Slamet Hendry

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Remember to wander

“Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass.” Jeff Bezos

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Being right

“Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.” Ricky Gervais

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Perfection

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey

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Endings and beginnings

''Before you can begin something new, you have to end what used to be. Before you can learn a new way of doing things, you must unlearn the old way. Beginnings depend on endings. The problem is, people don’t like endings'' – Wiliam Bridges

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Saying no

“We don’t want a thousand features. That would be ugly.

Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.”

~ Steve Jobs

“[Innovation] comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”

~ Steve Jobs

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Passing and failing at the same time

“I passed, didn't I?” I once said to the headmaster who had complained of my lack of effort.

“Passed, yes,” he said. “But you failed yourself.”

~ Charles Handy, “Beyond Certainty”

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Lesson learned: Be the best that you can be.

Empty spaces

We put thirty spokes to make a wheel but it is on the hole in the centre that the use of the cart hinges

We make a vessel from a lump of clay but it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful

We make doors and windows for a room but it is the empty spaces that make the room livable

Thus while existence has advantages, it is the void that makes it useful

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing), by Lao Tzu (Lao Zi) Translator unknown

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Better than absolutely boring

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

~ Marilyn Monroe

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I am not sure about being ridiculous, but this is a good reminder not to be “absolutely boring” either. Even if there is nothing wrong with being “absolutely boring”, where is the fun in that?

Invest in yourself

“There's one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. ... Nobody can take away what you've got in yourself—and everybody has potential they haven't used yet. If you can increase your potential 10%, 20% or 30% by enhancing your talents, they can't tax it away. Inflation can't take it from you. You have it the rest of your life.”

~ Warren Buffett

Source: Forbes

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Confidence

“Confidence isn't something you start with when you sit down to do something new.

Confidence is the result of doing something enough times to shift from feeling uncertain, to feeling like you know at least kinda what to expect (even without certainty).

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Remember that confidence isn't binary. It's not something you have or you don't; it's a spectrum or a range that you move along with more practice.”

Alex Hillman

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