The following is a set of quotes that I'm drawn to for one reason or another. It is not exhaustive, nor is it well documented. Read on if you're curious, maybe a quote will speak to you like it spoke to me.
Another note ... These quotes are in no particular order and no particular categorization. They just spoke to me at one point or the other. I should attribute and apologies for not doing so. Reach out to me if you want the origin of one and I'll see what I can do although a google search should take you pretty far. This list will be updated over time.
The most important thing to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. - Buffett
An accumulation of quantity leads to a jump in quality. this is actually in reference to weightlifting, but applies everywhere else as well.
The first draft is just for you. - Rick Rubun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr-OZaJ-DVQ
You don't have to write, you just can't do anything else.
Optionality is the property of asymmetric upside (preferably unlimited) with correspondingly limited downside (preferably tiny) - Taleb, Antifragile
The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.
It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. - Buffett
Only is better than best.
Never complain, never explain - Benjamin Disraeli
If you cannot decide, the answer is no. - Naval Ravikant
Amateurs talked strategy, professionals study logistics. - Omar Bradley
Organizations, like people, have values. To be effective in an organization, a person’s values must be compatible with the organization’s values. They do not need to be the same, but they must be close enough to coexist. Otherwise, the person will not only be frustrated but also will not produce results. - Drucker
Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. - Chuck Close
The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win. - Vince Lombardi
Conway's law. Organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations — M. Conway
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW what a ride!!!
You cannot change another person. Here, I’ll say it again, you cannot change another person.
3 Rules for Decision Making Under Crisis
- You never get blamed for what you did wrong.
- You always get blamed for how you tried to cover up what you did wrong.
- You never remember situations 1 and 2.
Doubt is only removed by action, if you`re not working then that's when doubt comes in.
To get something you've never had, you have to do something you never did.
Look forward to the past. - Pavel Tsatsouline
Stop listening to yourself, start talking to yourself.
Don’t get bitter, get better. - Tiger Woods
Most men live lives of quiet desperation.
You don't get what you want, you get what you need.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. - Maya Angelou
To work in an organization whose value system is unacceptable or incompatible with one’s own condemns a person both to frustration and to nonperformance. - Drucker
Idle hands are the devil's workshop.
Reduce the scope but stick to the schedule. - James Clear
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.