Quote: Your Memory

“Never commit to memory what can be easily looked up in books” – Albert Einstein.

This is so true except one thing has probably changed books to internet.


Bring it together

The past couple of years I’ve been learning many different technologies starting with after effects, photoshop, web design, programming and circuitry. I do this not on purpose but by accident and wonder whether it’s a lack of focus.

However, I’m doing what I enjoy and all this learned knowledge seems to come in handy on whatever project I’m currently working on.

I ran into a quote by Steve Jobs that identified with this.

Ultimately it comes down to taste. It’s a matter of trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done. And then try to bring those things into what you are doing. Picasso had a saying: “Good artists copy. Great artists steal.”

>Don’t look at the results

>Don’t look at the results, look at the direction.

It’s easy to get discouraged when the results are not what you expect it to be. In reality much of the result will come much time after. You may forget what you went through to be where you are today. A farmer cannot plant today and harvest tomorrow. Depending on what he is planting it may take to 7 years to see the fruits of his labor. Not to mention the contingency such as drought, freezing, storm and so on that can keep him from seeing his fruits even longer. But as long he keeps planting one thing is certain “there’s a chance”

>Quote: Perseverance

>To quote President Calvin Coolidge:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Back in 1995, Steve Jobs added: “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”.

Michael Jordan quote: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”