These quotes are not mine, they are attributed to others.

 

Nothing begets creativity like constraints.

  Christopher Mims

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.

Bill Gates

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.

  Alan Perlis [via]

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.

  Abelson & Sussman, SICP, preface to the first edition [via]

You may ignore the theory, but you cannot escape it. -cs
He who angers you, controls you

 

Know how to solve every problem that has been solved.

  Richard Feynman [via]

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

  Albert Einstein

Uncertainty Is a Signpost of Possibility

  via LifeHacker

And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that it's normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It's only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. It's gonna take a while. It's normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through.

 

Lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

 The Telegraph

A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor

  via LifeHacker

We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow.
 Keep going. Concentrate on something useful.

  Arnold Bennett

 Once Is Chance, Twice is Coincidence, Third Time Is A Pattern

 

Failure is inevitable, and it's one of the ways we get better and learn. Every time we take on a project that's guaranteed to succeed, we're not creating that challenge that makes us better at whatever we're practicing.

 

 

(via Lifehacker)

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.

 

 In a negotiation you have to care, but not too much.

 

Τhe difference between just-in-case and just-in-time is like the difference between training and trying.

 

 if you have a problem, what are you doing to solve it?

 

Make it a routine to test the impossible: Push limits. Try new things. Get outside your comfort zone.

 

Critique should focus not so much on actions we took [because rarely 2 situations are the same] as on why we took those actions and why they brought the results they did.
And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that it's normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It's only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. It's gonna take a while. It's normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through.

 

When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.
Reduce Everything You Want to Do to an Action You Can Do Right Now

 

It Takes as Much Energy to Wish as it Does to Plan

 

Leaders Are People Who Go Their Own Way Without Looking to See if Anyone Is Following

 

Πρέπει να είσαι διατεθιμένος να χάσεις, για να κερδίσεις

 

Αν δεν ρισκάρεις, δεν κερδίζεις. If you don't risk, you cannot win.

 

When you win a battle, you win the trophy, when you lose a battle, you gain experience, when you don’t fight you win nothing.

 

Tools and teams are multipliers

 

Complaining is stupid. Either act or forget.

 

Give yourself permission to screw-up

 

You are assuming too much and testing too little

 

If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.

 

Criticism is caring. Silence accompanies indifference.

  P.D.

Being ambitious is why we are here.

  Charles S

In God we trust, all others bring data

 

If you can influence the outcome, do the work.

If you can't influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It's merely a distraction.

  Seth Godin

Change is not a bolt of lightning that arrives with a zap. It is a bridge built brick by brick, every day, with sweat and humility and slips. It is hard work, and slow work, but it can be thrilling to watch it take shape.

  Sarah Hepola