…reality alone counts, and that dreams, expectations, and hopes only serve to define a man as a broken dream, aborted hopes, and futile expectations; in other words, they define him negatively, not positively.
– Jean Paul Sartre
Do you wake up and take a sleeping pill or do you wake up and take action?
There always comes a time when one must choose between contemplation and action. This is called becoming.
– Albert Camus
Are you constantly planning? Talk is cheap, ideas are cheaper and there is no reality outside of what you do. Thinking and talking should be aimed at acting and creating. Take control of the present and stop planning for the future, just get busy.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Do you dream too big? No, you don’t. If your vision doesn’t seem ridiculous, it’s too modest.
At Oran, as elsewhere, for lack of time and thinking, people have to love one another without knowing much about it.
-Albert Camus, The Plague
Why do you love the people and things that you love? Make time to think about your reasons for loving. Know about your love.
Man is nothing other than his own project. He exists only to the extent that he realizes himself, therefore he is nothing more than the sum of his actions, nothing more than his life.
What is the final sum of your actions this week? Who did you become? Awareness of actions, especially habits, is key.