“Assemble weapons to destroy fear. Start by reacting to fright not by burying your head in the sand but by burying your mind in knowledge; then follow with specifics.”
“People who prefer to live a ‘normal’ life don’t want to pay most of the costs of an extraordinary life.”
“Work is a team sport. You are not going to reach your objectives unless you help other people reach their objectives. Make time to make other people successful.”
“Think about the purpose of your post before you add any hashtags. If you’re looking for this post to reach new audiences or trying to boost engagement, a hashtag or two can make sense. But if you’re looking for clicks from your existing audience, it could be best to not use hashtags at all.”
“Though it’s relatively common to see self-awareness as clarity about our inner workings (things like our values, our goals, and our ideal environment), true self-awareness also requires that we turn our gaze outward to understand how we are seen.”
“Trust is the longer-term problem — decades- or even a century-long. But if we don’t grapple with the immediate and urgent problem of manipulation, those institutions may not live to reinvent themselves and earn the public’s trust back with greater inclusion, equity, transparency, responsiveness, and honesty.”
“I’ll ride that wave where it takes me.” — Eddie Vedder
It’s not hard to come up with a great idea.
What’s hard is to develop the habits that enable us to come up with great ideas.
The extent to which we incorporate these habits into our lives ultimately determines the quality of our ideas.
It’s not magic, it’s commitment.
Here are nine habits to improve your ability to generate valuable ideas.
“A feature is what your product does; a benefit is what the customer can do with your product.”
“Boringness seems to be relative: things are painfully dull to the degree that they’re less engaging than other things you might be doing. Boredom feels more intolerable, these days, because there’s so much stimulation to be had.”