The main thing I took away from this interview with Brett Gajda, host of Where There’s Smoke (http://WhereTheresSmoke.co), was that joy comes from fully expressing yourself.
3:30 Success is being the person that you want to be.
5:15 Purpose is not something you decide, it’s something you discover.
5:50 You just have to move. Get into action.
10:20 I was as close to ‘I give up’ as ‘This is working’ and the difference could have been as small as the result of any single decision.
11:40 Humans have really selective memory. I have failed many more times than I’ve succeeded. I just choose to forget those times.
13:30 Happiness doesn’t mean that everything is great. Happiness is the sum of everything.
13:50 Happiness says “I just had the worst thing ever happen to me today. And I’m going to be OK.”
18:00 Brett is talking about the impact the death of his father had on his life. You can read Brett’s article on this experience at https://medium.com/@brettmilangajda/my-father-literally-gave-his-life-so-i-could-share-this-with-you-e83779d04ca
21:30 Oh, more Brett! That sounds good :)
25:45 I was scared to fully express myself because of what it would mean if they didn’t like me.
28:00 People want to avoid the feeling of being a beginner, but that holds them back from trying anything new.
33:30 Just when it feels like everything is going to fall apart, is just when everything is going to come together.
36:45 If you’re going to laugh about this some day, why not today?
41:30 If people aren’t shooting arrows at you, you aren’t far enough out on the limb.
50:00 I’m really intrigued by why we do the things we do.