Saying no to loud people gives you the resources to say yes to important opportunities.
Who doesn't want to be more productive?
People wanted nonsense. People wanted something to distract them for a little while.
It takes a lot of patience and it takes a lot of self-awareness to be open to the fact that you may become popular about something that you didn't want to become popular about. At a certain point, you don't get to pick that anymore.
I love when I post something on Twitter and a bunch of people unfollow me. It delights me, because that is the sound of my audience getting better.
Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap.
Alain de Botton:
We are diluted in gigantic intangible collective projects, which leave us wondering what we did last year and, more profoundly, where we have gone and quite what we have amounted to.
Life is too short to spend 2300 hours a year working on someone else's idea of what the right problems are.
Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on.
David Foster Wallace:
There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.
It's good to have a plan, but if something extraordinary comes your way, you should go for it.