Joy

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Happiness is freedom, and freedom is to be able to travel light, not possessing a lot of things, because at the end of the day, the things start to possess you.

– Paulo Coelho

Do it anyway

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World

The history of LEGO

It made me think of these words from Napoleon Hill: 

“That is one of the tricks of opportunity… often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.”

If that doesn’t ring true to you, perhaps simply recognize that the greatest success you can have in your work is to sustain your interest in it.

– Milton Glaser

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Life is very funny, if you take the time to watch it.

– Jacques Tati

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

– Steve Jobs