📜 The default state of any new idea is failure. It’s the execution–the

The default state of any new idea is failure. It’s the execution–the fight against inertia–that matters. Dustin Curtis (via The Fight ) It’s so easy to get stuck in the waiting place, putting things off until later, even when those things are vitally important to making your dreams come true. But the truth is that, in order to make progress, you need to physically and mentally fight against the momentum of ordinary events ....

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It’s pretty incredible when you think about. Could you say ’no’ to millions, I repeat, MILLIONS of dollars of merchandise money? I don’t know if I could. Would you stop creating your art if millions of people admired your work and kept wanting more? I don’t know if I would. Life, goals, and advice in the illustrated words of Bill Watterson (via ZEN PENCILS – 128. BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice )

📜 It’s a great day to make a mistake

It’s a great day to make a mistake. Jennifer Gresham (via The perfectionism cure – Everyday Bright )

🔗 The Only Two Secrets to Motivating Yourself You’ll Ever Need : zenhabits

The Only Two Secrets to Motivating Yourself You’ll Ever Need : zenhabits And those two things are so deceptively simple that you might decide to stop reading after I name them: 1) make things enjoyable and 2) use positive public pressure . Also, reframing things can go a long way into motivating someone to do something they really don’t wan’t to do!

📺 Life is unfair

The life is unfair curve! (via A Show :: unfair ) ( Source: https://www.youtube.com/ )

🔗 I Stalked Steve Jobs (And How To Get A Meeting With ANY VIP) – Forbes

I Stalked Steve Jobs (And How To Get A Meeting With ANY VIP) – Forbes I would no longer see barricades. Stumbling blocks would now be seen as stepping stones to something better, or something to crawl over or walk around. Previous limitations would now be a mere triviality, at worst a slight inconvenience. There were insanely great things to create and we were here to create them and that’s all there was to it....

📜 The secret of all progress and every virtue is, in fact, to know how

The secret of all progress and every virtue is, in fact, to know how to begin again – to learn from a failure and to try once more. Nunc coepi! Begin again! Fr. Georges Chevrotl

📜 That’s good that you won a lot of trophies, it’s nice, but you know

That’s good that you won a lot of trophies, it’s nice, but you know what? After I sell a bunch of records, I take all the platinum ones off the walls and pretend I haven’t sold a damn one and I’ve got to go do it all again. Lady Gaga (as a guest judge on the American edition of “So You Think You Can Dance”, Season 8 Episode 18)

📜 I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next. Steve Jobs (NBC Nightly News, May 2006)

📜 You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs ( Stanford commencement speech, June 2005 )

📜 Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way

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....

🔗 I Don’t Want To Be Motivated By Anyone But Myself

I Don’t Want To Be Motivated By Anyone But Myself Motivation is made up of two factors: personal structure – meaning values and principles learned in family, things learned studying or making experiences – and consciousness – meaning the capacity of recognizing and dealing with problems.

📺 Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com Well, as a result, the way we think, the way we act, the way we communicate is from the outside in. It’s obvious. We go from the clearest thing to the fuzziest thing. But the inspired leaders and the inspired organizations — regardless of their size, regardless of their industry — all think, act and communicate from the inside out....

📺 Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything

Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything | Video on TED.com Main takes from it, emphasis mine… And proceeded to look at — I wanted to set competition so I’d have a deadline — Parkinson’s Law, the perceived complexity of a task will expand to fill the time you allot it. So I had a very short deadline for a competition! This brings us to the point, which is, it’s oftentimes what you do, not how you do it, that is the determining factor....

🔗 Momentum Breakers vs Momentum Makers

Momentum Breakers vs Momentum Makers Momentum Breakers | Momentum Makers double-mindedness | focus the past | the future individualism | teamwork critical attitude | constructive attitude tradition | creativity apathy | passion dishonesty | character conformity | change ingratitude | gratitude indecision | action

📺 Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do (at TED.com ) (funny improv interaction with Al Gore starting at 5:15) Bottom line: What are you going to focus on? Right now, you have to decide what you’re going to focus on. In this second, consciously or unconsciously. The minute you decide to focus on something you’ve got to give it a meaning, and whatever that meaning is produces emotion. Is this the end or the beginning?...

📺 Dan Pink — Drive

Dan Pink — Drive (animated by theRSAorg ) 3 factors lead to better performance & personal satisfaction… Autonomy Mastery Purpose ( Source: https://www.youtube.com/ )