People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for… They don’t find it,” I answered. And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water…” Of course,” I answered. And the little prince added, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
When you have choice,it is much more important to know how to say “no” than “yes”
I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.
It is not our abilities that show who we truly are, it is our choices.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club