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How To Be Awesome


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8 thoughts on how to be awesome

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How To Be Awesome

  1. 1. How to beAWESOME
  2. 2. How to beAWESOME Eric Leif Johnson @ericleif
  3. 3. The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually westand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean ofinexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaima little more land.  -T.H. Huxley, 1887
  4. 4. “Without a meaningful, believablestory that explains the world weactually live in, people have noidea how to think about the bigpicture. And without a big picture,we are very small people.” -Nancy Abrams
  5. 5. 8 thoughts on being AWESOME
  6. 6. 1. Consider the end.
  7. 7. Doesnt everything die at last,and too soon?Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and preciouslife? from Mary Oliver’s poem “Summer Day”
  8. 8. 2. Prioritize.
  9. 9. 3. Be bold.
  10. 10. “Caution is the devil.” -William Blake
  11. 11. “Whatever you can do, ordream you can, begin it.Boldness has genius,power, and magic in it.” -Goethe
  12. 12. “The greater danger for most of us is not that ouraim is too high and we miss it, but that it is toolow and we reach it.” -Michelangelo
  13. 13. The Flinch by Julien Smith
  14. 14. “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative andacting like the most gigantic idiot on the face of the earth. So, what the hell...Leap.” -Cynthia Heimel
  15. 15. 4. Keep learning.
  16. 16. Live as if you were to dietomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever. -Gandhi
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  19. 19. 5. Come alive.
  20. 20. Major
  21. 21. Major Minor
  22. 22. Your Major Minor
  23. 23. Your Major is Minor
  24. 24. 6. Connect.
  25. 25. “A life is notimportant except inthe impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson
  26. 26. 7. Express yourself.
  27. 27. “Eat like a bird. Poop like an elephant.”-Guy Kawasaki
  28. 28. The best way to know the Truth orBeauty is to try to express it. Andwhat is the purpose of existenceHere or Yonder but to discovertruth and beauty and express it? -Brenda Ueland
  29. 29. “How do I know what Ithink until I see what I say.” -E.M. Forster
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  32. 32. 8. Make your life a story worth telling.
  33. 33. Disregard whatever you think yourself to be and act as ifyou were absolutely perfect - whatever your idea ofperfection may be. All you need is courage... Behave as bestyou know. Do what you think you should. Dont be afraid ofmistakes; you can always correct them. Only intentionsmatter. -Sri Nisargadatta Maharam
  34. 34. What
  35. 35. “Make each day yourmasterpiece.”John Wooden
  36. 36. I am capable of much morethan I think I am. I am learningthat I am not a fixed being, butsomeone capable ofexceeding everyone’sexpectations if I choose.I am better than this. I ammeant for more.I am a championstanding over myformer self.-Julien Smith
  37. 37. How to beAWESOME
  38. 38. How to beAWESOME Eric Leif Johnson @ericleif