Time goes from present to past.
      We live in the real world - most of the time.
      Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

— Howard Thurman

Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual.… Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude - the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are gods in the chrysalis.

By Elbert Hubbard, from “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

      Each day is given to us as a new season of spring. The thoughts, deeds, dreams, and efforts of today will provide tomorrow’s harvest. To neglect the opportunity given to us this day is to delay our better future. Do not use today to mentally re-live yesterday or to await the arrival of tomorrow, for tomorrow— when it arrives—will be called today. There will be no better day, no better opportunity, no better springtime, no better time to begin than the current moment. Seize the moments as you find them and mold them into your own better future. Today’s procrastination will surely be tomorrow’s regret.

— Jim Rohn

      The act of planting during the warm breezes of spring requires that we exert the pain of human discipline, and being unwilling to do so assures that in the coming fall, we shall surely experience the greater pain of regret—the difference is that the pain of discipline weighs ounces, and the pain of regret weighs tons. We must either plant during the springtime of life, or beg from others during the fall.

— Jim Rohn

      For each of us existing on this spinning blue-white sphere called earth, confidence is replaced, with the passage of time, by doubt; patience is replaced by stress; expectancy by boredom; and achievement by disillusionment.

— Season of Life. Jim Rohn

      Grow with discipline.
Balance intuition with rigor.
Innovate around the core.
Don’t embrace the status quo.
Find new ways to see.
Never expect a silver bullet.
Get your hands dirty.
Listen with empathy and overcommunicate with transparency.
Tell your story, refusing to let others define you.
Use authentic experiences to inspire.
Stick to your values, they are your foundation.
Hold people accountable but give them the tools to succeed.
Make the tough choices; it’s how you execute that counts.
Be decisive in times of crisis.
Be nimble.
Find truth in trials and lessons in mistakes.
Be responsible for what you see, hear, and do.
Believe.

— Schultz, Howard. “Onward.”

      Sans doute, rien n’est plus naturel, aujourd’hui, que de voir des gens travailler du matin au soir et choisir ensuite de perdre aux cartes, au café, et en bavardages, le temps qui leur reste pour vivre.

— Camus, Albert. “La Peste.”

      Une manière commode de faire la connaissance d’une ville est de chercher comment on y travaille, comment on y aime et comment on y meurt.

— Camus, Albert. “La Peste.”

      Give yourself permission to create something that is merely temporary.

— Jessica Bell

      Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

— Robert Fulghum

perceptualisms:

Sunset.
New York, 2011.

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Sunset.

New York, 2011.

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Cubicle life. New York, 2011.

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Cubicle life. New York, 2011.

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Message. New York, 2011.

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Message. New York, 2011.