The greatest sense of accomplishment comes, not from exercising your strengths, but from overcoming your weaknesses.
Doing what you’re already good at isn’t achievement; it’s repetition. But staring down your insecurities, refusing to let them bring you down, and ultimately beating them—that’s something to really be proud of.
Sometimes autonomy is a lonely road. To truly be your own person means that you can never be part of something bigger. At best, you can only coincide with something bigger. You must always and only be you. Groups do not exist, only agreed associations.
Our two greatest enemies to achieving our dreams are self-doubt and self-esteem. When we don’t believe we’re good enough, we don’t even try. Yet when we believe we’re good enough, we still don’t try.
The surest path to getting what we want lies somewhere in the middle: we could be good enough, but we need to put in the work to get better.
It’s not what you know that matters, but what you do with what you know. True knowledge is lived, not just understood.
If you want someone to only do what you tell them to do, give them orders. If you want them to go above and beyond what you tell them to do, give them reasons.