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Lessons from Stephen Hawking

  • may7Be approachable
    “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
  • Appreciate what you have.
    “When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”
  • Overcome the limitations 
    “I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have travelled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity… Perhaps one day I will go into space.”
  • Try for perfection 
    “It is all right to make mistakes; nothing is perfect because with perfection, we would not exist.”
  • Live free 
    “Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.”
  • Laugh 
    “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” Laugh! Laugh at yourself, make fun of your follies, those silly mistakes — it makes letting them go that much easier.