You can’t be happy to others around you when you’re not happy inside yourself. You can’t give wisdom and insight to others when you aren’t digesting a regular supply of wisdom and insight yourself.
There are people around you who love you and want the best for you. But they’re not willing to fight for your dreams like you are. Like you need to.
It’s impossible to practice radical candor with others when you haven’t first done the same for yourself.
Success usually requires a bit of awkwardness. One of those awkward moments can be you practicing radical candor.
You’ve heard that motivational question before: “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t lose?”
The truth is that if you really wanted to be successful, you would be.
There’s always another level. There is always more room for delivering surprise and delight and what you do each day.
You chose the life you’re living. Your results and outcomes — they are the consequences of your decisions.
You can’t see clearly. You can’t think clearly. You’re intoxicated. Drunk on your own crazy thinking.
The most successful companies — those producing consistent growing profit — focus manically on delivering surprise and delight.
When you don’t whine. Even when you have a perfectly good reason to.
Have some faith. Trust the process. Believe that it will all work out.
Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Go where you want to go.
If you can solve a complex problem with easy answers, then do that. If you can make a lifetime of bad choices disappear by pushing a button, that’s the wise choice.
Do you know what makes you special? What’s your superpower? Maybe it’s your ability to be blunt. Your ability to see the big picture when one of the people get bogged down in the details. Your knack for befriending almost anyone.
It was April 22, 1951, Donald “Lofty” Large and the boys in B Company found themselves face down in the dirt.
If you’re struggling to over-deliver, you might be in the wrong line of business. Have you ever thought about that before?
The bar is pretty low. Delivering surprise and delight in your daily interactions might seem like a daunting task — until you consider the alternative.
Nobody wants boring service. Nobody listens to the boring ideas. No one wants to be around boring people.
“It’s very sad for all of Kokang,” said a former soldier of her death. “We have come to say farewell to our leader.”