They’re from print or are things I’ve overheard. Each one stands alone and they aren’t in any order of importance. I feel that without attributions, each pointer is more impactful and useful. Because they ring true, they don’t need a known name for validation, plus I’ve often modified the wording to make it more clear to me.
– Make haste, slowly.
– Telling stories using real people is the most compelling way to get an idea across to someone.
– An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.
– Most health advice can be summed up like this: Eat less, move more, sleep enough, and relax.
– So here’s something true, although it’s a little corny: What I regret most in my life are my failures of kindness. Those moments when another person was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly. Or ask yourself, “Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?” Those who were kindest to you, I bet. It’s a little bit neat and tidy maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.