"Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere."
"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story."
"You’ll never see all the awesome things ahead of you if keep looking at the bad things behind you."