Selected daily thoughts, February 2017

February 3rd

Every new chapter in life begins with something that removes you from a comfort zone.

February 4th

A successful procrastinator is a failure at everything else.

February 5th

Those who cannot manage their time are often the most impatient.

February 8th

The most powerful story in the world is the one we tell ourselves.

February 21st

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.

Februar 22nd

The best way to build a relationship is to serve the other person.

February 23rd

Every generation reinvents the world.

Selected daily thoughts, January 2017

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!

January 1st

When the student is ready, a teacher will appear.

January 3rd

Patience is often the final key to success.

January 9th

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.

January 12th

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.

January 17th

There are no villains or heroes, there are only people who do villainous or heroic things. —Ben Shapiro

January 19th

We never get rid of our problems. We only trade up or down for different ones.

January 21st

Liberty is easy to sell but difficult to buy. —Felix Torres

January 22nd

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.

January 23rd

You can’t plan a perfect day, but you can plan a great day and make it perfect.

January 25th

Humility is thinking less about yourself, not less of yourself. —Dieter F. Uchtdorf

January 29th

Power flows from the muzzle of someone else’s gun. It starts with the ability to inspire the hearts of men.

January 31st

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.