Shoe Dog By Phil Knight

  • Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the results.
  • Hard work is critical, a good team is essential, brains and determination are invaluable, but luck may decide the outcome. 
  • The harder you work, the better your Tao/spirit
  • Life is growth. You grow or you die.
  • How can I leave my mark on the world, I thought, unless I get out there first and see it
  • Single easiest way to find out how you feel about someone, say goodbye. 
  • In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. —Shunryu
  • Running for pleasure, running for excersize, running for endorphins, to live longer and better.
  • The art of competing, I’d learned from track, was the art of forgetting, and I now reminded myself of that fact. You must forget your limits. You must forget your doubts, your pain, your past.
  • Beating the competition is relatively easy. Beating yourself is a never-ending commitment.
  • A wise man climbs Fiji once, a fool climbs it twice.
  •  There were many ways down Mount Fuji, according to my guidebook, but only one way up. Life lesson in that, I thought. Signs.
  • He was easy to talk to, and easy not to talk to-equally important qualities in a friend. Essential in a travel companion.
  • The harder you work, the better your Tao/spirit
  • Happiness is a how, not a what.
  • Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Some of those conditions are within you, such as coherence among the parts and levels of your personality. Other conditions require relationships to things beyond you: Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something larger. It is worth striving to get the right relationships between yourself and others, between yourself and your work, and between yourself and something larger.

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