Conrad.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death. The higher the interest rate and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed."
Day after day, year after year, it's the interactions we have at home that have the biggest impact on who we become.
Silence is a great canvas for your thoughts. That vacuum helps turn all your inputs into output. That lack of interruption is a great ingredient for flow. - Derek Silvers
Death is a tool to provide you clarity on what's really important. -Michael Hyatt.
You're not as smart as you think you are but you have more potential than you think you can imagine.
“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” – Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize winner
Stuff your conscious mind with information, then unhook your rational thought process. You can help this process by going for a long walk, or taking a hot bath, or drinking half a pint of claret. Suddenly, if the telephone line from your unconscious is open, a big idea wells up within you.” - David Ogilvy
Don't let school get in the way of your education.
If you've lost your hustle, it's because you aren't in tune to why you're doing it. -Garyvee
Resistance has no strength of its own. Every ounce of juice it possesses comes from us. We feed it with power by our fear of it. Master that fear and we conquer resistance. War of art
"You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear."- @RobertGreene
To be everywhere is to be nowhere. People who spend their whole life travelling abroad end up having plenty of places where they can find hospitality but no real friendships. -Seneca
We end up spending the best part of ones life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it. -Thoreau
Someone who has made plenty of errors - though never the same error more than once - is more reliable than someone who has never made any. -AntiFragile book
Financial independence isn't so much about freedom from work. It is more about freedom to do your best work, without money getting in the way. -Mr. Money Mustache
“No one wakes up in the morning to go to work with the hope that someone will manage us. We wake up in the morning and go to work with the hope that someone will lead us.” The problem is, for us to be led, there must be leaders we want to follow.” -Bob Chapman
Knowledge isn't power; it's potential power. Execution trumps knowledge any day of the week. - @TonyRobbins
If your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist. -Austin Kleon
If, after hanging out with someone you feel worn out and depleted, that person is a vampire. If, after hanging out with someone you still feel full of energy, that person is not a vampire. (You can apply it to jobs, hobbies, places, etc.) -Austin Kleon
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. --Mark Twain
“We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.” - Walt Disney
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life --Michael Palin.
If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules. -Paul Arden
“Being right is based upon knowledge and experience and is often provable. Knowledge comes from the past, so it's safe. It is also out of date. It's the opposite of originality. Experience is built from solutions to old situations and problems. The old situations are probably different from the present ones, so that old solutions will have to be bent to fit new problems (and possibly fit badly). Also the likelihood is that, if you've got the experience, you'll probably use it. This is lazy. Experience is the opposite of being creative. If you can prove you're right you're set in concrete. You cannot move with the times or with other people. Being right is also being boring. Your mind is closed. You are not open to new ideas. You are rooted in your own rightness, which is arrogant. Arrogance is a valuable tool, but only if used very sparingly. Worst of all, being right has a tone of morality about it. To be anything else sounds weak or fallible, and people who are right would hate to be thought fallible. So: it's wrong to be right, because people who are right are rooted in the past, rigid-minded, dull and smug. There's no talking to them.” -Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
Inertia's a powerful force.
"If you're smart, you know a lot. If you're wise, you know all you know is a little." -Jason Zweig
“Transparency breeds trust, and trust is the foundation of great teamwork.” -Patrick Lencioni
Those who want success the most and are relentless about pursuing it are the ones who get it. -Gillian Zoe Segal Book: Getting There: A Book of Mentors
The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive — Coco Chanel
The best part of college is that you could become whatever you wanted to become, but most people just do what they think they must. -Seth Godin
When you see something that’s taking advantage of new technology to give people something they want that they couldn’t have before, you’re probably looking at a winner. And when you see something that’s merely reacting to new technology in an attempt to preserve some existing source of revenue, you’re probably looking at a loser. -Paul Graham