The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
In the ashes all men are leveled. We’re born unequal, we die equal.
-Seneca the Younger
It’s not about winning, it’s about surviving.
-Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Detroit
I am like a flower petal on a still pond, wondering at it’s reflection.
I am lost, with clear bearings. Found, yet confounded.
We all have the same 24hrs in a day.
You add years to life.. not life to years..
The only limits are the limits we set in our mind. Remove your self imposed mental limitations.
You need to learn to love yourself before you can love others.
Like the grass i have known the wind~
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent; Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb; Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts; Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “PRESS ON” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-George Bernard Shaw
Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let him resolutely pursue a solitary course; there is no fellowship with the fool.
To be free, to be happy and fruitful, can only be attained through sacrifice of many common but overestimated things.
I looked down at the board. “The point isn’t to win?” I asked. “The point,” Bredon said grandly, “is to play a beautiful game.” He lifted his hands and shrugged, his face breaking into a beatific smile. “Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game?
To Keep Things Interesting: Passion a fickle thing, A feeling.., Crash like the waves of the ocean, A dream torn akin of the earth and moon, Rapture in the strain, An unseen force called.. passion?
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
‘A fog envelopes me, damply pressed against my body, inhaling all that I can, feint with intoxication, I release my visibly shaking fist, and it begins to rain.. A crown in a puddle, a king no more, a minstrel arose, and journeyed forth.‘
You gotta pay to play.
“You have to make your own history to make it move”
-Fast trip, long drop (Gregg Bordowitz video)
“Once you have the money, then you will have the power, but once you have the power you will find it won’t be enough.”
When you get to a certain point in life, people won’t be pulling you down. They will be pulling you up.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Don’t compare yourself to other’s, compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.
Don’t be with somebody just for the sake of having someone there. Seek true romantic love.
Many people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75.
Deep inside we know that we shouldn’t be looking for the money, but our passion. The money will come on it’s own.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I am yours forever.
When you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done.
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.
Getting fired, despite sometimes coming as a surprise and leaving you scrambling to recover, is often a godsend: Someone else makes the decision for you, and it’s impossible to sit in the wrong job for the rest of my life. Most people aren’t lucky enough to get fired and die a slow spiritual death over 30-40 years of tolerating the mediocre.
-Timothy Ferris Four Hour Work Week
If you don’t mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Why did you carry that girl across the road? he asked. We monks are not supposed to do thinks like that. I put the girl down hours ago. said Tanzan. Are you still carrying her?
-Eckhart Tolle A New Earth
There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything.” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way nothing happens.
People say that what we are seeking is a meaningful life. I don’t think that is what we are really seeking. I think what we are really seeking is an experience of being alive.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
-George Bernard Shaw
We can only achieve as much as the situation allows us.
You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.
-Shoe Dog by Phil Knight