I came across 3 quotes this week that I liked. The first two are from Jeff Bezos’ opening statement for the anti-trust hearing thing, and the third is from our old friend Richard Feynman.
1 - On minimising regret (Jeff Bezos)
When I’m 80 and reflecting back, I want to have minimized the number of regrets that I have in my life. And most of our regrets are acts of omission—the things we didn’t try, the paths untraveled. Those are the things that haunt us. And I decided that if I didn’t at least give it my best shot, I was going to regret not trying to participate in this thing called the internet that I thought was going to be a big deal.
2 - On taking criticism (Jeff Bezos)
As I have said since my first shareholder letter in 1997, we make decisions based on the long-term value we create as we invent to meet customer needs. When we’re criticized for those choices, we listen and look at ourselves in the mirror. When we think our critics are right, we change. When we make mistakes, we apologize. But when you look in the mirror, assess the criticism, and still believe you’re doing the right thing, no force in the world should be able to move you.
3 - On following your own path (Richard Feynman)
You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.
Right, time to get back to binge watching Hunter X Hunter (incredible anime btw).
Have a great week!