July 22, 2004

Lessons My Friends Are Teaching Me

In the past few days, several of my friends have been giving me some
great advice, which I would like to share. I will not identify them,
but they know who they are.
  • "If you are not making mistakes, it means that you're not being
     productive or doing anything of value"
  • (From Aristotle) - "If you want to avoid criticism, say nothing.
    Do nothing. Be nothing."
  • "In the end, your friends like you, your enemies hate you, and it's all
     irrelevant because it's all external"
No veiled messages - just some lessons I needed to relearn and share.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."