Thursday, March 15, 2018

People Tend Not To Be Accidentally Successful

"People tend not to be accidentally successful. If you see anyone very, very good at something, they tend to be very driven by what they do and they work really hard at it. So find the thing that makes you passionate and do that. And if you can find something you’re passionate about that also makes a difference to others, it will be a greatly fulfilling quality in your life. In the end, the things that give the most fulfilment are the things you do for others."

-- Tony Blair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Give and You Get Back What You Give

"Give and you get back what you give. Treat everyone as individuals: understand how people are and encourage them. There is real discipline too underpinning the work they do. I strongly believe that you achieve more in a work environment with hope rather than fear … the whole concept of people shouting or bullying or intimidating is foreign to me."

-- Dada Rogers, Via Ruthie Rogers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Day is Meant To Be Ours

"The day is meant to be ours, and our purpose within it is to live as who we truly are and enjoy the full terrain of life’s freedom as we chase our own meaning and purpose, our own legacy."

-- Brendon Burchard

Monday, March 12, 2018

Laugh Happily Every Day

"Being able to smile when misunderstood is a kind of attainment; being able to smile frankly when aggrieved is a form of generosity; being able to smile happily when disadvantaged is a form of open-mindedness; being able to laugh at oneself when in distress is a form of wisdom; being able to laugh when helpless is a realm, being able to laugh calmly when being slighted is a form of self-confidence.  No matter what happens for what reason...we must all laugh happily every day."

-- Buddha

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Do To The Best of Your Ability

"‘If you’re ever lucky enough to be successful in what you choose to do, don’t ever believe your own hype, and remember it could all stop tomorrow. Do whatever you do to the best of your ability. Take the job seriously, but not yourself. And most of all, be nice to work with."

-- Olivia Colman

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Most Important Thing of All

"Well, it starts with the usual stuff that you hear: work hard, be lucky. No one is successful without those two things. But the most important thing of all is maintenance of aim. If I could pass on one thing, it is that. My business success came from maintenance of aim. I said to myself, no matter what else I will make the best programmes I can."

-- Lord Waheed Alli

Friday, March 09, 2018

Just Survive Any Way You Can

"Well, you can say all the normal things like talk to people, look after yourself, ask for help. But none of that makes any difference. It makes no difference at all. I guess my advice is, and it’s not really advice, it’s more a wish: I wish that you’re lucky enough to survive when you don’t want to, because things can get better. Just survive. Just survive any way you can."

-- James Rhodes

Thursday, March 08, 2018

You Have To Forgive Yourself

"Don’t get depressed about the depression. Depression can bring with it a sense of shame, that we beat ourselves up for having it, that we’re ashamed to have this vulnerability. But you have to forgive yourself and allow yourself to feel it. It’s normal and it’s natural and a basic human foible that affects one in four of us. Take strength and solidarity from those numbers."

-- Ruby Wax

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Find The Thing That Drives You

"Find the thing that drives you. It’s not easy. Most of us are not obvious to ourselves. But we occasionally pick up indistinct signals, some kind of vague longing, from something that feels like a ghost-self, deep within us, something that refuses to die but is not quite alive either. That ghost is our true self, trying to come out. Listen out for it. We have to turn our ghost-self into a real person. We need to bring the ghost to life."

-- Alain de Botton

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Search For The Thing You’re Good At

"There is an inner steel that comes from knowing you’re good at something. It might be plumbing or building tables or driving a cab or whatever, but being able to say “When it comes to this, I know what I’m doing” is good for one’s confidence. So my advice to someone younger is search for the thing you’re good at and don’t stop."

-- James Corden