You see, I think he better than anyone understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily just squished.Jonathan Ive
Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.
- Paul Graham
Funny, I actually enjoy being punched in the face repeatedly.
Everything is ordinary.
Ups and downs are funny things. Up one second, down the next, up the next, down the next, up the next, down the next, up the next
You’re right. Nothing ever amazing happens to anyone. Amazing isn’t something that just happens. Amazing is something you do. Amazing is something that you chose to become. So do it. Chose it. Become it.
I don’t like when people say that they “fell in love”. That phrase makes it sound passive. Just like you don’t chose to stumble in your gait, it makes it seem like love was involuntary, that you didn’t select to feel that way. That’s inaccurate. It doesn’t reflect what love truly is. Love is an act. It’s that feeling that you get when you wake up next to that girl and you realize that she’s not just another person in your life. The consciousness to say that you’d gladly put your dreams and hopes on hold for her. That knowledge that she’s the most important thing you’ve ever had. The choice of putting aside everything you hold dear to be near her, to give her your full attention at every second. The hope that you’ll get to spend your life with her in your arms. Love is very much active. Love is a choice. Love is an act.