Most quit when progress is slow and never fully grasp that progress, is still progress. This is what defines the strong willed from the weak.
If the twentieth-century career was a ladder that we climbed from one predictable rung to the next, the twenty-first-century career is more like a broad rock face that we are all free-climbing. There’s no defined route, and we must use our own ingenuity, training, and strength to rise to the top. We must make our own luck.
— Jocelyn Glei
Of the many regrets people describe, regrets of inaction outnumber those of action by nearly two to one… We feel safe in our comfort zones, where we can avoid the sting of regret. And yet, at the same time, we regret most those actions and risks we did not take.
— Michael Schwalbe