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Phrases or Sayings I Think About Often
Things I Think About Often:
When I’m learning something new:
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." - Herbert Spencer
When I think about stopping:
"This is the moment when most people stop." - anonymous
When I struggle with being motivated:
"Most people don't care enough to bring about the change they want to see in themselves." - anonymous
When I struggle with with making something perfect:
"What's the 80% solution?" - anonymous
When I don’t feel like showing up:
"There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best." — Joe DiMaggio
When I get frustrated about not getting media attention:
“I’m just about that action, boss…I ain’t never seen no talking winning nothing. Been like that since I was little. I was raised like that…I’m gonna get it. Don’t need to talk about it.” — Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day interview with Deon Sanders
When I think about my purpose as an artist
“The goal is to make forever music. You try to make music of the time, music of the moment. That works and people enjoy it. But when creating, the goal is to make something that’s going to last forever.” — Jay-Z, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
When I rush to get something done:
“I don’t want to hurry it. That itself is a poisonous twentieth-century attitude. When you want to hurry something, that means you no longer care about it and you want to get on to other things. I just want to get at it slowly, but carefully and thoroughly…” — Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
When I get in a debate:
“I’m a disappointing person to try to debate or attack. I just have nothing to say in the moment, except maybe, ‘Good point.’ Then a few days later, after thinking about it a lot, I have a response.
This probably makes me look stupid in the moment, but I don’t mind. I’m not trying to win any debates.” — Derek Sivers, Hell Yeah or No
What do you think about?
What are sayings or phrases that you think about often?