You need to always remind yourself of your role models; watch them, learn from them, and follow them. You’ve picked them for a reason and always keep on learning.
If there’s no non-monetary value of any interaction then it’s never worth it.
Divide and conquer or you’ll disappear.
It’s all about the music in the background that you don’t recognize unless you focus. It’s all about the water carriers, the unknown soldiers, the stoics.
You’ll always get demotivated and you’ll always look to quit; having people who support you and remind you of your mission makes all the difference in the world. Look for them.
Watch closely the subtle movements and gestures you do. Listen closely your catchphrases. Feel the way you treat others. You’ll find you have bits and pieces of the people you interact with on daily basis and your parents. So choose wisely.
The hardest thing in life is adjusting for unpredictability, just like in backgammon.
The harder you look the less you see.
Doing something that you don’t love will drain all the energy left in you. Dig away.
Stability is the ultimate sophistication.