And I saw how, if you steadily worked at something, what you don’t know gradually erodes and what you do know slowly grows and at some point you’ve gained a degree of mastery. What you know becomes what you are. You know photography and you are a photographer. You know writing and you are a writer.
…when you are inspired, your work can be inspirational to others.
~ Ken Robinson ‘The Element’
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams
Living the focused life is not about trying to feel happy all the time…rather, it’s about treating your mind as you would a private garden and being as careful as possible about what you introduce and allow to grow there.
(via The 99 Percent)