Being busy is a form of laziness— lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions. Ferriss, Timothy. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers (p. 201). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.
“You may not be responsible for causing what happens to you, but you are responsible for what you do to correct it.” – Michael Durst
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” – Ned Stark
“If one does not know to what port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Socrates
“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”
“A vision is truly shared when you and I have a similar picture and are committed to one another having it, not just to each of us, individually, having it” – Peter Senge
Do product managers need to have more power inside Google? No, I don’t think so. We bring together a team of people who are really passionate about [a] subject. I think it’s interesting: We still don’t do very high-definition product specs. If you write a 70-page document that says this is the product you’re supposed […]
“Gratitude is a lens through which you view the past. Through this lens, you can choose to see all the events in your life as crucial for becoming the person you are, and the person you will be.” – Michael Ellsberg
“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” -Edwin Louis Cole
Persistence is self-discipline in action.