In order to become someone different, you must do something different.
In German, if someone ‘has a lot of Sitzfleisch’, it means they can endure lengthy or boring tasks until the tasks are completed.
It’s about finding the most fruitful moments and opportunities and trusting the process.
A new beginning may be the thing you need to find purpose.
Negative thinking, fear, and lack of imagination usually restrict our potential to take risks.
Having no direction is an excuse to get one step closer to a more fulfilling life.
When you say “NO”, you are saving space for “YES”.
DAD: Talking about doing something and actually doing it are two very different things
DAD: A “reverse bucket list” reminds you of what you have already done and makes you feel inspired instead of overwhelmed.
DAD: Knowing how to be quiet teaches you how to formulate your thoughts. The quiet unhurried mind understands the most.
DAD: Hope won’t get you anywhere. Expect that you’ll succeed.
If you view life as merely achieving goals, you will have the illusion of success.
DAD: At the end of each day, breathe deeply, appreciate where you are, and see the value in what you have.
DAD: Spending time by yourself allows you to hear your thoughts without distractions.
DAD: Don’t assume your future is not bright. A lot of positive things will happen in your future that you are not yet aware of.
DAD: The unknown is not to be feared. It is merely something you’ve yet to experience.
DAD: It means being creative, rebellious, determined, and unstoppable. It means asking for help, but not waiting for help.
Thinking is valueless, unless it leads to doing.
When in doubt choose flexibility. Visualize where you want to go and seed your life with the opportunity for change.
Getting better every day is the only guaranteed path to happiness.
Complacency forces you to stand still and not grow. The antidote to complacency is novelty and experimentation.
Tackle smaller balances first. This builds momentum and there are psychological reward to doing it this way.
Become an expert and nobody will want to see you leave.