The fascinating are spied upon
The common, the mundane, the average, the predictable are ignored; the unusual, the intriguing, the fascinating are immediately spied and examined.
Roy H. Williams
If there's one way to turn a love into a labour, it's to monetise it.
99% of statistics
99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.
Never count to three
Reacher nodded. Personally he called it getting your retaliation in first. Surprise was always a good thing. A wise man never counted all the way to three.
When you sell time, the count resets every morning. When you sell value, the count rolls over.
Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.
What is knowledge, but the slow and gradual cure of our blindness?
A. G. Sertillanges
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
A dead one
The man who has nothing to offer the world, should telephone the undertaker, for he is a dead one, whether he knows it or not.
Social media is not your friend
Nobody is as successful as social media makes them look.
Power over your mind
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Experience teaches through mistakes
Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude
Creating a monopoly
Character can be observed tangibly as the value you offer when society prices you at 0. Create a monopoly on your self-worth.
Discipline or dopamine
Discipline is remembering what you really want. Dopamine now, or a dynasty in a year's time.
Most people hate poetry
Truth is like poetry, and most people f**king hate poetry.
Failures are part of it
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
John F. Kennedy
Once you carry your own water, you will learn the value of every drop
Make reversible decisions
The more reversible decisions you make, the fewer perfect decisions you need.
Half assing it
Half assing it is 100% worse than not doing anything at all.
War on Weakness
Winning or losing
Stay away from all the people who think a conversation is about winning or losing.
Success is the removal of things
Success has more to do with removing than adding.
A beautiful but painful journey
The journey becomes a beautiful experience
War on Weakness
A small and specific field
The easiest way to be at the top of your field is to pick a very small and specific field.
No goal to reach
The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Benjamin E. Mays
The method isn’t to go out and find an agent. The method is to do work so impossibly magical that agents and producers come looking for you.
On the Internet, the cost of publishing is free and the algorithms reward people who publish frequently. That's why so many of the top creators are prolific. Learn to work fast.
Enjoy every minute
My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day.
Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.
Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Get back up
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.
Cal Ripken Jr.
If you want better answers, start asking yourself better questions.
Find another way
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
When it starts hurting
I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting.
Read and think
We read and think. That is very uncommon in American business.
If it works...
If it works, do more of it. If it does not, try something else.
What you love is what you do
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything”. I say, “Only one man can do anything”.
John W. Gardner
The power of repetition
The more something is being repeated, the more it becomes reality.
You can always fix bad pages. You can’t fix no pages. So write. Just write. Try to turn off that voice of doom that paralyzes you.
The key to success
Action is the foundational key to all success.
One step outside of comfort
Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.
Shannon L. Alder
You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that Last-minute panic.
Pay attention to everything
We’re Building Something, Here, Detective. We’re Building It From Scratch. All The Pieces Matter.
Lester (The Wire)
Get interesting results
When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
What's wrong with computers?
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
I'm not so smart
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Your life is a small stretch of unlimited time. So have a good look at it, and make the best of it.
How to let a day slip by
A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do.
Knowing and willing
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.
How to focus
If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.
We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.
Beware three solutions in a trenchcoat pretending to be a problem.
There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.
Your favourite weapon
You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well.
How to get good
Professionals don’t have to justify spending time training or practicing their work. It’s what they do, and practice is how they get good at it.
The choices you face
For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.
Bill O’ Reilly
Doing the things you know
It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.
Too much time
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
How to be a professional
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
What is productivity?
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
How to do something
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.