Focus

"There are two locales in a pitcher’s universe – on the mound and off the mound. When a pitcher is on the mound he should be thinking about only two things, …

A sustainable pace

Instead of spending a year searching for a block of 200 hours to work on a project, invest thirty to sixty minutes each day on it. After a year you will be surprised how the small blocks of time add up to hundreds of hours or productive, quality work.

Inaction == Action

In re-reading 4-Hour Work Week I came across this quote: There's no difference between a pessimist who says, "Oh, it's hopeless, don't bother doing anything," and an optimist who says, "Don't bother doing anything, it's going to turn out fine anyway." Either way, nothing happens. - Yvong Chouinard, founder of Pategonia