As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.
-Hunter S. Thompson
I will never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing I’ll ever say.
Experience is the point of your life.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
As you think, so shall you be.
At no time will I ever come to the end of my life and say, ‘what if my whole life has been wrong?’ Whoever you are, whatever your music is, however distant it may sound, however strange, however weird others may interpret it to be, don’t get to the end of your life, and know that you’re going to leave, and not have it played yet. Don’t die with your music still in you.
Habit is everything.
There are little miracles everywhere. We’ve just taken them for granted.
I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love.
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Sit, walk, or run, but won’t wobble.
Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast. No hurry, no pause.
-Navy Seals slogan
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
It’s easy to stay grounded. The ground is very close and we walk on it everyday.
Most people spend most of their lives in defence. Instead of seeking to change people, they’re willing to be changed.
What’s your promise? What’s the change you’re seeking in the world?
In life we should aim to get under people’s skin.
He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It’s the same fear, but it’s what you do with it that matters.
What’s on the other side of fear?
I am an old man and have known a many troubles, but most of them never happened.
As long as you’ve tried everything, then if you fail, you’ll sleep OK.
Greatness is always in the moment of decision.
People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful, of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.
Most wretched are those who are toiling not even at their own preoccupations, but must regulate their sleep by another’s, walk by another’s pace. If you want to know how short your life is, reflect how small a portion you can call your own.
The truly free individual is only free to the extent of his own self-mastery. Those who don’t govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.
The obstacle is the way. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.
Today could seem like paradise tomorrow.
Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. Choose you desire every carefully. Recognise it as the axis of your suffering.
Even though my diary is full for months ahead, I have learnt to live for the moment.
Yesterday’s gone. Tomorrow may never come. But today, we choose.
Anger is an acid that can do more than to the vessel in which it is stored, than to anything on which it is poured.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
-Bernard M. Baruch
Happiness expressed is double happiness. Don’t forget to celebrate.
We seek justice and use the lack of it as justification for our unhappiness. Justice does not exist. It never has, it never will.
When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly.
Happiness comes in tiny incremental units, perhaps no more than five minutes at a time. This is what one has to take with both hands and cherish.
-Alain de Botton
Don’t confuse comfort with being happy.
It’s only the things you say ‘no’ to, it’s the things you say ‘yes’ to.
-David Heinemeier Hansson
Busyness is a form of laziness.
Stop trying to find yourself. Create yourself. Day by day, habit by habit, decision by decision.
What you do is more important than how you do it. Doing something well does not make it important.
If you’re searching for static, if you’re doing things because there’s an audience for it, you’re probably barking up the wrong tree.
Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than when you woke up. Day by day, and at the end of the day – if you live long enough – like most people, you will get out of life what you deserve
Individual entrepreneurial efforts often fail, but individual entrepreneurs over their career rarely fail.
Although you might win early, that’s rare. People who win early often don’t learn the right lessons.
Ethics and integrity are what you do despite the money.
If something stops being fun, I ask why? If I can’t fix it, I stop doing it.
Some you win and some you lose. Be glad when you win. Don’t have regrets when you lose.
Money is for making things happen.
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. What you do simply proves what you believe in.
Will power, like a muscle, becomes fatigued from overuse.
Everything around you that you call ‘life’ was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
Stay foolish. Stay hungry.
Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous.
There are two types of habits: those that serve you and those that don’t.
Discipline sets you free.
Know the difference between what’s urgent and what’s important. Do the important things first.
Saying yes won’t let you accomplish more.
Be so good they can’t ignore you.
What the world lacks and what people crave is a meaningful worldview. A sweeping goal that forms a unifying principle over everything we do.
No life worthy of the name consists of anything more than the continual series of struggles to develop one’s character through whatever medium one has chosen as a career.