I have great time with my life and I want to share it. I love living! I think that’s infectious! It’s something that you can’t fake.
Greatness is not this wonderful exoteric illusive god-like feature, that only special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists in all of us. It’s very simple. This is what I believe and I’m willing to die for it! Period. Simple. I know who I am, I know what I believe and that’s all I need to know. So, from there, you do what you need to do. And I think what happens is we make the situation more complex than it has to be. We are looking for complexity. «It’s got to be something complex to understand, it can’t be that easy!»
We didn’t grow up with the sense that where we were, was where we were going to be. We grew up with the sense that where we were almost didn’t matter, because we were becoming something greater.
Talents you have naturally, skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.
I’ve never viewed myself as particularly talented, where I exsell is ridiculous, sickening work ethics. You know, when other guys sleeping, I’m working, when other guys eating, I’m working.. There is no easy way around it, no matter how talented you are, your talent is going to fail you, if you are not skilled. If you don’t study, if you don’t work really hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day.
You won’t be able to communicate with people, with your artistry the way you really want. The only thing that I see, that is destinctly different about me, is that I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get on a treadmill together, there are only two things : you are coming off first or I’m going to die its really that simple!
One summer his dad tore down a brick wall on a front of his business and told 12 y.o Will and his 9 y.o brother to rebuild it. The job, they said, was impossible. It took them a year an a half, but they did it. And he said «dont you ever tell me there is something you can’t do»
You don’t try to build a wall, you don’t set out to build a wall.. You don’t say « i’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall, that were ever build». You say « I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid, and you do that every single day, and soon you have a wall.
It’s an idea that my grandmother always had, that if you are going to be here , then there is a necessity to make a difference! She always instilled the responsibility, the spiritual responsibility, that you have, to make every group, that you come in contact with, better.
I want to do good. I want the world to be better because I was here. I want my life, I want my work, my family .. I want it to mean something. If you are not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time.
Your life will become better by making other’s lives better.
I want to represent an idea, I want to represent possibilities, I want to represent the idea, that you really can make what you want.
One of my favourite books is the «Alchemist» by Paolo Coelho and I just belive that! I believe that I can create whatever I want to create.
The first step, before anybody else in the world believes it, is you have to believe it.
There is no reason to have a plan B, because it distracts from the plan A.
I think that there is a certain delusional quality, that all successful people have to have . You have to believe that something different than what has happened for the last 15 million years of history.. you have to believe that something different can happen.
Confucuis said « He, who says he can, and he, who says he can’t, are both usually right».
Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.
Why would you be realistic?! What’s the point of being realistic ?!
You just put up a barrier. I’m going to do it, it’s done. It’s already done. The second I decided it’s done — its already done. Now we just going to wait for all of you to see..
It’s unrealistic to walk into a room, flip a switch and lights come up.. That’s unrealistic ..
Fortunately Eddison didn’t think so. It’s unrealistic to bend a piece of metal and fly people over an ocean in that metal. That’s unrealistic. But fortunately Willbur brothers and others didn’t believe that. And it just seems as a ridiculous idea to embrase the idea that that’s not going to happen, and that’s not real for that to happen. As soon as you say it, now you just made it real.
Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams our ideas are physical in the universe. That if we dream something, we picture something, we commit ourselves to it. that is a physical thrust towards realization, that we can put into the universe, and the universe is not the thing that’s going to push us around. And the world, the people, the situation are not something that going to push us around. That we are going bend the universe, and command and demand that the universe become what we want it to be.
I study the patterns of the universe. there is a redemptive power, that making a choice has, rather than feeling like you are at affect to all the things, that are happening.
Make a choice, you just decide what it’s going to be, who are you going to be , how you are going to do it. Just decide and then, from that point, the universe is going to get out of your way. It’s water .. it wants to move and go around stuff.
There is a flow of the universe, that I’ve grown to know just how to go with it.
I realised, that to have the level of success, that I want to have, it’s difficult to spread it out and do multiple things. It takes such a desperate obsessive focus. You really have to focus with all of you fiber, all of you heart, and all of your creativity
I’m motivated by fear. Fear of what? Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something, and I think what developed in my early days was the attitude that I started attacking things that I was scared of. It was franklin Roosevelt who said «the only fear you have to fear is the fear itself» Absolutely
You cant be scared to die for the truth, the truth is the only thing that ever going to be constant.