Real learning requires both being OK with our own initial ineptness and faith in our ability to get through it.
- Erika Andersen
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
- Ernest Hemingway
Talent must not be wasted…those who have talent must hug it, embrace it, nurture it, and share it lest it be taken away from you as fast as it was loaned to you.
- Frank Sinatra (Hat tip to Austin Kleon)
Sharing a lesson or story by writing in a self-deprecating voice is like trying to solve a problem by assuming a passive-aggressive attitude.
When you tell yourself that you’ll never amount to anything you are wrong. Use that, if you can, to do better. Work at those problems. Prove yourself wrong.
Side projects aren’t all roses and puppy dogs, but they certainly leave us better off when it’s all said and done. Learn from your exploration, and turn it into an asset.
We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.
- Robert Brault
At a certain point, life gets in the way of documenting it.