Suffering is the default for our existence on this planet. We are all here to evolve while serving one another.
You have made a conscious choice to be here and embark on this journey.
Per Ardua Ad Astra means “through adversity to the stars” in Latin.
If you have infinite resilience, you will have infinity achievements in life.
Learn how to cultivate inner peace. With peace, you can overcome all adversity in your life.
When you conquer yourself with discipline and serve others with rational kindness, everything is possible.
I like this quote because it represents a deep connection with the inner force I try to propel in the world, daily.
Everyone is going through some suffering.
As a being in constant evolution, it is your responsibility to take care of yourself and not be a victim of your circumstances.
As an investor, CEO, founder, or leader you must persevere until exhaustion, with discipline and rational determination.
Connect with infinite energy and conquer wealth, health, and peace. It starts inside since the world will never run out of apparent problems.
“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.
From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event. That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.”
― Epictetus, Enchiridion, Chapter 51
A while ago I had coffee with Shane Steele. One of the best pieces of advice she gave me was that in the early days in the Bay Area I should be “defaut to yes".
Not partaking in excess is essential. I have started to drink less, eat less, have fewer meetings, and attend fewer events.
As a Venture Capitalist, you must be able to sell (1) you and the firm, (2) the company, and (3) returns. Sell these 3 well and you might win in VC.