“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Although Steve Jobs recently passed away, this quote still remains so valid and truthful. Steve Jobs led an incredible life and totally revolutionized the way the world connects with and through technology. … Read the rest
“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” ~ George Burns
Doing something you love in life is an integral part of a happy life. If you are really, really good at something, you might excel at it and become a huge success, but if that activity doesn’t make you happy or make you feel good then what is the point? Sure, you will be successful – but to whose standards? People might respect you, but if you don’t respect what you are doing, or have a passion for it then it is simply a waste of your time.
What if you are thinking, I don’t know what I love and I don’t hate doing what I am doing. … Read the rest
I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
This inspirational quote by Muhammad Ali is really intense and shows how much of a commitment he made to his goal of being a boxing champion. Sometimes, people are blessed in life to have such a drive to do what they want and be what they want to be. In this case, Ali is inferring that he didn’t ever enjoy the training that he did, but was so driven by what he hoped to get out of it that he just kept pushing himself and pushing himself until he was a champion in boxing.
I suggest you find something you like to do, and then decide to be a champion in that so it is not so arduous for you, but Ali has a point. … Read the rest