Are you doing everything in your power to create an enjoyable + meaningful life?
Or are you getting caught up in “problems” and negativity?
During our weekly conference call for work, my boss [Debbie] said, “something we tell our kids often is that every problem has a solution.”
How TRUE is that!?
And then, as if it was total confirmation to post this blog today, Debbie says, “and now I’ll share with you a quote from Tim Ferriss…”
“The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.” Timothy Ferriss
There’s a reason I picked up this book this past week. There’s a reason I opened it and was instantly drawn to the quotes he chose to use. There’s a reason I felt like I should share those quotes and spent a ton of time creating shareable photos for each one.
I’m so glad I listened to that inner-voice.
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Take a deep breath, prepare to be gobsmacked with wisdom, be encouraged, and soak in every quote you are about to read.
28 Quotes Used In The Book “The 4-Hour Workweek” By Timothy Ferriss
1. An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. -Niels Bohr
2. Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one. -Albert Einstein
3. I also have in mind that seemingly wealthy, but most terribly impoverished class of all, who have accumulated dross, but know not how to use it, or get rid of it, and thus have forged their own golden or silver fetters. -Henry David Thoreau
4. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman
5. I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. -Herbert Bayard Swope
6. Many a false step was made by standing still. -Unknown
7. Named must your fear be before banish it you can. -Yoda
8. Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. -Benjamin Disraeli
9. There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way, nothing happens. -Yvon Chouinard
10. You have comfort. You don’t have luxury. And don’t tell me that money plays a part. The luxury I advocate has nothing to do with money. It cannot be bought. It is the reward of those who have no fear of discomfort. -Jean Cocteau
11. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. -George Bernard Shaw
12. The existential vacuum manifests itself mainly in a state of boredom. -Viktor Frankl
13. Life is too short to be small. -Benjamin Disraeli
14. One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. -Bruce Lee
15. It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. -William of Occam
16. We create stress for ourselves because you feel like you have to do it. You HAVE to. I don’t feel that anymore. -Oprah Winfrey
17. There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
18. Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. -Robert J. Sawyer
19. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. -Ralph Charell
20. People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. -Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes)
21. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
22. I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. -Woodrow Wilson
23. Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. -Vida D. Scudder
24. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -George Bernard Shaw
25. Only those who sleep make no mistakes. -Ingvar Kamprad [founder of IKEA]
26. Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas. -Paula Poundstone
27. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. -Frank Wilczek
28. I’ve learned that nothing is impossible, and that almost nothing is easy. -Articolo 31
So ask yourself friends, what steps can you take to live your best life?
What areas can you take a small step toward progress?
Where should you prune in order to blossom?
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