Integrity is holding ourselves to the same high standards that we have for others.
Expecting little of everyone is apathy.
Expecting less of ourselves than others sets us up for hypocrisy.
Expecting less of others than ourselves falls short of accountability.
Feeling embarrassed by your old work isn’t a sign of incompetence. It’s a mark of growth.
Being critical of your past performance means you’ve raised your standards, refined your taste, or improved your judgment.
It’s a path to producing something better in the future.
The honor of leadership should not be given to people who crave authority or seek attention.
Power should be reserved for individuals who are daunted by the weight of the role but guided by a sense of responsibility to serve.
Heavy should be the head that wears the crown.
A persistent enemy of excellence is fragmented attention.
On average, we check email 74x/day and switch tasks every 10min.
Computers are made for parallel processing. Humans are better at serial processing.
2021 resolution: focus on one task at a time.
If you shift half your doomscrolling time to books, how much more learning and joy will 2021 bring?
The winter's new releases cover fear & courage, isolation & inclusion, tradition & transformation, adversity & resilience, and thinking & rethinking.
Many great ideas have never seen the light of day due to perfectionism.
You don't have to fix every flaw before seeking feedback. You just need to be proud of your progress.
Don't wait to share a project until it's done. Share it when what's done so far reflects your potential.
Although our culture often glorifies quantity, let's not forget that what ultimately matters is quality.
Success is producing a handful of masterpieces, not a mountain of mediocre work.
Happiness depends more on having a few true friends than on having many acquaintances.
Many people chase wealth, status, and achievement because progress is easy to measure, failing to realize that the gains that count the most are the hardest to count.
Real growth is building character—striving to improve in generosity, integrity, humility, fairness, or courage.
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