The New York City schools were among the best in the country in those days, better than they had been for the European immigrants before me and much better than they would be for the mass influx of blacks from the South after me.
There are, however, many mistakes you can make in goal-setting that will delay and hinder you and make your goals harder to achieve. This book points out these pitfalls and how to avoid them.
In the end, it’s not how you die that matters at all; it’s how you live.
A goal set at the right level of difficulty motivates you to do your best work.
“Poetry of work” is worth pursuing. It gives us purpose—and it gives us happiness.
Steve Jobs and Barack Obama are a contrast in two types of man.
Happiness comes from achieving your values: pursuing a career you love, a romantic relationship, perhaps raising a family, or running a successful business.