We may spend 95% of our time going straight, but it’s the turns that determine where we end up.
To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.
— Rollo May
From an interview with designer/artist/soul searcher Elle Luna:
So I was using Uber all the time in San Francisco, even though I hated the design. And then I went to the Crunchies awards ceremony and at a post-ceremony event, where I was in a ball gown, I saw the CEO of Uber, Travis…
"Most people won’t. Which means those that do change everything."
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.
— Will Smith
Somebody who created a great productivity app - Orchestra, is abandoning it to work on something really cool, except in this case it’s Mailbox, which is so rubbish I deleted it from my phone even though I had…
Great projects start out feeling like buildings. There are architects, materials, staff, rigid timelines, permits, engineers, a structure.
It works or it doesn’t.
Build something that doesn’t fall down. On time.
But in fact, great projects, like great careers and relationships that last, are gardens. They are tended, they shift, they grow. They endure over time, gaining a personality and reflecting their environment. When something dies or fades away, we prune, replant and grow again.
Perfection and polish aren’t nearly as important as good light, good drainage and a passionate gardener.
By all means, build. But don’t finish. Don’t walk away.
Here we grow.
It is not the things we do in life we regret on our death bed, it is the things we do not.