The greatest and only truly lasting legacy we leave is written in the hearts of those we serve.
Sacrifice always precedes greatness.
We are so singularly focused on what’s easy that we often mistake the merely difficult for the impossible.
Every new chapter in life begins with something that removes you from a comfort zone.
A successful procrastinator is a failure at everything else.
Those who cannot manage their time are often the most impatient.
The most powerful story in the world is the one we tell ourselves.
It’s very difficult to trade up for better problems. Normally, we trade sideways. This is why it’s so important to choose to be happy, regardless of circumstances.
The best way to build a relationship is to serve the other person.
Every generation reinvents the world.
One of my resolutions this year is to keep a journal of daily thoughts. The inspiration for this was the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, which I haven’t yet read, but the idea really struck me as a good one. I wouldn’t pretend to be as profound or as influential as the greatest emperor of Rome, but for myself and my posterity, it seems like a good project.
In any case, I thought I’d share some of the best thoughts here on this blog, starting with January. Let me know what you think!
When the student is ready, a teacher will appear.
Patience is often the final key to success.
We live in an age when a multi-billion dollar IP can grow from a bunch of notes scribbled on the back of a napkin by a waitress. It’s fantastic.
Every able-bodied man of this Republic, who is of a sound mind, should possess a shotgun, a rifle, and a handgun, and should train regularly in their use.
There are no villains or heroes, there are only people who do villainous or heroic things. —Ben Shapiro
We never get rid of our problems. We only trade up or down for different ones.
Liberty is easy to sell but difficult to buy. —Felix Torres
We are living in a world where our online perception of reality, crafted by social media, is more real to us than reality itself. Is it any wonder then that we no longer treat each other as people, but as commenters with meatspace avatars? Whenever we are online, we are also alone. It is impossible to go online “with” someone. Little wonder that society has become so fragmented.
You can’t plan a perfect day, but you can plan a great day and make it perfect.
Humility is thinking less about yourself, not less of yourself. —Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Power flows from the muzzle of someone else’s gun. It starts with the ability to inspire the hearts of men.
We are all trapped in the prison of our own mind: our beliefs about what is and is not possible. We cannot achieve greatness until we first break out of that prison.