“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”
I’m defining pandering as using your perception of your customer’s wishes as an excuse to do work you’re not proud of. …
The reason you don’t have to pander is that you’re not in a hurry and you don’t need everyone to embrace you and your work.”
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
“To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts.”
“Usually, things are done the way they’re done for good reasons. But sometimes, they’re only done that way because nobody has questioned it recently.”
The truth about the average human being is that, regardless of what he claims to want, he will avoid the difficult decisions and the undesirable tasks, even if they represent the path to the outcome or future he desires. The proven reality is that most people will change their desires, even their values, before they will change their behavior.
Now, the question we must face is, are we most people?”