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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Work

Jerry Seinfeld

I was listening to Jerry Seinfeld on The Tim Ferriss Show.  So many golden nuggets.  He said, “When you have a creative gift, it’s like someone just gave you a horse.  Now, you have to learn how to ride it.  You got to learn how to ride this horse.  I’ve seen people that are born by the dozens and dozens, I’ve seen people that were given black stallions, and it usually — if you have a black stallion, like from that movie, and you’re born, and they just put you on it — and that’s what happens.  They just put you on it.  And you either learn to ride this thing, or it’s going to kill you.”

You must put in the work.  You must learn how to use that gift.  For Seinfeld, it was writing and he explained how painful it was to learn to ride that horse. Continue reading

Shallow

When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang the Oscar-nominated, original song Shallow at the Oscars last night, it was arguably the highlight of the evening.  It went on to win the coveted award and in her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga (whose stage name was created after the Queen song Radio Ga Ga which is a funny twist of fate as the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was also up for multiple awards last night) said, “This is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time. It’s not about winning — what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep going.” Continue reading

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