– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. -Plato
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream… -Annon
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained… -William Blake
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your fullest potential, these are teh keys to unlock the door to personal excellence. - Confucious
Perhaps focus comes not just from tapping into reserves of self-control, self-denial, and will power, but rather from possessing a clear and compelling desire that triumphs over all other desires. The key is more desire, not less of it. Tenacity and persistence are not the product of an emotionless reckoning of ‘desired states’, but the purest form of desire itself. - James Shelley
Listen to your life.
Doubt your doubts.
Challenge the impossible.
Scream if you need to.
Ask smarter questions.
Take bigger risks.
Give it all away.
Learn to receive.
Say “Thank you.”
Say “I don’t know.”
Know nothing is forever.
Know you are good enough.
Know you are loved.
Say “I am loved!”
Feel it all.
Everything you are Everything you were Everything you’ve been Is not everything you’ll be We’re really all the stars that burst In the universe Of our alienation
– Gospel of Thomas
"When the buses open, I get asked where I get my inspiration from…and that seems like such a redundant question when you’re alive to be asked that because there’s so much going on everywhere! There’s so many things to react to. Just…just…life’s inspiring! You know you’ve got this chance to do stuff, to be creative…and experiment."
– Leo Buscaglia
"All we have in life is our time. People struggle after success. They hunger for fame, fortune, and power. But in all of these things, the same question exists — what will you do with your time? How do you want to spend your days? As Annie Dillard reminds us, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.”
from Navigating Stuckness by Johnathan Harris
"When I learn something new — and it happens every day — I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest."
-Bill Moyers via BrainPickings
– Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby via lisbettmctague