1: Count What Counts
“Many of the things you can count, don’t count.
Many of the things you can’t count, really count.”
2: Look Inward Angel
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
3: Let Your Imagination Move You Forward
“As great scientists have said and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination that we achieve
perception, and compassion, and hope.”
Ursula K. Le Guin
4: You Are More Than Your Unstoppable Ideas
“One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”
“If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself.”
“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original,
you will have to ram it down their throats.”
5: Change the World
“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”
W. Edwards Demming
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
6: Work to Be Generous And Humble
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
“Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.”
Henry David Thoreau
7: Write A Brave New Story of Yourself
“Some stories are true that never happened.” Elie Wiesel
8: Thank The Universe For Every Moment and Miracle
“I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.”
9: Go All The Way Your Way
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.”
10: Focus is the fulcrum that can move your mountains
“You can do anything, but not everything.”
“The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly
but that they occasionally do a few things well.
The only thing that is universal is incompetence.
Strength is always specific!
Nobody ever commented, for example,
that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz
probably couldn’t play the trumpet very well.”
11: Use Thoughts and Actions To Create Poetry in Your Life
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.