“A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it.”

Albert Einstein

“If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.”

Roger Alan Wade

“There's a temptation for all of us to blame failures on factors outside our control — the enemy was ten feet tall, we weren't treated fairly, or it was an impossible task to begin with. There's also comfort in doubling down on proven processes regardless of their efficacy. Few of us are criticized if we faithfully do what has worked many times before. But feeling comfortable or dodging criticism should not be our measure of success. There's likely a place in paradise for people who tried hard, but what really matters is succeeding. If that requires you to change, that's your mission.”

General Stanley A. McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World