Feeling Safe

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
– Van der Kolk

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

Creation

“Creation is in large part of merely the business of forgoing the great and small distractions.”
– E.B. White

(Taken from this CreativeMornings talk by Jocelyn K Glei)

Beliefs Are Infectious

“Beliefs are infectious, so choose your friends carefully.”
Steve Pavlina

(via Jocelyn)

Purpose

“When you have purpose, you don’t have time for negativity.”
– Mark Victor Hansen

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Definition of a Designer

“A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.”
Bruno Munari

Magic

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

Opportunity = People

“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person.”
– Ben Casnocha

From this article: The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector, by Jocelyn K. Glei

A Quiet Ego

“The volume of the ego is turned down so that it might listen to others as well as the self in an effort to approach life more humanely and compassionately.” The quiet ego brings others into the self without losing the self.

The Surprising Benefits of a Quiet Ego, by Scott Barry Kaufman

(via Jocelyn)

Words

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Something Wonderful

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”
– Albert Schweitzer

Kindness

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ”
― Albert Schweitzer

Example

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
― Albert Schweitzer

Things Fall Into Place

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.”
― Albert Schweitzer

A Ship in a Harbor

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
– John A. Shedd

This:

“I have 238,795 unread emails in my inbox. Emails are a suggestion but not an obligation.”
– James Altucher

How Minimalism brought me freedom and joy

(via Jocelyn)

Trouble On Behalf of Women

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
– Nora Ephron

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Quality

“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.”
– Aristotle

Waiting to be ready

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Don’t wait.

Buzz vs Symphonies

“As long as we feed people buzz, we cannot expect their minds to produce symphonies.”
– Maria Popova

Maria gave a commencement address to a class of future journalists, policy-makers, and culture-creators.

People Judge You Based on 2 Criteria

“If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative,” Cuddy says. “A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Community

“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life.”
– Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

A Successful Life

“I’d like for us to learn to have a more generous and kind understanding of what it means to have a successful life, one that is not about individual accumulation of goodies, but actually about the transformation of communities. It’s bathed in humility. And it’s practical.”
– Omid Safi

(via Libby)

A Soul on Fire

“The most powerful weapon on earth is a soul on fire.”
– Ferdinand Foch

Data

“… Data paves the road to the bottom. It is the lazy way to figure out what to do next. It’s obsessed with the short-term.

Data gets us the Kardashians.”

Actually, more data might not be what you’re hoping for, Seth Godin