Take your time

“The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.”

Steven Pressfield

The amateur only works when inspiration strikes. The pro sits down every day and puts in steady work. The key is steady. Not irregular or extreme.

But spending the right amount of time on the right tasks needs planning which is nicely explained in this article on time blocking.

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A glance on life

One can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

Edith Wharton

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Be confident

This Video of the marvelous Channel School of Life gives a interesting and motivating look on the matter of confidence.

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Dream big, improve incrementally

No matter how big you goal is, the only way to reach it is step by step.

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Stay strong

The same hammer that shatters glass, forges steel.

Russian Proverb

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Do not settle

Don’t settle: Don’t finish bad books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.

Chris Brogan

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Figuring it out

Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’ t matter. Explore the world, nearly everything is really interesting when you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be but what you want to do. Keep up a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.

Richard Feynman

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The four agreements

Be Impeccable with your word

  • Speak with integrity.
  • Say only what you mean.
  • Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.
  • Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don’t take anything personally

  • Nothing others do is because of you
  • What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.
  • When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needles suffering.

Don’t make assumptions

  • Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.
  • Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.
  • With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Always do your best

  • Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.
  • Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Don Miguel Ruiz

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Work for it

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brow

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Each time you’re wrong you learn something new

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I’m persecuted when I’m contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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