Want to scare yourself? Take a little piece of paper and a pen and keep them handy all day. Every time you think of something negative to say to yourself, tally it with a mark. By the end of the day, I promise you that you’ll have 37 or so marks minimally. If you’re honest with yourself and mark every one, it might be closer to a few hundred. Now, would you take that from other people? Would you want to hang around with someone who says 200 negative things to you a day? Every day? I’m voting on no.
“The Best Way to Complain is to Make Things." It’s easy to complain, but it’s generally a waste of time. When you have a problem, it’s better to act than to talk. Personally, I love to complain but I try to get it out and then act on the problem. This is a great quote that exemplifies one main reason why we hack, do it ourselves, and just make things in general.”—"The Best Way to Complain is to Make Things."
“The reality is that most people, work, performances, movies, art, writing, etc. is on a bell curve; some very bad, some average, some good and a few great. If we can embrace that fact, about others and ourselves in specific instances, and then work toward real greatness without needing “great” validation at every turn, then we give ourselves a dose of reality and a real shot at greatness because then we know what work’s ahead of us.”—