" Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his own enthusiasm against him. Resistence gets us to plunge into a project with an overambitious and unrealistic timetable for its completion. It knows we can’t sustain that level of intensity. We will hit the wall. We will crash.

The professional, on the other hand, understands delayed gratification. He is the ant, not the grasshopper; the tortoise, not the hare... The professional arms himself with patience, not only to give the stars time to align in his career, but to keep himself from flaming out in each individual work. He knows that any job, whether it's a novel or kitchen remodel, takes twice as long as he thinks and costs twice as much. He accepts that. He recognizes it as reality. "Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)


If I were forced to choose between hiring someone who felt they were in tune with their own genius vs. someone who had to put down other people’s genius in order to make themselves appear superior. I would always choose to hire the person who felt they were more in tune with their own genius.

" Many a false step was made by standing still. "Chinese Proverb

" If I had asked them what they wanted they would have told me a faster horse! "Henry Ford

" If it is 'genius' that rules, and everything else is intellectual poverty, then at the end of the day processes are the crutches of fools and incompetents. "Michael Darius

" If I ever need to teach people I'm mentoring good design by looking at bad design, I can always count on the enterprise. When someone tells me: "I design enterprise apps", all I hear is: "I'm a bad designer" "Michael Darius