2015 Thoughts & Notes


Below a collection of thoughts, quotes and random notes I took during 2015. It is more a reminder to myself of the conclusion of some train of thoughts captured in a catchy phrase, in the spirit of what was the original purpose of this blog, which is to capture the marginalia my life’s book.


  • Don’t be a brick in the wall
  • Most people are zombies chasing mirages
  • The world if full of very talented people who do nothing
  • Everyday you will be the oldest you’ve ever been
  • You will never go broke by investing in yourself
  • You can only build on strengths
  • Don’t think you are as good as your last trade, you are often the source of your own autocorrelation
  • The worst thing that can happen is losing your potential by being too scared to live up to it
  • We should be ashame to die until we made some contribution to human kind
  • If you can’t be better you have to be different
  • Don’t wait for the future, these are the good times
  • Love your familiy, choose your friends
  • Intuition is nothing more nothing less than recognition
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve
  • We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think its forever
  • People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive
  • We think at things we like as simple and things that we don’t like as complicated, life is simple right?


Your future

  • Be war not battle oriented
  • Everything you want in the world is just outside of your comfort zone
  • A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there
  • Fake it till you make it and dress the way you want to be addressed
  • A ship in a harbor is a safe ship, but that’s now what ships are built for
  • Start before you are ready
  • Aim for the North Star, not the North Pole
  • Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth
  • Life is what happen when you are busy making plans
  • A good plan, violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week.
  • Research is procrastination in disguise
  • If you don’t shoot you always miss
  • Knowledge is only powerful to the extent that it is organised into a definite plan of action and directed to a definite end
  • Success requires no explenation – failure permits no alibis
  • Being busy is a form of layziness
  • Grow, create, help and inspire. Leave a legacy
  • The hero and the coward feels the same things, its what the hero does that makes them difference


Your Career:

  • What you do is more important than how you do it and doing something well does not make it important
  • How you make your money is more important than how much you make
  • If you have to take a vacation from your career then you shouldn’t get back to that career
  • To grow, you have to be in an environnement that normalizes your result
  • There is no work life balance, there is a work life decision
  • You can do everything as long as it is for a limited time
  • People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it
  • There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest, use both and overlook neither
  • Once you are good at your craft, you should up your stakes

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