Aikido instructor George Leonard on mastery:
”How long will it take me to master Aikido?” a prospective student asks.
“How long do you expect to live?” is the only respectable response.
From James Clear newsletter.
(I think you can replace (Ctrl + H) Aikido with Excel.)
A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) the start of Dune
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Marie Curie (1867 – 1934)
The world is becoming like a lunatic asylum run by lunatics.
David Lloyd George (1863 – 1945)
1. If it should exist. It doesn’t.
2. If it does exist, it’s out of date.
Arnold’s First and Second Laws of Documentation.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King (1947 – )
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture . Just get people to stop reading them.
Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012)
The rain falls on all the fields, but crops grow only in those that have been tilled and sown.
I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the songs I came to sing remain unsung.
Rabindranath Tagore (1864-1941)
Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Be curious, not judgmental.
If you done it, it ain’t bragging.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
Nothing will work unless you do.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Old Buddhist saying
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
Jim Rohn (1930 – 2009)
Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.
Edward Tufte – Yale Professor Emeritus
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.
Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
Jim Rohn (1930 – 2009)
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize winner)
Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)
It is very important what not to do.
Knowledge is the beginning of practice; doing is the completion of knowing.
A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days.
Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers.
Seneca the Younger
It is not what you look at that matters it is what your see.
Henry David Thoreau