September 30, 2012

Current Quotes

At home above my monitor on the wall is a cork board. Sprinkled between gift certificates, pins, and other random memorabilia are quotes that I've been trying to internalize and follow. They are in no particular order:

A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
- Anthony Trollope
There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.
- Bruce Lee
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Seuss
Don't ignore your dreams; don't work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy.
- Paul Graham

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February 20, 2010

One Thing At A Time

Anonymous asked: How do you maintain focus (on work, dreams, goals, life)?

You do one thing at a time.

-- Frank Chimero

I've been casting my net wide these past fews months and so far haven't found that one thing yet, but I know when I do it will ring true like is has in the past.

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November 17, 2008

Randy Pausch Quotes

Many months ago I watched Randy Pausch's last lecture. Below are some of the quotes from the talk that I took away and just found under a pile of other stuff on my desk. Some of these he credits to other people, see the transcript for details.

Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals.
When you’re screwing up and nobody’s saying anything to you anymore, that means they gave up.
Have something to bring to the table, right, because that will make you more welcome.
Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
Brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.
I think that that’s one of the best things you can give somebody – the chance to show them what it feels like to make other people get excited and happy.
Get a feedback loop and listen to it.

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