Quotes to live by

1. Real Artists Ship - Steve Jobs

2. Eighty percent of success is showing up. Simple daily disciplines compounded over time makes all the difference between success and failure - Jeff Olson.

3. If a man thinks good thoughts and does good works, the sum total of these impressions will be good; and they, in a similar manner, will force him to do good even in spite of himself. When a man has done so much good work and thought so many good thoughts that there is an irresistible tendency in him to do good, in spite of himself and even if he wishes to do evil, his mind as the sum total of his tendencies, will not allow him to do so; the tendencies will turn him back; he is completely under the influence of the good tendencies. When such is the case, a man’s good character is said to be established.  - Swami Vivekananda  A.K.A Your habits are your life

4. Knowing something by name doesn't mean you understand it. - Richard Feynman

5. If you'll regret not doing it, do it. It will work out.

6. Focus because you'll care about things that are not working well, push through the dip and expend the effort and expose yourself to fear.When you have a lot of balls in the air, it's easy to just ignore the ones that make you uncomfortable or that might fail.Success comes from doing the hard part. When the hard part is all you've got, you're more likely to do it. - Seth Godin

7. The easiest way to make anyone do anything is to remove all the obstacles in their path. - Ramit Sethi

8. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. So dont take shortcuts in anything.If you haven’t got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?

9. If you do what you need to do when you need to do it, you will be able to do what you want to do when you want to do it. - Zig Ziglar

10. You can have anything you want if you can help enough people get what they want - Zig Ziglar
11. The best way to be smarter than smart is to have a set of antifragile programs (mutate, gather feedback, select best, repeat) instead of trying to store objective solutions to future problems. To be smarter than smart, let go of specific answers and embrace answer finding programs. - Buster Benson

12. Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, and they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. - Peter Drucker.

13.Do less. But do what you do with complete and hard focus. Then when you’re done be done, and go enjoy the rest of the day. - Cal Newport

14. Every time we participate in a ritual we are expressing our beliefs, either verbally or more implicitly. - Tony Schwartz

15. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey

16. The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. - Randy Pausch

17. I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding, they learn by some other way—by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile! —Richard Feynman [you can do this by first principles]

18. Learn the rules like a pro, so that you can break the rules like an artist - Pablo Picasso

19. The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow. - Steven Pressfield

20. When we project a quality or virtue onto another human being, we ourselves almost always already possess that quality, but we're afraid to embrace (and to live) that truth. - Steven Pressfield

21.  Addictions embody repetition without progress. They produce incapacity as a payoff - Steven Pressfield


23. In the context of work, uncontrolled time makes me uncomfortable. If you’re serious about working deeply and producing high-end value, it should probably make you uncomfortable as well - Cal Newport

24. Individuals in creative fields should bias toward completing and finishing as many skill-based projects as possible. Put simply: productivity yields impact. - Cal Newport

25. 1% rule - The 1 Percent Rule states that over time the majority of the rewards in a given field will accumulate to the people, teams, and organizations that maintain a 1 percent advantage over the alternatives. You don't need to be twice as good to get twice the results. You just need to be slightly better. - James Clear

26. Focus on systems/processes over goals.