Thoughts for the new year
“Time flies — but I’m the pilot.” The point is not to be admired but to be admirable. Achieving is far more enjoyable than consuming. Discipline rarely comes naturally but is always crucial.
I want to be the light I long to see in the world. (Oddly, I’ve long been motivated by something very much like that thought, but only recently I discovered the cliched but beautiful phrase to give it form. I can’t think of a more inspiring phrase, demanding nothing on the world, putting the responsibility for imagination and effort squarely on oneself.)