He told me that I hadn’t done anything yet. Hadn’t lived yet. All you do is pass the time, he said.
Contentment – being happy while doing something – and complacency – being happy while doing nothing – are entirely different.
People who become successful take every “today’s victory
Humans are designed to seek comfort and order, and so if they have comfort and order, they tend to plant themselves, even if their comfort is not all that comfortable, even if they see clearly want for something better.
You all know,” said the Guide, “that security is mortals’ greatest enemy.
Success has no idle hands; affords no legs at rest.
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat. After a while it becomes more innovative in thinking up how to lose than thinnking up how to win.
Complacency traps people and besiege them until longer period. The biggest challenge is to become aware of its existence and stepping out of it quickly.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted