The maker of growth
Dream big. Start small and then connect the dots.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
The me I see is the me I'll be.
The more clearly we know what we want, the more obvious it will be what we should do.
Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE
The human spirit will not invest itself in a compromise.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.
Happiness comes from growth, not comfort.
Yet today I realize that the most important thing in dividing tasks is the psychological effect of making the task bearable. The idea of small tasks always felt too abstract and not at all magical. But today it had a concrete effect on me. Suddenly, the idea of starting a task didn’t seem so heavy. The tasks just need to be small enough so that they feel conquerable. After that, starting is easy.
You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.
Marginal gains is not about making small changes and hoping they fly. Rather, it is about breaking down a big problem into small parts in order to rigorously establish what works and what doesn't.
Stretch goals, paired with SMART thinking, can help put the impossible within reach.
There are a lot of great inventors and improvers in the world. But those who hack world-class success tend to be the ones who can focus relentlessly on a tiny number of things. In other words, to soar, we need to simplify.
Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.
The most finite, limited resource in our lives is time. We only have a finite amount of time to live. Why waste it?
Prioritize your problems and take care of them one at a time, the highest priority first. Don’t try to do everything at once or you won’t be successful.” I explained how a leader who tries to take on too many problems simultaneously will likely fail at them all.
Great work, like a healthy financial portfolio, takes time to mature.
You need desire to be fully alive and you need vision to fulfill your desires.
Take the position that you are master of your being, and hold your course firmly to your goal.
In case you don’t have time to read or don’t feel like reading the whole book, at least remember this: pick a goal, make a realistic plan to reach that goal, work through each step of the plan, and repeat.
I finally realized that results are generated by activities. If I manage my activities then the results I want occur.
Keeping your eye on the future is essential for making the most of today.
You don't actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it "done.”
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.