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.
Try not to be a man of success, but a man of value.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.
There are two sorts of people. People who are good at excuses and people who succeed. You chose which side you prefer.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Your toughness is made up of equal parts
persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your
opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest
opponent of all is the one inside your head.
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.
Life is not always a race against other people. What should matter to you is self-improvement. Ask yourself every day: Am I a better man than I was yesterday? If you can answer with yes, you are doing all right, no matter how slow the speed or how gloriously awesome other people may be. If the answer is no on the other hand you should try to improve, take your eyes of the others and just focus on your tasks at hand.
You would be suprised how far it gets you to just stop comparing yourself to others but just trying to get gradually better at what you love.
Living the dream means doing what you love and getting paid well for it. Of course being paid well is subjective and money is relative, but you definitely need some bucks to survive so better find seomthing you’re good at in order to make sure that you’ll have something to eat the next day.
Living a live that consists of sucky work-hours just in order to have some money for the precious free time is just a wrong concept. I don’t say it is debatable, I say it is wrong to have that little ambition! Reach for the stars, you just have to be persistent!