The only shortcut to success is being intelligent enough to see what doesn’t matter and only spending time on what does.
There is the YOU which is experiencing.
Then there is the YOU which is observing you experiencing.
Spirituality is the process in which you slowly identify more with the sense of self that is "watching" rather than one "doing". Spirituality is just watching yourself.
It’s the emptiness of a drum that offers the sound. It’s the hollowness of a flute that allows the melody. And so it’s always a vacant mind that extracts the answer.
Biting your tongue gives you peace.
Speaking your tongue gives you dignity.
A hero chooses dignity over peace.
The reason why success evades most people is because they spend a major amount of time on really minor outcomes.
When you look deeply into Nature, there is an Intelligence staring back at you. That’s the God I believe in.
All art reaches toward God, only music touches.
You have a choice:
to be liked by everyone
to have self-respect
It’s one or the other.
Success relies on you being honest with yourself. Failure relies on you continually lying to yourself.
Opponents won’t ever fool you even half as much as you fool yourself.
Entrepreneurship rests on your level of intelligence being sufficient enough so that you may quickly recognise failure and move on to the next idea.
Most blessed is one who knows the treasure of everyday life: the beauty in the smallest things.
The hard part is figuring out what is truly meaningful to you. The next hardest, the belief in yourself to become better than others at it. Once you’ve done that, rule out everything else except your chosen goal. Don’t listen to others when they call you “obsessed”. Finally, realize that the easiest way to persist is to make the process fun.