"When I was in my 20s I worked as a waiter at a very popular restaurant. I found it very difficult to keep up with the orders and, consequently, my tips were very low.
One of the very experienced servers took me aside and she said, 'Slow down and take longer steps. You'll feel more relaxed and your customers will see that and trust you.'
If you slow down, you have time to think and plan better. Taking longer steps means more than just how you move through a space. It's about looking ahead and covering more ground, encompassing6 more than just the task at hand."
Everyone ends up in the same place.
"'At the end of the game, the king and the pawn7 go back in the same box.' -- Italian Proverb
When you really think about this, in the end we all end up the same. You can't take your money and fame with you after you die."
Time is not money. It's better.
"Always choose time over money. Contrary to what people say, time is not money. Time is much much more than money. At the end of your life, it's guaranteed you will be out of time and more than likely out of money as well, if you didn't value time."
Don't worry what other people think.
"Stop being so self-conscious because absolutely nobody is paying any attention to you anyway -- they are only paying attention to themselves."
You can't truly control anything but how well you do things.
"To find happiness in life's tasks, invest in the process (which you can control), not in the outcome (which is largely out of your control)."
"God gave you two ears and one mouth; use them proportionally."
Take risks when you can.
"On deciding whether to step off my career track in my mid-20s to live abroad for a year: 'You have the rest of your life to work. You'll be working for 40 years. I don't know why we were in such a hurry when we were young.' I took the year off."