whether implicitly or explicitly, is an important thing to do so that you have something to live up to. It’s a kind of a goal that you set, but you give the public and others the power to enforce it so that you can’t wuss out on yourself.
Basically right now I need to think bigger in every way. Part of what’s bothering me these days stems from me thinking small, having goals that are the size of just today or tomorrow or next week, rather than still wanting to take over the world.
In order to take over the world, you have to want to do it.
Nobody who dreamed of having an adequate day, day after day, for their entire life ever climbed Everest or revolutionized the world of science. Achievement comes from cockiness and grandiose thinking, whether anyone wants to admit it or not.
Not only do the modest often not succeed; even when they do succeed, they usually don’t manage to succeed at anything particularly worthwhile—just at one or two modest things.
I’m absolutely, desperately bored with small thinking right now. I want my challenges and delusions back; they always drove me to heights others thought unfair.