Do you have go-to quotes or phrases to give you perspective?
Shared by jeremyorr · 283d ago · 20 comments

I know there's a lot of different methods people use to help them refocus or deal with a challenging period. I use wise quotes and sayings a lot.

The two I find myself going to most often these days are:

"In battle plans are useless but planning is invaluable."

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is."

I'd love to see what other great sayings the community keeps on tap.

jun-s · 281d ago

"Excellence is hours and interest." - friend of mine

jeremyorr · 281d ago

that is a good one!!

peggy2 · 281d ago

Feel like I've heard this one... i like it! · 278d ago

"It is really hard to run a startup. So even if a startup ends up doing incredibly well, for most of that time it sucked".

Soothing words from HustleFundVC Co-Founder and General Partner Elizabeth Yin (@dunkhippo33 on Twitter)

Sal · 278d ago

I do wonder what e.g. Reed Hastings would say re: "most of the time it sucked building this company."

Musk's is famous for his exceedingly dark "chewing glass" quote. Bezos, Gates, etc. I can imagine them being really positive about it all. · 278d ago

I've always taken it along the lines of it's easy to tell yourself you're not good enough, when in reality you're probably doing perfectly fine at something that is just really really hard.

brandon · 281d ago

Nice. Typically don't go for the galaxy brain quotes.. my refocusing mechanism is a nice long run. Ideal if cold outside.

jeremyorr · 281d ago

I won't deny that hasn't helped on several occasions :D

Sal · 278d ago

"The cowards never started... And the weak died along the way–that leaves us." - Phil Knight from Shoe Dog

jeremyorr · 278d ago

That's a good one! not an every-day quote, but a stuck in the muck quote. Thanks for sharing it!

Sal · 278d ago

True hah. Definitely more of an "I'm about to give up" vibe. Good question, though. Liking these answers. Taking a few myself :)

Brave-Quest · 279d ago

“Don’t die wondering”

(Random graffiti writing)

jeremyorr · 278d ago

I like this too!

Brave-Quest · 279d ago

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.”

Willam F. Scolavino

peggy2 · 281d ago

"Happiness only real when shared." Chris McCandless

jeremyorr · 281d ago

certainly the best way to experience it. :)

jackson · 281d ago

A bunch. Keep a massive list of goodies.

C.S. Lewis: "Laziness means more work in the long run."
Ma Joad, from Grapes of Wrath: "Jus' live the day. Don' worry yaself."
Victor Frankl: "What is to give light must endure burning."
Anais Nin: "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

jeremyorr · 281d ago

I'm really intrigued by the last one... I think I'm going to have to yoink that for me too!

AndyDent-Touchgram · 282d ago

Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points

Bruce Lee

jeremyorr · 281d ago