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13 Great quotes from The Pathless Path

A book by Paul Millerd

    1. "Jerry Colonna...asks his clients this question, 'How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you don't want?'

    2. By experimenting with different ways of showing up in the world and making small, deliberate changes, we can open ourselves up to the unexpected opportunities, possibilities, and connections that might tell us what comes next.

    3. I try to think about time in blocks of one to three months and within each block, I pick one or two things I want to prioritize and test

    4. Becker argues that the only way to transcend these existential fears is to live a life that feels heroic. He argues that 'if everyone honestly admitted his urge to be a hero it would be a devasting release of truth.'

    5. We all have things we are meant to find out about ourselves and the only way to discover them is to open ourselves up to the world.

    6. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. -CS Lewis

    7. In the words of Thoreau, the game they played and that we should play is to 'be resolutely and faithfully what you are.'

    8. When you find the conversations you want to take part in and the work you want to keep doing, you start to feel necessary and the whole world opens up.

    9. A more interesting path is possible if you start with what brought you alive in the past.

    10. Instead of asking what makes up an amazing life, we first define the worst-case scenario and then work backward.

    11. I've found no better advice than the following from Dolly Parton: 'Find out who you are and do it on purpose.'

    12. I'm embracing the work of building a life and all of the connections that will make that meaningful.

    13. You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own.

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