“The key skill of the innovator is error recovery not failure avoidance.”
- RANDY NELSON, Pixar
“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”
- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, America
“We probably should have quit four or five times, but we were stupid enough or determined enough to stick with it…”
- JASON EBEL, Two Brothers Brewing.
No salary for eight months? Damn! My hustle seems anemic by comparison. Read and enjoy.
“Average performers believe their errors were caused by factors outside their control: My opponent got lucky; the task was too hard; I just don’t have the natural ability for this. Top performers, by contrast, believe they are responsible for their errors.“
How Do Excellent Performers Differ from the Average? - via Farnam Street
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
The temptation to moralize is strong; it is emotionally satisfying to have enemies rather than problems, to seek out culprits rather than the flaws in the system.
William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
“All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one… characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.”
- Henry David Thoreau
“Because you can’t, you won’t and you don’t stop…”
- Beastie Boys
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth…Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
- Noela Evans
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.
- Tupac Shakur