Go to sayings/quotes/hardo advice? - Ex: "Be good, or be good at it."

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What are some one-liners you or others float around? Whether it is actual good advice, water cooler banter, tongue and cheek sayings, or inside industry jokes, I want to hear them all.

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Aug 3, 2020 - 1:46pm

it's "tongue in cheek" FYI

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Aug 3, 2020 - 4:05pm

"You gotta pay your dues."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Aug 3, 2020 - 4:06pm

This mainly comes from a cycling aspect - as you have to ride a lot of base miles to begin to get good at the sport. You have to pay your dues.

It is also a subject of those who theorize that 10,000 hrs of something makes you a subject matter expert.

Whatever the field or career - you must first pay your dues. It may suck, but nearly everyone before you did it and you have to suck it up and endure it and get through it.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Aug 3, 2020 - 4:09pm

Also, based on a 2000hr yearly work skill, 10,000 hrs is 5 years. Or 2.5yrs for those working 4000hrs annually.

Either way - "you have to pay your dues"

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Aug 4, 2020 - 1:24pm

"Pay your dues" is a great phrase if you're just starting out, it's something helpful to think about. Everyone has to do those early tough years.

However, it also gets used in negative ways. No, we're not promoting you because we feel you have to "pay your dues" and sit in your same position for a few more years even though you're completely capable of the promotion tomorrow.

From the bosses perspective, if your chance to move up is happening quicker than it happended for him or her back in the day, then automatically "you have not paid your dues"....has nothing to do with whether you have paid them or whether you have skill or talent.

 
Aug 3, 2020 - 4:43pm

This is a really obvious one but somebody's got to say it:

Do or do not. There is no try.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
 
Aug 6, 2020 - 6:23pm

Goya Beans:

did you mean "it's a doggie-dog world?"

It is actually a dog - eat - dog world, you are incorrect.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Aug 5, 2020 - 6:23pm

Second is just first to lose

Don't have a plan B. Just make sure plan A works.

Hermes ties are Jordans for white people.

Don't marry before you are 35. You want a trophy wife, not a medal participation wife.

I can buy you (when we were kids my rich friend said this to a regular guy that was arguing with him)

Lots of other rap quotes come to mind but i dont have all day

 
Aug 6, 2020 - 2:55am

"I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, and most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No, I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm the best ever. There's never been anybody as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston,I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one like me. I'm from their cloth. There's no one that can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah." - "Iron" Mike

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