Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf. The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf's job of trimming the herd to fit the range.
He has not learned to think like a mountain.
Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea.
~ Aldo Leopold (1949)
A man or woman is seldom happy unless he or she is sustaining him or herself and making a contribution to others.
- Zig Ziglar
Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t.
- John Piper
Don’t put your happiness in other people’s hands.
They’ll drop it.
They’ll drop it every time.
- C. Barzak
Unless we can give ourselves permission to
A) Keep a promise to ourselves, and
B) have fun,
we’re not going to win.
You’re waiting to not be afraid and that’s never going to happen. If you want this, it’s there for you. But you have to jump through the fear.
Grateful. For all the mind-blowing amazing gifts of my life. For being me. For understanding that I am enough. For understanding that I have a beautiful, unique, fully sufficient way of creating, releasing, passing on and in general propagating love in the world. Promote life, freedom of fear, and love. Live through, of, in love.
Relax, use your fingertips. Do things assuming that it will be fun and effortless. Expect nothing. Do more, need less, dream big, laugh a lot and think deeply about your blessings and capacities.
When you take a job take a long look at the people you’re going to be working with — because the odds are you’re going to become like them, they are not going to become like you.
- Robert Sutton
I’m quite happy about this one.
The age of judgement will be over. I can feel it. Slowly the wind is changing. We’re on the doorstep of the age of love, compassion and cooperation.
Ninety percent of the people in the world end up with the wrong person. And that’s what makes the jukebox spin.
- Willie Nelson
You don’t have to be hard. You have to be tough, you have to persevere, but you don’t have to be hard. The unemotional zero-vulnerability CEO type may be the standard personality that we imagine necessary to break boundaries, but you don’t have to be like that. So many people are not like that. Create your own community. Create your own customer or support base from people who understand that passion and drive does not have to be accompanied by ruthlessness. Manage and approach people your way. With kindness if that’s what you want to be surrounded by. Kindness enables hard work without anxiety. Surround yourself with people who work for passion and find their reward in watching people, animals, places becoming a bit more whole. A bit more safe from the destructive forces of ruthlessness.