Lessons from Stephen Hawking
- Be 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.”
“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.