“Cause when it’s sink or swim
You got to think to win”
– Ice Cube
Can you remember the last time you heard or read a really good quote?
One that left you thinking about it for hours, or even days afterwards?
For me that happened on Friday, and it was from a family friend:
It’s a fixed thing.
I’m convinced of it.”
It was context as to just how quickly time it seemed that time had passed.
And for some reason it just really hit me.
It still does now.
That’s it. To add anymore would detract from its impact.
“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter” – Blaise Pascal, 1657.
As the years roll by and the digital world advances that quote becomes more and more relevant to our busy newsfeeds.
Here’s to not silencing our inner-editors so we can deliver chopped, concise messages when we need to 🙂
“He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it–namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”
– “Tom Sawyer”, by Mark Twain
“You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.”
Guess who that quote is from?
UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
When did you last really challenge yourself?
“I don’t trust someone who is nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they’d treat me the same way if I was in that position”
– Muhammad Ali
Now, that’s some real talk right there.
As technology becomes more advanced and we become more lost in our phones, feeds and notifications I think social skills will slip.
Which means that, for those of us who still retain our social skills, we’ll be in a better position to influence our way to where we want to be.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
– Wayne Gretzky
“I don’t know the rules of grammar. If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language”
– David Ogilvy.
Sometimes with copy you need to sacrifice a bit of grammar for a bit of easy reading.
“Do good work and share it with people.”
― Austin Kleon
…take a moment and remember that 600,000 gallons of water go over Niagara Falls per second.
The fast pace of your life is nothing compared to that.
You’ve got more time than you think.
Take time to relax and recharge when you need it.
But also – think about that water. No matter how many rocks or obstacles it meets during the way, it still gets to where it needs to be.
I don’t wanna sound too zen, but a mindset that’s fluid like water can be a valuable tool when it comes to working through problems and enhancing creativity.
by Ashley Brown
(image credit: Wesley Banks)