Quotes are meaningful especially when we've experienced it. Here are some of the quotes I live by, and people I admire deeply.
The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.
My father could have been a great comedian. He made a conservative choice, instead he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped change.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!
We can't solve death, but we can design towards it.
If you are willing to do the work, you can have anything.
Our life is dynamic. It's constantly changing. But it comes with a decision that you're going to divorce the story of your past, the lies you've been telling yourself that you should change and you're gonna enter into this new life where you must change. You gonna go from that 'should' to a 'must'. So, why don't you start today? Why don't you make a decision? That you're not gonna be this person anymore and you're going to be on a new path on the decision that you make today.
Anything worth while is not easy. Anything worth having does not come overnight. Anything that will be worth it to you will be worth the struggle.
Listen. There's a whole lot of people out there. There's a lot of people waiting to be successful. But I don't suggest you join the WAITING LIST for success because that's just an endless, wishless of people saying 'I want it'.
Yuval Noah Harari
In the past, censorship worked by blocking the flow of information. In the twenty-first century censorship works by flooding people with irrelevant information. We just don't know what to pay attention to, and often spend out time investigating and debating side issues. In ancient times having power meant having access to data. Today having power means knowing what to ignore.