I’ve found myself collecting quotes while reading books and sticking them on post it notes, but have ran out of space on my monitor to stick them to!
While word for word quotes are sometimes good, I find myself combining ideas from many people, simplifying the wording and so on, to form a point that serves as a reminder to myself.
So below are a combination of these important reminders for myself, some of which may be of value to you.
Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do… Sanity means tying it to your own actions.Marcus Aurelius
Are you making money or wasting time?
Be definite in everything you do and never leave unfinished thoughts in the mind.Napoleon Hill
…be too busy to ‘do coffee,’ while still keeping an uncluttered calendar.Naval Ravikant
Be very deliberate about taking on obligations.Tynan
Choose between two great options.
Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.Jordan B Peterson
Develop a differentiated lens to look at the same assets in a different way so they are more valuable to you than anyone else.Adaptation of a concept defined by Moses Kagan
Elevate your Standard of Performance and ignore the timeline.My summation of Bill Walsh’s ‘Culture of Winning’
(Euthymia) …believing in yourself and trusting that you are on the right path, and not being in doubt by following the myriad footpaths of those wandering in every direction.Seneca
Find three hobbies: one that makes you money, one that keeps you fit, and one that makes you creative.Naval Ravikant
Finish what you start before moving on.
Form the habit of reaching definite decisions on all subjects.Napoleon Hill
Freedom is the number one asset you will ever own.Anton Kreil
Given a good idea to start with, it is better to concentrate on perfecting it than to hunt around for a new idea. One idea at a time is about as much as any one can handle.Henry Ford
If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.
If you cannot face up to your fear of failure, you will never be rich.Felix Dennis
If you think in negative terms, you will get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results.Norman Vincent Peale
Impatience with actions, patience with results.Naval Ravikant
Is this authentic to me? Am I productizing it?Naval Ravikant
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.Anaïs Nin
Most people love to talk about success (and life in general) as an event. We talk about losing 50 pounds or building a successful business or winning the Tour de France as if they are events. But the truth is that most of the significant things in life aren’t stand-alone events, but rather the sum of all the moments when we chose to do things 1 percent better or 1 percent worse. Aggregating these marginal gains makes a difference.James Clear
Pick [people to work with] that have high intelligence, high energy, and high integrity.Naval Ravikant
Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.Manifesto for Agile Software Development
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.John Wooden
The easiest path to financial freedom is always more of what’s already working.Laura Roeder
The unexamined life is not worth living.Socrates
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.Carl Jung
What don’t I see?Keith cunningham
What is the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?Gary Keller
Where your focus goes, your energy flows.
Would Alexander the Great have conquered the world if he ‘dialed it back’?Kenny Powers
You can do anything, but not everything.David Allen
You can’t win if you fold all of the time.Brooke Castillo