Every day when you wake up, imagine a bird on your shoulder. It says: “is today the day? Am I doing everything that I need to do? Would I be content if this were my last day? Am I truly living? Is my life worth anything – is it meaningful? Am I being the person I want to be, and living the life I want?”

Good things come to those who wait. Great things come to those who really go for it.

All great changes are preceded by chaos.

Deepak Chopra

You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.

The Alchemist

Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic: It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for ‘realistic’ goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy consuming.

It’s easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s. If you are insecure, guess what — the rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

Tim Ferriss

The great stories go to those who don’t give in to fear… But fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.

People love to have lived a great story, but few people like the work it takes to make it happen. But joy costs pain.

Travel often; Getting lost will help you find yourself.

The Holstee Manifesto

Creators change the world. Victims bitch about stuff.

We all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.

Mary Lou Retton