Sayings, Proverbs and Quotes

Heard from Tim Ferriss:

Not my circus, not my monkeys (Polish proverb)

Your lack of preparations does not constitute my emergency.


Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.


Plan. Prepare. Predict. Persevere. Persist.

  • (Addendum: “Adapt”, but I can’t find a “P” work for it.)


Everything happens for a reason.
I just don’t think it happens for the reason most people want to believe.

Example: I haven’t hit my prime until I’m 40. It happened [for a reason] because I didn’t have mentors and had to learn everything for myself, the fucking hard way. NOT: because “this is my time to shine” or some such whimsical bullshit. No, it’s happening now because I’m a fucking slow learner.