— Howard Marks From https://overcast.fm/+F21yde8zo
– Albert Einsten
Chasing Daylight – how my forthcoming death transformed my life P. 76
… We would have greater success in achieving our goals if we tried not so much to control time — an impossibility, as it is outside us — and instead tried to control energy — eminently possible, as it is within us.”
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
— Reflections on the Art of Living A Joseph Campbell companion P. 68
A friend gave me a list of things that let you know you are old. Some are silly, others are serious.
One is ‘ … when you sink your teeth into a juicy steak and they stay there.’ Another is ‘… when your back goes out more often that you do.’ …
the really serious one is ‘…when you have gotten to the top of the ladder and find it’s against the wrong wall.’
And that’s where so many people are. It’s dreadful. And then, Jesus, to descend the whole ladder and start up another … Forget the ladder and just wander, bump around.”
— Walt Whitman
What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior?”
What is success?” asked Ralph Waldo Emerson,
“To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children.
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty.
To find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition.
To know even one life breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.”
Money: Master the Game P. 9
… success leaves clues. People who succeed at the higher level are not lucky; they’re doing something different than everyone else does. I’m interested in those people: those who have a relentless hunger to learn and grow and achieve.”
— George Bernard Shaw
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.”
— Bill Bonner
We can’t guarantee our success. All we can do are the right things to deserve it.”