The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Deal first with whatever is causing you the greatest emotional distress. Often this will break the logjam in your work and free you up mentally to complete (the) other tasks.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.
有人或許有點天賦，但是 90% 是紀律及你如何利用它，你用它做了什麼。直覺無法帶領你走完整趟旅程，在每個靈感之間你做了什麼才是真正重要的。
Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90% of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration.
Every memorable act in the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
Being smart is an elusive concept. There’s a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts, to ask an insightful question or relate to domains that may not seem connected at first.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.