Be curious. Be open. Be flexible. Let your life unfold as a series of chapters. Don’t be so fixated on a specific ending that you neglect to open the door when opportunity knocks.
Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL, in his 2013 commencement speech at University of North Carolina.
(Via Huffington Post)
My art teacher in college told us about a reporter who asked Picasso why he chose to paint. His response was, ‘That is a silly question; why does a bird fly?”
That is exactly how I feel as an entrepreneur. I do it because I have to do it. It’s who I am.
Rob Honeycutt of Timbuk2 on what motivates him to be an entrepreneur and why he will never retire.
Read more of OPEN Forum’s exclusive Q&A with Honeycutt.
Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids.
Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” Oprah Winfrey
Take a piece of advice from Oprah and say what you want out loud.
Personal productivity is a key differentiator between those who succeed in their chosen field and those who do not”
— Brian Tracy