- “Care more than others think wise. Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible!” ~ Howard Schultz
- “Become the person you seek to attract. this means living in your integrity, where you commit to do what you say you will do.”
- Never let fear, failure, or frustration transform you to a cynic. But rather, let it motivate you to push yourself to new lengths and new approaches
- Always do things 110% every time you go out for it. This is tough because I am a thinker – I like to think when I do things; but, somehow, I have to focus when push comes to shove. When I am hanging out with people, I have to give 100%; when I am doing work, I have to give 110%
“live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh until you cry. choose with no regret. appreciate your friends. continue to learn. do what you love and live as if this is all there is”
“To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticise others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
“What Apple tells engineers is: not to rush to GA for an early release, take time to refine and minimize navigation and streamline usage; not to say your done just because the engineer got it to work, but put effort into designing for the user; not to require users to get into the mind-set of the engineer, but require engineers to get into the mindset of the user.”
those closest to him are remembering a wonderful human being who taught his students to “think big,” delighted those around him with his humor and his music, and made everyone with whom he worked feel valuable.”
- Be curious; Question EVERYTHING until you understand every detail.
- “I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” - Galileo Galilei
- Question everything, accept nothing — treat everyone’s idea based on the merit of the idea/opinion no matter the person behind the idea!
- When you are squeezed on time, there is a limit to this inquisition, and you must judge validity on the merits of the person. However, still question until time constraints show themselves.
- Be open to new ideas and changing our own — for, there is always room to innovate and improve.
- Listen to other people’s perspectives with this open ear.
- Be honest, courteous, and kind.
- Never be quick to hate; never be quick to think the worst. Always have faith, until that faith is proven to be completely false.
- If you do fail, get up and try again (if you still value that step).
- “Every now and then, step outside of the box. Try something new. Put yourself in uncomfortable situations and test those waters! The best fruits of life are often hidden within the trees, fog, and bushes… These fruits are well worth the daring efforts which flow through earnest and sincere exploration.”
- Always be a kid — open to change… a sponge to change and information… don’t be afraid to try new things – worst that happens is you fall, get hurt, but you can get back up! Ask yourself, how will the new help you?
- Every hour is important – treat every element (person, place, or thing) with the same respect.
- Treat everyone you speak to and speak of with the respect of a brother, mother, father, and friend, most especially when that person’s situation can just as easily be your own.
- Conclusion: Prize everyone and their art forms / personal uniqueness (and be humble yet happy with my own position).
- Discussion leading to conclusion: Never ask, “Who are you?” but rather “how they are, what we are meeting about”, INTRODUCE myself no matter how “big” I am and BE COURTEOUS
- We re all the unique, we are all special; but we are ALL this.
- Facilitate sustainable lives and promote sustainable systems.
- When faced with a challenge or roadblock, look to your guiding principles to remind you of the magnitude and foundation of your goals. Remember these principles because you should never veer from them if you wish to build a strong foundation.
- Smile, most especially when it is dark.
- Once you realize something is not right, never stop until you solve that issue to the best of your abilities. If you let the problem sit, it will likely come back.
- Deal with problems as quickly as possible, realizing there are countless other issues needing attention and others are busy with their own issues.
- Everyone should have the freedom to make a choice to do anything, unless that choice adversely affects others.
- Everyone should have the ability to purchase a product or service if that product or service does not adversely affect others.
- Any person providing a service or product should be able to charge whatever will induce them to provide that service or product. Whatever they charge over this is “excess profit,” which is not bad per se, and should not be prohibited; but, it is certainly gluttonous in nature. However, their choice to charge whatever they seek to charge should be up to them, as they are providing that service or product. (And, quite often, overcharging those that can afford a service or product allows a company or individual to provide that service to those less fortunate.)
- In our darkest our – our fight for survival – we should be granted every opportunity possible to maintain our existence. This is a natural drive instilled in all organisms; it is the desire for self-preservation. Every individual should have the right to pursue this desire.
- Any desire or goal can best be accomplished by approaching that goal from multiple angles rather than one. However, each of these angles must be approached well.
- We shall always strive for improvement.
- Openness and honesty are essential to medical care and legislative innovation. Anytime two people agree to interact with each other — be it purchasing a mortgage, ordering food from the store, or providing medical care — each person has a duty to be honest and open in this process; because, without honesty, we have nothing.
- Whenever you feel that emotional piece coming up, take a step back and come back.
- Take steps back before sending messages / communicating between others – play basketball, watch TV, look at the financial markets, take a 20 min break, and then come back to whatever you were going to send – adjust it, and send it.
- Value the potential of every individual – make them better!
- Follow through!
- QUALITY, ABOVE ALL ELSE.
- When you find the cause of a problem, ask yourself what else that cause might also result in? (Another problem? Any benefits?) Then decide whether you want to solve it, and how.
- Do not let myself become inundated with things for an entire day without experiencing free thought & distance from that inundation. *Inundation refers, here, to when you feel cluttered with thoughts (resulting in mental gridlock), no matter what those thoughts are about.
- G ood Distancing Tactics:
i.Scheduling, music, walks, runs, (sports are okay, but they could add to the inundation).
- Be a FREE THINKER
- Know my TIME, know my MONEY
- Hone in on things – perfect each goal; perfect each solution (be mindful of TIME)
- Recognize elements as relative
- Being courteous – open door, be polite, speak politely, stop saying “yup, no problem” rather “no problem” or “anytime brother” or “anytime / your welcome sir” (sir is added to give off impression I am humble, but we should not do this because we shouldn’t downplay ourselves but should rather accept everyone as equal and not need to do this. However, it is a good phase, because people will always respect you as respectable from this point forward.)
- Take frequent steps back. (Use music/lectures/speeches to always keep me distanced) / have fun while working
- Focus on things, but keep your cool. (Good way to do this is have fun with things; joke around)
- We all come from unique experiences, but we have shared human characteristics and emotions — take advantage of / utilize these.
- WE ALL want to do the right thing. We all want to help each other. We all love to tell our story, but not so much listen to others. But, we all have that hidden desire to understand things and learn.
- Carry passion into everything you do; treat everything you do as an art — but, remain disciplined for there is too much unknown to be too confident… but, be confident because there are always unknowns and you will never understand it all.
- Let your passions guide your vision, not cloud it.
- With great power, comes great responsibility — channel your strengths, goals, principles, and efforts to make positive, needed change in the world. You will be successful no matter what, if you have certain guiding characteristics and stick to them. What you do with those successful habits is up to you. I urge you to spend that extra minute to contemplate ways which you could really make a great impact on society, the human species, and the world as a whole, if you channeled your efforts towards a specific area.