Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen. – Leonardo DaVinci
This is a beautiful quote about work from one of the greatest geniuses to ever live. Leonardo DaVinci is widely regarded as one of the greatest inventors, artists, designers and scientists of all time. His body of work throughout life is varied and extensive. There is no question that he was someone who was able to be incredibly passionate about his work and had the motivation to accomplish so much. But even DaVinci, who accomplished so much in his life gives the advice that one needs to take a step back from work every so often just to relax. … Read the rest
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb
This quote made me laugh the other day because I had been thinking about a project I had wanted to start and I thought, why didn’t I start that a year ago? So, Lamb’s advice is to start that project today! What have you been putting off? We all have to-do lists that seem to never end, but I bet there is one thing that you have been procrastinating on for some reason and you know the task is important.
This is what Lamb is talking about. It is not doing the dishes or remembering the laundry. It is the thing that you know you want to do but aren’t starting it. … Read the rest
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
This quote about what you can be, is one of the earliest recorded quotes on the topic of self help. We are what we repeatedly do. This simple phrase written over 2500 years ago, has recently been proven by modern science to be true. When we do things, or experience things over and over again, it creates pathways in our brains between associated information. This learning makes us behave in repetitive ways as we have created the grooves in our brains that make us react a certain way to stimuli. … Read the rest