Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

Daring Greatly

From Teddy Roosevelt’s “Cit­i­zen in a Repub­lic” speech:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stum­bles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them bet­ter. The credit belongs to the man who is actu­ally in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort with­out error and short­com­ing; but who does actu­ally strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthu­si­asms, the great devo­tions; who spends him­self in a wor­thy cause; who at the best knows in the end the tri­umph of high achieve­ment, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while dar­ing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who nei­ther know vic­tory nor defeat.

Also an excep­tional book.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Failure

Look for small vic­to­ries and build on that. Each small vic­tory, even if it is just get­ting up 5 min­utes ear­lier, gives you con­fi­dence. You real­ize that these lit­tle vic­to­ries make you feel great, and you keep going. You real­ize that being par­a­lyzed by fear of fail­ure is worse than failure.

More from his Red­dit AMA.

Ohana means family

lilostitch

Artist Heather Theurer brings Disney’s Lilo & Stitch to life.

I love the look of ado­ra­tion and the sub­tle tie-in to the world with the polaroid in the background.