I'm a designer and social media enthusiast at the University of Central Florida (UCF). These are interesting quotes and bits I find around the web. You can follow me on Twitter as http://twitter.com/jongabriel.
"Countless ingenuities have been sparked by taking baths or drinking beer, or both…It’s important to escape the white noise in our world, to step back and let the big picture wash over us. There’s no excuse for not putting the work in. However, it’s just as crucial that we make time to waste time."
Neuroscientist, author and Lavin speaker Jonah Lehrer, speaking at the University of California Santa Barbara’s “Innovation Matters” Series.
"Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose… There is no reason not to follow your heart."
"What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Don’t let your fears overwhelm your desire. Let the barriers you face—and there will be barriers—be external, not internal. Fortune does favor the bold. I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try."