The Best Way to Complain is to Make Things.

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The Best Way to Complain is to Make Things. – James Murphy

In a 1994 Santa Clara Valley Historical Association interview, late founder and ex-CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs observed that:

When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” –  Former United States president Theodore Roosevelt

Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with. And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes. And the changes are what you become. Change the outcome by changing your circle.- Seth Godin

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Dealing with Self-Doubt

My mom was always empowering me. Whenever I doubted myself, she would build me up, saying, “Don’t you know who you are? You’re Tory Robinson! You can do anything.”

“Don’t you know who you are? You’re Tory Robinson! You can do anything.”


  • Daily Jay with Jay – Shetty Be Smooth, Not Speedy
    ‘Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast” – NAVY SEAL Mantra
    Pace or Process, Speed or Smoothness.
  • When you’re trying to get things done, priortize process over pace. Moving smoothly is more effective than moving fast.

Faster is Slower – The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M Senge

“For most American business people the best rate of growth is fast, faster, fastest. Yet, virtually all natural systems, from ecosystems to animals to organizations, have intrinsically optimal rates of growth. The optimal rate is far less than the fastest possible growth. When growth becomes excessive—as it does in cancer—the system itself will seek to compensate by slowing down; perhaps putting the organization’s survival at risk in the process. ”

“The tortoise may be slower, but he wins the race.”

  • Daily Calm with Tamara Levitt – Shared Humanity.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

  • Daily Trip with Jeff Warren – Anger Management

In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius quipped:

“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own – not of the same blood and birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are unnatural.

The Five Hinderances

  • Sensory desire (kāmacchanda): seeking for pleasure through the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and physical feeling.
  • Ill-will (vyāpāda; also spelled byāpāda): feelings of hostility, resentment, hatred and bitterness.
  • Sloth-and-torpor (thīna-middha): half-hearted action with little or no effort or concentration.
  • Restlessness-and-worry (uddhacca-kukkucca): the inability to calm the mind and focus one’s energy.
  • Doubt (vicikiccha): lack of conviction or trust in one’s abilities.

All the best in your quest to get better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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