Choose Yourself!
Choose Yourself!

Choose Yourself!

The only truly safe thing you can do is to try over and over again. To go for it, to get rejected, to repeat, to strive, to wish. Without rejection there is no frontier, there is no passion, and there is no magic. (Location 345)

Two interesting things: one, that the percentage of people who got up was so high. They were simply being asked to get up and they did as they were told. (Location 382)

Only think about the people you enjoy. Only read the books you enjoy, that make you happy to be human. Only go to the events that actually make you laugh or fall in love. Only deal with the people who love you back, who are winners and want you to win too. (Location 467)

The idea muscle must be exercised every day. Even if you’ve come up with ideas every day of your life, it will atrophy if you give it a two-week rest. (Location 1525)

No matter what situation you are in, what problem you see in front of you, what problems your friends and colleagues have, you will have nonstop solutions for them. (Location 1527)

My real problem was I didn’t have confidence. And I didn’t know what the next step was. (Location 1542)

Someone asked me, “How do you know when an idea is too big?” I answered that an idea is too big if you can’t think of the next step. (Location 1546)

He made a great deal with them that if it didn’t work out he could return the airplane. If it did work out, he’d be a great customer for them. (Location 1554)

I would’ve convinced myself that the “next step” in starting an airline was probably too big for me. And then it definitely would’ve been too big for me. (Location 1561)

Right now, list ten ideas that are “too big for me” and what the next steps might be. For instance, one idea might be “launch solar panels into outer space to more efficiently generate solar power.” (Location 1578)

There are 7 billion people on the planet. The guy who disagreed with you is one of them. Good luck finding him. (Location 1767)

In other words, your body wants to do what it would’ve done twenty thousand years ago (a microsecond in our evolutionary history) and basically run away as fast as possible or physically destroy whatever is scaring you. (Location 1855)

to the other. (Location 2062)

My worst-case scenarios have my children begging for food on the harsh streets of Bangalore. I’ve spent at least a year of my life, when you add it up, thinking of the worst-case scenario. Even though the worst-case scenario HAS NEVER HAPPENED. (Location 2072)

And I firmly believe abundance follows an abundance complex. (Location 2075)

Especially when you’re young, but if you pick and choose how to work with the entrenched system, you CAN. (Location 2260)

He doesn’t harm anyone despite his capacity for doing so. (Location 2401)

He doesn’t lie (other than his secret identity, which he holds onto so others aren’t harmed). (Location 2402)

He’s never possessive (why be possessive of anything if—like me—he can have anything he wants (Location 2402)

Work three to five hours a day and then enjoy the rest of the day. (Location 2562)

Be as perfectionist as you can, knowing that imperfection will still rule. (Location 2563)

It’s actually ABNORMAL to “get close” to not being rejected. It’s even more abnormal to be “accepted” or to “succeed” in some conventional sense. (Location 2691)