Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
You are most powerful, most effective, when you are completely yourself. But don’t try to be yourself. That’s another role. It’s called “natural, spontaneous me.” As soon as you are trying to be this or that, you are playing a role. “Just be yourself” is good advice, but it can also be misleading. The mind will come in and say, “Let’s see. How can I be myself?” Then, the mind will develop some kind of strategy: “How to be myself.” Another role. “How can I be myself?” is, in fact, the wrong question. It implies you have to do something to be yourself. But how doesn’t apply here because you are yourself already. Just stop adding unnecessary baggage to who you already are.
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.
Don’t bother to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Be better than yourself.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Close your eyes,
fall in love,
The only one you need in your life is that person who shows you he needs you in his.