Over the years in truck I got into listening to podcasts.  First a few a week and then depending on the day sometimes listening to podcasts 6-7 hours a day.  I have probably listen to a few 1000 hours of podcasts by now.  During some of those podcast something would be said that would make me go – huh? or huh!   And I would make note of it.  Before long my list of better questions or reflections started filling up pages and pages.  And some of it was pretty profound stuff if I do say so myself.

Mostly what I wrote down pertained to day to day life, there is some business stuff (which is kind of the same thing) and of course a little bit of spiritual sprinkled in.  Over the years I also collected a bunch of quotes from some of my favourite movies; so I added a few of those in my collection of wisdom.

If we ask better questions we generally make better decisions.  The same happens if we consider such wise words of wisdom from someone who may have a little bit of experience under their belt.  Anyways, I plan to post a list every few weeks or so.  Like I said I got pages and pages of these nuggets of wisdom.

As a side note; some of these are quotes and at the time of listening I never wrote down the author.  But they are pretty good without the authors name.  I wouldn’t be surprised if many of these become blog posts of their own someday.

Some of my favorite podcasters are Big Questions, Buckit , Exponential Wisdom, Masters of Scale, The Pitch, The Side Hustle, Tim Ferriss, Ransomed Heart and Start Up.

  1. Combine a new habit with something you enjoy.
  2. Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs – Henry Ford
  3. The good plan that you follow is better than the perfect plan that you quit.
  4. Ask why or what if questions.
  5. FOCUS
  6. Ruthlessly eliminate hurry.
  7. If it is to be, it is up to me.
  8. Get your breakfast right.
  9. Do your fucking job.
  10. The spiritual life is always frontier.
  11. Life is either daring adventure or nothing at all – Helen Keller
  12. Buy the ticket. Take the ride – Hunter S Thompson
  13. Study biblical parables.
  14. What is Gods process for my life?
  15. 1 year plan, 5 year plan, 10 year plan, 20 year plan.
  16. “What is the ultimate quantification of success? For me, it’s not how much time you spend doing what you love. It’s how little time you spend doing what you hate.” – Casey Neistat
  17. You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West
  18. Above all, try something – Franklin D Roosevelt
  19. I never worry about the future, it comes soon enough – Albert Einstein
  20. One who makes no mistakes, makes nothing at all – Giacomo Casanova
  21. Do one thing every day that scares you – Eleanor Roosevelt
  22. In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years – Abraham Lincoln
  23. If I’d followed all the rules I’d never gotten anywhere – Marilyn Monroe
  24. Action expresses priorities – Gandhi
  25. Pedal like a motherfucker.
  26. Our objective is to win the war – Saving Private Ryan
  27. Nothing is ours to spend and waste or trash and destroy. Everything is ours to invest and manage for the use and glory of God – B.I.C. Stewardship Manual
  28. The 3 I’s – Intensity, Integrity & Intelligence – Kurt Angle
  29. Don’t be pushed by your problems, lead by your dreams – Ralf Waldo Emerson
  30. Fate rarely calls upon us at a time of our choosing – Transformers

Better Questions and Reflection to Live By – Part 6

Better Questions and Reflections to Live By – Part 5

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