When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.
It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.
Practice, until you can’t get it wrong.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Saw Jobs (the movie) finally. This thing is a good source of inspiration for creatives. One of the monologue’s that I still remember is the one that Matthew Modine said (portraying John Sculley in the screencap above):
You can make a great product, but you have to convince people that what you’re selling is greater.
This doesn’t only deal with material products per se, but ourselves.
Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it.
The best time to take action toward a dream is yesterday; the worst is tomorrow; the best compromise is today.
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or evenshattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.
Brian G. Dyson
President and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises during his speech at the Georgia Tech 172nd Commencement Address Sept. 6, 1996