Quotes to live by

Real Artists Ship - Steve Jobs

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

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

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. - Richard Feynman

Regret minimization framework - The framework I found, which made the decision incredibly easy, was what I called — which only a nerd would call — a “regret minimization framework.” So I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, “Okay, now I’m looking back on my life. I want to have minimized the number of regrets I have.” I knew that when I was 80 I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal. I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day, and so, when I thought about it that way it was an incredibly easy decision. - Jeff Bezos

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

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

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?

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

You can have anything you want if you can help enough people get what they want - Zig Ziglar

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  - Howard Thurman

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity. This is one reason why meaningful change does not require radical change. Small habits can make a meaningful difference by providing evidence of a new identity. - James Clear, Atomic Habits

When you let go of your attachment to the object you desire and make your desire the experience of staying focused on working toward your goal, you are fulfilling your desire in every minute and you are patient with the circumstance. There is no reason not to be. There is no effort or “trying to be patient” here. It is just a natural response to your perspective. This shift in perspective is very small and subtle on the one hand, but it has enormous freeing power. No task seems too large to undertake. Your confidence goes way up as does your patience with yourself. You are always achieving your goal and there are no mistakes or time limits to create stress. - Thomas Sterner, The practicing mind

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.― Annie Dillard, The Writing Life